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. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to implement the teachings immediately to this motivated population.
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
Carole (ACE Certified Professional)
This was a watered down Pilates course. The video and audio were not always working properly together which was very distracting. The instructor seem to be designing the class on the cuff and the pace was very slow.
ACE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback. This course falls outside the scope of the Pilates method using different training approaches and techniques, so we don't consider it a Pilates course. We're sorry to hear you found the pace of the workout portion slow; it's designed for a wide audience of all levels to make people work with precision. Our team will contact you directly to identify where you experienced technical issues.
Wendee (ACE Certified Professional)
Rebekah is an amazing teacher and this is the best course ACE has ever provided for credit. Anyone who provides CEC's to ACE has a new standard to provide quality CEC instruction.
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