Buff Bones® - Osteoporosis Safe Pilates Classes
Buff Bones® is an award-winning, medically-endorsed workout for bone and joint health. Buff Bones® mat classes and studio sessions are now available in Edinburgh at Blue Sky Pilates and The Healthy Life Centre.
This 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.”
However Buff Bones® classes are also great for any one with arthritis, back pain and those who are looking to strengthen their core without any spinal flexion (crunchies!!) If for example you have neck and shoulder issues.
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.
Fiona is certified to teach the Buff Bones® workout after going through a comprehensive training course.