StrongWomen Site Leader Training

StrongWomen Site Leader Training

Extension personnel or invitees under the direction of an Extension Educator, who have a strong commitment to starting a StrongWomen strength training, program are invited to attend our Site Leader Training.

  • When

  • Fri., Dec. 8, 2017
    (8:30 AM - 5:00 PM)

  • Where

  • Lancaster Farm & Home Center - Training Rm.
    1383 Arcadia Rd.
    Lancaster, PA 17601

Participants should be strength training for a minimum of 6-8 weeks or more before attending this training. Must be planning to implement the program in a non-profit setting.

Program Benefits

The benefits of strength training for older women 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

Requirements of the StrongWomen Site Leaders

  • Regularly lift weights/strength train or participate in a regular exercise program for at least 6-8 weeks prior to the site leader training
  • Has participated in at least one StrongWomen class
  • Fully understand that this is not a train-the-trainer program or workshop. After completing the training, the participant is only qualified to teach participants - not to train new trainers to teach the program.
  • You will be expected to offer at least three training sessions to others in your community
  • Fully understand that this program is only to be offered in nonprofit settings/organizations
  • You are affiliated with the nonprofit organization before the training
  • You have a CPR certificate - if  you need a certificate, go to

Included in the Registration Fee

  • StrongWomen™ Toolkit, a manual that includes all information needed to safely promote, start, implement and maintain the StrongWomen programs (2 separate exercise programs are included in the Toolkit)
  • Day-long training including light breakfast, lunch and breaks
  • Participation in the Senior Fitness Assessment activity that you will be using as part of the StrongWomen program you conduct
  • A visual presentation
  • Exercise demonstrations, practice, and sessions for Site Leaders to learn exercises as well as how to teach exercises to StrongWomen participants.
  • Support in getting your community program started
  • Posters and background information about the research supporting the program

You Will Need

  • At least one adjustable ankle weight (5 or 10 lb.)
  • At least one set of dumbbells (1, 3 or 5 lb. pairs)
  • Large towel or exercise mat for the floor exercises
  • A regular size bath towel
  • Water
  • Writing pen/pencil

What to Wear

Wear comfortable exercise clothing, socks and athletic shoes or “sneakers.”

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