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 Osteoporosis 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.
We offer Buff Bones® Reformer and Mat classes.
Buff Bones® Mat
Buff Bones® is a medically-endorsed, full body workout for bone strengthening and balance. It integrates Pilates, strength training, functional movement and rehabilitative exercise to improve the health and longevity of your bones and joints. It’s adaptable to varying levels and is safe for those with osteoporosis.
Buff Bones® Reformer
Buff Bones® is a medically-endorsed, full body workout for bone strengthening and balance. It integrates Pilates, strength training, functional movement and rehabilitative exercise to improve the health and longevity of your bones and joints. It’s adaptable to varying levels and is safe for those with osteoporosis. This class uses the Pilates Reformer for resistance.
Enjoy UNLIMITED Yoga and Pilates Mat classes plus 2 Pilates Reformer classes in 14 days for just $49!
Do I need to do the Reformer Intro Session before my first class?
If you are new to Reformer Pilates our Intro Session is required before attending your first group class. In this session we will familiarise you with how to use the Reformer equipment, the breathing and the basic exercises. Classes are held the second Saturday of the month at 12pm.
If you are unsure which class is right for you, please contact us.
I have osteoporosis or osteopenia, can I come to regular classes?
If you have osteoporosis or osteopenia we ask that you come to our Buff Bones® classes. These classes are designed to be safe for people with osteoporosis or osteopenia and you will not require any modifications to ensure your own safety. Buff Bones® will also teach you safe movement patterns you can incorporate in to day-to-day life. If you are coming to classes regularly and wish to attend regular classes, please talk to your teacher about whether this is suitable.
Do I need to bring anything to class?
For safety and hygiene reasons, grips socks must be worn in all Pilates Reformer and Barre classes. If you do not have a pair, you can purchase a pair at the studio for $20.
We also ask that you don’t wear leggings with zippers as they damage the upholstery on the Pilates Reformers.
Please bring a mat to Buff Bones® Mat classes. You don’t need to bring a mat to Pilates Reformer classes,. Alternatively you can hire one for $2 at the studio.
We suggest you bring a bottle of water.