StrongBodies Classes


An evidence-based Strength Training Program for women and men of all ages, with a special emphasis on those 40 years of age and older.

New classes will be starting in early March. Dates and class times will be posted later.

Winter classes will started the week of January 8, 2018, at several locations in Taylor County. Contact the Taylor County UW-Extension office (748-748-3327 x9) for more information.

Classes run for 9 weeks. Cost is $15 for the whole series. Each class is one hour long.


Gilman – Classes are held in the County Meeting Room
Mon/Thur 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Mon/Thurs 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Goodrich – Class is held at the Goodrich Town Hall
Mon/Wed 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Medford – Classes are held in the Multipurpose Room at the Taylor County Fairgrounds
Mon/Wed 8:30-9:30 a.m. (Advanced class – must have participated in at least one previous class)
Mon/Wed 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Tues/Thur 8:00-9:00 a.m

Rib LakeClasses are held at the Senior site
Tues/Thurs 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Tues/Thurs 4:00-5:00 p.m.

This Strength Training Program includes:

  • progressive resistance training
  • balance training
  • flexibility exercises

Each class begins with a five to ten minute warm up that may include walking, marching, or light calisthenics, e.g. toe touches. Two different sets of resistance training routines, each with eight to ten exercises, work all of the major muscles groups, using a combination of dumbbells, adjustable ankle weights, and body weight. Classes conclude with a five- to ten-minute cooldown that includes upper and lower body flexibility exercises.

Benefits include:

  • Increased muscle mass and strength
  • Improved bone density and reduced risk for osteoporosis and related fractures
  • Reduced risk for diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, depression, and obesity
  • Improved self-confidence, sleep, and vitality

The Security Health Plan Contributable Charities Program has provided funding for this program.