SAEGERTOWN – Penn State Extension will offer a group strength training program for adults 40 and older. “Lifelong Improvements Through Together Fitness” aims to improve functional fitness, or the ability to perform daily activities with ease.

The eight-week course will take place from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. every Monday and Thursday, starting September 12, at Christ Evangelical Free Church, 19682 Hill Road, Saegertown.

Through moderate training exercises and basic nutritional information, participants will work towards achieving their personal goals in a group setting, organizers said. The program is designed to improve strength, posture and flexibility, as well as to emphasize the benefits of healthy eating.

According to organizers, improving strength and bone density can reduce the risk of osteoporosis and related fractures in participants. Additionally, the program may reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, depression and obesity.

Instructors note that this engaging, group-focused program serves to foster a sense of community, which has been linked to improved self-confidence, mood, and vitality.

Participants can register until September 6. The $60 registration fee covers the cost of the program.

More information: Visit extension.psu.edu/lift.