StrongWomen is a nationally recognized nutrition and moderate intensive physical activity program developed and tested by scientists and exercise physiologists at Tufts University. Staying physically active and being properly nourished is one of the most important things you can do to stay healthy for life. Scientific research has demonstrated that exercise with weights (strength training) will increase strength, muscle mass, and bone density in middle aged and older women. Strengthening exercises also reduce the risk of numerous chronic diseases such as diabetes, hearth disease, osteoporosis and arthritis. Strength training has been shown to reduce depression and improve sleep, and it contributes to a sense of well-being among older individuals.
StrongWomen programs are currently being held in Wasilla and Palmer. These classes are led by trained volunteers. Cost is $5 for each 2 month session to help pay for additional equipment, and other class related expenses. See below for details, and visit our calendar to check dates. You can download an information packet here.
To find out about starting a StrongWomen program in your community, contact Julie Cascio at 907-745-3677.
meets Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 11 a.m. to noon
(except for UAF Holidays) at the CES office,
809 S. Chugach, Suite 2, Palmer, Alaska
Call Julie at 745-3677 for more information.
BEGINNING Wednesday Sept 7, 2011 the class meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10–11 a.m., through October.
The class is located in the lower level of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 501 E. Bogard Road, Wasilla.
Call Cece at 357-2597 for more information.
For all classes
Participants should wear:
- Comfortable, loose, breathable clothing
- Close-toed shoes with rubber soles, preferably athletic shoes or sneakers
- Minimal jewelry – especially on hands and wrists
Participants Should Bring:
- A full water bottle
- Exercise mat or towel
StrongWomen Leader Training
If you are interested in being trained as a volunteer leader for this program, call Julie Cascio at 907-745-3677 for more information.