Current Classes

UW-Madison Extension is again offering another round of FREE virtual StrongBodies exercise classes for participants on a Zoom platform starting July 17 – September 27, 2023. Exercise in your own home and build or maintain your strength with exercises that are low impact and adaptable for ALL ability levels. Classes will be held on Monday and Wednesdays at 9 a.m. or on Tuesday and Thursdays at 9 a.m. See details below.  If you have done this in the past, please register again so we can keep our email lists up to date. In addition, if you wouldn’t mind answering the income questions, it would be a great help to sustain our program. We do not share this information with anyone, it is only asked because of our grant funding source. If, however, you do not feel comfortable there is a ‘prefer not to answer’ option.

What you will need for class:
♦ Computer or smart phone
♦ Chair
♦ Water bottle
♦ Hand weights (if you have them)
♦ Ankle weights (if you have them)

Virtual Zoom Classes:
Where: In the comfort of your own home
Class Dates:  July 17 – September 27, 2023

Class Times:  Mondays and Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. (60-minute class plus 20-minute optional education/socialization)
Virtual Registration:

Virtual Zoom Classes:
Where: In the comfort of your own home
Class Dates: July 11 – September 28, 2023
Class Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m. (60-minute class plus 30-minute optional education/socialization)
Virtual Registration:
Questions on Tuesday & Thursday classes, please contact

Upon completion of the registration, you will receive an autoreply with login information. If you do not receive this link in a day or two, please contact April Anderson at the Monroe County Extension Office with any questions, 608-269-8722 or The login information will be in the immediate pop-up confirmation message. Please copy and save the information. A reminder email with login information will be sent on July 13th so that it is at the top of your inbox.

In-Person Classes:
Where: Recreation Park Building, Tomah
Class Dates: September 11 – November 15, 2023
Class Times: Mondays and Wednesdays 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Registration: In-person registration will begin on the first day of class beginning at 7:45 a.m. Cost for this session is $35.00. Checks should be made payable to Monroe County Extension.

StrongBodies/StrongWomen™ is an evidence-based strength training program for middle-aged and older women. The program’s objective is to improve the health and well-being of middle-aged and older women.

What are the Benefits of StrongBodiesTraining?

The benefits of strength training for older women have been studied extensively and include:

  • Increased muscle mass and strength
  • Improved balance
  • Improved bone density and reduced risk for osteoporosis and related fractures
  • Reduced risk of diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, depression, and obesity
  • Improved self-confidence, sleep and vitality

If you are interested in learning more about the StrongWomen™ program, please visit the StrongWomen™ Wisconsin website.

In person classes for the StrongWomen program in Monroe County have been postponed until further notice.  For the time being, feel free to follow along with Angela Flickinger leading strength training exercises on the Strong Women Strong Bones website or sign up for the virtual classes below.

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