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Fit & Strong

Updated March 13, 2020

Hope Kleine

SDSU Extension Health Education & Food Safety Field Specialist

Additional Authors: Nikki Prosch
an elderly man and woman walking on green grass
Gain confidence in your walking ability without the fear of arthritis.

SDSU Extension offers Fit & Strong, an evidence-based physical activity program developed by researchers at the University of Illinois. This 8 or 12 week program targets older adults with osteoarthritis and has demonstrated significant functional and physical activity improvements in this population. However, anyone looking to become more active can experience success with this program.


  • Manage arthritis
  • Exercise safely
  • Decrease joint pain and stiffness
  • Improve daily function
  • Reduce anxiety and depression
  • Develop and maintain an active lifestyle

"This class has helped me so much. I kept thinking I would need knee surgery to help me in daily walking but I now have the strength in my knees that I didn’t have before I came to this class. Coming to this class has been a very positive action for me."

— Anonymous

COVID-19 Safety Precaution

All face-to-face Fit & Strong workshops are suspended until April 11, 2020.

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