Medicare Advantage Plans Offer SilverSneakers Fitness Program

Some of the Medicare Advantage plans have a really great benefit offering the SilverSneakers Fitness Program.

What is SilverSneakers?

SilverSneakers is a fitness program for Medicare Advantage members offering programs that encourage older adults and seniors to become involved in physical activity and at the same time offers a social activity. I visited the SilverSneakers website, here’s what they say the program offers:

  • access to conditioning classes, exercise equipment, pool, sauna and other available amenities
  • customized SilverSneakers classes designed exclusively for older adults who want to improve their strength, flexibility, balance and endurance
  • health education seminars and other events that promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle
  • a specially trained Senior AdvisorSM at the fitness center to introduce you to SilverSneakers and help you get started
  • member-only access to online support that can help you lose weight, quit smoking or reduce your stress
  • SilverSneakers Steps for members without convenient access to a location

Just a few days ago, I visited one of our local area facilities and talked to the front desk about the SilverSneakers Fitness Program.  They told me members who come in have a great time, regain flexibility, balance and strength and it offers them social recreation.

How to Join

If you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan offering SilverSneakers, go to

The site is interactive and you can click on the question “Do I have SilverSneakers” and select your state and it will bring up a listing of the plans that are connected with the SilverSneakers program.

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  6. I am 69 yrs. old, on Medicare & have BC/BS suppliment but am NOT eligible for "Silver Sneakers" membership for FREE!!! I do NOT understand how some can join these health clubs for free and some cannot. If there is a solution for me, your knowledge into this would be appreciated. Please, NO SPAM to my email, I will report you immediately.
  7. Your Message<a href="#comment-4828" rel="nofollow">@Geri:</a> Good question, let me see what I can find out. I would suspect, though, that you might have to call BCBS and ask them how you could enroll. Not all Advantage Plans offer Silver Sneakers. If you are really interested, October 1 starts the marketing season and you might find a new plan that offers Silver Sneakers.