Fargo Club News
Introducing your All New Healthy Eating Program
This week, we’re excited to present a new blog by Elaine Wu, registered dietitian and trained chef. Elaine leads the team of dietitians who help Welcyon members like you live long and strong with good nutrition. In her own words, Elaine will be sharing “food facts, fun recipes, inspiring success stories, and resources for learning about the fusion of good eating, good times, and good nutrition.” In this first piece, she explores what’s new and exciting in Welcyon’s revamped Healthy Eating Program, and shows you how to connect with your own personal dietitian.Read more >
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.Read more >
Come See Us at the Home & Garden Show
Feb 27, 28 & March 1 at the Fargodome
Spring is a great time to get started on house and garden projects. And what better place to get inspiration than the Red River Valley Home & Garden Show? Be sure to stop by and see us if you go. We’ll have a booth in the exhibit area. Hope to see you there!
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.Read more >
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.Read more >
Fit After 50: Smarter Eating, Healthier You!
Free Wellness Workshop on February 26 at 7 pm
To be your best, regular exercise is crucial. But so is healthy eating. During this informative session, Rita Ussatis, Cass County Extension Agent, will show you how to make smart food choices that get you fit without giving up taste and enjoyment.Read more >
Welcyon Book Club Meets on Friday, February 27
This Month’s Selection: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Give your mind a workout with our moveable literary feast! For this month’s book club, I’ll be leading a discussion about Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, by Lisa See.Read more >
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!Read more >
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.Read more >
You’re Invited to Our February Open Houses!
Be sure to stop by for a cup of hot chocolate or apple cider during our February Open Houses. Bring along your family and friends for a tour. If they join they get a discount and you earn a bonus FREE month or $50 VISA Gift Card.
February 7 and 14 from 10 AM to NoonRead more >
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.Read more >
Get Fit with HIIT! Preview Workshops Start in January
Crank the voltage on your fitness program with a HIIT Class (high intensity interval training). These intensive cardio sessions help you burn calories, shed body fat and lose weight. Even better, you’ll build muscle, strength, speed and stamina, while lowering blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar.Read more >
Join now and save $62
Can you believe the new year is almost upon us? Build strength and be your healthiest for the festivities ahead by joining Welcyon today.
To help you get started, you can join now as a 12-month member, and get your 13th month free - a saving of $62.Read more >
Welcyon Holiday Hours
The holidays are quickly approaching and we wish you special time spent with friends and family. Please take note of the changes to our hours for the holidays and adjust your workout accordingly.Read more >
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.Read more >
Reaping the rewards: Reluctant exerciser makes turnaround at Welcyon
Barb Arneson is a member turned fitness coach at the Welcyon, Fitness After 50 - Fargo, club. At 56, Barb first joined Welcyon at her sister’s urging and quickly became a regular, working out three days a week in the club. Now, as one of our coaches, she is helping others do the same.Read more >
Staying Strong—and Growing Stronger—After 50
These days, hitting 50 is no cause for easing into the slow lane. In fact, it’s time to kick the accelerator and get on down the highway. Welcyon members know the next leg of their journey requires strength, stamina, and a tankful of good attitude. Thanks to our safe, friendly, scientifically designed workout environment, scores of aging Boomers are getting the support—and muscle—they need to turn the Golden Years into a Gold Rush of health, fitness and vitality. Now, with our new Strength Analysis, we’ve got the stats to prove that fitness after 50 isn’t a dream—it’s the new reality for a growing number of Americans.Read more >