Pilates for Strong Bones & Muscles (Online)

Why Pilates? Think better posture, stronger body, improved balance and alignment and deeper breath. By integrating movement with breath, Pilates helps students walk and sit taller, more confidently and with more body awareness. Better posture results in less back pain and less chance for injury due to falls or imbalances in the body. Mind-body movement enhances neuroplasticity in the brain, which enhances brain function as we age. Add weight bearing exercise including standing, balancing, shifting plus resistance bands and weights to improve muscle tone, and you have the workings of a total body strength class. Exercises alternate between standing and laying or seated on the mat, and are integrated with Stott Pilates® principles to lengthen the torso, enhance cardiovascular system through systemic breath work and strengthen core muscles. 

"I started doing Pilates on Zoom a few months into lockdown. I needed to build more emotional and physical resilience as our world changed in terrifying ways. When I was diagnosed with osteoporosis
that sealed the deal! I have more stamina, I stand straighter, and I breathe more deeply and consciously—all thanks to the work I’m doing in Pilates class!"

— Ruth D., student, Pilates for Strong Bones & Muscles


Online Class
Streamed to your computer

things to bring

  • 2 toning balls or hand weights (1 to 3lb)
  • flexband
  • 10” mini stability ball.


Photo of the instructor
Susanne Liebich

Susanne Liebich has been a professional dance and certified movement educator, choreographer and program director for over 30 years. As a senior fitness expert, her knowledge includes exercise which enhances and sustains the health of adults of all ages and mobility levels. Her balanced, holistic approach blends traditional, expressive and therapeutic movement to foster overall wellbeing. Her certifications include Dance for PD®, Stott Pilates®, Black Belt Nia®, Moving to Heal® and Total Barre®. She is trained in injury prevention for older adults and individuals with Parkinson’s, MS, osteoporosis and arthritis.

She was one of the first Certified Dance for PD instructors in the world, and her class was featured in the Boston Globe. She is a member of the Emerson Hospital Parkinson’s Disease Committee. Her work includes classes at independent senior, assisted living and memory communities, and hospitals in the Greater Boston area.