Are you ready to improve your health? Have you decided it is time for you to start exercising regularly? A regular exercise program can help with weight management, reduce diabetes and stroke risk, increase energy levels, and improve overall sense of well-being.


The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service in Franklin County is offering a group fitness program, Extension Get Fit, to help adults increase strength, flexibility, and balance. This program uses leg weight, hand weights, and other exercise items to improve fitness in a fun and relaxed one-hour class. There are Extension Get Fit programs both in Ozark and Charleston. The Ozark program meets three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:00 am to 10:00 am at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension Service in Ozark, Arkansas. The Ozark program is instructed by Kay Hardy who has been trained to lead the program. The Charleston program meets at the Baptist Church Fellowship Hall on Mondays and Thursdays at 8:00 am to 9:00 am. The Charleston program is instructed by Paula Dozier and Carol Barnes who have also been trained to lead program.


To participate in the program, you must be 18 years or older. Sign up now by contacting Casey Jarding, County Extension Agent – Family & Consumer Science at 479-667-3720 or by emailing cjarding@uaex.edu. Cost for participating in the program is $12, which includes all sessions for one year and a fitness assessment.


The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.