Extension Get Fit is research-based, safe, structured, and affordable.
The Extension Get Fit (EGF) Program is a community-based strength training program targeted to midlife and older Arkansans. Based on the latest research, the program is designed to:
- Improve strength, balance and flexibility
- Reduce the risk of falls
- Help maintain independence
- Increase energy
- Help manage your weight
- Decrease pain
- Help you feel better!
What are classes like?
Classes meet for an hour at least twice a week, and each session includes a warm-up, 8 to 10 strengthening exercises, and cool-down. This program provides a supportive group environment and is appropriate for all fitness levels.
What do I need to participate?
You will need dumbbells and adjustable ankle weights to participate in the class.
How much does it cost?
The $20 program fee covers an entire calendar year. Scholarships are available.
Are there classes in my area?
For more information, contact your local county extension office.
You can also search for "get fit" in our calendar. If you don't see a class in your county, don't worry. You can still contact your agent to find out if classes are coming up!