Bone Health » Testimonials
With Joanne Fagerstrom, you're in the hands of a master teacher: clear, articulate, organized, empathetic, funny, and above all highly trained and skilled. I gave up on strength training exercises in the past, but Joanne's interesting and varied sessions have motivated me to keep going and have made me measurably stronger and healthier.
I love Joanne's Super Bones class. What I love is that each person can tailor it to her or his need and level. Joanne keeps reminding us that nothing should hurt, which for some of us is an important reminder. There is always some adjustment that can be made.
Joanne's Super 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's Super Bones classes are absolutely the best thing I do for myself.
After less than a year of doing Super Bones classes, bone density testing revealed that the 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.
Joanne's Super 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.
I can't think of a better way to start the week than with Joanne and her Super Bones class morning. Her thorough knowledge of anatomy and physical therapy is the foundation upon which she builds her classes. To this she adds patience, compassion and a sense of humor to create an environment that welcomes all.
I consider Super Bones class to be a gift I have given myself. Joanne's knowledge of bone health and overall physical fitness and well being is immeasurable. This, in combination with her compassion and flawless ability to teach, makes for a most beneficial and enjoyable class.
Joanne's Super Bones program is truly excellent. Her emphasis on posture and form, and her attention to each person's physical response is critically important, both as a safety measure and as part of the learning process. I appreciate the way she includes exercises that strengthen the bones that are most vulnerable to fracture. Also, Joanne's openness to questions gives a strong sense of participation to all.
The thing that strikes me about Joanne is how intelligent her advice is, and how tailored to my problems.
Joanne's keen awareness of how movement affects the human body, coupled with her extensive PT experience makes her an incredibly effective instructor. Every one could benefit from her Super Bones class.
Joanne's practice of physical therapy combined with the Feldenkrais Method has worked wonders for me. I had tried both separately but with little results. After eight years of constant, worsening pain, she was able in a few sessions to make me feel the deep origin of my pain and give me exercises to alleviate it. Since then, I practice, like one practices a piece of music, combining an ever deepening understanding with a mindful repetition of exercises. It is Joanne's generosity, gentleness, as well as her enormous knowledge that enables her to listen and then to design the therapy for each specific case.
Joanne's classes give me confidence that I am healing myself.
My bone density score has improved, and the only thing I am doing differently is attending Joanne's Super Bones classes!