The Christian Village at Mason First in World to Offer The Include Platform™, a Breakthrough Digital Health & Wellness Platform

Submitted by Lizz Stephens


(Mason, OH) - Local non-profit retirement community, The Christian Village at Mason (CVM) is the first senior living organization in the world to offer The Include Platform™, an internationally recognized digital health & wellness platform that pairs inclusive fitness equipment with integrated cloud software to improve outcomes while lowering barriers and costs. The Access Strength™ is IncludeHealth’s transformative inclusive functional trainer that removes physical and cognitive barriers found in traditional equipment, providing an equal platform of fitness for all ages and abilities.

“When I heard of The Access Strength, I immediately thought of our residents and how it would give those with physical impairment the ability to exercise and stay fit,” said Lisa Cecil, Vice President of Health Services for Christian Village Communities. “At The Christian Village at Mason, we want to be on the forefront of cutting edge technologies that enhance health & wellness.” 

Described as fitness infused with inclusivity and technology, this revolutionary platform was designed to make staying healthy and fit easier for people of ALL abilities. Ryan Eder, the CEO of IncludeHealth and creator of The Access Strength™, was initially inspired by an observation he had at his gym one day.

“I saw a man in a wheelchair relentlessly struggle while exercising and I thought that there needed to be a system that was universally much easier to use for the ENTIRE population.” remarked Mr. Eder.

From this observation, The Access Strength™ was born.  After Mr. Eder solved physical accessibility, he grew concerned around cognitive accessibility. He wondered how would people know what to do, how much to do, and keep track of their exercise? This was the seed for his software, The IncludeCloud, which is the digital compliment to The Access Strength™.

When asked about The IncludeCloud software, Ryan had this to say:  “As our equipment progressed, we realized there was an opportunity to not just offer inclusivity in the space, but digitize it leading to transformative capabilities in objective outcomes-based data collection, automated documentation and cloud collaboration. This combination of inclusive hardware and integrated software enables us to truly transform the way we deliver care and provide higher quality services, improved outcomes, lowered barriers and reduced costs."

The purchase of The Include Platform™ for The Christian Village at Mason was made possible by multi-source funding through a private organization’s grant, a private donation, and a generous gift by The Christian Village at Mason’s Auxiliary. 

After months of eager anticipation, The Include Platform™ was recently installed and The Christian Village at Mason residents are eager to see the benefits from this amazing digital health & wellness ecosystem.


About The Christian Village at Mason:

Founded in 1987, The Christian Village at Mason is owned and managed by local non-profit Christian Village Communities.  CVM is a life plan community for senior adults aged 65 years and older offering independent living, assisted living, memory support, long-term nursing care, and rehabilitation.  CVM is committed to providing inspiring Christian Retirement living with services that enhance the wellbeing of each resident.


About IncludeHealth, Inc:

IncludeHealth Inc. is an Ohio-based, internationally awarded digital health company leveraging design, technology, and data to transform health and wellness.  Their technology, The Include Platform™, pairs cloud software with inclusive fitness equipment to produce better outcomes with lower barriers and costs. IncludeHeath has garnered over 18 innovation and health awards including winning Best in Show in the International Design Excellence Awards twice where other one-time winners include Apple, Nike, Microsoft & Tesla.