Event Details
Event Type: Online Class


Thu
May 26, 2022
12:00pm - 1:15pm
At your computer/device
Jerrie Thurman


Event Registration

Create Your Own Strength Workout at Home and Work


Strength training is an important component to overall physical health. Research shows that resistance training over a lifespan leads to higher physical performance and ability as we age, while a lack of resistance training can lead to low function, loss of independence, falls, and disability. Yet many people struggle to incorporate a strength training regimen into their activity plan. Stanford is no exception. According to recent SHALA data, less than 40% of Stanford employees met the recommended requirements for strength training.

In this online class, you will learn why incorporating strength training is so important for your overall health and how to put together a basic and balanced full-body strength training program at home. This class will include demos of simple, effective exercises you can use as building blocks and real-case scenarios to help you create a customized home strength workout that works for you.

Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move and join in the action. Please bring a pair of free weights, filled water bottles, canned foods, or something with weight. This class is suitable for all fitness levels.

Instructor: Jerrie Thurman, MA, is a senior wellness program manager and certified wellness coach for Stanford BeWell. She has degrees in exercise physiology and education and 35 years of experience as a certified fitness instructor.

Class details are subject to change.