Buff Bones® is a medically-endorsed workout that combines Pilates, functional movement, strength training, and therapeutic exercise with bone-strengthening and balance techniques to optimise the health and safety of your bones. The workout follows a research-supported design of specifically sequenced exercises, making it an entire system of bone and joint health, rather than just a set of exercises. Toning your arms, hips, back and abs, the Buff Bones® system also improves posture, is adaptable to varying levels, and is even safe for those with Osteoporosis.
Developed in the United States by Rebekah Rotstein, a recognised expert in Pilates and exercise for Osteoporosis, this dynamic program is enjoyable and challenging for people of all ages and levels.
Bone Health and Osteoporosis
Bone density is an important issue, regardless of your age or condition. Healthy bones create a strong framework to carry you through your whole life, and as such, we should not underestimate the importance of keeping our bones strong and healthy to maintain a good quality of life, particularly as we age.
Low bone density affects 5.4 million Australians*. Children, adults and seniors can take positive steps to ensure their bones are in great shape.
Bone health and exercise are inextricably linked. In addition to a healthy lifestyle and nutritious diet, exercise helps keep bones strong, healthy and ready to take on all the stresses that occur in your daily life.
The type of exercise you do is important to the health of your bones and certain Pilates exercises may not be appropriate to a person with low bone density. There are also many exercises that are highly beneficial in helping maintain strong bones, good posture and help with balance to prevent future falls that may lead to fractures. One of the main benefits of adding a modified Pilates program to your exercise regime is the focus on alignment and correct muscle recruitment which all help build better posture, balance and awareness.
*“What you need to know about Osteoporosis” | Consumer Guide, Osteoporosis Australia