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LIFT (Lifelong Improvements through Fitness Together)

LIFT (Lifelong Improvements through Fitness Together) is an in-person, group-based, strength training program for adults aged 55+. Participation in LIFT may result in improvements in functional fitness or the ability to perform activities of daily living with ease. Participants are encouraged to work towards achieving their own personal goals in a group setting.

LIFT sessions are held one hour twice a week over the course of eight weeks and include a warm-up, strength training exercises, and a cool down. The program also includes basic nutrition information with an emphasis on increased fruit and vegetable intake.

The LIFT program is for men and women 55 years of age and older who are interested in improving their health, vitality, and well-being.

Strength training offers physical, mental, and emotional benefits including:

  • Increased muscle mass and strength
  • Improved bone density
  • Reduced risk of osteoporosis and related fractures
  • Reduced risk of diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, depression, and obesity
  • Improved self-confidence, sleep, and vitality
  • Improved balance

What to expect at the classes:

  • A warm-up
  • Strength-training exercises to promote proper body positioning, flexibility, and posture
  • Basic nutrition information
  • A cool-down