Strength Training for Healthy Aging, Level 1

Course Dates: 
8 weeks: March 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2018
Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m.
Stacie Smith
Course Catalogs: 
2018 Spring

Course fee: $30
Location: Woodfin YMCA, 40 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC

Strength Training for Healthy Aging - Level 1 will help participants find ease in the activities of daily living, improve range of motion and increase confidence and self-efficacy in movement. This introduction to strength training will include detailed instruction on proper form and body alignment. We will learn movements to work muscles in a safe and effective way and work with a variety of weights to maintain muscle mass, increase motor neuron recruitment and build functional strength. The knowledge gained in this course will empower participants to continue a strength-based fitness routine beyond the end of the term. Please wear clothing that you can move in comfortably and closed-toed shoes. Participants may be shifted to the other time slot, based on experience and readiness for Level 2. Course fee: $30 to be paid to the YMCA on the first day of classes ($20 for YMCA members).

Stacie Smith ( is a Healthy Living Instructor specializing in yoga, cycling and functional strength training at the YMCA of Western North Carolina. She is a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE), a certified yoga teacher, a certified group fitness instructor and a cycling instructor.