Let’s Get Stronger Together With LIFT LIVE!!!

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Did you know that only 13% of older adults are meeting the current recommendations for physical activity and less than 30% are meeting the current dietary guidelines for fruits and vegetables? Older adults with healthful diets and who meet the physical activity recommendations are more likely to age in place. In order to help meet these needs, beginning March 2, North Carolina Cooperative Extension and the Troy-Montgomery Senior Center will partner to offer the Lifelong Improvements through Fitness Together (LIFT) program for currently inactive older adults.

LIFT LIVE is an eight-week, group-based strength-training program that promotes balance and flexibility with the goal of improving functional fitness and independent living in older adults. The program will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m.–10 p.m. from March 2– April 22, 2021. This program is NOT a weight loss program but is designed to help adults gain the strength they need for everyday living.

“We cover eight basic exercises in class that will help everyday living become easier – getting in and out of the car, walking up and down stairs, getting in and out of the shower, and out of chairs- as well as dealing with groceries”, says Rhonda Peters, Family and Consumer Science Agent with North Carolina Cooperative Extension and LIFT facilitator.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the class is unable to meet in person. LIFT LIVE will be held online, using the Zoom platform. There is no fee for participation, but participants will need a set of hand weights, a chair that does not move, and a computer or tablet where they can download and access the Zoom software. Resources for understanding how to use Zoom will be provided prior to the program start for all those who register.

This program is FREE, but registration is required. Please register at www.go.ncsu.edu/lift2021. Class is limited to the first twenty-five people who register and a minimum of eight participants are required or the class will be canceled. If you have any questions, please email Rhonda Peters at rtpeters@ncat.edu or call Theresa Thomas by calling (910) 572-4464.