Strong Bodies

Strong Bodies – Community Strength Training Program for Women and Men in Florence, WI.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Florence County Extension, Florence County ADRC, and the Florence County Health Department will be offering the Strong Bodies Program in person at
The Encore (748 Central Ave, Florence, WI 54121).

Strong Bodies is an exercise program for middle-aged and older adults. The program is a 10-week class that meets twice a week (Mondays & Wednesdays) for about 60 minutes and
goes through a routine of 10 exercises using dumbbells and ankle weights (provided).

Strong Bodies classes are starting Monday, September 11th, and going through Wednesday, November 15th. The class is from 10:00 -11:00 am.

The classes are FREE—no cost to attend! Classes are held twice weekly (Mondays and Wednesdays) and each class includes progressive weight training, flexibility, and balance
activities. Tierany Rugg, UW-Extension Human Development & Relationships Educator, and Susan Arcaro, Strong Bodies Leader and Volunteer are teaching this county-wide program. All instructors have been trained in the Strong Bodies program and have had personal successes participating in and leading strength training.

The Strong Bodies 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 Bodies 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.

To register, please call Jane Lindow (715) 528-4480 ext. 1.
You do not have to be a resident of
Florence County to participate. The registration deadline is Wednesday, Sept 6th. Class sizes are limited.
Remember: the class is FREE! We hope to see you there.

For more information, please contact Tierany Rugg at or 715-528-4480 ext. 5. 

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Florence County Extension, Florence County ADRC, & Florence County Health Department