The University of Missouri Extension’s “Stay Strong, Stay Healthy” classes start on Tuesday.  Click to hear KMZU’s Chelsea Wade talk with Jessica Trussell, Human Development Specialist at the MU Extension Office:

Jessica Trussell

Note: The deadline to sign up for the classes is Friday, August 16th, but Trussell told KMZU News that the registration period could be extended to Tuesday, August 20th.


Press Release from the University of Missouri Extension Office

(Chillicothe, Missouri, August 14, 2013) – Starting August 20th, you can join a Stay Strong, Stay Healthy class taught by University of Missouri Extension specialists at the Grand River Technical School in Chillicothe. The Stay Strong, Stay Healthy program is built on simple, strength building exercises that will improve balance, health, and state of mind. No, it’s not strenuous weight-lifting; you’ll start at a level that’s right for you. No one is too inactive to participate. Building strength promotes quality of life and independence; especially for adults over 50.

Instructors have been trained by University of Missouri Extension to lead this program. These types of exercises are easy to learn, safe and effective. Don’t delay, start building your strength on August 20th! Registration is encouraged by Friday, August 16th. This class will meet twice a week for 10 weeks on Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00pm-5:00pm and the cost of the class is $20. Please call Jessica Trussell, Human Development Specialist, at the MU Extension Office at 660-646-0811 for more information or to register! This class is sponsored by MU Extension and the Grand River Technical Center.