What is SilverSneakers?
SilverSneakers is a health and fitness program designed for adults 65+ that’s included with many Medicare plans.
— Take fun exercise classes designed for seniors of all fitness levels and led by trained instructors.
— Go to thousands of gyms, community centers, and other participating fitness locations across the nation.
— Access live online fitness classes and an on-demand video library of prerecorded workouts.
If you have a chronic condition like arthritis, diabetes, or osteoporosis, safe exercise can help you feel better. Plus, staying social is vital to good health.
How Do I Get SilverSneakers?
Most Medicare Advantage (Part C) Plans include a SilverSneakers membership. First, you must be signed up for Original Medicare. Then we can help you select a Medicare Advantage Plan that includes SilverSneakers.
Is there an Age requirement?
This program was designed for adults 65+ and it's included with many Medicare plans, but there is no age requirement.
Do I Need a SilverSneakers Card?
No. If you are a member you can access a digital ID though the SilverSneakers GO app.
What Types of Exercise Classes Are Available, and Who Teaches Them?
SilverSneakers offers variety of fun exercise classes designed for seniors of all fitness levels and interests. Classes vary whether you’re doing them online or in person, but if available, you’ll find:
— Cardio and strength classes, which often offer a chair for support
— Water aerobics classes
— Chair and standing yoga classes
— Tai chi, boot camp, and so much more!
SilverSneakers classes are led by supportive instructors who are trained in senior fitness. They can help you learn how to do exercises safely and adapt exercises for your needs.
What is Included in a Gym Membership with SilverSneakers?
You’ll get a basic membership at any gym and participating location in the SilverSneakers network. Facilities, amenities, and classes vary by location, but if available, that generally means you can use:
— Cardio equipment, such as treadmills and ellipticals
— Strength equipment, such as weights and strength machines
— Amenities, such as pools and walking tracks
It does not include extras like smoothies, massages, or personal training. If you choose to arrange and pay for those on your own, you certainly can.
Yes, and lots of them! If you’re a SilverSneakers member, you get access to both live online classes and prerecorded video workouts.
SilverSneakers LIVE offers full-length SilverSneakers classes live through Zoom. With over 50 classes a week, there’s something for everyone.
You’ll find favorites such as SilverSneakers Classic, Circuit, Yoga, EnerChi, and Total Body Strength. There’s also Zumba Gold, Cardio Mix, Bodyweight Boot Camp, and Yoga Pilates Fusion.
Plus, you’ll find live workshops, including Balance Builder, the Happiness Effect, and Nutrition as We Age.
Classes and workshops occur multiple times throughout the day and are exclusive for SilverSneakers members. Learn more in our guide to SilverSneakers LIVE.
SilverSneakers On-Demand features hundreds of videos for SilverSneakers members only. You’ll find workout videos for cardio, strength training, and fall prevention.
You’ll also get nutrition videos, such as healthy eating habits for older adults and how to read food labels.
According to SilverSneakers members, it works. In fact, 94 percent of members rate their health as excellent, very good, or good. And 88 percent say SilverSneakers has improved their quality of life.
Call us Today to learn if your plan includes SilverSneakers or you'd like to make the change!