The Strong Women Program is a fun, hands-on way to make positive changes to help you move more, eat better, meet new people, and improve your general health and well-being. A weekly exercise program for men and women of all ages, classes will include progressive weight training, cardiovascular exercise, flexibility, balance activities, and nutrition education.
NEW AND IMPROVED FOR 2016: Thanks to advice from our focus groups, our new program will be focusing on both cardiovascular and strength training, with a hint of nutrition and cooking instruction.
CLASSES HELD: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays; 9:00-10:00 a.m. at the Walworth County Government Center, 100 W. Walworth Street, Room 220, in Elkhorn. In order to receive the highest benefits of the classes, participants should make every effort to attend all classes.
DATES: September 9th-December 2nd
CLASS FEE: The cost for classes is only $25 for newcomers or $20 for returning participants.
TO REGISTER OR LEARN MORE: Please call UW-Extension at (262) 741-4951.
Exercises are safe and effective for women and men of all ages, including those who are not in perfect health. Anyone who has been mostly or completely inactive for the past few years and is interested in improving their health, vitality, and well-being is encouraged to attend.
No matter how old you are, you do not have to get weaker with age. Exercise can help you stay vital, strong, and independent throughout your life.
People with health concerns such as arthritis, heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, obesity, and back pain often benefit the most from an exercise program that includes lifting weights a few times a week.
Research shows that a program of strength training…
BENEFITS PHYSICAL HEALTH
- Improves bone density
- Reduces falls
- Improves arthritis symptoms
- Increases flexibility
- Increases strength
BENEFITS MENTAL HEALTH
- Improves mood & attitude
- Decreases depression
- Allows you to sleep more soundly
- Increases energy level
- Socially, allows you to enjoy others’ company & build a new circle of friends
Take a step toward a healthier lifestyle, and join the Strong Women Program today!