Strength training program offered by Mayo Clinic Health System

December 18, 2018

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Are you interested in improving your mood, energy and sleep? If so, a Strong Bodies class with Mayo Clinic Health System may 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,” says Tina Tharp, Community Wellness and Engagement. “To maintain 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. It’s a proven way to fight the decline in muscle mass, bone density and metabolism that occurs with age.”

            The class is free; registration is required. Search “Strong Bodies” on the Classes & Events page at mayoclinichealthsystem.org, or call 1-866-375-7464 (toll-free) for information and to register.

Basic classes

  • Bloomer: Wednesdays and Fridays, Jan. 23–April 12 (no class March 27 or 29), 10–11 a.m. Bloomer Area Aquatic and Recreation Center, 1731 17th Ave. Register by Jan. 18.
  • Eau Claire: Mondays and Fridays, Jan. 7–March 29, 10:30–11:30 a.m. Spirit Lutheran Church, 1310 Main St. Register by Jan. 3.
  • Fall Creek: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 8–May 23, 8:15–9:15 a.m. Village Hall, 122 E. Lincoln Ave. Register by Jan. 7.
  • Menomonie: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 15–April 30 (no class March 26 or 28), 1–2 p.m. Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 Sixth St. E. Register by Jan. 8.

Advanced classes

  • Bloomer: Wednesdays and Fridays, Jan. 23–April 12 (no class March 27 or 29), 9–10 a.m. and 11 a.m.–noon. Bloomer Area Aquatic and Recreation Center, 1731 17th Ave. Register by Jan. 18.
  • Menomonie: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 15–April 30 (no class March 26 or 28), 10–11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 Sixth St. E. Register by Jan. 8.

Go to mayoclinichealthsystem.org to learn about wellness opportunities in your community.

Contact:
Dan Lea
715-838-6405