Stay strong and empowered for life with this free benefit
Staying active as we age is crucial to keeping our body and mind in tip-top shape for life. But for many folks, knowing what exercises to do, gyms to check out, and classes to take isn’t always so straightforward.
Enter: SilverSneakers®, a free fitness program that offers senior-specific workout classes and amenities at gyms across the country. But those benefits only skim the surface of what’s available when you sign up. Here are some other big bonuses to a SilverSneakers membership.
Access to Thousands of Workout and Wellness Facilities
Don’t want to commit to just one gym? With SilverSneakers, you can visit any of the 17,000 participating locations across the nation. And, you don’t have to plan in advance. You can decide which class or facility you want to visit and work out there the same day.
You’ll also gain access to exclusive classes. Whether your goal is to get your heart rate up, build muscle, or improve flexibility, there’s a SilverSneakers class that’s been designed with your needs in mind. To see what’s available, visit silversneakers.com/learn/classes*.
Planning on taking a trip? No need to pause your fitness routine. Using the SilverSneakers locator tool, you can quickly and easily identify a class or gym in the area where you are traveling and book a visit that same day.
Online Workout Videos
If you’re short on time or can’t make it to class, SilverSneakers has plenty of workout videos you can follow along with from the comfort of your home. All you need is access to the internet, and you can choose from over 200 videos that are available whenever you want to use them.
And, don’t worry about having the right equipment or enough space. These video workouts are designed to be easy to do at home—no fancy accessories required.
For some people, working out indoors may not be as appealing as getting out in the fresh air. Luckily, SilverSneakers has the FLEX program, which hosts workouts like yoga and dance at outdoor parks and locations in your neighborhood. This means you get all the benefits of your workout—and an extra dose of vitamin D.
Having a friend to work out with helps keep you accountable, whether it’s an old friend or a new one. So, it’s no wonder that 75 percent of SilverSneakers members have friends in the program or have made friends through it. Those connections are good for your health, too! It’s been found that 49 percent of members said they were motivated to continue exercising because they had a friend with them in the SilverSneakers program.
But those connections go far beyond the gym. It’s not uncommon for workout partners to plan get-togethers and play active roles in one another’s lives. Members celebrate, support, and motivate one another, whether mid-workout or when facing a major life change. So even if you’re not a gym junkie, there are plenty of non-exercise benefits you gain access to just by signing up.
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The SilverSneakers fitness program is provided by Tivity Health, Inc., an independent company. ©2020. All rights reserved. Always check with your doctor before beginning a new type of exercise.