StrongBodies/StrongWomen™

Current Classes

UW-Madison Extension is offering another round of FREE virtual StrongBodies exercise classes for participants on a Zoom platform starting July 18th to September 28th. 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.

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)

In Person Classes:
Where: Stoffel Court, 333 So. 7th Street (10th Floor Community Rm), La Crosse, WI
Class Dates: July 18 to September 28, 2022
Class Times: Mondays and Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 10  a.m.
In Person Registration: contact Karie Johnson at karie.johnson@wisc.edu or call 608-781-5045

Virtual Zoom Classes:
Where:  In the comfort of your home
Class Dates: July 18 to September 28, 2022
Class Times:  Mondays and Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Virtual Registration: https://forms.gle/8bgFH2dDmYdEhExM6

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 april.anderson@wisc.edu.

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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