Sioux Falls 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 >
Fit After 50: Smoothies for Super Health!
Free Wellness Workshop on March 17 at 6 pm
Quick, easy and super nutritious, smoothies are a delicious way to increase strength, vitality and overall wellbeing. Transform your blender into a fountain of good health by attending this tasty workshop led by Joyce Swanson, Healthy Eating Expert.Read more >
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 >
Come Visit Us at Winterfest
Looking for something to do this weekend? Come visit us during Winterfest of Wheels at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. This benefit for Cure Kids Cancer has something for all ages. Take in the cars, trucks, and motorcycles on display, and stop by the expanded ‘Ditch your Man’ room to visit many fun exhibitors.Read more >
Fit After 50: Healthy Heart, Longer Life!
FREE WELLNESS WORKSHOP ON FEBRUARY 17
Heart attacks. Strokes. High blood pressure. We’re more vulnerable to cardiovascular disease as we age. Learn steps you can take to keep a healthy heart and live longer. This insightful workshop discusses:
- Symptoms and risk factors
- Treatment options
- Natural, holistic alternatives
- Best ways to prevent disease
FREE WEEK PASS
For every attendee! Includes a personalized workout recommendation and three 1-on-1 fitness sessions with a fitness coach.
TUESDAY | February 17, 6 p.m
Space is limited. Reserve your FREE seat today!
Or call now 605.274.0070.
Dr. Mark Gordon, FACC, MD – one of the area’s top cardiologists.
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 21 from 10 AM-NoonRead more >
Keep Your Heart Healthy: Workshop with Dr. Mark Gordon
Heart attacks. Strokes. High blood pressure. We’re more vulnerable to cardiovascular disease as we age. Learn steps you can take to keep your heart healthy and live longer.Read more >
Healthy Bingo Blackout Challenge
Workout to Win!
Workout for a chance to win pedometers, water bottles, coffee mugs and more during our Healthy Bingo Blackout Challenge.Read more >
Get Juiced for the Valentine’s Day Fruit Fest!
We’re bananas over our members, and really think you and Welcyon go pear-fectly together! That’s why we’re inviting you to help yourself to some fresh fruit during our Valentine’s Day Fruit Fest! Be sure to swing by for a jammin’ good time!
February 13 – 14
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 >
A Healthier You From Head to Toe
Join us for our FREE event and make 2015 a healthy New Year! Dr. Carrie Carlson will share practical tips based on groundbreaking research to be fitter, with more energy to enjoy life.Read more >
OPEN HOUSE! Invite Your Friends and Family
Bring your friends and family to Welcyon and warm up with a cup of coffee, hot chocolate, or hot apple cider.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 >
Welcyon is Spreading Holiday Joy
We are giving back to Sioux Falls families, children, and adults this holiday season with excellent participation from our members. Welcyon’s ‘Spread the Holiday Joy-Wrap it Up, Warm it Up’ campaign was a great success!Read more >
Join now and save $50
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, we’re reducing our joiner’s fee for December by $50, so you’ll pay only $49.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 >
Exercise helps with diabetes
Welcyon Sioux Falls member Mary Ann Hofer was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes about a year ago. Although she never belonged to a gym before, Mary Ann joined Welcyon in an effort to manage her condition. Today she has reversed her diabetes with the help of Welcyon’s exercise and nutrition program.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 >
Warm It Up, Wrap It Up
Welcyon, Fitness After 50 - Sioux Falls, has teamed up with the Salvation Army, Children’s Inn, and Life 96.5 to bring you Warm It Up, Wrap It up! Now through November 26th, bring in your gift wrapping supplies to help benefit Children’s Inn. Welcyon Sioux Falls will also accept warm clothing for children and adults through December 13th. Help us collect coats, hats, gloves, and scarves!Read more > Read more >
Real World Races Without Leaving The Gym
Mark your calendars. Welcyon - Sioux Falls will start their next fitness challenege November 10th.Read more >
Get Fit: Mindful eating, working out quell diabetes scare
Mary Ann Hofer ate what she wanted, when she wanted. When her doctors diagnosed her with Type 2 diabetes she joined Welcyon with the goal of losing 20-30 pounds. Coupled with Welcyon’s personalized workout and nutrition plan that was designed just for her, she has dropped 40 pounds and is no longer taking medication for her diabetes.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 >