You are in safe hands! This Masterclass is run by Lynn Hammond, Chartered Physiotherapist and APPI Certified Pilates Instructor, who has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of osteoporosis. She is a professional member of the Royal Osteoporosis society, keeps up to date with current research and has written patient leaflets about exercise and activity with osteoporosis in Eating Disorders and Pregnancy Associated Osteoporosis.
Evidence shows us that exercise and physical activity are important for our bone health. In this Masterclass, you will find out how Pilates can help promote your bone strength, benefitting you now and for your future.
However, despite our best efforts, low bone density, osteoporosis and osteoporotic broken bones do occur in some people, for numerous reasons – including ageing. But don’t despair, instead take action, as help is on hand to help you understand: your bone health, the benefits of Pilates in managing your condition and how to safely and effectively exercise. Modifications and alternative exercises will be shown and practiced, which can be used in your classes where appropriate.
The workshop is both educational (so do bring a pen and paper) and practical (so do come dressed in something comfortable for mat work and don’t worry if this is your first time doing Pilates).
Bone Health & Osteoporosis
Not only does exercise and Pilates help to build or maintain strong bones but specific Pilates exercises classes can help to reduce the likelihood of spinal fractures, the types that lead to loss of height and postural changes.