Penn State Extension Offers Strength Training Program

MERCER, Pa. – Penn State Extension will offer a group-based strength training program for adults age 40 and older. 

The Lifelong Improvements Through Fitness Together program is aimed at improving functional fitness, or the ability to perform daily activities with ease.

Penn State Extension will offer two sessions of the program at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 110 E. Market St., beginning Sept. 26.

The sessions will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The same material will be covered in both sessions.

Through moderated training exercises and basic nutrition information, participants will work toward achieving their personal goals in a group setting. The program is designed to improve strength, posture and flexibility, as well as emphasize the benefits of a healthy diet.

According to organizers, improved strength and bone density may reduce participants’ risk of osteoporosis and related fractures. Also, the program may lower the risk of diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, depression and obesity.

The registration fee of $60 covers the cost of the full eight-week program. Participants can register HERE through Sept. 22.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.