Pilates for Osteoporosis
Try our Bones & Balance Class or Pilates Studio Sessions
Improve your balance : Increase your bone strength : Decrease your risk of falling
Bones & Balance Class
The Bones and Balance Class is a personalised, closely supervised, small group class. We use light weights, resistance exercises and Pilates techniques to improve bone density, muscle strength and balance. Our instructors are experienced and highly skilled Pilates professionals with backgrounds in allied health.
The class is specifically for older adults and for those with bone density issues such as osteoporosis and osteopenia.
‘Bones and Balance’ is held on Tuesdays at 9 am.
Pilates Studio Sessions
At Mindful Heart Body Centre we offer safe, effective and personalised Pilates programs which are designed to improve your overall movement quality and well-being. The Pilates method is comprehensive and adaptable, and our Pilates Studio Sessions are tailored to your own specific requirements. It is most suitable for those with bone density issues such as Osteoporosis and Osteopenia, and for those who are rehabilitating from injury or illness. The Pilates Studio equipment utilises springs and pulleys to either assist or resist movement, thus promoting optimal movement quality, strength and bone density gains and improved physical capacity and flexibility.
All sessions are closely supervised and guided by our highly qualified and accredited practitioners. No experience or base level of fitness is necessary.
Before starting Studio sessions, it is a requirement that you start with a one-on-one initial assessment.
An initial assessment enables us to fully assess your body’s needs and advise you on basic Pilates techniques. This is essential even if you have done Pilates elsewhere before. Following the initial assessment, our practitioner will make recommendations for your Pilates program and will find a mutually convenient time to commence regular Studio sessions. The recommendation may be for private sessions or small group sessions (maximum of 4 participants) depending on your needs.
We recommend at least 2 sessions per week for the best results. However, you will still gain great benefits from attending once per week.
Please note that general mat classes are NOT recommended for those with Osteoporosis or Osteopenia.