Group fitness classes, formerly known as Aerobics, has become a popular trend in fitness facilities around the world. The “Group Fitness” encompasses various specialized programs such as step, indoor cycling, body sculpting, yoga, kickboxing, pilates, bootcamps, zumba and more. Group fitness allows participants to enjoy an energized environment of music, movement and social interaction with others who have similar goals in mind. The classes are great for toning and burning off unwanted body fat when combined with a healthier diet. Most participants enjoy the group fitness classes because it breaks up the monotony of typical gym equipment. Classes vary in length, intensity and style.
Recent studies continue to prove the positive impact physical activity can have on the lives of older adults. The more active you are, the more successful you will be in preventing the onset of diseases such as heart disease, arthritis and diabetes. To help you get the exercise you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle, we are providing a fun solution called the SilverSneakers® Fitness Program. SilverSneakers, a product of Healthways, is the nation’s leading fitness program, designed exclusively for older adults and is available at no additional cost to eligible Medicare members. This unique program allows older adults to take charge of their health and maintain an active, independent lifestyle. The SilverSneakers Fitness Program is offered by leading Medicare health plans and Medicare Supplement carriers throughout the country. See if your health plan or Medicare Supplement carrier offers SilverSneakers or find a participating health plan in your state. If your plan does not offer SilverSneakers, call the plan’s customer service department and ask when it will add this valuable benefit. Become a SilverSneakers Fitness Program member today!
Here in Douglas, the program is offered to United Healthcare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and AARP health plan members at the CRMC Wellness Center. How do you start using SilverSneakers? If your health plan offers SilverSneakers, joining the program is as easy as 1-2-3!
Here’s how to Join:
- Choose the CRMC Wellness Center. Once you enroll, you can visit any participating location in the nation. So, when you’re traveling, you don’t need to miss a workout. View locations by ZIP code or call toll-free at 888.423.4632
- Take a tour – Stop by the Wellness Center and check out the fitness equipment and all the amenities you’ll enjoy as a SilverSneakers member. Take the opportunity to learn as much as you can about the facility.
- Enroll in person – Present your current health plan membership ID card at the front desk, and tell the staff member you want to join the SilverSneakers Fitness Program. There is no additional cost to you for this valuable service. Please call ahead to schedule an orientation with the SilverSneakers Senior Advisor.
Silver Sneakers Eligibility:
To find out if you are eligible for the SilverSneakers Fitness Program, please contact your health plan. For more information on the program, call toll-free 1.888.423.4632 or visit their website at www.silversneakers.com. The sooner you start, the quicker you can take part in the fitness and the fun.