A local original and former special ed teacher and tennis player, creates the special education of exercise for Boomers and Seniors, BONE MAKERS EXERCISE AND WELLNESS PROGRAM or “wellness for imperfect bodies”.
Vicki Buckley, leader of the Bone Walkers Plus osteoporosis support group in Brevard for 6 yr and known as the the Bone Lady of Brevard, now offers you the ABILITY TO TARGET IN on your preserving your joints and bones with BONE MAKERS. Bone Makers is an osteoporosis and joint-safe graduated, rotational, symmetric and musical wellness program that improves bones, balance, posture and memory. There are bits of Ballet, Yoga, and preventive Post Rehab and Special Education in Bone Makers.
Vicki has both a Masters in Special Education, learning disabilities and is a certified Group Fitness instructor, with a senior emphasis, licensed through AFAA (Aerobic and Fitness Association of America which subscribes to standards of the ACSM (American College Of Sport Medicine). She is also a licensed aesthetician.
Bone Makers is all, what any Boomer or Senior needs to keep their muscles in every day working order plus you have your much needed socialization by attending class. Vicki says her “goal is to empower, educate and inspire people to live a healthier lifestyle. Graduated exercise levels in class assure people that we accept you where you are. Students learn how to manage their aches and pain through rotational, symmetric exercise and stretches. When you’ve got an old injury, that removes you from life now and then, you drop out of life unsure how to re begin. Having a plan and a place to go, gives you a sense of normalcy and hope, which is so very important to self esteem and commitment. ” The social support and community where others know your name also helps you to honor and have patience with your body.” This is not some loud pounding, twisted on the floor, group exercise class where no one checks on you. Classes are small and monitored. You are unique. Vicki has three levels of modifications from beginner to advanced, with or without a chair.
Vicki is passionate about sparing others not to fall thru the cracks in the system, as she did after her knee surgery. She reports “after physical therapy, she bounced from group class to group class, getting re-injured right and left and then going back solo to the gym. This was not only frustrating and time consuming, but lonely and depressing.”
Not every one has insurance or can afford a physical therapy prescription for every joint or has the time to go sit at the doctors office to get a referral. You have to have a critical problem before the doc even writes a script for PT and often they first try drugs. Don’t get me wrong, there is a time and place for all of this and it can be a God send but after the crisis is over often people are lob sided in their strength and it becomes a vicious cycle unless they exercise strategically. Thus BONE MAKERS was born.
Vicki created, researched, consulted and used her own multiple hardships from over-use injuries to inherited joint/spine challenges plus the experience based practices developed from five years of teaching BONE MAKERS in her local community of Brevard. This is her ministry. She walks the walk and talks the talk. She is there with you, having healed her own osteoporosis.
Aerobic and Fitness Association of America, subscribes to standards of the ACSM American College Of Sport Medicine