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StrongBodies: Be Strong Stay Strong 

StrongBodies is a strength training program for anyone desiring to slow down the bone and muscle loss process. 

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

Current and Upcoming Programs

For more information, please contact Jen Whitty at jennifer.whitty@wisc.edu

Spring Strong Bodies Class @ Holy Cross Church, Menomonee Falls

Dates: June 19 - August 23, 2023
Times/Days: 1:00-2:15 pm, Mondays & Wednesdays 
Class Size Limit: 25 participants
Instructor: Karen
Recommended donaton: $30

Spring Statewide Virtual Strong Bodies Class via Zoom

Dates: April 4 - June 22, 2023 
Times/Days: 9:00-10:00 am, Tuesdays and Thursdays 
Class Size Limit: 40 participants
Instructor: Jen Whitty
Recommended donation: $30
Register online: https://go.wisc.edu/71ptii

Program includes:

• Progressive resistance training
• Balance training
• Flexibility exercises

Classes typically have eight to twelve participants and last approximately 60-75 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

If you have any questions regarding healthy living, please contact:

Jen Whitty
Health & Well-Being Extension Educator
Extension Waukesha County
University of Wisconsin Madison
515 W Moreland Blvd, AC G22
Waukesha, WI 53188
Email: jennifer.whitty@wisc.edu

About StrongBodies: Be Strong Stay Strong

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

Strong Bodies 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.

For more information about the StrongBodies™ program, visit StrongBodies™ Wisconsin or StrongPeople™

Civil Rights Statement: An EEO/AA employer, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title VI, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act requirements.