Thankyou to everyone who has already taken the time to reply. What I have done at this stage, as you may have seen, is posted on the website a possible exercise protocol under the strenth and conditioning tab:
I am still consulting with colleagues about ths best protocol and of course I await feedback from people with FM.
My initial thoughts are that we should start with exercise that can be done at home using only the body's own weight/gravity and no additional weights together with Pilates like conditioning using very specific exercises that would not be contraindicated for widespread pain. This can be progressed to gym based exercise if appropriate/t olerated.
I am hoping to recruit 100 people (50 women and 50 men) and start the project in the new year. If you think you would like to be added to the list please complete the short survey at the weblink.
Hope this is helpful clarification.