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.
Spring classes will start the week of March 20, 2017, at several locations in Taylor County. Contact the Taylor County UW-Extension office (748-748-3327) for more information.
Classes run for 9 weeks. Cost is $15 for the whole series. Each class is one hour long.
SPRING 2017 CLASS SCHEDULE:
Medford – Classes are held in the Multipurpose Room at the Taylor County Fairgrounds
Mon/Wed 8:30 a.m. or 4:15 p.m.
Tues/Thur 8:00 a.m. or 5:00 p.m.
Goodrich – Class is held at the Goodrich Town Hall
Mon/Wed 9:00 a.m.
Rib Lake – Classes will be held at the Senior Center
Tues/Thurs 8:30 a.m. or 4:30 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.
- 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.