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Strength Training Classes Offered by Penn State Extension In Lackawanna County

Are you over 40 and finding it more difficult to take the stairs, or get down and up from the floor? Strength training can benefit you tremendously with your daily activities while protecting you from osteoporosis and losing your balance. Penn State Extension, in collaboration with The University of Scranton, will be offering strength training and nutrition classes to help men and women improve their muscle strength and bone density.

If you’re not physically active now and would like to begin an exercise program, plan to join the “Growing Stronger” program. It is a 12-week strength training program designed for adults 40 and older. Two classes are being offered, one on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at West Side Senior Center, 1004 Jackson Street, Scranton, beginning February 8, and one on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1 – 2 p.m. at The Abington Senior Center, 1151 Winola Road, S. Abington Township, beginning February 9.

The cost for the program is $115, but if you register before January 25 there is a $10 early bird discount. Financial scholarships are available.

For questions or to register, please call Penn State Extension in Lackawanna County at 570-963-6842, email nmd5140@psu.edu, or visit extension.psu.edu and click on Lackawanna County. The registration deadline is Thursday, February 4. Space is limited and registrations are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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