What Is the SilverSneakers Fitness Program?

SilverSneakers is a fitness program for people over age 65 that offers fitness club memberships, fitness classes and other resources that encourage physical activity. Many Medicare health plans offer the SilverSneakers program as a benefit.

SilverSneakers members have access to trained advisers to introduce them to the program and help them get started with classes. Program advisers also assist with enrollment and provide fitness facility tours and equipment demonstrations.

Members also have access to a website where they can track their progress and create nutrition, health and fitness plans. This website also offers recipes, videos and advice on exercise and nutrition. Members can also access online support to quit smoking, lose weight or reduce stress.