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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

Fall Virtual Strong Bodies Class via Zoom

Dates: September 20 - December 1, 2022
Times/Days: 9:00-10:15 am, Tuesdays and Thursdays (no class Thanksgiving Day)
Class Size Limit: 40 participants
Instructor: Jen Whitty
Recommended donation: $30

Fall Strong Bodies Class @ Holy Cross Church, Menomonee Falls

Dates: September 26 - December 1, 2022
Times/Days: 1:00-2:15 pm, Mondays & Thursdays (no class Thanksgiving Day)
Class Size Limit: 25 participants
Instructor: Jen Whitty
Recommended donaton: $30


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.