What is SilverSneakers?

May 28, 2019


All of Your SilverSneakers Questions Answered

The professionals at O2 Fitness believe that getting older doesn't have to mean giving up the active lifestyle you love. Are you looking for exciting and accessible ways to continue your fitness lifestyle as you get older? SilverSneakers is a senior fitness system designed specifically for adults ages 65 and older. This program connects eligible seniors with local gyms that provide specialized classes for SilverSneakers members. The SilverSneakers’ supportive instructors are trained to accommodate the needs of older participants and tailor workouts to address areas of health concerns that many seniors face. This program creates an accessible and inclusive fitness system to keep older adults active, both physically and within a community of wellness support.O2 Fitness has recognized the importance of the SilverSneakers fitness program, which is why we incorporate a number of different SilverSneakers classes into our locations’ schedules.

What Kind of SilverSneakers Classes are Offered?

SilverSneakers Circuit Classes are evenly-paced aerobics classes designed to promote cardiovascular health. These workouts are centered around low-impact movements, which promote joint function and wellness. These classes are 60 minutes in duration and are accessible to all fitness levels.

SilverSneakers Yoga Classes are modified yoga practices designed specifically for muscle stretching, joint mobility, and mindfulness. Designed to combat stiffness, joint issues, overall discomfort, and stress, this class can help you along your wellness journey.

SilverSneakers Classic Classes are full-body workouts designed to improve strength and increase the overall mobility of participants. This includes some light and easy-to-follow strength and endurance training.

What Should I Wear to My SilverSneakers Class?

Both SilverSneakers Circuit classes and SilverSneakers Classic classes are best completed in comfortable workout shoes with athletic clothing. SilverSneakers Yoga classes require that you access your full range of mobility, so it is best to wear your comfortable, movable clothes that are unrestrictive to stretches.

How Long are SilverSneakers Classes?

These classes are 60 minutes in duration and are accessible to all fitness levels. If you need a break throughout the class, you are welcome to rest as needed. You are also encouraged to work at your own pace to keep you comfortable with moving as much as possible.

How much do SilverSneakers Classes Cost?

SilverSneakers is a no-cost program. It is included in most Medicare Plans, so if you are enrolled in this healthcare service you can feel confident that you are also eligible for the SilverSneakers fitness program. The program is designed to make fitness and overall wellness as accessible as possible for seniors in the community, so whether you are looking for a fitness outlet or if you know someone who could benefit from this service, SilverSneakers may be the perfect solution.

How Can SilverSneakers Help Me?

For elderly adults, the SilverSneakers program offers immeasurable physical and psychological health benefits.

  • A 2009 study revealed that aerobic activity can promote memory function and retention. This means that SilverSneakers classes can help improve your memory health in the short and long term.
  • The SilverSneakers classes also offer a community of support and wellness, which can give elderly members of society a sense of belonging and connect them with like-minded individuals. You can find the fitness community that you are looking for with the SilverSneakers program.
  • Additionally, a 2008 study concluded that participation in SilverSneakers improves health, which leads to overall cuts in healthcare expenditure and fewer average hospital admissions. In this sense, SliverSneakers can save you money healthcare trouble.

Where are SilverSneakers Classes Offered?

O2 Fitness locations can be found prolifically throughout North Carolina and South Carolina. Of our locations, a large majority offer SilverSneakers classes.

You will find our SilverSneakers Classic classes offered in:

North Carolina:

  • Raleigh - Seaboard Station
  • Raleigh - North Ridge
  • Raleigh - Brennan Station
  • Fuquay-Varina
  • Wilmington - Racine Drive
  • Wilmington - Porters Neck
  • Wilmington - Mayfaire Town Center
  • Wake Forest - The Factory

South Carolina:

  • Goose Creek
  • Charleston - James Island
  • Mount Pleasant - Johnnie Dodds
  • West Ashley - Pine Point
  • Summerville

You will find our SliverSneakers Yoga classes are offered in:

North Carolina:

  • Morrisville- Park Place
  • Holly Springs
  • Wake Forest - The Factory
  • Fuquay-Varina
  • Raleigh - Seaboard Station

You will find our SilverSneakers Circuit classes are offered in:

North Carolina:

  • Fuquay-Varina
  • Morrisville-Park Place

South Carolina:

  • Mount Pleasant - Johnnie Dodds
  • Moncks Corner

As we continue to build new locations and expand our existing locations, keep an eye on new and upcoming SilverSneakers fitness classes available near you.

Who is eligible for SilverSneakers Classes?

SilverSneakers is available nationwide for those ages 65 and older. Use this link to check your SilverSneakers eligibility with four quick steps. The professionals at O2 Fitness are here to support you along your wellness journey. If you would like to experience all that SilverSneakers has to offer, sign up for a 3-day O2 Fitness free trial. Contact your local O2 Fitness location to get started today! 

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