The Best Health Club for Adults Over 50



14635 County Road 11 Burnsville, MN 55337-4775

(Summit Oaks Square)

Mon - Fri: 6am - 8pm
Sat: 7am - 5pm
Sun: Closed


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Burnsville Club News

5 Tips for Staying Strong All Summer

With the warm weather coming on, you might be tempted to skip your workouts. While taking it easy might be fun for a week or two, you’ll eventually pay for it with big muscle loss. The good news is that training as little as once a week will maintain the strength you worked so hard to gain. This month, Coach Mark offers five tips for staying motivated and strong during the long, lazy summer.

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Break Out the Ballet Slippers: Grandma’s Going Dancing!

Every day we hear inspiring success stories about the dramatic difference Welcyon makes in members’ lives. Consider Clementine. At 84, she worried that age was taking an irreversible toll on two life-long passions: ballet dancing and playing the violin. But only a few months after joining Welcyon, she was tearing up the dance floor and fiddling with renewed fury! Learn how she got stronger, fitter and healthier for dancing—and for life! We can help your mom too—whether she’s 50, 60 or, yes, even 84.

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Small Group Classes Start Week of April 20

Add more fun, variety and challenge to your workout routine! Our new small group cardio classes begin the week of April 20. These 30-minute coach-led sessions will take your aerobic training to a higher level. Best of all, there’s no charge through June 27.

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Turn Your Walk into a Workout

As a form of exercise, walking has long played second-fiddle to running. Now, with a boost from intense, interval-style workouts, walking has become a great way to improve aerobic fitness and leg strength while lowering blood pressure. And it’s much easier on the body than running. Read more in the New York Times.

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Earlier Hours Starting in March

Club will Open at 6 AM

Calling all early birds! Beginning March 2, the club will open at 6 am, Monday through Friday. This is a great way to squeeze in a workout out before launching into your busy day. On Saturdays, we’ll continue opening at 7 am. As always, the club closes at 8 pm on weekdays and 5 pm on Saturdays. Welcyon is closed on Sundays.

Work Out. Eat Right. Lose Weight.

​You work out hard in the club. Why doesn’t it show on the bathroom scale? Although the benefits of exercise are innumerable, weight loss isn’t one of them. Shedding pounds requires a smart nutrition plan to go with your workouts. And that means more than counting calories. Learn the latest findings on exercise, nutrition and weight loss in this article by Dr. Jonny Bowden, renowned nutrition expert.

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Eat Something Fishy for a Healthier Heart and Brain

Protect your heart and boost your brain by eating fish. Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, cold-water fish like salmon can reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, some cancers, and diseases like rheumatoid arthritis. Learn more about the many ways fish oil can improve your health in this article from Dr. Andrew Weil, integrative-medicine pioneer.

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Welcyon Unveils New Design and Décor for Clubs

It’s a new year and a new look for Welcyon! Starting with our recently opened clubs in Burnsville, MN and Boise, ID, we rolled out a sophisticated spa-like design. Incorporating natural elements like bamboo trees, water walls, and vibrant outdoor imagery, it’s an inspiring setting for working out, socializing and relaxing. Take a virtual tour and read the story behind the design for all new Welcyon health clubs.

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Fit After 50: Smarter Eating, Healthier You!

Free Wellness Workshop on February 24​ at 7 pm

You’re invited! Register now!

To be your best, regular exercise is crucial – and so is healthy eating. During this informative session, Alice Broderdorf, registered dietitian and cooking instructor will show you how to make smart food choices that get you fit without giving up taste and enjoyment.

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Burnsville Welcyon owner finds his mission after stroke

Jim Fisher, the owner of Welcyon in Burnsville, used to lead a high-pressure, high-flying life as the president of a $100 million printing company. Then, the bottom fell out when he had a stroke in 2012. Learn more about his journey to stand again, walk again, and help others live healthier lives in this inspiring story from the Sun Thisweek.​

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Skip Breakfast. Train Hard. Lose Weight.

Trying to shed a few pounds? Forget about the breakfast of champions! Exercising in the early morning before breakfast primes your body to burn baby burn!

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Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Chia

There’s no cream, but it’s oh so creamy! Cauliflower provides the rich and smooth feel of this luscious, warming soup. Add the super-food power of chia seeds, and you’ve got a nutritious meal that’s low on calories and high in fiber, magnesium, calcium and antioxidants.

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Sitting More Deadly than Obesity

You might want to sit down for this. On second thought, stand up! Research shows that “being sedentary may be twice as deadly as being obese.” The good news is that doing as little as 20 minutes of brisk walking a day can significantly decrease the chances of an early death. This is true whether you’re normal weight, overweight or obese.

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Beating diabetes, how Welcyon can help you

Diabetes is a serious disease affecting more than 29 million people in America. The good news is that you can manage, or entirely eliminate diabetes through aerobic exercise, strength training and nutrition—the pillars of the Welcyon program.

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Leaving the Big Bad Gym Behind

For most people, the torn earth, poured concrete and rebar of a new construction project might seem an unlikely spot for a personal-fitness epiphany. But as Ray Littlefield sat in traffic beside the site of a future Welcyon club in Burnsville, something about that “Fitness After 50” sign really resonated.

“Until then, I had not made health a priority,” said Littlefield, who just turned 50 in September. “Stress and lifestyle have taken their toll.” Often working 60 hours a week for a Twin Cities software firm, the busy sales executive grapples with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and extra weight. “I’ve got a one-year-old grandchild, and I want to be around to watch him grow up. I realized I needed to make some changes.”

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