Lifelong Improvements Through Fitness Together (LIFT) Program Starting January 2020

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Lifelong Improvements through Fitness Training (LIFT) is a strength-training program for aging, previously sedentary or insufficiently active men and women. The LIFT program will be held at the Troy-Montgomery Senior Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m.–noon, beginning on January 7, 2020.

LIFT participants meet for one hour, two times a week for eight weeks to complete an active warm-up, eight core strength-training exercises, and three cool-down stretches. Aerobic activity is completed outside of the class sessions.

Along with strength-training, LIFT incorporates group dynamics behavior change strategies and a nutrition education component. LIFT has shown to be an effective program for maintaining and improving the strength, balance, and flexibility of older adults. Based on other existing literature, these improvements may lead to decreased insulin resistance and improved glycemic control, reduction in falls, improved mood and sleep, an increase in overall functional fitness, and ultimately, the ability of older adults to age in place or live independently longer.

To participate in the program, seniors must register during the kick-off event at the Senior Center on Thursday, January 2. During that time, participants will complete a short health assessment, and complete required paperwork. There is no fee to participate, but space is limited to the first ten people to register.

If you have any questions, please contact Rhonda Peters at the North Carolina Cooperative Extension of Montgomery County by calling (910) 576-6011 or emailing rtpeters@ncat.edu.