The RSVP Bone Builders Osteoporosis Prevention and Reversal Program is an effective combination of balance, weight training, and stretching exercises, with nutritional information and support for all stages of osteoporosis. This healthy combination helps to protect against fractures caused by osteoporosis by increasing both muscular strength and bone density. Studies have shown that people who participate in Bone Builders and similar exercise programs twice a week for one year can increase their bone density by an average of one percent per year. In addition to building bone density, benefits of these Bone Builders classes include improved balance and poise, increased energy and mobility, and decreased blood pressure.
Trained RSVP volunteers lead bi-weekly classes which are FREE and open to the public in their own communities. Classes include standing and sitting exercises, using hand weights and ankle weights for resistance training. Medical clearance is required. Participants are asked to wear loose fitting slacks and shirts, and appropriate shoes (tennis shoes are good), and to bring a bottle of water and a towel.