The Fit and Strong! program is a multi-component physical activity and behavior-change program that teaches sedentary adults with joint pain and stiffness how to engage in safe and effective exercise!
The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) with support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have provided Instructor Training Grants for Physical Activity Programs for local park and recreation professionals. Of the programs offered, the Fit and Strong! program falls in line with Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation's goal of offering a complete selection of programs that focus on all needs of seniors within the Harrisonburg community. Because of this grant-funded training, Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation now has the ability to offer joint and arthritis relief programs alongside the already existing 50 & Wiser senior fitness programs, Senior-Friendly Cardio, Gentle Yoga, and Fitness and Balance classes.
The Fit and Strong! program will begin with classes taking place at the Price Rotary Senior Center, 309 S Dogwood Drive, Harrisonburg. The building is located in Westover Park. Classes take place Tuesdays and Fridays beginning September 7 and lasting until Friday, November 30. There will be no class on November 23 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Participants are to wear loose fitting clothes and sneakers. Classes will include one hour of gentle exercise and 1/2 hour of health education. Class materials are provided and each participant will have an assigned bag with class equipment.
Registration for Fit and Strong! classes will begin upon the release of our Fall 2018 Activity guide. Registration for Fall 2018 classes will begin August 2018. You may register by visiting our Activities and Classes Registration page or by calling 540-433-2474.
For questions or more information, contact Lynn Hoy at 540-432-7799. Please come 30 minutes early to the first class to have weights assigned and adjusted to your individual strength level. All sessions are not mandatory and participants may choose how often to participate.