Extension along with the UW-Madison community have been keeping a close eye on developments around the novel coronavirus COVID-19. The health and safety of our staff, volunteers, program participants and communities is our top priority. We know that some populations, like older adults and individuals with serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease are at increased risk of getting sick from this illness. Out of an abundance of caution for protecting the spread of illness, we are requiring that all Extension-affiliated StrongBodies programs be cancelled or postponed between now and April 10th.
For more information visit: https://lincoln.extension.wisc.edu/2020/03/12/strongbodies-classes-cancelled-through-april-10/
Please feel free to contact Debbie at 715-539-1077 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The StrongBodies™ is a national evidence-based strength training program developed at Tufts University and is aimed at mid-life and older women and men. 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.
Currently, we offer programs in both Merrill and Tomahawk. Registrations for upcoming Merrill and Tomahawk programs are available below. Please contact Debbie Moellendorf at 715-539-1077 or via email at email@example.com if you have questions or need assistance in registering for upcoming programs.
Please note there is a packet for new participants as well as a packet for those who have participated in the prior session. Please be sure to complete the appropriate packet as they are slightly different.
Living in Wisconsin, we sometimes need to cancel our classes due to weather. Please refer to the procedure below regarding cancellation of StrongBodies classes.
In the News:
- Tomahawk StrongBodies Donates to Happy Kids Backpack Program and Tomahawk Food Pantry – Tomahawk Leader – Jan 1 2020
- StrongBodies provides benefits of strength training – Senior Moments Tomahawk Leader Nov 6 2019
- Strong Bodies – Sr Moment Section of Tomahawk Leader – July 2018
- Strong Women Healthy Hearts Participants Walk More Than 7 Million Steps in Merrill – Ministry Today – May 6, 2013
- Lifting Weights Helps Older Women Stay Healthy – WJFW Newswatch 12