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Increasing physical activity has been proven to reduce the risk of heart disease by 11 percent among adults 60 years and older because working out stimulates the cardiovascular and respiratory systems.
Save 25% on any Next Steps™ Fitness Program! This August you can enroll in any Next Steps™ Fitness Program and save 25%! At Avera McKennan Fitness Center, we have 9 specialized programs to support your health and fitness goals. For 8 weeks, you’ll receive an individualized exercise plan supervised by our degreed and certified fitness […]
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. This is an opportunity to bring awareness to the most common form of cancer. Skin Cancer can be prevented by using these key tips from skincancer.org Seek the shade, especially between 10am and 4pm Do not burn Avoid tanning and UV tanning beds. Cover up with clothing, including […]
State-of-the-art medical fitness centers provide support to individuals who are managing a medical condition. However, medical fitness centers also offer equipment, programs and services that support the health and fitness of the entire community. Members can expect unique programs, qualified staff, premium amenities and services that are not available in a traditional gym. All fitness […]
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This month is a platform to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. Here are a few tips on how you can get involved during this month: Be proactive, check your status– Breast cancer is the second most common cancer found in women, but […]
Did you know that there are fitness programs at Avera McKennan Fitness Center to give you extra support as you exercise? Next Steps is collection of fitness programs for individuals transitioning from or managing a medical condition. These programs will also help those who need additional support to improve their level of physical activity. Each […]
Avera Scores 98.5 Percent on Medical Fitness Facility Recertification Since 1991, the Medical Fitness Association (MFA) has been dedicated to the successful operation of Medical Fitness Centers worldwide. The MFA has established a set of parameters to document and represent the standards and guidelines applicable to the design and operation of a Medical Fitness Facility. […]
Staying active in your senior years is an important part in preventing the risk for certain diseases or managing a pre-existing condition. Wednesday, May 31 is the 24th annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day®. The common goal for this day is to help keep older Americans healthy and fit. Our Next Steps fitness programs […]
May 7-13 is National Hospital Week. During this week, we acknowledge and celebrate hospitals and the women and men who support the health and well-being of their communities through dedication and compassionate care from the heart. According to the American Hospital Association®, this is an opportunity to thank all of the dedicated individuals – physicians, […]
Starting a workout routine can be intimidating, especially if you don’t quite know where to start. After you sign up for membership, how do you determine what equipment on the fitness floor works best for your fitness goals? How do you know what techniques to use as you work out or if you are using […]
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