It is well known that exercise is the closest thing to a “magic bullet” to maintain health or mitigate the effects of many diseases. Unfortunately, countless Americans are physically inactive and lose the physical capacity to age successfully. There is also a lack of health clubs and fitness centers designed specifically for the needs of aging adults, including those with health issues. Welcyon helps fill that void by offering the right atmosphere, the right equipment, the right exercise protocols, and the right supervision to help aging adults safely and substantially improve their physical condition, which improves overall health.
Welcyon Fitness After 50 recognizes that the incidence of disease increases with age, and ailments such as hypertension, sarcopenia, arthritis, and imbalance are very common in this population. Therefore, our exercise protocols include many considerations put forth by respected health and fitness organizations, both to improve safety and to generate meaningful exercise results.
Exercise and Hypertension
Progression Models in Resistance Training for Healthy Adults
Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults
See the Welcyon difference. Welcyon gets real results because of the unique fusion of culture and evidence-based exercise. Above is a progress report showing “John’s” strength increases following 3 months of exercise at Welcyon. John, who has heart and renal disease, is featured in “Case Stories” on the right side of this web page. The green bars show his strength (in pounds) for various muscle groups at the time of his initial exercise sessions and the blue bars his strength levels 3 months later. Welcyon provides regular progress reports to members to objectify their improvements.