Anyone had experience with OsteoStrong, who is not a franchisee?

Posted by tikigod18 @tikigod18, Jan 29, 2019

Has anyone had experience with OsteoStrong? It suggests you will get a large increase in bone density while using their facility 10 minutes per WEEK. Somewhat pricey at $99 and up per month, but am curious if anyone who is NOT a franchisee, has experienced this program?

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@JustinMcClanahan

Hello @suemer, I'd like to invite @debbiem and @lexusgs300 who have both talked about osteostrong on Connect.

This is from the National Osteoporosis Foundation, https://www.nof.org/patients/patient-support/faq/: "In summary, the scientific community has long known the benefits of high-intensity resistance and impact exercise on BMD. While the high-intensity BioDensity exercise program may be beneficial for increasing BMD in adults, the evidence presented does not demonstrate efficacy of the OsteoStrong™ program on BMD outcomes. Furthermore, we do not know how it compares to the benefits of the current NOF recommendations for weight bearing and resistance exercise. Further research is warranted before the benefits of the OsteoStrong™ program can be determined."

In short, it looks as though OsteoStrong can have some benefits for certain patients because of the known beneficial impacts of high-intensity resistance training. As always, it is best to consult with your physician when starting any exercise program. @suemer, are you looking at starting an exercise routine to help with osteoporosis?

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I am already doing a 1 hour balance class every week, 1 1 hour strength and conditioning class with weights, etc each week and 1 40 minute physical therapy resistance training once a week. I have been on the last 2 mentioned for about 3 years and I just started the balance class a few months ago. So I wasn't going to replace any of these but if OsteoStrong is really high intensity resistance, I wouldn't want to do that. My physical therapist won't let me run on a treadmill!

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@suemer

I am already doing a 1 hour balance class every week, 1 1 hour strength and conditioning class with weights, etc each week and 1 40 minute physical therapy resistance training once a week. I have been on the last 2 mentioned for about 3 years and I just started the balance class a few months ago. So I wasn't going to replace any of these but if OsteoStrong is really high intensity resistance, I wouldn't want to do that. My physical therapist won't let me run on a treadmill!

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@suemer, I am not familiar with the exact program of OsteoStrong, so I cannot say how high-intensity they are. The workouts may very well be tailored to each participant. It sounds as though you are quite active already, but maybe looking to supplement your current routine. Has your current regimen of activity helped? To be fair, lots of research out there that points to treadmills not being the best option for many people.

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@suemer

I am already doing a 1 hour balance class every week, 1 1 hour strength and conditioning class with weights, etc each week and 1 40 minute physical therapy resistance training once a week. I have been on the last 2 mentioned for about 3 years and I just started the balance class a few months ago. So I wasn't going to replace any of these but if OsteoStrong is really high intensity resistance, I wouldn't want to do that. My physical therapist won't let me run on a treadmill!

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@suemer It sounds like you are doing quite a lot already. I am trying to do a lot also. I was supposed to resume PT for my osteoporosis on Monday but due to current circumstances the PT place has temporarily closed.

@JustinMcClanahan I had been told that the treadmill, while not the best for osteoporosis, is helpful. My PT said it would be better for me than walking on the track at my health club, you tend to have more impact on the treadmill even when you are just walking as I am. Also, the elliptical is not as good but then recently I saw that it can be good because of the resistance it provides! It gets very confusing, that's for sure. I prefer the elliptical, it's the only way I can get some good cardio in, but I generally stick with the treadmill before I move on to the weight resistance equipment.
JK

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@suemer

Has anyone had any experience with this company?

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I am posting this in a number of discussions. I don't know if the exercises will include some that are good for osteoporosis but unless you have conditions that cause limitations, any exercise may help.
This is for those of you who have Facebook accounts and are interested in some exercise geared to seniors, tomorrow at 11:30 there is an online exercise class sponsored by Silver Sneakers. You can sign up for it here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/250770479421219/
JK

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@contentandwell

I am posting this in a number of discussions. I don't know if the exercises will include some that are good for osteoporosis but unless you have conditions that cause limitations, any exercise may help.
This is for those of you who have Facebook accounts and are interested in some exercise geared to seniors, tomorrow at 11:30 there is an online exercise class sponsored by Silver Sneakers. You can sign up for it here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/250770479421219/
JK

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@contentandwell Thanks, JK, I just shared this on my personal FB page!

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@contentandwell

@suemer It sounds like you are doing quite a lot already. I am trying to do a lot also. I was supposed to resume PT for my osteoporosis on Monday but due to current circumstances the PT place has temporarily closed.

@JustinMcClanahan I had been told that the treadmill, while not the best for osteoporosis, is helpful. My PT said it would be better for me than walking on the track at my health club, you tend to have more impact on the treadmill even when you are just walking as I am. Also, the elliptical is not as good but then recently I saw that it can be good because of the resistance it provides! It gets very confusing, that's for sure. I prefer the elliptical, it's the only way I can get some good cardio in, but I generally stick with the treadmill before I move on to the weight resistance equipment.
JK

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@contentandwell, thank you for adding more thoughts on the treadmill. I was thinking of the treadmill from an impact injury standpoint while running, not from a more low-impact from walking. I could see how it is beneficial in that way. I didn't intend for my thought on treadmills to read as advice or expertise, but I now see how it could look that way and I appreciate your added input.

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@JustinMcClanahan

@contentandwell, thank you for adding more thoughts on the treadmill. I was thinking of the treadmill from an impact injury standpoint while running, not from a more low-impact from walking. I could see how it is beneficial in that way. I didn't intend for my thought on treadmills to read as advice or expertise, but I now see how it could look that way and I appreciate your added input.

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@JustinMcClanahan The possibility of falling is why I would never fun — I always have a firm grip on the handles. I like seeing my heart rate too which is only possible if you hold them. My watch does tell heart rate but I don't want to keep looking down at my wrist.
I did fall once on the treadmill, I was overly confident and tried to step off onto the sides so I could read something on the screen – it disappeared when you stopped! I didn't move the second foot quickly enough and fell. I was able to get right back up again and continue but it was embarrassing and left me with a huge bruise on my lower leg.
JK

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@suemer

Has anyone had any experience with this company?

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Both my husband and I are members of OsteoStrong in Happy Valley, OR location since February 2021. This is not a gym, nor from what I understand is intended to replace exercise.

It takes roughly 15-20 minutes each week. The goal is to activate growth triggers for various sections of the human body: Upper, Lower, Core, and Postural. They have four devices used to measure/activate the various "growth triggers". Each device provides instant biofeedback with the member's force exertion measured in pounds and multiples of body weight. This data is recorded and is sent to us via weekly report showing the results from the first session, best session, previous session and current session for each section.

I am not a medical professional. Let me know if you have any questions and will try to answer to the best of my ability.

Lynnette

PS..I did have to travel to Iowa for a family funeral. I was able to visit the Clive Iowa location so that I could keep on track.

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@lbaisley

Both my husband and I are members of OsteoStrong in Happy Valley, OR location since February 2021. This is not a gym, nor from what I understand is intended to replace exercise.

It takes roughly 15-20 minutes each week. The goal is to activate growth triggers for various sections of the human body: Upper, Lower, Core, and Postural. They have four devices used to measure/activate the various "growth triggers". Each device provides instant biofeedback with the member's force exertion measured in pounds and multiples of body weight. This data is recorded and is sent to us via weekly report showing the results from the first session, best session, previous session and current session for each section.

I am not a medical professional. Let me know if you have any questions and will try to answer to the best of my ability.

Lynnette

PS..I did have to travel to Iowa for a family funeral. I was able to visit the Clive Iowa location so that I could keep on track.

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Hello @lbaisley

I appreciate your comments on OsteoStrong. One facility has opened up near me and I've been thinking of visiting. Have you been active with the program long enough to tell if it is making a difference?

Are you taking it specifically for bone loss?

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@hopeful33250

Hello @lbaisley

I appreciate your comments on OsteoStrong. One facility has opened up near me and I've been thinking of visiting. Have you been active with the program long enough to tell if it is making a difference?

Are you taking it specifically for bone loss?

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Would also love to know the answer to this question. Considering it for myself for bone loss.

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@lbaisley

Both my husband and I are members of OsteoStrong in Happy Valley, OR location since February 2021. This is not a gym, nor from what I understand is intended to replace exercise.

It takes roughly 15-20 minutes each week. The goal is to activate growth triggers for various sections of the human body: Upper, Lower, Core, and Postural. They have four devices used to measure/activate the various "growth triggers". Each device provides instant biofeedback with the member's force exertion measured in pounds and multiples of body weight. This data is recorded and is sent to us via weekly report showing the results from the first session, best session, previous session and current session for each section.

I am not a medical professional. Let me know if you have any questions and will try to answer to the best of my ability.

Lynnette

PS..I did have to travel to Iowa for a family funeral. I was able to visit the Clive Iowa location so that I could keep on track.

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Hi, Thanks for your post. I have been doing OsteoStrong for 3 months now. As you stated, it's not a gym and I do aerobic and light weight-lifting on the side. My understanding is that the only way to measure bone strength/density is the Dexa scan, so I won't know until I have a new scan whether my bone density is increasing. However, I do feel stronger and the weekly session has prompted me to now increase focus on my nutrition. I wondered if you are doing any specific exercise to build muscle? I believe stronger muscles help with bone strength and density.

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@suemer

Has anyone had any experience with this company?

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I was diagnosed with Osteoporosis at the age of 55. I decided to try a natural approach vs. Fosomax. I have been going to OsteoStrong for 2+ years now. Within the first 12 months I reduced my Osteoporosis in my spine from -2.6T to -2.1T. I also reduced the Osteopenia in my hips from -1.4T to -1.1T. I am due for another DEXA and hope to see this trend continue. OsteoStrong works on bone density, balance and strength. After personally realizing these great results my husband and I invested in opening two OsteoStrong franchises and are now seeing great results in our members.

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