Bone Up on Bone Health with Targeted Exercise & Nutrition (Online)

Studies from the Harvard Medical School have shown that resistance, weight-bearing and impact exercises help to build bone density. And while exercise is a critical factor in improving and maintaining bone health, evidence shows that not all exercise is created equal when it comes to building stronger bones. For those with osteoporosis and osteopenia, it’s crucial to learn the best ways to move to avoid fractures and injury. For all the things we do each day, this class provides evidence-based exercises that support and replicate daily movements for those with osteoporosis and osteopenia, as well as discussions on nutrition, posture and safe movement. Rhonda gives you the tools and information you need to take charge of your bone health to improve strength, flexibility, posture, balance and body awareness. The class is appropriate for those comfortable moving for up to 45 minutes and getting on and off the floor. 

Location

Online Class
Streamed to your computer

things to bring

  • Exercise mat
  • 2- to 8lb hand weights
  • Adjustable 5lb leg cuffs
  • Tubing with handles
  • Stable chair with no wheels or arms
  • 9" inflatable ball and exercise mat.

sessions

May 10 - June 28
Tue 5:15 PM - Tue 6:15 PM

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May 12 - June 30
Thu 12:30 PM - Thu 1:30 PM

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July 5 - August 23
Tue 5:15 PM - Tue 6:15 PM
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July 7 - August 25
Thu 12:30 PM - Thu 1:30 PM
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instructor

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Rhonda Hamer

Rhonda Hamer is a Certified Personal Trainer with specialties in Senior Fitness, Functional Aging, Corrective Exercise, Posture, Balance and is a Certified Nutrition Coach. Her passion for educating using play, movements that translate into everyday activities and varied exercise to challenge the body and keep things interesting is apparent in her classes.

As a Functional Aging and Senior Fitness specialist, Rhonda has chosen to focus her education as a Personal Trainer on those who find their bodies changing as they age and want to remain active or regain their fitness, giving them the ability to enjoy life to its fullest at any age through posture, balance, movement and nutrition.

Rhonda considers herself an educator first and foremost and has been teaching others through sport/fitness since the age of 16. She loves not only helping her students learn how to use their bodies, but also why we move the way we do. Posture, balance, core stability and mobility allow us to move towards improved strength, agility, power, and the ability to enjoy life to its fullest at any age or to remain fit or regain fitness as we age. Osteoporosis, among other conditions, only changes how to move; it does not determine if one can move. She believes in options and modifications for all in order to move well and pain free.

Rhonda's certifications include:

  • American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer – Senior Fitness Specialist
  • FitLot Outdoor Fitness Park Neighborhood Coach (only one in Massachusetts!)
  • Functional Aging Institute Functional Aging Specialist
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Nutrition Coach
  • National Posture Institute Certified Posture Specialist          
  • The BioMechanics Method Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • Tivity Silver Sneakers Certified Instructor (7 class formats)
  • Zibrio Balance Specialist
  • American Heart Association CPR/AED Certified
In addition to classes, Rhonda is also available for individual or small group training, nutrition coaching, posture assessments or other fitness needs.