Osteoporosis Exercises

The MelioGuide Exercise for Better Bones Program

The MelioGuide Exercise for Better Bones Program is an exercise for osteoporosis program designed for people like you. It provides a safe and effective means to strengthen bone, reduce fracture risk and build confidence.

The Program has been successfully used by thousands of MelioGuide clients worldwide.  And hundreds of Physical Therapists and Physiotherapists have prescribed the Program for their clients.


Who Developed the Program?

Margaret Martin MelioGuideMy name is Margaret Martin and I developed the MelioGuide Exercise for Better Bones Program for you.  I am a Physical Therapist – licensed in California, a Physiotherapist – registered in Ontario, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist – Certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

I have over 28 years of experience helping people, just like you, safely and effectively achieve their health and fitness goals – and have some fun along the way!

Many of the clients that come to my clinic, Function To Fitness, have osteoporosis and want a safe and effective exercise program that helps them strengthen their bones, reduce their risk of fall and build their confidence.

When you purchase the MelioGuide Exercise for Better Bones Program, you will receive the same program that the clients that work with me at Function To Fitness receive.


What is the Scientific Foundation of the Program?

The MelioGuide Exercise for Better Bones Program is based on the latest research on the effects of exercise and bone health. The Program has been reviewed by a number of leading researchers in the field, including Dr. Meena Sran at the University of British Columbia.


What Are the Major Components of the Program?

The Program incorporates all of the major areas important to building stronger bones and reducing fracture risk.  The exercise areas include:

  • Postural Exercises
  • Strength Exercises
  • Balance Exercises
  • Flexibility Exercises
  • Weight Bearing and Cardiovascular Exercises and Guidelines

Your Program will also include:

  • Safe Exercise Tips
  • Exercises You Should Avoid
  • Guidelines for Safe Daily Activities

Plus, I have include two additional items for you:

  • My MelioGuide Yoga for Better Bones ebook demonstrating how to modify Yoga poses to make them safe for someone with osteoporosis.
  • My MelioGuide Tai Chi for Osteoporosis - 8 Steps to Bone Health video.

Will I Get a Program That Considers My Needs?

Yes.  MelioGuide Exercise for Better Bones Program is not a "one size fits all" program.

Your Program recognizes you as an individual and is asigned to to you based on your level of fitness and the health of your bones.  When you sign up, you will complete a confidential online questionnaire that determines the most appropriate Program level for you.


What Do I Get When I Purchase the Program?

When you purchase your MelioGuide Exercise for Better Bones Program, you will receive the following:

  1. Online Assessment. An online assessment of your risk fracture and activity level to determine the MelioGuide program most appropriate for you.
  2. The MelioGuide Exercise for Better Bones Printed Guide. This printed 200+ page Guide presents in a clear format all of the key concepts for a safe and effective exercise program for osteoporosis, and describes all of the exercises in the all of the MelioGuide exercise programs.
  3. Your Personal Exercise Schedule. A detailed 12 week exercise schedule for your program.
  4. Video Tutorials. Online access to instructional video tutorials on topics related to your bone health.  Topics include reducing your risk of a fracture, how to avoid or modify movements and exercises that increase your risk of fracture, nutrition and bone health, and more.
  5. Video Demonstrations of Exercises. Online access to video demonstrations of the MelioGuide exercises.
  6. Online Access to Exercises. Online access to print versions of each of the exercises in your program.

 

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When Will I Receive the Program?

After you complete your purchase, you will complete the online assessment questionnaire and be immediately assigned your Program.  Your email address will be your Login ID and you will create your confidential password.

You will be able to immediately Login and see your Program, access your schedule, review the video tutorials and look at the exercise videos.

Your MelioGuide Exercise for Better Bones printed guide will ship from our printer within 2 to 3 days after your order is placed.  You should receive your manual within 5 to 7 days of your order.


What Do People Think of the MelioGuide Program?

Since purchasing Margaret's program, I am impressed with everything offered on the website and with her program! I have been practicing Pilates for over two years and have realized improvement in overall core strength BUT when doing the Warm up Exercises with Margaret’s videos today another level of challenge appeared. In following along with several of the exercises I really feel like my body is getting a great workout! Thank you so much for providing the educational material that is presented in all areas of the website.

Cyndi S, Arizona

I'm on week 7 of the MelioGuide program and still loving the exercises! For seven years I had a personal trainer two to three times a week and I feel that I'm making much better progress with your program than with the gym trainer. Thank you! Have a great day.

Jeanne Peterson, Palm Beach County, Florida

I am so happy I found your program. Your suggestions, especially for daily actvities, have been so useful and beneficial.

One day at a time I am trying to improve my life through your suggestions.

Joyce B, Pennsylvania

I am delighted with your program. I have great confidence in you and appreciate things being laid out so carefully and systematically.

Robert C, California

Thanks very much for setting me up with the programme.  I’m a high risk case because I’ve had my first fracture in the spine even though I’ve just turned 50 and class myself as very fit.
It’s been very hard having to give up running because I really enjoy it.  However, I have to say that I have totally enjoyed the challenge of starting a new programme and it’s good to start with the basics because I’m finding that I’m constantly correcting my posture and I am now (through the programme) concentrating much more on my core which is something that I previously wasn’t doing.  I’ve also adjusted my cardio programme accordingly.
It’s good to see that there is so many other avenues to increase fitness without just relying on the straight forward equipment at the gym.  I also find that I can transfer a lot of exercises from the book into the gym as well as doing them at home.
I’m so grateful to have found this programme – thank you!

Jan W, Queensland, Australia

Your Exercise for Better Bones has helped a great deal and will continue to do so for a long time, I'm sure. The on line videos are spectacular ... exactly what I need for self-directed learning and confidence building.

Dodie W, Ottawa, Ontario


What If I Need More Help With My Program?

You will find your MelioGuide Exercise for Better Bones Program comprehensive and easy to follow.  Thousands of people just like you have already used the Program and have needed little, if any assistance.

If you feel you need the one-on-one attention of a trained health care professional, I have trained over 1,000 Physical Therapists and Physiotherapists across Canada and the United States.  You can search my Clinician Directory to see of there is a trained Therapist near you.

If you need any technical support with your account or help with your order, you can Contact Us and we will get back to you within one business day.


Can I Preview the Printed Manual?

I have provided a short preview of the printed Guide you will receive when you purchase your Exercise for Better Bones Program.

The preview includes:
  • The Table of Contents
  • The first three chapters of the Guide
  • The Beginner level strength exercises (there are three other levels in the Guide)
  • The Reference list
  • The Author - that's me!

I hope this gives you a sense of how comprehensive, detailed and clear the printed Guide is. I designed it to be the supplement to the online content that includes video demonstrations of all of the major exercises, your program schedule, Daily Activities, and 50 minutes (and growing) of video tutorials on caring for your bones.

To "flip through the pages", simply click on the arrows on the left or right of the layout. There is also an option to view the Guide in Full Screen mode. Just "hover" your mouse over the Guide until that option is presented to you.


How Much Does The Program Cost?

To give you a perspective on the price of your MelioGuide Exercise for Better Bones Program, I charge my clients $125 for an initial assessment and several hundred dollars for a program when they come to my clinic.

  • The total cost of your Program is only $89.95 for orders from Canada and the United States.
  • Orders from outside Canada and the United States cost $119.95.

These prices include the cost of shipping and handling of the printed Exercise for Better Bones manual.


Are There Extra Costs, Like Shipping?

No.  I will ship the MelioGuide Exercise for Better Bones printed guide for FREE. Orders from Canada will need to pay Federal and/or Provincial taxes, where appropriate.


Try Risk Free for 30 Days!

Still not sure?  If you order your MelioGuide Exercise for Better Bones Program, you will have 30 days to review the Program to see if it is for you.  If not, you can return the printed guide within 30 days and get a full refund for your purchase.


Where Do I Purchase the Program?

You can safely and securely purchase your MelioGuide Exercise for Better Bones Program from this website.

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