What is StrongBodies?

The Extension StrongBodies Program is based on the StrongWomen Program that was created by Professors Miriam E. Nelson and Rebecca Seguin. StrongBodies will catalyze positive change in people of all ages to live stronger, healthier lives by providing knowledge, inspiration, access to programs, and ongoing support.

Why StrongBodies?

StrongBodies envisions a diverse community of individuals who are fit, strong, and healthy; in turn these empowered individuals become agents of change for their families, communities, and beyond.

Read how our program improved one participant’s life:

“If you would have told me I could say that 6 months ago, I would have told you it was not possible. Six months ago, I had just finished daily 30 Radiation treatments to my abdomen/pelvis, and two weeks of daily chemotherapy. I finished treatment at 109 pounds on my 5’6” frame, hairless and profoundly weak. I was having issues with continence, difficulty eating and felt like I had lost control of every aspect of my life.

I am now in my third set of classes. I am physically stronger, and able to do my normal daily activities without fear of falling. More importantly, I gained control of in my life. I discovered that my body and mind are resilient.”

Read our success stories & Visit our Facebook Page

Click the link to watch the StrongBodies WI Ambassador, Angela Flickinger lead a program on PBS’s University Place:

La Crosse County Extension – StrongBodies 2023
Next Session Class Dates:   October 16th – December 13th
To Register please click link: StrongBodies Registration OR
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Source and for more information about Healthy Eating & Active Living: UW Extension Strong Bodies

If you have any questions regarding StrongBodies in La Crosse County, please contact:

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Karie Johnson – Nutrition Coordinator 

FoodWIse La Crosse County
212 6th Street N, Suite 2200 | La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: (608) 785-9620 | Email:

Mary Hoeft-Leithold – Nutrition Educator
FoodWIse La Crosse County
212 6th Street N, Suite 2200 | La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: (608) 785-9593 | Email: