If you have an AARP/United Healthcare or Aetna Medicare insurance policy, you could be eligible for SilverSneakers Fitness®, a program designed to help older adults participate, exercise regularly and gain control over their health. A fun and energizing program, SilverSneakers provides members with access to a number of great benefits.
What do SilverSneakers Members Receive?
Those who purchase plans that include a SilverSneakers membership receive a basic fitness membership to a participating fitness location in their area, including facilities like the YMCA, Curves, Fitness Connection and other gyms. And as an added perk for members, each SilverSneakers location has a trained Program Advisor on staff to help you get acquainted with the program and your new fitness center.
SilverSneakers members also receive access to HealthwaysFIT.com, a health and wellness site that helps members track their progress.
What if I don’t have a participating location in my area? Or, what if I am unable to leave my home?
For those without access to participating fitness centers, SilverSneakers also offers SilverSneakers Steps – a self-directed fitness program that can be done at home!
How do I get started?
If you qualify for the SilverSneakers program, you can take your SilverSneakers Member ID card or your health plan ID to a participating location to sign up. If you don’t have access to a participating location, you can contact SilverSneakers directly to find out more about the at-home program. And make sure you sign up with HealthwaysFIT.com to track your progress!
Getting started is simple and only takes about 30 minutes. In addition to providing access to fitness programs and the numerous health benefits, SilverSneakers is fun! Want to learn more about the program? Read the FAQs here.