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. 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


Excellent course- much needed for all trainers. So impressed with the information and structure of teaching a Buff Bones Class.

I learned a tremendous amount of information about teaching exercise to people with Osteoporosis. In addition to my group fitness certification, I am also certified in Pilates, but this course provided me with so much more information relating to bone health and Osteoporosis than my other basic certifications did not. This course will definitely prepare you for teaching fitness to people with Osteoporosis.

This training is the best training ACE has ever approved!

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. 

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.

ACE Response: Thank you for your feedback, Wendee. We are so happy you enjoyed the course!