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  • Be Strong Stay Strong

     A strength training program adapted from the StrongWomen™ Program.  



  • St. James Catholic Church
    W220 N6588 Town Line Road, Menomonee Falls

    Dates: September 26 - December 5, 2016
    Times/Days: 9:15-10:30 am, Monday and Thursday
    Class Size Limit: 20 participants
    Instructor: Jen

  • The Berkshire at Kensington
    1800 Kensington Drive, Waukesha

    Dates: September 13 - November 18, 2016
    Times/Days: 9-10:15 am, Tuesday and Friday
    Class Size Limit: 15 participants
    Instructors: Jane and Rosemary


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  • If you would like to start a Be Strong Stay Strong program at your facility, please contact Jen Whitty, Waukesha County UW-Extension Family Living Educator at 262-548-7789. 
  • If you have any questions regarding Family Living, please contact:

    Jen Whitty
    Family Living Educator
    (262) 548-7789
    Email: jwhitty@waukeshacounty.gov

  •  Program includes:
    • progressive resistance training
    • balance training
    • flexibility exercises

    Classes typically have eight to twelve participants and last approximately 45-60 minutes. Classes meet twice per week for 10-12 week sessions. Typically, several sessions are offered at each site throughout the year.

    Typical Class:
    • Warm-up: walking, marching, or light calisthenics, e.g., toe touches
    • Resistance Training: work all of the major muscle groups, utilizing a combination of dumbbells, adjustable ankle weights, and body weight
    • Cool-down: upper and lower flexibility exercises
    • Nutrition discussion during cool-down 

  • The benefits of strength training have been studied extensively and 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


  • About Be Strong Stay Strong

    Be Strong Stay Strong is a strength training program for anyone desiring to slow down the bone and muscle loss process. Be Strong Stay Strong is offered to various age groups and genders including seniors and women.

    Be Strong Stay Strong is founded on the StrongWomen™ Strength Training Program based out of Tufts University which grew out of research published by Dr. Miriam E. Nelson on bone density in older adults, which became popular through her first book, Strong Women Stay Young. The program began in 2003 with the development of the StrongWomen Strength Training Program curriculum and StrongWomen workshops, which train women to become program leaders.

  • Civil Rights Statement: University of Wisconsin, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Wisconsin counties cooperating. An EEO/AA employer, University of Wisconsin-Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.