The answer is Yes! We all need strong, buff bones! Starting Nov 11, Thrive will be offering a 6 week, specialized osteoporosis class. We will be utilizing the award-winning, medically-endorsed Buff Bones® workout for bone and joint health. The exercise system uses varied and specific bone-strengthening and balance techniques for a safe option for people with osteoporosis and arthritis. Former U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona, M.D. recommended the workout, calling it “an excellent resource to continue to
improve America’s bone health.”
Buff Bones® was created by renowned bone health and exercise expert Rebekah Rotstein, who was just 28 when diagnosed with osteoporosis, a condition of excessive low bone mass and fragility. She found that people with osteoporosis and osteopenia (its precursor) were often uncertain of what type of exercise to do and concerned about safety. “The Buff Bones® system is based on a research-supported design and combines Pilates, strength training, functional movement and therapeutic exercise,” says Rotstein. “It also uses techniques to align the joints, enhance posture and balance and prepare the body for optimal loading of the bones, which is how they strengthen. I recommend the Buff Bones® system for anyone who has osteoporosis or wants to prevent it.”
According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, exercise is one of the most essential strategies for building and maintaining strong bones and preventing falls and fractures: “Targeted exercise is especially important in that it helps to build muscle strength, improve balance and posture, and maintain bone mass.” The Buff Bones® workout has gained popularity as well for toning the body and enhancing flexibility. The movements are beneficial for people who’ve suffered from general injuries and are also useful for enhancing the skillset of athletes and dancers.
Lauren Thompson was certified to teach the Buff Bones® workout after going through a comprehensive training course as part of her larger certification with The Center for Women’s Fitness. Lauren is passionate about empowering women and providing necessary tools for women to take charge of their health.
Our six week osteoporosis course will be on Saturday mornings at 9:00 on the following dates: Nov 11, Nov 18, Dec 2, Dec 9, Dec 16, Dec 30. The course is $120 or if you have a mat class card with our studio, you can dedicate six of your classes towards this course plus a $20 fee for materials. As part of this course you will be provided several handouts to help assist you in doing the exercises at home.
Space is limited. Especially for our special focus classes, we like to keep the class sizes small to ensure everyone gets the attention they need. Reserve your spot by emailing or calling the studio today!