West Feliciana Parks and Recreation is offering its Strong Women program for women who want a fitness routine for the summer that won’t be outside in the Louisiana heat.

A summer session of Strong Women, a research-based strength training program, will be offered by the West Feliciana Parks & Recreation Department starting July 10 and continuing through Aug. 17.

Both morning and evening classes will be available at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays and Wednesday and Fridays at 8:15 am. The morning classes are followed by optional floor sessions which focus on core muscles.

Classes will take place at the West Feliciana Community Center on La. 965.

Research shows that a program of strength training not only improves muscle strength and bone density, but reduces falls, improves arthritis symptoms and increases flexibility, a news release said.

For additional information on the Strong Women program and how to get involved, contact instructor Pam Myers at (225) 635-4878 or sagittar@bellsouth.net, or call the West Feliciana Parks and Recreation Department at (225) 784-8447.