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Stay Strong, Stay Healthy (SSSH) is an 8 week strength training program for older adults. It is designed to increase aging adults’ access to a safe, structured, and effective strength training program. At each session a prescribed set of 8 upper and lower body strengthening exercises are done. Participants are made to feel comfortable regardless of their current fitness level so they can safely participate and gradually build the strength beneficial to health.

More information about the program can be found by clicking here.

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy Instructors

Julie Thomas OP, PA - SSSH Certified Level 1-2, CPR Certified 



Benefits of Strength Training

One of the best ways to keep your body and mind functioning at its best is to exercise. Regular strength training helps build muscle and increases bone density, thereby helping to prevent frailty and osteoporosis. Some other health benefits of strength training include:

  • Balance
  • Arthritis
  • Flexibility
  • Weight control
  • Less depression
  • Reduces the risk of heart disease
  • Helps manage diabetes