StrongWomen/Growing Stronger

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The StrongWomen/Growing Stronger program is a safe, effective strength-training and nutrition program for individuals who have been active or sedentary for the past few years and are interested in improving their health.

  • When

  • Informational Meeting: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018 (9:30 AM - 10:30 AM)*

    *Attendance is required for all new participants and persons not enrolled within the
    last six months. Individuals seeking information about the program are also invited to
    attend. Registration to attend the meeting is not required; however, interested individuals
    may register at the meeting to continue with the classes. 

    Class Meeting Dates: Mon. & Wed., Jan. 8 - Mar. 28, 2018 (9:30 AM - 10:30 AM)

  • Where

  • Penn State Extension Union County
    343 Chestnut St.
    Mifflinburg, PA 17844

Based on research conducted by Dr. Miriam Nelson and her colleagues at Tufts University, we know that women from age 35 on can start to lose 1/4 to 1/3 pound of muscle each year and gain that much or more in fat. Over time the loss of 2% of strength per year results in weak muscles and difficulty moving. When this happens, physical activity slows, which leads to more loss of muscle mass and a sedentary, dependent lifestyle.

The classes, which meet twice a week, consist of a nutrition lesson and 8-12 strength training exercises that help improve strength, balance, and flexibility. Make a commitment to becoming healthier and feeling better about yourself. Join a StrongWomen program sponsored by Penn State Extension. You can remain vital throughout your lifetime through healthy eating and exercise. Individuals who have participated in the program have become stronger, more active, and energized.


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