OsteoStrong Rio Vista, Fort Lauderdale is a unique place where you can go to improve your overall health by focusing on the one thing, we all have in common: a skeletal system.   They work with you to help you experience a positive change to your skeletal system that you will see and feel as you improve your bone density, muscular strength, balance, and overall health!

When I arrived at Osteostrong to interview owner Dawn Holey, I thought I would sit down with her in her office and go over everything they offered. Little did I know Dawn wanted me to take part in the OsteoStrong experience, so that I could write about it firsthand.

However, before I started, I asked Dawn how she decided she wanted to own one of the Osteostrong franchises. She told me that she had been a Commercial insurance agent for 17 years, as well as a benefits coordinator for another company when she was diagnosed with Osteoporosis at the age of 54. Her Vitamin D Levels were low and she had been on steroids as a child for asthma, two things that contributed to her osteoporosis. She discovered Osteostrong and it helped to re-condition her bones, improve her strength and balance, and reduce her joint pain. Dawn is now committed to obtaining her optimal health to help her continue her active lifestyle for the rest of her life and wants to help others achieve optimum health and strength so they can do all the things they love for their entire lives.

I asked Dawn how bones become weak and brittle, and she explained to me that we generally build bones until maturity, around 30, and then the bone density starts to decline UNLESS you are putting the amount of force necessary to signal your body to stay strong.  We basically lose 1 to 2% on average of bone density a year as part of the aging process. In addition, drugs used to treat HIV or any Immune compromised condition can make your bone density decline even quicker. The amount on your lower body necessary to trigger bone growth is 4.2 multiples of your body weight.

The first thing we did was sit around a machine called the Bio Charger. Dawn asked me what I wanted from the machine and she gave me choices.  I picked more energy.  My body began absorbing the four types of energy generated by the machine. She handed me a fluorescent Lightbulb that went on by me holding it. Afterwards I went on a Vibrating plate which wakes up every muscle and nerve in your body, and starts the brain body connection. It’s also great for lymph drainage.

We then went to the upper growth trigger machine, where I was pushing against 2 immovable forces. I could tell how much force I was generating by looking at the biofeedback screen on the machine. Since I was pushing against two immovable objects the only place for force to go is into the skeletal system. The force is what alerts your body that it needs to make you bones stronger. We then went to three other machines that did the same thing for different parts of my body. The machines worked on Upper body, Lower body, Core, and Spine. We worked my entire skeletal system from the neck down!

After strengthening my bones it was time for the healing and feel good treatments. It started with Red/Infared Light Therapy, which is a treatment that helps skin, muscle tissue, and other parts of your body heal. It also helps with bone density.  It exposes you to red or near-infrared light. Dawn attributes her thickened hair and clearer skin to the red light therapy. I then experienced the hydromassage bed as well as the Normatec Compression Boots, which was followed by the PEMF Mat (Pulse Electro Magnetic Frequency Mat). My body felt amazing after the pampering!

I then asked Dawn, wouldn’t I be able to get the same bone strengthening results by just going to the gym?  She explained that traditional exercises doesn’t allow you to put the force that is needed to trigger bone growth in a safe way as the Osteostrong machines do. Athletes are starting to add OsteoStrong sessions to their training routines because they recognize that your muscles can only be as strong as your bones are.

I asked Dawn if you can do other exercises along with Osteostrong sessions, and she said Yes, and people will see great results if they do both. However, it is recommended that you not do a workout immediately prior to your OS session. Remember, OsteoStrong strengthens your skeletal system. Your muscular strength will be unleashed once your mind senses your skeletal system is capable of handling stronger muscles.

I was wondering how often people have to come to gain all the benefits and I was surprised to hear that you only come once every 5 to 7 days: basically once a week. But you can’t just stop in as this is by appointment only and they have a coach work with you every session to make sure you have the correct posture and to measure your progress in every machine.

In every machine your strength is measured and compared to all your past sessions with a weekly report sent to your phone. They also measure your functional strength and balance progress and compare it from session 1 to session 5, to 15 to 30, etc. so that you’re able to measure the improvements you’ll be feeling in your daily life. I can tell you in one session I honestly felt stronger and had more energy all day.

Rio Vista Osteostrong is located at 1422 SE 17th Street Causeway, Fort Lauderdale FL, 33316. You can contact them by email at: or by phone at 954-372-3500, and make sure you tell them you read about it in Hotspots Magazine.

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