Living & Moving with Osteoporosis (Studio)

Picking up children, carrying groceries, driving, maybe a little dancing. For all the things we do each day, this class provides exercises that support and replicate daily movements for those with osteoporosis and osteopenia, including movements to avoid and modify. The class is appropriate for various fitness levels and modifiable for all. Studies from the Harvard Medical School have shown that resistance, weight-bearing and impact exercises help to build bone density. For those with osteoporosis and osteopenia, it’s crucial to learn the best ways to move to avoid fractures and injury. Through strength exercises, we increase muscle mass, making it easier to maintain good posture and balance and reduce the risk of falls. Classes include bone-healthy nutrition tips.

Bring yoga mat. All equipment provided during class.

Location

Steinberg Wellness Center for Mind & Body
310 Baker Ave

things to bring

  • Yoga mat

sessions

September 7 - October 28
Tue 1:00 PM - Thu 2:00 PM

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November 2 - December 28
Tue 1:00 PM - Tue 2:00 PM
13 spots left

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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, Posture, Balance and is a Certified Nutrition Coach. Her passion for educating using play, movements that translate into everyday activities and lots of varied exercise to challenge the body and keep things interesting is apparent in her classes.

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 folks 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. Rhonda believes in options and modifications for all in order to move well and pain free.

Rhonda is available for one-on-one and small group training and nutrition coaching.