The Morehouse Council on Aging Wellness Center encourages seniors and adults of all ages to live a healthy life now.

The Morehouse Council on Aging Wellness Center encourages seniors and adults of all ages to live a healthy life now.

More than one-third of U.S. adults have obesity, according to the Center for Disease control and Prevention website, and many of these people will resolve to lose weight in the new year.

Charles Walker, manager at the MCOA Wellness Center, said he helps people of all ages get into shape and uses hands-on techniques that other gyms do not.

"We can help you plan and carry out specific fitness goals," he said. "Whether you need to lose weight, or control your blood pressure, or gain muscle mass, we can help you begin. We will give you the direction you need to meet your goals."

Darla Henderson, fitness specialist at the Wellness Center, said that most of the time people are afraid to come to the gym because they do not know how to operate the equipment.

"Nine out of 10 times people don't know what to do," she said. "I have helped so many people make their fitness goals and lose the weight the need to lose."

Chasity Herron, Wellness member, said she went from a size 15 to a size 11.

"I lost the weight without pills or shakes," she said. "I just worked out and the weight came off."

Walker said the gym is not only for seniors, but for all adults 18 and older.

For more information contact 283.0845 or go to the website at www.morehousecoa.org.