In 2010, Osteoporosis Canada launched Bone Fit™ a two day evidence-informed exercise training workshop for certified exercise and health professionals.
The course content was developed by a Physical Therapist in conjunction with an advisory committee of expert clinicians and academics in the area of osteoporosis and exercise. Additionally, the COPN network informed course development from a patient perspective.
The workshops are designed with an e-learning module followed by an in-person workshop to provide training on the most appropriate, safe and effective methods to prescribe and progress exercise for people with osteoporosis.
Bone Fit™ teaches simple transitional movements, activities of daily living and recreational pursuits adaptable for people with osteoporosis.
In 2012, the workshops expanded to include a one-day workshop for certified fitness instructors, personal trainers, personal support workers and other certified exercise health professionals.
In 2013, the workshops were restructured as a collaborative learning for both the exercise health professional and community fitness professional to come together for a combined workshop with the purpose of encouraging safe exercise from clinic to community for people with osteoporosis.