BBRI Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need for a class?
We advise attending your first class with only a bottle of water and some active wear. The leader of your class will advise what weights would be best for you to start out with. The program utilizes hand and ankle weights to achieve the results. IF you are able to print, please print out the welcome packet available on the Member Resources page.
How do I join?
How do I find the location closest to me?
Please visit this page to find the class closest to you.
Who sponsors the BoneBuilders of RI program?
The program is sponsored by The Village at Waterman Lake and the donations from each location help to defray the costs associated with keeping the program operating within our strict standards.
Are the Leaders paid?
Yes, all Leaders receive compensation for their time.
What kind of training do the Leaders undergo?
Each Leader is subjected to our 21 hour training program and then an annual refresher to learn new techniques and brush up on anything they may have been forgetting. Each class is also audited for quality assurance several times throughout the year.
How do I become a BoneBuilders Leader?
Currently we do one training each year but with enough demand we are willing to do emergency certification if it is possible. Please fill out the form located on this page to sign up. The form is located at the bottom of the page.
How much does it cost?
Most BoneBuilders locations have a suggested donation of $2 per class.
Where do I find the waiver forms?
Please visit this page for location specific welcome packets which contain the medical and personal waivers. Personal waivers should be signed immediately prior to participation in the program. Medical waivers should be handed in as soon as it is possible and can also be faxed to us. Please bare in mind, it is not always necessary to have an appointment to drop this waiver off to your PCP for clearance.
I’ve never done this before, can I start at any time?
Yes, even if a class has been active for an extended period of time and all of the regular participants are on an advanced repitition set, you can still participate at any time. Each exercise is completely modifiable to new participants of varying capabilities.
I haven’t exercised in years – can I do this?
YES! Each exercise is easily modified to fit the needs and capabilities of each participant.
Is a BoneBuilders class a judgement-free zone?
You will find that the groups are very supportive of new members and that you could certainly classify a BB class as a “Judgement-free-zone”.