Provider: Buff Bones
Type: Online Course
Online Quiz
Recorded Video
CEC Credits: ACE 1.3 CECs

Build Better Bones and Greater Confidence

As a health and fitness professional, you know how to build muscle, stamina and cardiovascular health—but do you know how to help your clients build stronger bones? Osteoporosis and low bone mass affect approximately 54 million Americans. Though the disease is often associated with older adults, osteoporosis can occur in people of all ages, especially people in their 50s and 60s. This younger population requires a fitness program that helps prevent or manage osteoporosis and other bone issues.

The Buff Bones® Instructor Training course will teach you a comprehensive movement system for bone and joint health, combining research-based techniques with innovative exercises. Taught by renowned movement educator and creator of the Buff Bones® system, Rebekah Rotstein, the course provides dynamic and accessible workout options that are adaptable to varying levels of ability and safe for those with osteoporosis and other comorbidities, like stenosis and osteoarthritis.

A career opportunity for you, a support system for your clients

High-functioning individuals who suffer from bone loss constitute a significant population that is largely underserved­. In fact, 1 in 2 women and 1 in 4 men over 50 in the U.S. will break a bone due to osteoporosis, yet many are capable of much more than simple seated chair exercises. Gain the knowledge and tools to confidently and effectively help this growing market address and prevent bone loss. As an exercise professional, you have a responsibility to understand safety principles for these clients at risk of fracture. This course provides the framework to do so through corrective exercise and movement techniques that focus on bone-strengthening, balance, function and mobility, appropriate for any age or level. 

This lively and engaging learning experience features enlightening videos that are easy to follow and fun to explore. Following completion of this course, you will need to purchase a Buff Bones membership and complete all Buff Bones pre-requisites in order to use the Buff Bones® brand in your training.

You will learn:

  • Functional anatomy, principles of biomechanics and biotensegrity, and techniques to address comorbidities during fitness instruction
  • How to improve communication and cuing skills during sessions
  • How to safely work with clients to avoid fractures and injury
  • Bone-strengthening and balance-enhancing techniques that integrate movement forms, including Pilates, strength training, functional movement and therapeutic exercise
  • Solid working knowledge in bone health principles and innovative programming techniques to safely assist, challenge and encourage clients no matter their fitness level


Clear and Concise information on teaching exercises that are appropriate for clients with osteopenia or osteoporosis, as well as people who want to maintain and build bone density. There is a template for teaching the classes that gives an overall flow to each class and ensures that specific movement goals are accomplished.

This was an outstanding course! As someone with Osteoporosis, I'm happy to find a course that is specifically geared toward building/maintaining bone density. I was also extremely pleased with the focus on improving balance and mobility, which are so important for preventing those potentially catastrophic falls.