Welcome to Fit & Strong!
Fit & Strong! is an award-winning, multi-component, evidence-based physical activity program for older adults. This eight-week program targets older adults with osteoarthritis and has demonstrated significant functional and physical activity improvements in this population.
"The exercise has made it possible for me to have better movement in joints with less pain."
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