Calling all seniors to get fit, have fun, and meet new like-minded friends at the same time!

The SilverSneakers Fitness Program is an innovative health, exercise and wellness program helping older adults live healthy, active lifestyles.  Offered through Healthways, a global well-being company providing wellness programs to their corporate customers, SilverSneakers helps older adults take greater control of their health by encouraging physical activity and offering social events.  Medicare or group retirees can use the website’s health plan locator to find out if your health plan offers or provides coverage for this program.

Jeff Ryan, Assistant Manager of Lifestyle Fitness in Missoula, MT, www.missoulalifestyle.com, said that he “found the SilverSneakers program through online research, and found them to be best suited for our club.” He said that SilverSneakers sends “all the necessary information to our club” making “the sign up process… simple, and allows us to immediately start safely setting members up with workouts customized to their needs.  Each month, we track the attendance of every member and send in a report to SilverSneakers, and they send us payment per visit for those members. The process is easy, and definitely not time consuming as some programs are.  As long as this program stays as user-friendly as it is, while still being applicable to members in our area, we will continue with the program as long as they will have us.”

SilverSneakers’ membership benefits include access to conditioning classes, exercise equipment, pool, sauna and other available amenities; customized classes designed exclusively for older adults who want to improve their strength, flexibility, balance and endurance; health education seminars and events that promote benefits of a healthy lifestyle. A specially trained Senior Advisor at participating fitness centers introduce you to SilverSneakers and help you get started; you get member-only access to online support to help lose weight, quit smoking or reduce your stress; and “SilverSneakers Steps” for members without convenient access to a location.  To guide you on your journey, we suggest the ACT Now for Fitness plan – to assess your health, choose your goals and track your fitness on your way to a healthier you. SilverSneakers members can visit any participating location in the nation, so when traveling, you don’t need to miss a workout. View locations by ZIP code or call toll-free at 888-423-4632, to unlock the door to greater independence and a healthier life for golden agers through SilverSneakers.