Are you taking advantage of your FREE SENIOR GYM MEMBERSHIP?
(Please check with your physician before starting a fitness program.)
Most everyone 65 and over with a Part-2 Medicare Supplemental plan, is eligible for a free gym membership through Silver Sneakers, or your health insurance plan. Check your plan to see if you are eligible. Seniors can check with your health plan or Medicare Supplemental Insurance plan to see if gym memberships or fitness programs are part of the coverage offered. Joining a gym with water sports and classes could do wonders for your movement and joints.
And if you are using a fitness tracker to measure your steps, keeping up with your walking in the wet or snowy months can help to keep your blood sugar and A1C down, if that’s relevant. Doctors and researchers have determined that exercise and movement have a direct beneficial impact on our health from reducing heart disease to helping to naturally lower blood sugar in diabetes.
Where can you find free or low-cost gym memberships
Even if your insurance doesn’t offer free gym memberships, many gyms offer free or discounted classes and memberships if you are over 65, although some gyms may set a different age of eligibility. Most YMCA’s and YWCA’s also offer free or discounted senior stretching, swimming and workout classes. Check with the YMCA in your area. Check with your local parks department for senior yoga, tai chi, and art classes. You can also check with your county or city senior services to see what they can offer you.
How much stiffness, and aches and pains we suffer, may be benefited by adding more physical exercise into your daily routine.
We just found out that my husbands gym membership is covered by Medicare. The gym has been charging him full price for the past 6 yrs. He is 71. Can earlier fees be redeemed?
I would be really surprised if anyone was willing to redeem fees but at least you can start now and if you are both over 65 or 66, you both get Silver Sneakers free memberships at most gyms.You can check with the gym or with your insurance to see if you are eligible but just about anyone with medicare is these days!
Me, John Luu 75 year old and my wife Donna Ngo 69 year old would like participate gym everyday . We currently under Medicare and living in Pittsburg . How we can sign up free gym membership
You can check if you are eligible for Silver Sneakers w your Medicare at silversneakers.com or call you local gym and ask if they have a program for those over 65. Most Medicare Advantage plans also include Silver Sneakers. Check your plan, or eligibility on their website or check with your local gym where they may have their own membership for seniors. Stay Well!