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1/18/17: Emerson Hospital Offers Osteofitness Classes this Winter

The Emerson Wellness Center for Mind and Body is offering a unique Osteofitness class starting February 1.  The class targets osteoporosis by building new bone through progressive strength training targeted at the spine, hip and wrists without bisphosphonates.  

The Osteofitness class meets on Tuesdays from 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. and Thursdays from 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. There is a free introductory lecture on Wednesday, February 1 from 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Participants will learn how to prevent falls and improve balance and mobility, reduce arthritis pain, integrate stress management, promote circulation and improve absorption of calcium and vitamin D.  The program is modeled after Tufts University research and includes joint-friendly moves advised by the Arthritis Foundation.  

Taught by Beverley Ikier, Board Certified Muscular Therapist and Bodyworker and Senior Fitness Specialist, the classes are appropriate for anyone who is suffering from osteoporosis.  Participants will meet at the Emerson Wellness Center for Mind and Body, located at 310 Baker Avenue in Concord, near the new Residence Inn hotel. Free parking is available in the office park. The cost is $352 per person for an eight-week, 16-class session.

For more information about this and many other wellness classes taking place this winter at The Emerson Wellness Center for Mind and Body, visit www.emersonwellness.org or call 978-287-3777.

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Emerson Hospital is a multi-site health system headquartered in Concord, Mass., with additional facilities in Sudbury, Groton and Westford. The 179-bed hospital provides advanced medical services to more than 300,000 individuals in 25 towns. To learn more, visit www.emersonhospital.org.