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Community Strength Training Program for Women and Men!
For Immediate Release Date: January 4, 2014 FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Name: Rebecca Davis Organization: Virginia Cooperative Extension Phone: 540-665-5699 Email: rdavis58@vt.edu Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) will be offering Strong Women, Strong Bones, an 8-week strength training program for middle-aged women and men beginning February 4, 2014. Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the MidAtlantic Farm Credit Building, 125 Prosperity Drive, Winchester and focus on performing strength training exercises correctly and safely. The Strong Women, Strong Bones program is based on research that shows how strength training and proper nutrition improve the health of women and men of all ages. The program was developed by Tuft’s University researcher Miriam Nelson, PhD. “Strength is a critical factor in living healthier, more active lives. Our research shows that a program of strength training not only improves bone density but reduces falls, improves arthritis symptoms, and increases flexibility and strength,” according to Dr. Nelson. The program is designed for midlife women and men, sedentary or active, who are interested in improving their strength, balance and flexibility; however, it is appropriate for all adults. The exercises work all of the major muscle groups using a combination of dumbbells, adjustable ankle weights and body weight. Research shows that while strength training improves muscle mass and bone density, it also decreases risk for chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, and arthritis. The cost is $35 for the 8-week session and participants must supply their own weights. The program is led by Rebecca Davis, VCE Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent. For more information on the program, email rdavis58@vt.edu or visit http://offices.ext.vt.edu/frederick/ for registration information. Pre-registration is required and health forms must be completed at least one week prior to the first class. If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services, or other accommodation to participate in this activity, please notify Rebecca Davis, Virginia Cooperative Extension – Frederick County Office, at 540-665-5699/TDD* during business hours of Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event. *TDD number is 800-828-1120. Virginia Cooperative Extension Programs and employment are open to all, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital, family or veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Extension is a joint program of Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and state and local governments.
5:30-6:30 p.m. (Tuesday & Thursday)
Tuesday, February 4th 2014 - Thursday, March 27th 2014
MidAtlantic Farm Credit Building, 125 Prosperity Drive, Winchester
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Name: Rebecca Davis
Email: rdavis58@vt.edu
Phone: 540.665.5699