Rebekah Rotstein is a leader in the intersection of Pilates, bone health and movement education. She is the creator of the medically-endorsed Buff Bones®
system, offered at Hartford Hospital’s Bone and Joint Institute
, and with live and online certification courses that have trained instructors in more than 30 countries.
Based in New York City, she teaches and lectures throughout the U.S. and internationally, and has presented at numerous conferences including the Pilates Method Alliance, Pilates on Tour, the International Osteoporosis Foundation Worldwide Conference, and the Smith College Women’s Leadership Conference.
Rebekah began her anatomy training in the sports medicine department of Smith College after chronic injuries ended her ballet career. She trained at the Kane School in New York City under the tutelage of Kelly Kane, where she later served as a Senior Expert Instructor and led coursework including Special Populations as part of the teacher training faculty.
Her ongoing study of the body includes eight cadaver dissections with Gil Hedley at New Jersey Medical School as well as with John Sharkey at the University of Dundee in Scotland, Fascia Research Summer School at Ulm University in Germany with Robert Schleip, the Functional Anatomy for Movement and Injuries Workshop at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, somatic studies with Amy Matthews, and visceral manipulation through the Barral Institute. She also counts Madeline Black, Marie-José Blom, Sara Meeks, and Irene Dowd as important influences.
Rebekah has been a partner of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and has long served as an ambassador for American Bone Health. A diagnosis of osteoporosis at age 28 led her to seek solutions to improve her own bone health, and became the catalyst for the research-driven Buff Bones® system. For more information, visit rebekahrotstein.com.