About Fit & Strong!
Fit & Strong! is a low-cost, evidence-based, multiple component exercise program. It combines flexibility, strength training and aerobic walking with health education for sustained behavior change among older adults with lower extremity osteoarthritis (OA).
Fit & Strong! works with providers across the country to deliver an eight-week program that improves:
- Lower extremity stiffness
- Lower extremity pain
- Lower extremity strength
- Aerobic capacity
- Participation in exercise and caloric expenditure
- Self-Efficacy for Exercise
Osteoarthritis is the leading cause of disability among older adults. Lower extremity joint impairment experienced by many older adults with OA is a known risk factor for future disability.
The Fit & Strong! program staff work with providers and instructors to roll out the program across the United States. Learn more about the evidence and benefits of Fit & Strong! here, or contact us to learn more.