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Welcyon, Fitness After 50, to Open in Henderson

EDINA, Minn. - Welcyon, Fitness After 50, a Minneapolis-based chain of health clubs specially designed for adults over 50, has signed a franchise agreement to open in Henderson. The new club will open this spring in Anthem Village Plaza.


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Welcyon, Fitness After 50, Expands With Three New Franchise Deals

EDINA, Minn. – Welcyon, Fitness After 50, a Minneapolis-based chain of health clubs specially designed for adults over 50, has signed three separate franchise deals to open three clubs in Burnsville, Minnesota; Boise, Idaho; and Las Vegas, Nevada, expanding the system to seven locations.


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Welcyon, Fitness After 50, Coming to Boise

EDINA, Minn. – Boise will soon be home to the newest Welcyon, Fitness After 50, location – a health club where adults over 50 can comfortably lace up their sneakers to work toward their specific fitness goals.


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Welcyon, Fitness After 50, Coming to Burnsville

EDINA, Minn. – Burnsville will soon be home to the newest Welcyon, Fitness After 50 location – a health club where adults over 50 can comfortably lace up their sneakers to work toward their specific fitness goals.


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Welcyon, Fitness After 50 Named to Star Tribune’s 2014 “Best of Minnesota” List, Recognized As Minnesota’s “Best Gym for 50-Plus

MINNEAPOLIS – Welcyon, Fitness After 50, one of the nation’s only fitness franchises designed specifically for people over 50, was named to the Star Tribune’s 2014 Best of Minnesota list in the category “Best Gym for 50-plus set.” With over 100 categories – from the best Minnesota getaways and fitness activities to the best food and drink – the third annual listings were thoughtfully selected by the 265 journalists who comprise Minnesota’s largest and most-trusted newsroom


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Welcyon, Fitness After 50, Introduces Healthy Eating Program

EDINA, Minn. – Underscoring that it takes a combination of regular exercise and sensible eating to achieve optimal health, Welcyon, Fitness After 50, recently launched a new Healthy Eating Program that pairs every member with a Registered Dietitian (RD) for nutritional counseling as part of its standard membership.


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Fitness at 50 and Beyond

EDINA, Minn. – In a society where looking young and fit is a way of life — it’s no surprise that more and more baby boomers are lacing up their sneakers and heading to the gym. But what about those boomers who are deterred by the testosterone-soaked image of gyms? Enter Welcyon, Fitness After 50. This new slant on the fitness industry caters to the 50-plus crowd and is designed for the specific needs of any baby boomer who strolls through the door.


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Staying Fit After 50

EDINA, Minn. – Baby boomers may be heading into retirement, but that doesn’t mean they are slowing down. Instead, they are looking to accelerate their health and fitness regime. And while the housing industry has long offered specialized housing developments for retirees, now the fitness industry is targeting those older than 50.


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Welcyon, Fitness After 50 Coming to Fargo

EDINA, Minn. – Fargo will soon be home to the newest Welcyon, Fitness After 50 location – a space where adults over 50 can comfortably lace up their sneakers to work toward their specific fitness and health goals.


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Welcyon Adds Industry Veterans to Executive Team

EDINA, Minn. – Welcyon, Fitness After 50, a start-up franchisor with a new concept that caters to the 50-plus crowd, is flexing its muscle by adding a veteran cast of health and fitness industry executives to its senior team.


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Welcyon Joins VetFran Program,  Offers 33% Franchise Fee Discount for U.S. Military Veterans

EDINA, Minn. – Welcyon, Fitness After 50, a new slant on the fitness industry that caters to the 50-plus crowd, recently announced its membership in the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) VetFran Program. The company will begin offering a $10,000 discount off its $30,000 franchise fee to qualified veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces who want to own a Welcyon franchise.


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Welcyon’s Tom Boerboom Named to The (Real) Power 50; Recognized as “One Who Makes Things Happen”

EDINA, Minn. – Tom Boerboom, co-founder and president of Welcyon, Fitness After 50, has been selected to The (Real) Power 50 by Minnesota Business magazine. The magazine describes The (Real) Power 50 as the linchpins in their company. The connectors in their industry. The people without whom the whole machine would tumble down. The heart of the operation. The ones who make things happen. The real decision-makers of the family.


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