Osteoporosis

Personal Training NYC

Have you been diagnosed with osteoporosis and are unsure about how to safely and effectively exercise?

At Bloom Fitness we are experts in osteoporosis strength training and can help you continue (or start) working out with exercises that are not only safe but will build strength in your muscles and bones.

Exercise is one of the best things you can do to manage osteoporosis and slow down degeneration.

Approximately 30% of all postmenopausal women in the United States are reported to have osteoporosis, and at least 40% of these women will sustain one or more osteoporotic fractures in their lifetime.

While these statistics seem daunting, there is some good news.  There is an increasing amount of scientific research showing that exercise (specifically resistance weight training) significantly helps to slow down degeneration, increase bone density, and reduce the risk of falls.

If you’ve been diagnosed with osteoporosis, it’s important to work with an experienced personal trainer who can guide you through safe and effective exercises.

What Kind Of Exercise Should People With Osteoporosis Do?

Weight-bearing exercises are most beneficial for building bone and muscle mass. This includes walking, hiking, running, jumping, and resistance strength training.

Many of our New York clients are already very active, often walking many miles each day. A diagnosis of osteoporosis can be surprising for those who live fit and active lives. For most of our clients, the issue isn’t a lack of activity but rather insufficient resistance training with heavier weights.

That’s why we focus on resistance strength training for our clients with osteoporosis. With us, you will do exercises like lunges, squats, bicep curls, and overhead lifts with weights.

We also incorporate plenty of bodyweight exercises like planks and push-ups. Additionally, we emphasize core strength and balance, which support all our other activities.

Of course, we tailor our programs to each individual, selecting exercises that address your weaknesses while working within your current strengths and abilities.

What Exercises Should People With Osteoporosis Avoid?

Maintaining proper form and control is crucial if you have osteoporosis. Avoid lifting weights heavier than you can safely manage or that feel unstable.

When lifting weights from the ground, it’s essential to keep a strong, neutral spine and use your leg muscles to lift, rather than bending from your back.

As personal trainers, we always select exercises that are safe and appropriate for your strength and experience level.

What Can You Expect When You Workout With Bloom Fitness?

Our personal trainers are dedicated to creating workout programs that are challenging, effective, and most importantly, safe for you.

Before your first workout, we’ll set up a phone call to discuss your goals, needs, and go over any relevant medical and exercise history.

During your initial workout session we’ll conduct a mini assessment to check your strength and mobility. Then from there, we will formulate a workout routine tailored specifically to you.

We will come to you for the workouts, using the equipment you have available, whether at home or in your building gym.

We will adjust exercises as needed and progress to more challenging workouts as you develop strength and confidence.

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