The SilverSneakers® Fitness Program combines
physical activity, targeted group exercise classes,
health education, and social events for a comprehensive well-being approach to member engagement.
SilverSneakers is a fun, energizing program that helps older adults take greater control of their
health by encouraging physical activity and offering social events.
Health plans around the country offer this award-winning program to Medicare-eligible and Group
Retiree members. This benefit includes a fitness center membership to any participating location
across the country and a variety of classes designed specifically to meet the varied needs of our
older adult population.
SilverSneakers group exercise classes offer an excellent opportunity for our members to stay on
track toward their health and fitness goals. We rely on our participating partners to provide
skilled and engaging instructors to teach our classes and help accomplish our mission to improve
the health and well-being of SilverSneakers members.
Instructors who teach the SilverSneakers classes are employed by the participating locations,
not by Healthways.
Learn more about becoming a SilverSneakers instructor by registering
where you can find all of the requirements.
FLEX is Healthways new instructor-led activities initiative, designed to attract older adults in your
community who typically don’t visit a participating location or need more flexibility, ease of
access and a different customer experience. FLEX will engage more members in daily physical activity
by leveraging SilverSneakers® Fitness Program offerings such as Zumba®, tai chi, yoga and walking
groups at various community venues.
FLEX is available at little or no cost to more than 9 million eligible members of participating
Medicare health plans nationwide. It’s different because it takes the activities to the older
adults. Venues can include instructor locations, community and senior centers, churches, parks and
other safe, comfortable environments, existing or to be established.
FLEX instructors establish their own classes. If you are an independent instructor licensed by
SilverSneakers or a certified fitness professional, join the FLEX team!
FLEX offers opportunities to improve the lives of active older adults as you generate revenue and
build your business.
Healthways is an industry leader dedicated to making the world a healthier place - one individual at
a time. Through our solutions, millions of people count on us to make a positive difference in their
well-being. A wide variety of organizations rely on us to drive health care savings, and we partner
with customers to understand their unique needs and objectives. We also influence individual
well-being, including physical health and social and emotional factors, by reaching out in ways that
are most effective for each person. Healthways’ solutions are designed to accomplish three key
Keep healthy people healthy
Mitigate or eliminate lifestyle risk factors that can lead to disease
Optimize care for those with chronic illness
Healthways’ customized programs utilize provider networks, telephone outreach, and interactive
websites in order to engage Program Members in health improvement activities such as physical
activity, lifestyle and disease management, and smoking cessation.
A leader in the health care industry, Healthways has many years of adult wellness training and
experience. Healthways fitness programs successfully reduce health care costs for our partners
through research-based health programs with proven success. Over the last decade Healthways
fitness programs have opened the door to more than one million participants who visited a location
in our network.
To learn more about Healthways, please visit the
Healthways.com web site.