Twelve-week session of strength-training classes will be offered in Delta Junction beginning October 5th. The classes are based on the StrongWomen program developed by Miriam Nelson at Tufts University.
The program is designed for midlife to older Alaskans. Through scientific research, Nelson demonstrated that strength training can increase strength and muscle mass and improve balance. Strength training can reduce the risk for chronic diseases and has also been shown to reduce depression and contribute to a sense of well-being.
The Delta Junction district office of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will host the one-hour classes at its office Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. – if the location changes updates will be sent to interested individuals. Class size will be limited and if there is enough interest another class will be offered. Depending on one’s health issues, individuals may need a doctor’s note to participate.
Stop by the Delta Junction Extension office weekdays until September 29th to register or for more information, or contact Christy Roden at firstname.lastname@example.org or (907)895-4215.