SilverSneakers Fitness Program

SilverSneakers is a fitness program designed for adults age 65 and over that is offered with some Medicare Advantage plans. Find out more about this free program.

SilverSneakers is a fitness program for older adults that is offered in conjunction with gyms and fitness centers all over the U.S.

One of the additional benefits that may be offered by some Medicare Advantage plans is a membership to the SilverSneakers program.

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Where to find SilverSneakers programs

If you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan that doesn’t include a SilverSneakers membership (or if you’d like to find a plan that does include one), you can contact a licensed agent at TTY Users: 711 to find out if any Medicare Advantage plans in your area offer a SilverSneakers membership. Read more to learn whether you are eligible for SilverSneakers.

Once you obtain a SilverSneakers membership, you will have over 14,000 fitness locations to choose from all over the U.S. To find a participating location near you, simply enter your city or zip code here.

What does the SilverSneakers program include?

A SilverSneakers membership includes free access to any participating fitness center, meaning you can stop in at any of the thousands of SilverSneakers-participating locations for a workout.

In addition to the exercise equipment and other amenities that may be available at these locations, SilverSneakers members also gain access to some fitness classes and instruction.

Some of the fitness classes that are offered as part of the SilverSneakers program include:

  • Classic
    Designed to increase muscle strength and improve range of motion for everyday activities
  • Circuit
    Low-impact circuit training that provides an all-around workout

  • Cardiofit
    Low-impact aerobics focusing on upper body and core strength plus cardio endurance

  • Yoga
    Can help increase flexibility, balance and range of motion while promoting stress reduction and mental clarity

  • Flex
    A series of classes that take place outside of the gym and include focus areas like tai chi, yoga and fitness boot camps
  • Splash
    Shallow-water exercise classes designed to increase strength and movement while going easy on the joints

  • Stability
    Focuses on building strength around the ankles, knees and hips while improving reaction time

    A high-energy, calorie-burning workout that’s easy on the knees and back

  • Boom muscle
    Athletic-based exercises designed to improve upper body conditioning

  • Boom mind
    A combination of yoga and Pilates that can help relax the mind and body while improving balance and core strength
  • Boom move
    High-intensity dance workout built to burn calories and improve cardio endurance while having fun 

SilverSneakers can help you stay healthy and fit as you age while boosting your happiness and self-confidence. Plus, the program provides an opportunity to meet and socialize with other like-minded seniors.

Enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan today

Contact a licensed insurance agent today and shop for Medicare Advantage plans in your area. You can find out more about becoming a member of SilverSneakers, especially if membership is offered as a benefit of Medicare Advantage plans in your area.

To speak with an agent, call TTY Users: 711 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


About the author

Christian Worstell is a licensed insurance agent and a Senior Staff Writer for He is passionate about helping people navigate the complexities of Medicare and understand their coverage options.

His work has been featured in outlets such as Vox, MSN, and The Washington Post, and he is a frequent contributor to health care and finance blogs.

Christian is a graduate of Shippensburg University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He currently lives in Raleigh, NC.

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