Thursday, August 9, 2012

Fall 2012 Strong Women Classes Forming in Franklin County

Make a commitment to becoming healthier and feeling better about yourself!

Join the StrongWomen™ program sponsored by Penn State Extension!

It's a safe, motivating, highly effective weight-bearing physical activity program that includes food, health and nutrition education information.

Originally developed by Dr. Miriam Nelson, a professor at Tufts University in Boston, the Strong Women Program provides twice a week sessions for a period of six weeks.

This research based program is designed to help increase strength, bone density, balance and energy. Not designed as a weight reduction program, the strength-training exercises promote proper body awareness, positioning, flexibility and posture and have been proven to reduce the risk for osteoporosis and related fractures.

Who Should Attend?

Women 40 years of age and older who have been inactive or relatively sedentary for the past few years and are interested in improving their health, vitality and well-being.

Strength training offers physical, mental, and emotional benefits:

• Increased Muscle Mass and Strength
• Improved Bone Density
• Reduced Risk for osteoporosis and related fractures
• Reduced Risk of Diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, depression, and obesity.
• Improved self-confidence, sleep and vitality
• Improved Balance
What to Expect?
• 5 minute warm-up
• 8-12 strength training exercises to promote body awareness, positioning, flexibility, and posture
• Easy-to-Use Nutritional information
• 5 Minute Cool-down
4 different sessions are now forming at 3 locations in the county.  There are 6 weeks of classes, meeting twice a week for a total of 12 classes. The price is $45.00.

Times and Places

New Guilford Brethren in Christ Church
1575 Mont Alto Rd
Fayetteville, PA 17222

Mondays and Wednesdays September 10- October 17 9:00am-10:00am

Memorial Lutheran Church
34 East Orange Street
Shippensburg, PA 17257

Tuesdays and Thursdays September 4- October 11 9:00am-10:00am

Church of the Brethren
260 South Fourth Street
Chambersburg, PA 17201

Tuesdays and Thursdays September 4- October 11 10:00 am– 11:00am

Church of the Brethren
260 South Fourth St
Chambersburg, PA 17201

Mondays and Wednesdays September 10- October 17 5:45pm-6:45pm

For more information on the Strong Women/Growing Stronger Program, please contact Cathy Walker, Strong Women Coordinator at 717-263-9226 or at

UPDATE: October 6th - Due to popular demand, a new set of classes has been formed.  Details here.

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