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Stay fit with a Medicare Advantage plan that includes a SilverSneakers membership

Physical fitness is an important aspect of overall health, so it’s important to make sure you get the exercise you need. Some Medicare Advantage plans make it easier for you to get fit and stay fit by offering a SilverSneakers fitness benefit. The program can help you improve your health and stay independent, so it’s important to look for a Medicare Advantage plan that includes this benefit. It’s more than just a fitness program – it can change your life.

According to the 2017 SilverSneakers Annual Participant Survey, here’s what participants say:

  • 88 percent – SilverSneakers has improved my quality of life
  • 71 percent – I discovered I can do more than I thought I could
  • 88 percent – I feel healthier

Find your friendships

The SilverSneakers community is warm and welcoming. In fact, 58 percent report making new and valuable friendships. Many members build friendships that extend beyond the gym. Meeting new people in class and at organized events can help you stay connected.

Visit any participating location

There are more than 15,000 SilverSneakers locations, and SilverSneakers members can use them all. Locations include gyms, community and senior centers, YMCAs and more. Some locations may include pools, free weights, cardio equipment and indoor walking tracks.

 Indoor and outdoor classes are available

SilverSneakers offers a variety of classes designed for all fitness levels and abilities. Cardio, strength and balance classes may help you reduce your risk for falls and maintain your independence. Tai chi, yoga, Latin dance and walking groups are just a few of the less traditional options offered through SilverSneakers FLEX®, which is a program that takes exercise classes outside of the gym and in your community.

 Trained instructors lead SilverSneakers classes

SilverSneakers instructors are trained specifically in senior fitness. They offer guidance and make members feel welcome. Instructors can modify exercises to match each participant’s level and pace.

Online resources make getting active easier is a resource where members can find participating locations and see class descriptions with sample videos. SilverSneakers blog articles cover exercise, health, nutrition and more. Members can also work out at home with SilverSneakers On-Demand™ videos, and by signing up for the SilverSneakers GO™ app.

When choosing your Medicare coverage, see if a plan offers a SilverSneakers membership to help you get fit and stay fit.

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