Extension Get Fit Program


The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Office started off the new year offering Extension Get Fit. The program is evidence-based, safe, structured, and affordable.

The Extension Get Fit (EGF) Program is a community-based strength training program targeted to midlife and older Arkansans. Based on the latest research, the program is designed to:
• Improve strength, balance and flexibility
• Reduce the risk of falls
• Help maintain independence
• Increase energy
• Help manage your weight
• Decrease pain
• Help you feel better!

What are classes like?
Classes meet for an hour at least twice a week, and each session includes a warm-up, 8 to 10 strengthening exercises, and cool-down. This program provides a supportive group environment and is appropriate for all fitness levels.

What do I need to participate?
You will need dumbbells and adjustable ankle weights to participate in the class.

How much does it cost?
The $20 program fee covers an entire calendar year.

Are there classes in my area?
For more information, contact your local county extension office:

Scott County (479) 637-2173

Sebastian County

Barling (479) 484-7737

Greenwood (479) 996-4131

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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