Watch Team ThermApparel explain "What is Rip Up MS?

"Hi! We're team ThermApparel. I'm Kurtis, I'm Julia, and I'm Brad. We're nto wearing our usualy blue ThermApparel T-shirts today bevcause we're teaming up with David Lyons and his MS Fitness Challenge. David and the MS Fitness Challenge do a great job to help people overcome obsticles and maintain a happy healthy life through exersice. So join us on August 2nd at 4pm eastern standard time on Facebook Live as we kick off RIP UP MS. The goal of this is to raise awareness by sharing techniques that you have discovered to overcome obsticles big and small, whether it's going for a walk or blowdrying your hair. Or even starting a fitness program! See you all August 2nd."

#RIPUPMS with us now!


Watch David Lyons of the MS Fitness Challenge explain the RIP UP MS Challenge. 
"Hey MS community. Welcome to the ThermApparel RIP UP MS campaign. For the next 30 days, we want you to write down something that you struggled with, or just didn't do because of MS, and then you were able to overcome that obstacle. Maybe you were afraid to get back to working out. Or, maybe you were afraid to jog, or even just walk your dog. Whatever that roadblock, due to MS, was, we want you to write it down on paper. Tell us about how you overcame that. And then rip that paper up. We want you to empower yourself and show MS who's boss. So I'm going to kick this off with the obstacle that Ms put in my path when I was diagnosed. And that was getting back to bodybuilding. Well, we all know that I not only overcame this obstacle, but now I'm helping all of you conquer ms through fitness. So I was able to get back into the gym, I was able to take control of my life, I was able to tell MS who's boss, and we want you to do the same thing. And we're going to be providing this piece of paper for you to write on so that you can put down that obstacle. Okay, now it's your turn, write down that obstacle. Tell us your story and rip that paper up. We want you to tear that into pieces. You're in control not MS. So let's stand together and encourage each other to rip up MS."

Watch Tiffany beat, heat, coordination, stamina, exercise, balance and standing up. 

Watch Kim beat the Arizona heat.

"Hi. So my name is Kim and I have been living with a diagnosis of MS since about 1992. And it wasn't until I moved to Arizona in 2009 that I really understood the meaning of heat intolerance. The Arizona summers as everybody knows are brutal and getting more brutal. I was becoming so fatigued I couldn't go out and take a walk. I couldn't even run errands. Sometimes I was extremely tired and depressed and feeling awful for the whole summer and then I actually bought my ThermApparel vest. And this thing is awesome. I can go out and walk. I hike with it. I use it outside or if I've just been out running errands, and I come back and I'm kind of overheated. I put it on and sit in the house and cool off. So that's kind of how I've overcome some of dealing with the Arizona heat and ripped it up! "

Watch Kurtis Kracke co-founder of ThermApparel explains how to do a Rip Up MS Challenge video.

"Hi, my nam's Kurtis Kracke from ThermApparel and I'm making a quick video as an example of our RIP US MS campaine. Now I don't even want to pretend that I have MS, which I don't. So I'm going to do a challenge or an obsticle that's been existant in my life as an example. I have the challenge of dyslexia, the obsticle of dyslexia. And I've overcome that by usign grammerly and help from my family and friends all through my life. And I no longer have this obsticle, I overcome every day. So, byeeee. Thank you very much. "


Help us Create a Space for People to Share Tips, Learn, and Discuss MS and its Wide-ranging Difficulties.

ThermApparel and MS Fitness Challenge are joining forces to #RIPUPMS. We are helping by raising awareness, sharing techniques, and telling the world your stories of overcoming big and small obstacles that people living with MS face every day.

Because we know MS affects everyone differently, show the world how special you are. It's time to brag a little about your accomplishments. That's why we are laying down the gauntlet to YOU.  

Step 1. WRITE DOWN 1 OBSTACLE you have overcome on the paper template below. 

Step 2. MAKE A 30-SECOND VIDEO of you RIPPING-THAT-OBSTACLE-UP while explaining how you overcame it.

Step 3. POST YOUR VIDEO on your social media platforms using the unique and brand-new hashtag #RIPUPMS.

These videos will create a space for people to learn about the difficulties of MS, discuss tricks tips and give hope to others. But hurry because #RIPUPMS is only last through August 2021. Be sure to share your video with as many people as possible and encourage others to share their accomplishments so we can grow this community and health resource.

Remember, the obstacle doesn't need to be complicated; ANYTHING that is an obstacle to YOU in your life works; no obstacle is too big or small. Maybe it is blow-drying your hair, making dinner, going for a walk, or starting a fitness program. Get those VIDEOS posted to help #RIPUPMS with ThermApparel and the MS Fitness Challenge so everyone can live the best life possible. 

Download the #RIPUPMS Template for your 30-second video.

Thank you from all of us at ThermApparel and the MS Fitness Challenge

Video Transcripts:



ThermApparel is a small business making big waves in the heat sensitivity world by designing the first lightweight, comfortable and invisible cooling vest, UnderCool. Check us out online, on our blog, or on FacebookTwitter, PinterestLinkedIn and Instagram.

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The MS Fitness Challenge provides guidance and support to people with MS and fitness professionals worldwide in an effort to educate and train them in the benefits of exercise, nutrition and mindset in winning the battle against Multiple Sclerosis. 

Please let us know if you have any other questions or ideas in the comments below, we will follow up. You can always reach us via:
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