By – Mary Ann Smith
Several years ago I had a bone scan. My radiologist told me that despite my years of teaching fitness and endurance classes, I had osteoporosis. I was not the norm. I wasn’t sure what to do.
Taking my 50 hour course training for Stott Pilates gave me way to think about resistive training without jumping that would increase the problem of a fracture of the bones already at risk.
I started to do more work on the reformer. I made sure it was easy enough for seniors to do yet demanding on the bone structure to increase bone density. This past month I went for another bone scan. The technician told me she expected to see a scan that wasn’t encouraging. Instead I now have osteopenia which is the precursor to osteoporosis. I have gone from bad to not so bad! The technician and the radiologist both are surprised to see the results. And I am one happy patient to see that Reformer Pilates helps with bone health.