What is StrongBodies?

The Extension StrongBodies Program is based on the StrongWomen Program that was created by Professors Miriam E. Nelson and Rebecca Seguin. StrongBodies will catalyze positive change in people of all ages to live stronger, healthier lives by providing knowledge, inspiration, access to programs, and ongoing support.

Why StrongBodies?

StrongBodies envisions a diverse community of individuals who are fit, strong, and healthy; in turn these empowered individuals become agents of change for their families, communities, and beyond.

Read how our program improved one participant’s life:

“If you would have told me I could say that 6 months ago, I would have told you it was not possible. Six months ago, I had just finished daily 30 Radiation treatments to my abdomen/pelvis, and two weeks of daily chemotherapy. I finished treatment at 109 pounds on my 5’6” frame, hairless and profoundly weak. I was having issues with continence, difficulty eating and felt like I had lost control of every aspect of my life.

I am now in my third set of classes. I am physically stronger, and able to do my normal daily activities without fear of falling. More importantly, I gained control of in my life. I discovered that my body and mind are resilient.”

Read our success stories

Find a Program:

StrongBodies in Polk County

StrongBodies is now being offered at the Wild River Fitness Center in Osceola, WI. This is a 10-week program designed to increase your strength, muscle mass and balance, and decrease the risk of osteoporosis, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, depression and obesity. These classes are designed to increase your independence and ability to do your daily activities.

Classes are every Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2pm-3pm starting on January 24th, 2023. Every class will be located at Wild River Fitness Center (2630 65th Ave, Osceola, WI)

The class is $20 for ALL 10 weeks, BUT will be FREE to Wild River Fitness members. Grants are available for people who want to take the class, NO INCOME REQUIREMENTS. Class registration is on a first come first serve basis. If you have any questions about the class, please call the Polk County Extension Office at 715-485-8600.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions regarding StrongBodies in Wisconsin, please contact the StrongBodies WI Team at

Not in Wisconsin?

This program is offered to Wisconsin Residents. If you’re not in Wisconsin, check out the national StrongPeople Website 

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