The award-winning, medically-endorsed Buff Bones® workout for bone and joint health is now available at PhysioFit in Los Altos. The 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.”
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 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.
Alexis Iwasaki has completed a comprehensive training program and is a certified Buff Bones Instructor.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kim Gladfelter, MPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Women's Health Physical Therapy Specialist at PhysioFit Physical Therapy & Wellness
Kim Gladfelter is a physical therapist, Pilates instructor, educator, author, and co-founder of PhysioFit Physical Therapy & Wellness. She is known as a keen, well-rounded expert of healing through movement and women’s health specialist in the Silicon Valley area.
Kim has helped men and women of all ages to stay active and feel their best. She also writes about managing pain in her health columns, blogs and the local Los Altos Town Crier newspaper as well as reaches out to the local community, support groups, schools, libraries, and sports centers to advise and educate on body awareness and therapeutic exercise.