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About Welcyon

A Better Alternative to Traditional Gyms

Tour Welcyon Health Clubs

Welcyon, Fitness After 50, is a chain of health clubs specially designed for adults over 50. Headquartered in the Minneapolis suburb of Edina, Minnesota, we opened our first clubs in 2010 and began franchising in 2012.

Our concept was borne from today’s demographic reality: There are a lot of us baby boomers out there – one in every three Americans is age 50 or over – and we’re at that point in life where aging with health and vitality is a major priority.

For most of us, however, traditional gyms are not the answer. We’re not 22, or even 32, anymore, and that’s who most gyms cater to.

What’s been missing is a place where we can get healthy in ways that fit our needs and preferences – a place with hands-on instruction and support; interactive user-friendly equipment that makes exercise easy yet effective; and a welcoming, non-intimidating environment that motivates us to come back again and again.

That’s why our founders, leveraging their extensive backgrounds in healthcare, designed “The Best Health Club For Adults Over 50” – a place that makes healthy aging an easier, achievable reality for more of us.

So far, so good.

Welcyon coaches build personalized workout plans

On average, our members are 56% stronger within three months of joining, and twice as strong within a year. Their satisfaction with us is nearly double the satisfaction rate of the average health club goer.

Most rewarding are the stories of rejuvenation – folks who have lost weight, lowered their cholesterol and blood pressure, taken control of their diabetes; in short, boomers who feel their healthiest in years and are living with renewed vim and vigor.

And to think, more than half our members had never belonged to a health club before, or hadn’t used one in at almost a decade!

For more about us, check out our section on frequently asked questions.

Experience Welcyon

Fitness after 50 at Welcyon health clubs

Visit our clubs and you’ll experience our mission in action, which is to provide a welcoming and personalized fitness environment where you can become your healthiest.

To find the club nearest you, visit our locations page.

Own a Welcyon

If you’re looking to own your own business, you may be interested to learn that Entrepreneur Magazine included us on its list of “innovative franchise opportunities.” We just might be the way to add purpose beyond profit to your professional life. Learn more about our franchising opportunities and get in touch with one of our consultants by visiting Welcyon’s franchising website.

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Claims of increased strength are based on an analysis of 716 members who exercised for two years. Results will vary based on each individual’s level of participation. Wellness claims are based on evidence in health and exercise science literature.
Franchises that receive federal assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration by law, may not discriminate, prohibit, or deny services to any individual who seeks membership at the franchisee’s facility.