Fit & Strong! is a community-based, physical activity program for older adults. As a multi-component, evidence-based program, Fit & Strong! uses flexibility and strength training, aerobic walking, and health education to promote behavior change in people with osteoarthritis.

Workshop participant using light weights

About the class

Length and timeframe of a workshop:

  • Twenty-four (24) class sessions delivered either two or three times per week.
  • Each class session is 90 minutes.

Topics include:

  • Physical Activity
  • Behavioral Health
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Falls Prevention
  • Pain Management

Benefits of the class

  • Improved lower extremity strength
  • Improved mobility
  • Improved lower extremity pain and function
  • Improved anxiety and depression

Who should take the class

Sedentary older adults who are experiencing:

  • Lower extremity joint pain
  • Stiffness
  • Other mobility challenges.

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