This level will have some overlap with Core Integration, however, there is an emphasis on building the class around those with Osteoporosis and/or Osteoarthritis. While some of us are genetically predisposed to these conditions, there are some steps we can take to lower the risk factor. Avoiding a sedentary lifestyle, improving balance and posture, increasing muscle strength, and decreasing stress are all things we can control, and they are all available in a Pilates class.
Through experience, research and class study, we design this class to include specific exercises to minimize stress on the spine and on the joints. While this is a goal in all of our classes, there are very specific movements we want to avoid or include to make this class that much more effective for those dealing with Osteoporosis or Osteoarthritis. Physical activity need not be avoided, and in fact can be of great benefit in managing all stages of bone and joint health.View Current Osteo-Core Schedule