StrongBodies of Rock County, WI

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Classes in Janesville, Evansville, Milton, Beloit, and Online!

StrongBodies™ (also formerly known as StrongWomen™) is a national evidence-based strength training program developed at Tufts University and is aimed at mid-life and older men and women. The benefits of strength training have been studied extensively and include increased muscle mass, strength and improved bone density, as well as additional physical and emotional benefits. The StrongBodies™ program includes progressive strength training and balance and flexibility exercises. These exercises are safe and effective for all ages, including those who are not in perfect health. Rock County StrongBodies™ classes are led by trained local volunteer instructors and some sessions may also include optional health, wellness and other educational programming after the exercise session concludes. In-person and online classes are available.

Choose your location, day and time below. Classes meet two or three times per week, and sessions run 10 to12 weeks. A suggested participant contribution of $30 per session helps offset program costs.

Please note that all classes will follow guidance from UW-Madison and Rock County Public Health regarding COVID-19 precautions. Masks are not currently being required for in-person programming. We will continue to follow CDC guidelines and monitor community transmission status. Mask requirements may be updated if increased transmission is detected. Participants will need to follow any masking guidelines at host locations.

Rock County Extension StrongBodies Classes and Locations

Registration forms and suggested participation contributions will be collected at the first class
unless site information below says to call to register.

Suggested participation contributions can be mailed to: 51 S. Main Street, Janesville WI, 53545.
If you prefer to drop off your contributions in person, please visit us at our Rock County office,
at 3506 N. U.S. Hwy 51, Building A, Janesville, WI 53545.
(Please make checks payable to UW-Extension Rock Co. with Strong Bodies in the memo line.)

Registration Packet for all participants (pdf)

Beloit Sun Valley Presbyterian Church – In person class- New session starting August, 2024
1650 Sun Valley Drive, Beloit
10:00-11:00am, Tuesday and Friday
Instructor: Garth
Sign up here to register, or contact Sara by phone (608) 757-5059 or email at

Daniel Hale Williams Resource Center – In person class-New session starting in July, 2024
1717 Center Avenue, Janesville
11:15pm-12:30pm Tuesday and Thursday
Instructor: Sara
Sign up here to register, or contact Sara by phone (608) 757-5059 or email at

Janesville Faith Lutheran Church – In person classes
2116 Mineral Point, Janesville
• 9:00-10:05 Monday and Wednesday (Beginner)
• 9:00-10:05 Monday and Wednesday (Intermediate)
• 4:00-5:00pm Tuesday and Thursday (Intermediate)
To register, please contact Nancy Vingers at (608) 718-4567

631 Bluff Street, Beloit
Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:15am-9:15am
Instructors: Beth and Kim
To register: contact Sara Ennocenti at (608) 757-5059 or email:

Janesville Senior Center – In person class-New Session starting August, 2024
69 S. Water Street, Janesville
1:00-2:00pm Tuesday and Thursday
Instructor: Wendy
Sign up here to register, or contact Sara by phone (608) 757-5059 or email at

Janesville Trinity Episcopal Church – ON HOLD 
409 E. Court Street, Janesville
Time: TBD
Instructor: TBD

Live Virtual Class via Zoom-Virtual Advanced StrongBodies 2024
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30-11:30am
Instructors: Gena and Bonnie
Must have experience in StrongBodies to join.
To register, contact Sara by phone (608) 757-5059 or email at

DATES: July 9th – September 26th
TIME: 9:00-10:15am on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Registration Link:
[Bonus presentations on nutrition and other topics offered after class at least once weekly]
For questions about the StrongBodies program please contact Jen Whitty at

If you are unable to join a class but still want to participate in StrongBodies at home:
University Place | Strong Women, Strong Bones
Home Safety Checklist for StrongBodies participants
StrongBodies Exercises

Other Rock County StrongBodies Classes

Evansville Creekside Place – In person class, call for more information
102 Maple Street, Evansville
9:00-10:00am Monday and Friday
To Register call Creekside Place: (608) 882-0407

Milton Gathering Place – In person class, call for information
715 Campus Street, Milton
9:15-10:30am Tuesday and Thursday
To Register Call: (608) 868-3500

If you have any questions about StrongBodies programs in Rock County, contact the Rock County Extension Office at (608) 757-5059.

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