Osteo-Strong | Low Impact Bone-Builder Workout
Offered at NO COST and now offered on our weekly drop-in schedule which allows you the flexibility to start any time and come when you can!
Fun music combined with safe weight-bearing make this an excellent weekly class. And it’s FREE!
A strong skeleton is just as important as a healthy heart. Bones form the frame that keeps our body from collapsing. Osteopenia and osteoporosis can happen as we get older, but we can prevent unnecessary bone loss, and even improve bone health with proper exercise and nutrition.
Not only does exercise improve your bone health, it also increases muscle strength, coordination, and balance, and leads to better overall health.
This class focuses on learning simple and safe weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening exercises you can do at work and home on a daily basis that will maintain bone density and help slow bone density loss.
Weights are used during class. A variety of weights are available.
If you have health problems—such as heart trouble, high blood pressure, diabetes, or obesity—or if you are age 50 or older and have not been exercising, you may want to check with your doctor before you begin.
Held at Ballet Austin, 501 W. 3rd St. in downtown Austin
Instructor: Vicki Parsons, Butler Center for Dance & Fitness & Pilates Center Director