Vilas County offers Strong Women Program
Vilas County Public Health Department will be offering the Strong Women Program, an exercise program for middle aged and older women.
Classes will be offered at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church starting Jan. 14 and running through March 25.
Classes are held twice weekly from 10 to 11 a.m. and each class includes progressive weight training, flexibility and balance activities.
The instructors have been trained in the Strong Women Program and have had personal successes participating and leading strength training.
The Strong Women Program was developed by Miriam Nelson, Ph.D., an associate professor at the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. The Strong Women Program is based upon years of research on how strength training and proper nutrition improve the health of women of all ages.
“Strength is a critical factor in living healthier, more active lives. Our research shows that a program of strength training not only improves bone density but reduces falls, improves arthritis symptoms, and increases flexibility and strength,” Dr. Nelson said.
The program is appropriate for both sedentary and active women.
If you are interested in participating in the Strong Women Program, contact Vilas County Public Health Department at 715-479-3657 for proper paperwork and equipment required for participation.
The cost for the Strong Women Program is $20. Class space is limited.