EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Are you interested in improving your mood, energy and sleep? If so, Strong Women/Strong Men/Strong Bones may be able to help. This multiweek, evidence-based strength training program is designed for middle-aged and older women and men. Each class includes progressive weight training, flexibility and balance activities.
“Bodies change a lot during the aging process. In order to maintain our quality of life, perform certain tasks, enjoy physical activities and maintain independence, it is more important than ever to continue or start a strength training program,” says Tina Tharp of Mayo Clinic Health System’s Community Wellness and Engagement Department. “Strength training is a proven way to fight the decline in muscle mass, bone density and metabolism that occurs with age.”
Classes are offered in Altoona, Augusta, Bloomer, Eau Claire, Fall Creek and Menomonie. Deadline is approaching for those listed below. Search “Strong Bones” on the Classes & Events page for information on all offerings.
The class is free; registration is required. The program is co-supported by Mayo Clinic Health System and the Aging and Disability Resource Center.
- Augusta: Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 16–March 22, from 2–3 p.m. at Augusta Senior & Community Center, 616 W. Washington St. Go to adrcevents.org, or call 715-839-4735 or 1-888-338-4636 (toll-free) to register by Jan. 9. New participants must attend an information session on Jan. 9.
- Bloomer: Wednesdays and Fridays, Jan. 18–Feb. 24, from 10–11 a.m. at Bloomer Area Aquatic and Recreation Center, 1731 17th Ave. Register here, or call 1-866-375-7464 (toll-free) by Jan. 11.
- Fall Creek: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 17–March 23, from 3–4 p.m. at the village hall, 122 E. Lincoln Ave. Go to adrcevents.org, or call 715-839-4735 or 1-888-338-4636 (toll-free) to register by Jan. 3. New participants must attend an information session on Jan. 9.
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Mayo Clinic Health System consists of clinics, hospitals and other facilities that serve the health care needs of people in more than 60 communities in Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The community-based providers, paired with the resources and expertise of Mayo Clinic, enable patients in the region to receive the highest-quality health care close to home.
Press ContactDan Lea