Osteofitness with Beverley Ikier and Kerri Powers
Instructors: OsteofitnessTM is led by two certified and experienced instructors, Ikier and Kerri Powers. Ikier trained with Miriam Nelson and has been teaching this class for twenty years. Ikier is a CPT and BCTMB. She has developed a program that can be performed at any fitness level and modified as needed.
Powers is the owner of Fitness Together in Lexington, Massachusetts and brings years education and experience, along with providing detailed instruction for every exercise.
Description: OsteofitnessTM is a natural approach to the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. This program is specifically designed to build bone density, and prevent fall and fracture. The recovery rate of an osteoporotic fracture is poor, ranging from needing assistance with ambulation, needing assistance with the tasks of daily living, to a 30 percent mortality rate. Thus, it is essential to take steps to prevent osteoporotic fractures.
OsteofitnessTM has proven to be successful in improving bone mineral density (BMD) in osteopenia and osteoporosis, along with preparing seniors to strengthen, and maintain independent and active lifestyles. This holistic approach to osteoporosis treatment includes, specific topics such as targeted strengthening to major osteoporotic sites, instruction for bone health, balance and posture, osteoporosis education, bone-health nutrition, stress management, and personalized instruction from Beverley Ikier.
Chronic stress has been shown to inhibit bone growth. Stress reduction and relaxation are taught in every class for this reason. Research has also identified four essential nutrients calcium, vitamin D, magnesium, and vitamin k are needed to maintain healthy bones. Ikier also teaches how to incorporate these nutrients into your diet, and provides instruction on how to avoid foods unhealthy for bones.
OsteofitnessTM Perks: Unlike comparable programs, OsteofitnessTM provides supplemental instruction through the use of perks. These perks include a free 20-minute consultation with Ikier to discuss your bone scan, email coaching from Ikier, four bone-healthy recipes each month, an educational newsletter, two instructional videos you can access on-demand, and bonus material.