Are you ready to improve your health? Have you decided it is time for you to start exercising regularly? Research shows 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 Logan County is offering a group fitness program, Extension Get Fit, to help adults increase strength, flexibility, and balance. This 12-week program uses dumbbells and ankle weights to improve fitness in a fun and relaxed one-hour class.

Sessions will meet twice weekly on Monday and Wednesday from 9-10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Booneville. The class will be instructed by Charla Hammonds, County Extension Agent and trained program leader.

Space is limited, so sign up now by contacting the Logan County Extension Office at 479-963-2360, 479-675-2787 or by emailing ckhammonds@uaex.edu by the Jan. 19 registration deadline. Classes will start on Monday, Jan. 22. The cost for participating in the program is $20, which includes all sessions and a fitness assessment.

Other Logan County Extension Get Fit classes are available including on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. at the Magazine United Methodist Church. Class will be using medicine balls and circuit training routines. Classes will also be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the EHC Building in Prairie View. Class uses a variety of strength training exercise routines.