This video is meant to partner with Healthy Sitting Tips Part 1!
Our October Aging Strong Inspiration is Rozz. Rozz came to me with very kyphotic posture and a desire to not follow in her mother’s mold. Her determination has paid off. Watch her 30 second video below. Dramatic improvements have been made in her strength and postural mindfulness. Way to go Rozz!
People are continually asking me, should I get the BoneSmart Pilates DVD if I go to Pilates a couple of times a week? My advice is generally the same. If you get the DVD you’ll learn the A, B, C’s of the BoneSmart Pilates method, and that will be advantageous to anyone who is diagnosed with / or at risk for osteoporosis or osteopenia. If you go to a class a couple of times a week, and you exercise along with the DVD two times a week, then you’ll be practicing Pilates four times a week, which is the recommendation of Joe Pilates in his book “Return to Life”.
I’d like to share the feedback I got from Therese Taylor, a physical therapist in Newtown, PA.
Clients love the feedback they get when using the “stretch-eze” when they are doing their mat work. It’s supportive, and assists you in exercises that require an upper ab curl, and it can give great feedback to you if you’re doing exercises like swan or side leg kicks! If you’d like to try one – you can order from this link on my website!
No matter your stage in life, keeping fit is essential to doing the things you love with ease, power and grace. In this class, you’ll increase body awareness and learn healthy functional movement strategies grounded in science. Expect improved posture, injury prevention, coordination, core strength, flexibility and balance with crossover benefits to your daily sports and activities. This class is appropriate for beginner to advanced intermediate levels. If you have low bone density, weight bearing exercises are incorporated and safe mat variations will be offered.
Please bring your own mat. Various small props are used to enhance your movement experience. Also bring a resistance band and 9 inch inflatable ball if you have them. Balls are offered free of charge to new participants. Low allergy/low latex 5 ft resistance bands are available for purchase in class for $10. Free video links will be made available for participants to encourage consistency of practice. The instructor, Teresa Maldonado Marchok, is a licensed physical therapist, certified Pilates instructor, former professional dancer and ambassador for American Bone Health. She believes exercise should be challenging yet fun so bring a flexible mind, open heart and be prepared to laugh! For more information email email@example.com.
To foster a safe, cohesive and consistent environment, drop in sessions are not permitted, however a trial class at no initial cost for newcomers is allowed if the class is not full already.
With 55 people in attendance and a long wait list, Teresa shared her key secrets to Aging Strong and included plenty of science, practical demonstrations from volunteers in the audience and a rousing dance that got everybody up and moving. “It was both helpful and fun, I brought 5 friends and they all raved about it!” ~Katy D. “Your presentation was great-like Live Dr. Radio!” ~Mercy F. “I am shocked how slumped I was sitting & immediately am sitting straighter” ~Elayne M. See a Sneak Peak of Aging Strong in Action
Dr. Keith McCormick connected with me recently as a health care professional who also specializes in osteoporosis. I sent Dr. McCormick a copy of the BoneSmart Pilates® DVD and and asked him to let me know what he thought. He was thrilled to find: “…exactly what I have been looking for for my patients with osteoporosis…this DVD will help you to tone your muscles, keep your joints supple, and stimulate bone strengthening..all while having fun…It is the best exercise video for people with osteoporosis that I have seen.”
Read Dr. McCormick’s full review of the BoneSmart Pilates® DVD on his website here.
Save the Date: FREE Workshop April 20
Where: East West Bookstore, 324 Castro St., Mountain View
Learn how to strengthen your body and reduce your risk of falls, simply by changing the way you move. If you have spine issues, bone loss, or just don’t feel as strong or steady as you’d like, this interactive workshop is for you.
Teresa Maldonado Marchok, PT, is a licensed physical therapist, certified Pilates instructor, and representative for the national organization American Bone Health. Her award-winning DVD, BoneSmart Pilates®: How to Prevent or Reverse Osteoporosis, is helping people worldwide. A free inflatable exercise ball and handout are included only if you register by Apr 19. Call 650-988-9800
150 Wortham Court
Mountain View, CA 94040