The StrongWomen/StrongBodies™ is a national evidence-based community exercise and nutrition program targeted to midlife and older women. Dr. Miriam E. Nelson and colleagues have developed and evaluated two curricula. The first is a strength training curriculum (called Strong Bones) to help women maintain muscle mass, strength, and function as they age. The second is heart disease prevention curriculum that focuses on aerobic activity and nutrition (called Healthy Heart).
The StrongWomen Strength Training Program grew out of research published by Dr. Miriam E. Nelson on bone density in older adults, which became popular through her first book, Strong Women Stay Young. The program began in 2003 with the development of the StrongWomen Strength Training Program curriculum and StrongWomen workshops, which train women to become program leaders.
Currently, we offer programs in both Merrill and Tomahawk. The 2018 Fall Sessions are underway. Watch for registrations in November/early December for our winter and spring sessions.
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