Community Strength Training Program for Women and Men in Florence County

Strong Bodies







Register with Sara Jerue at the Florence County Health Department: 1-715-528-4837

Registration opens: July 1st for Fall Classes at NWTC

The Florence County UW-Extension, Florence County ADRC, and the Florence County Health Department will be offering the Strong Bodies Program, an exercise program for middle-aged and older adults. The program is an 8 week class that meets twice a week for about 60 minutes and goes through a routine of 10 exercises using dumbbells and ankle weights (provided).

Classes will be offered at NWTC- Woodland Regional Learning Center- 2030 Calvary Drive. Aurora, Wisconsin 54151 starting the week of August 19th – October 23rd, 2019. There will be two class sessions available. Class A will be from 10:00am-11:00am and class B will be from 12:00pm-1:00pm.

The classes are FREE—no cost to attend!  Classes are held twice weekly (Mondays and Wednesdays) and each class includes progressive weight training, flexibility, balance activities. Tierany Rugg, UW-Extension Human Development & Relationships Educator is teaching these county-wide programs.

All instructors have been trained in the Strong Bones program and have had personal successes participating and leading strength training.

The Strong Bones Program was developed by Miriam Nelson, Ph.D., an associate professor at the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. The Strong Bones Program is based upon years of research on how strength training and proper nutrition improve the health of all ages. “Strength is a critical factor in living healthier, more active lives. Our research shows that a program of strength training not only improves bone density but reduces falls, improves arthritis symptoms, and increases flexibility and strength,” states Dr. Nelson. The program is appropriate for both sedentary and active adults.

Registration opens July 1st, 2019. If you are interested in participating in the Strong Bones Program, please contact Sara Jerue at the Florence County Health Department for proper paperwork and equipment required for participation—1-715-528-4837. You do not have to be a resident of Florence County to participate. Remember:  the class is FREE!  We hope to see you there.