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Analysis of the Reno Fit and Strong Program
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Many older adults are not exercising as much as the CDC recommends. There are programs in place to combat this issue, such as the Fit and Strong exercise program offered by the Sanford Center for Aging. In order to make sure these programs are effectively improving the health of the older adults in the community, it is important to conduct evaluations. The Fit and Strong Program collects subjective data in the form of a survey that the participants complete before and after the program. To offer a more objective approach, this study implemented three clinical tests to determine if the participants increased in strength, speed, balance, and flexibility. Once the data was evaluated, the results showed a significant change in all three tests. These results can be utilized to support further implementations of and funding for Fit and Strong and similar programs.