Bone Health


After being diagnosed with osteoporosis herself in 2009, Joanne began the research and development of her comprehensive bone health program to help prevent – and even reverse osteoporosis.

Illustration of normal bone and porous bone due to osteoporosisOsteoporosis, which literally means “porous bone,” is a condition in which the density and quality of bone are reduced, greatly increasing the risk of fracture. Often there are no symptoms until the first fracture occurs.

Many studies have proven that exercise is a critical factor in improving and maintaining bone health. However, the evidence also shows that not all exercise is created equal when it comes to building stronger bones. (In fact, there are many exercises and exercise machines that can put you at greater risk for spinal fractures.)

Whether in Strong Bones classes (below), her in-depth workshop, working individually, or using the video, Joanne will give you the tools and information you need to take charge of your bone health. You can also augment your work with Joanne using her recommended reading list.


Strong Bones Classes

Joanne’s weekly group exercise class for women and men – called Strong Bones – focuses on exercises which improve strength, flexibility, posture, balance, and body awareness. All aspects of this program are derived from evidence-based research in the field of osteoporosis.

  • Back and core strengthening exercises
  • Balance exercises for fall prevention
  • Flexibility exercises
  • Posture education
  • Body awareness training

All classes are now available online

Joanne’s Strong Bones Exercise Video

For practicing at home –

Learn more or purchase the full 120-minute video (DVD or flashdrive).

































Joanne’s Strong Bones class is one of a kind. As a physical therapist, Joanne’s knowledge of the body, bone structure, and weaknesses that occur with aging, allows her to provide a complete body workout that strengthens the core muscles and common stress areas without ever resulting in injuries. No matter the size of the class, she is attentive to people’s individual needs. I’ve developed a stronger body since taking her class twice a week.

Joanne Fleisher


After less than a year of doing Strong Bones classes, testing revealed that the bone density in my spine had improved by 3.6% and in my hip by 4.4%. Plus, Joanne has shown me safe ways to increase my core and upper body strength which have kept back pain flare-ups at bay.

Laura Feragen


Joanne’s Strong Bones class has been a life-saver for me. After chemotherapy, I was having a hard time getting back into working out. Joanne’s class, concentrating on core and postural muscle strength, is exactly what I needed to get going! I feel much stronger and have more stamina overall.

Betsy Wallace

Your first class is free through these Member Discount Programs