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Bone Fit™ Workshops

Event Announcement: 

Since 2010, Bonefit has trained over 1600 health and fitness professionals from physiotherapists, kinesiologists, fitness trainers to yoga teachers, PTAs and OTAs. It’s been led by Dr. Judi Laprade from the University of Toronto and Dr. Caitlin McArthur from GERAS since day 1.  Read more for information about upcoming workshops in Ontario.


  • Registration
  • Bone Fit Basics (1-day/$175 early bird) – For health and fitness professionals who work with clients with simple osteoporosis 
  • Bone Fit Clinical (2-day/$375 early bird) – For health professionals who work with clients with complex osteoporosis, with a clinical background, work in a clinical setting
  • Once you’ve passed the final quiz (70%), you will be placed on the locator map which will allow the public to find someone who is knowledgeable and trained with working with clients with osteoporosis. You can promote yourself as being Bone Fit™ trained!
  • All Basics registrants get a free t-shirt. All Clinical participants will get a free foam roller.
  • Breakfast and Lunch is included in your registration.
  • Take a look at the agenda below to see exactly what you’ll be learning! To register, visit 


-September 28-29, 2019 – Sault Ste Marie (YMCA Sault Ste Marie)

-October 5-6, 2019 – Guelph (YMCA-YWCA of Guelph)

-October 26-27, 2019 – Ottawa (Carleton University)

-March 7-8, 2020 – Chatham (St. Clair College Healthplex)

-March 28-29, 2020 – Kingston (YMCA)


Day 1 (Basics & Clinical)

7:30am – 8:00am Registration & Breakfast (provided)

8:00am – 9:00am Welcome & Introductory Talk

9:00am – 9:45am Functional Movements & ADL adaptations

9:45am – 10:30am Screening Tests (Basics); Clinical Assessment (Clinical)

10:30am – 10:45am Mix & Mingle Coffee Break

10:45am – 12:00pm Posture, Balance, Walking Patterns

12:00pm – 1:00pm Networking Lunch

1:00pm – 2:30pm Introduction to Bone Fit™ Exercises I

2:30pm– 3:30pm Scapular Stabilizer & Combined Exercises

3:30pm – 3:45pm Coffee Break

Clinical Participants Leave

3:45pm – 4:30pm Yoga, Pilates & Gym Exercises, Case Studies

4:30pm – 5:00pm Q&A & Wrap-Up


Day 2 (Clinical)

8:00am – 8:30am Breakfast

8:30am – 9:30am Yoga, Pilates & Gym Exercises

9:30am – 10:45am Bone Fit™ Exercises II

10:45am – 11:00am Coffee Break

11:00am – 12:00pm Bone Fit™ Exercises II

12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch

1:00pm – 2:30pm Foam Roller Exercises & Group Work

2:30pm – 4:00pm Case Studies, Q&A, Wrap-Up