Current Classes

UW-Madison Extension is offering another round of FREE virtual StrongBodies exercise classes for participants on a Zoom platform starting July 13 to September 22nd. 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 Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.

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)

Class Dates: July 13 to September 2
Class Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Class Dates: July 12 to September 22
Class Times: Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 to 10 a.m.

**If you choose to sign up for both sessions, fill out one registration in its entirety, and when completing the second registration, check the ‘yes’ box indicating you have signed up for another session. This will direct you to the end of the survey. You will receive the second autoreply with class information. Once you register, you should receive the Zoom link for the exercise sessions. 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

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

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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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