Getting – and then remaining – fit is a lifelong commitment. Going to the gym is not just for youngsters, it’s something that everyone should do for as long as they are able.
Physical fitness is especially important for those over the age of 55. Researchers have found, among other things, that remaining active after the age of 55 can not only help you maintain and/or improve your current fitness level – but also prevent or delay disease, including mental as well as physical conditions. ‘Senior Exercise’ can even help those already dealing with a chronic health condition lead fuller more active lives as well.
Silver Sneakers – Exclusive Program for Seniors
Health insurance companies also realize the benefits to them of having fitter senior members, which is why a number of them participate in a special, nationwide fitness initiative called Silver Sneakers.
The program is specifically designed for seniors and allows them to make use of all of the standard amenities offered at participating fitness centers as well as to participate in classes taught by trainers who have the expertise and knowledge to offer just the right fitness and exercise methodologies for seniors.
And the program really works! According to the Silver Sneakers’ 2015 Fitness Statistics – 64% of Silver Sneakers participants strength train three or more times a week and 94% say they’re in Good, Very Good or Excellent health.
Coverage for the Silver Sneakers program for those with Medicare is provided by their secondary insurer, and here in Atlanta all of the following health insurance companies are Silver Sneakers participants.
- AARP® Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan
- Advantage by Peach State Health Plan
- Aetna Medicare
- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia
- Coventry Health Care
- Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia
The Silver Sneakers Program is only offered at a limited number of fitness centers in each state. The Fitness Center of Lilburn wants to bring this innovative program to our members and neighbors but we need your help.
We have the facilities and we have the experienced and qualified trainers here at the Fitness Center of Lilburn – but what we need to demonstrate now is that the demand for a Lilburn-based Silver Sneakers Program is out there.
So if you are a local senior and this sounds like a great program to you – which it is – please let the Silver Sneakers administration know that you’d like it to come here to The Fitness Center of Lilburn. You can contact Silver Sneakers in all of the following ways: