Bring LIFTto your community!
It's as easy as 1-2-3-4!
Few older adults meet the physical activity guidelines for Americans.
150 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity a week
Full body strength training, twice a week
Balance & flexibility along with warm-ups & cool-downs
Physical activity combined with consumption of fruits and vegetables helps older adults age in place!
8 weeks - twice a week
In class strength training
Tracking aerobic activity
Boost fruit & vegetables
Build a healthy community
Become a LIFTInstructor!
Support health and independence among aging adults in your community!
Prepare for your success with LIFTthrough active recruitment of participants, creating community partnerships and being ready with equipment!
Establish a time for individual orientation to the LIFTprogram. This will allow you to perform functional fitness assessments and gather paperwork.
LIFTis an eight-week program, meeting twice a week for a total of sixteen unique classes. The LIFTProgram Manual clearly outlines the content of each class!
As LIFTis an evidence-based program, we need you to keep the evidence coming! Through 6 month follow-ups we help hold participants accountable but also receive valuable data on what happens after LIFT.
All LIFT material is under copyright. Please cite: Harden SM, Wilson ML, Estabrooks PA, and Members of the Physical Activity Leadership Team of Virginia Cooperative Extension. (2018). Lifelong Improvements through Fitness Together Program Manual. Blacksburg, VA: Virginia Tech.