Better Bones & Balance® is based on research from Oregon State University. Study participants who performed balance and strength exercises using weighted vests reduced their rate of hip bone loss and reduced their risk of falls. All of the study participants were post-menopausal women.
The BBB classes are designed to gradually improve balance and strength to avoid falls and maintain independence. "Better bones are a bonus," says Professor Kathy Gunter, Ph.D.
"Most fractures occur from a fall. If you avoid the fall, chances are you won’t experience a fracture. Because this program targets strength and balance, it has an immediate impact on reducing the risk for falls. The benefits to bone observed among long–term participants are icing on the cake."
New Instructor Training
Want to begin teaching Better Bones & Balance® classes in your community? Learn about our recently-held 2022 BBB New Instructor Training and future training opportunities at the link below.
Digital BBB Class
Learn more about the digital version of the BBB class, why individuals purchase it, and what benefits they have seen since using it.
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Obtain Your BBB DVD
We are accepting orders! Visit our online store to obtain your Better Bones & Balance® DVD.
Learn how to do the Better Bones & Balance® 5 Key Component Exercises by watching these tutorials.
Resources for Instructors
We have resources for instructors to help support and supplement your teaching, including sample lesson plans.
Please contact us for further information about Better Bones & Balance® DVDs or instructor training!