Can you reverse osteoporosis?

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By Evan Ferwerda, Owner; Alloy Personal Training

I’ve noticed over the past year our members are increasingly concerned with their bone health and its connection to aging well. Since May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, I thought now would be the perfect time to discuss it.

Osteoporosis affects almost 20% of women and 5% of men, an estimated 44 million Americans. One of the biggest risk factors for osteoporosis is physical inactivity. Known as a “silent disease,” people often don’t know they have it until they fall and break a bone.

The good news is, you have the power to prevent and reverse it.

Since muscles are attached to bones and tendons, putting stress on them helps spur the growth of bone cells. The best way to strengthen muscles is with strength training.

We individualize workouts to safely build muscle and bone. Our advanced functional equipment—sleds, medicine balls, TRX resistance bands, kettle bells, stationary bikes and battle ropes—is tailor made for foundational and functional strength training.

One of our members has already reversed her disease to a less severe case of osteopenia. In just four months with us, her numbers have dramatically improved.

With our InBody scanner, we’re able to tell people where they stand in terms of body composition and tweak their workouts to address that.

Designed by exercise physiologists, physical therapists, dieticians and behavioral specialists, Alloy Personal Training is located within Merchants Square at 123 Ghent Road in Fairlawn. Call 330-964-6954 or visit for more information.