StrongBodies is an evidence-based strength training program developed at Tufts University aimed at mid-life and older women and men. Programs will be offered in both Merrill and Tomahawk for winter 2019-20. Classes in Merrill begin on December 2nd and in Tomahawk on January 6th.
In Merrill, classes will be held on Monday and Wednesdays each week at either 7:50 a.m. or 4:30 p.m. at the Merrill Enrichment Center (303 North Sales Street in Merrill). For Tomahawk, classes will be held on Monday and Thursdays each week at 7:30 a.m.; 9:00 a.m.; 10:30 a.m.; 3:30 p.m. or 5:00 p.m. at United Methodist Church (1104 School Road in Tomahawk). Each class is one hour in length.
All women and men can benefit from strength training. The benefits of strength training have been studied extensively and include: increased muscle mass, strength and improved bone density as well as many more benefits physically and emotionally.
The StrongBodies Program includes progressive resistance training, balance training, and flexibility exercises. These exercises are safe and effective for all ages, including those who are not in perfect health.
Registration packets are available on the StrongBodies page of the Extension Lincoln County website at or by visiting the UW-Madison Division of Extension Lincoln County Office located in the lower level of the Lincoln County Service Center at 801 N Sales Street in Merrill or call 715-539-1072 to request one be mailed.