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
Barling (479) 484-7737
Greenwood (479) 996-4131