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Year-Round Fitness for All-Round Good Health

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Jim Fisher, owner of Welcyon–Fitness After 50 in Burnsville, joined KARE 11 News @4 with some tips on how to keep active and healthy all year long.


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Fitness chain for 50-plus expands locally and beyond

​An Edina-based fitness club designed for older members is expanding in the Twin Cities and beyond.

Welcyon Fitness Over 50 is adding a Burnsville gym in January, following a new gym in Idaho and a gym groundbreaking in Las Vegas. That puts the company’s gym count at five, with two more in the works.


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Exercise helps with diabetes

November is American Diabetes Month.

According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. Another 86 million have pre-diabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

For diabetics over the age of 50, exercising regularly is especially important.


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Welcyon Gym Offers Unique Services

High tech key cards, video games and relaxing music may not seem like things in your typical gym, but Welcyon Fitness in Fargo is looking to make working out fun and simple for those over fifty. Barb Arneson started working out last September at Welcyon Fitness and immediately fell in love with the gym.


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Fitness after 50: Better health and less pain

At any age, one can increase muscle strength, preserve bone density and improve balance. It all starts with a work out program. Suzy Boerboom, Co-Owner, Welcyon Fitness After 50, joined KARE 11 News and said regular workouts can prevent or delay diabetes, improve heart health and reduce arthritis pain. Also, more muscle burns more calories which results in weight loss.


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Fitness after 50: Strategies for staying healthy in new year

‘Tis the season to make New Year’s resolutions, and exercise tops the list for many Baby Boomers and older adults. According to a recent American College of Sports Medicine survey, one of the most popular fitness trends for 2013 is fitness programs for older adults.


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Fitness After 50

Doctors have been telling us for years that it’s important to fit exercise into our schedules every day. But that’s not easily done when you find yourself dealing with an injury. And as you age it’s more common for the exercise you need to cause the problems that prevent you from meeting those goals.


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Active steps to aging better

More than 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 years old every day. However, it doesn’t have to mean that their health retires, too. If you or your parents take steps today, active aging can help slow down or even reverse chronic diseases such as diabetes or heart disease. - See more at: http://welcyon.com/newsroom/media-coverage/#sthash.Q8w752hw.dpuf


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Fitness After 50

Diet and exercise are some of the biggest resolutions made each year. For many who are experiencing a decline in health, making a plan to incorporate more physical activity is the difference between health and disease. - See more at: http://welcyon.com/newsroom/media-coverage/#sthash.Q8w752hw.dpuf


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