SilverSneakers is a fitness program for adults 65 years of age or older which includes:
- Access to participating gym facilities and all equipment, pools, and walking tracks.
- Fitness classes designed specifically for older adults.
- Access to online workout videos and nutrition tips.
- A supportive community of other participants both in person and online.
SilverSneakers has thousands of participating gyms across the country, and offers a free search tool to find a location near you. Using fitness programs improves your overall health and can help lower your healthcare costs, as well as keep you active and social.
When you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan which includes SilverSneakers, you can go to their website to sign up. Once you register, you’ll receive a personalized ID card with your SilverSneakers number. After that, you can attend fitness classes online or at one of their many locations, as well as enjoying all of the benefits and resources SilverSneakers has to offer.
What Does the SilverSneakers Program Include?
The SilverSneakers program includes over 22,000 participating fitness locations, over 400 virtual classes, and over 60 types of community classes. You can attend classes in person or online, use gym amenities at participating locations, and join group exercise classes. Access to amenities may vary so check with your participating location to confirm.
Some of the classes SilverSneakers offers include Latin dance, cardio, yoga, swimming, fall prevention strategies, stress management, and so much more. SilverSneakers is a great way to take care of your health, meet new people, and stay active.
What Are the Benefits for SilverSneakers?
Some of the benefits of SilverSneakers include:
- Exercise classes specially catered to your age group and fitness level.
- Online and in-person community classes.
- Over 22,000 fitness locations nationwide.
- Increased health, balance, and livelihood for paticipants.
Does Medicare Cover SilverSneakers?
Some Medicare Advantage plans cover SilverSneakers, in addition to some Medigap plans. If your plan covers SilverSneakers, you can sign up for it on the SilverSneakers website, where you will be given a member ID and access to all of their services. You can use your membership card to enroll at a gym of your choice and you will have access to all SilverSneakers benefits at no cost to you.
Who is Eligible to Apply?
You are eligible to apply for the SilverSneakers program if you are:
- 65 or older, or eligible for Medicare because of a disability.
- A U.S. citizen.
- Enrolled in a private Medicare plan which offers the SilverSneakers benefit, preferably a Medicare Advantage or Medigap insurance plan.
What is the Cost for the SilverSneakers Program?
With your qualifying health insurance plan, your SilverSneakers membership is free and you can use amenities at your nearest participating gym at no additional cost. However, things like personal training or massages may cost an additional fee.
How Do I Find Gym Locations for SilverSneakers Near Me?
Go to SilverSneakers.com and click on Find Fitness Locations to find a gym near you. CoverageHaven is also happy to help you find gym locations near you so you can enjoy the SilverSneakers program as soon as possible.
Find a Medicare Advantage Plan That Covers SilverSneakers
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