Some gyms for seniors include Welcyon and Nifty After 50. Welcyon has locations in Minnesota, Idaho, Nevada, North Dakota and South Dakota, while Nifty After 50 has a location in Garden Grove, California.
Some of the characteristics of gyms for senior citizens include low-impact cardio machines, air-powered resistance training and group fitness classes that participants can take while sitting down. At Welcyon, gym members get workouts customized to their fitness level, and a smart card automatically adjusts resistance and counts repetitions.
While it is not a dedicated gym of itself, SilverSneakers is a fitness program for senior citizens that has over 13,000 participating facilities in the United States. The program is free for some retirees and for those on Medicare. It allows members to use all basic gym amenities, participate in specialized SilverSneakers classes, get assistance from personal advisors and meet other seniors interested in fitness.