If you think that strength training is just for Mr. and Mrs. Universe, think again! Middle aged and older adults can benefit from regular exercise more than anyone. Research shows that exercise with weights will increase muscle mass and strength, bone density, provide arthritis relief, restore balance, control weight and blood glucose, improve sleep, strengthen heart, and improve state of mind.

Beginning April 9, men and woman are invited to grow stronger at the Pike County Administration Building 506 Broad Street, Milford. Class meets twice per week for 12 weeks. The cost is $80, or a half course option is offered for $40.

Plan to attend an informational meeting at Penn State Extension in Pike County, 514 Broad Street, Milford, on Tuesday, March 19 at 10 to 10:30 a.m. or 6 to 6:30 p.m., to receive required paperwork. Please call (570) 296-3400 to register for this informational meeting, as space is limited.

More information is also found online at http://extension.psu.edu/pike.