Fit & Strong!

MODIFIED MOVES, MAXIMUM RESULTS

Fit & Strong! is an award-winning, multi-component, evidence-based physical activity program for older adults. This 25 session program targets older adults with osteoarthritis and has demonstrated significant functional and physical activity improvements in this population.

Fit & Strong! helps participants:

  • Gain a clear understanding of what osteoarthritis is and how physical activity that is tailored to the needs of persons with arthritis can help them manage arthritis symptoms
  • Learn to perform safe stretching, balance, aerobic and strengthening, exercises which gradually increase in frequency, duration, and intensity over time
  • Incorporate physical activity into their lifestyles by exercising three times/week for 1 hour
  • Reduce arthritis symptoms
  • Develop individualized, tailored, multiple component physical activity programs that are sustainable after the program ends
  • Maintain independent functioning

Next class begins September 2021.

Contact: Senior Wellness Director, Lauranel Banks at 570-970-5012 to register

This project was funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant.

Program Partner: City of Wilkes-Barre Health Department

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HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

The Greater Wyoming Valley Area YMCA and it’s branches will be CLOSED

Sunday, May 30th & Monday, May 31st

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!