Pilates and Osteoporosis

Sandrine who specialises in menopause and osteoporosis trained with  Rebekah Rotstein creator of Buff bones in the States.

Bone is a scaffold that supports the body against the forces of gravity and resists the pull of the muscles to allow movement. These loads and forces ensure that the skeleton remains able to resist the everyday burdens imposed upon it. Bone is a living tissue that reacts to increases in loads and forces by growing stronger. It does this all the time, so exercise will only increase bone strength if it increases the loading above normal levels. Younger, active people produce more new bone tissue than they lose, and therefore their bone density increases. We achieve maximum bone density and strength around the age of 30. Bone density gradually begins to decline as we age, and most of us also become less active. For women, bone loss is usually most rapid during the first few years after menopause. Exercise, healthy eating and other lifestyle changes can slow the bone loss that usually occurs as we age and may help to reduce the risk of our bones breaking.


Pilates is a fantastic form of exercise for osteoporosis as it is weight-bearing.

Exercise that is useful for reducing the risk of heart disease will not necessarily build bone density. Swimming and cycling, for example, are excellent forms of exercise for improving the fitness and function of the heart and lungs, but these activities are not weight-bearing and do not affect bone density.

Pilates is a complete body workout which builds core strength, stamina and flexibility through low impact conditioning exercises. Pilates transforms poor posture and restores the body to balance.

Our team at the studio are aware of what you should do and what you should avoid doing which makes it safer for you to exercise.

We also have a range or high quality supplements from Lamberts to help you with Osteoporosis.

  • “I first worked with Sandrine and her team at Sandrine’s Pilates in February 2010 where she tailored a Pilates session especially for my ‘On Camp with Kelly’ initiative. Since then Sandrine and her team have been involved with many Kelly Holmes Education programmes.  I am really impressed by Sandrine’s knowledge, enthusiasm, professionalism and her ability to adapt each session to include elements of challenge, learning and development. Believe me when I say one of Sandrine’s  sessions makes you alert and gets you switching on your core muscles!”

    Dame Kelly Holmes Double Olympic Champion
  • “Sandrine has really helped me to re-educate my training on my core stability, flexibility and balance. I enjoy learning new ways of testing my ability and challenging my body. Sandrine has been such a great support with this over the years and I love going to the studio to use specialist equipment.”

    Louise Darby Great Britain Sitting Volleyball Player
  • “BarrePlus classes at Sandrine’s Pilates studio really changed my body shape. I am now the smallest and strongest I have ever been. Classes are very challenging but fun too. At Sandrine’s Pilates I have not just changed my body and posture but I have made friends too, it is very social and friendly.”

    Jane Sulton NHS Nurse
  • “I have been referred by my osteopath to go to Sandrine’s after a major surgery in my lower back. Her expertise, encouragement, support and patience help me in my recovery. I would never have been able to go back to my daily tasks without her help. I even went back skiing last year. Thank you.”

    Richard Parker Barrister

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12A London Road,
Tunbridge Wells

01892 618493

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