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SilverSneakers® Fitness Program helps Medicare supplement members stay in shape

Posted by Ryan Kanable

Jul 9, 2013 9:00:00 AM

Medicare supplement membersThere’s a great perk rolled into the WPS Medicare Companion plans. It’s called the SilverSneakers Fitness Program. For years, it’s been helping our Medicare-eligible members stay healthier and more active. Basically, it’s a free fitness membership that individuals with a WPS Medicare supplement plan can use. When you pay your insurance premium, this benefit is yours.

The program includes free access to the treadmills, weights, heated pools and fitness classes that are included with a basic fitness center membership at participating gyms (amenities vary by location).

If you’re not using this benefit, you’re really missing out. Not only is it free, the health benefits of a more active life are many, from a reduced risk of heart problems to simply having more energy to keep up with the grandkids. Plus, when you’re healthy, you have peace of mind. When you can stop worrying so much about your health, you’re free to enjoy life a little bit more.

Through SilverSneakers, you can take advantage of a variety of group exercise classes to help you reach your fitness goals and have some fun doing it. Groups offer social interaction, so you can work out with your friends or make new ones. As always, if you’re thinking about starting an exercise program, talk to your doctor first about what activities may be best for you.

SilverSneakers is offered at more than 11,000 locations across the country (such as YMCAs, 24 Hour Fitness®, Curves®, Gold’s Gym, Lifestyle Family Fitness and others) as well as community centers, making the program convenient and accessible even if you travel or are on vacation. Find out about a participating fitness center near you. Then, sign up online to take advantage of this program!

Want to get in on SilverSneakers but don’t have a WPS Medicare Companion plan? Find out more about WPS Medicare supplement insurance.

 

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Topics: health insurance, Seniors