What’s that you say? You’re out of shape—but over the hill—and feel a little embarrassed at the thought of hanging out at your neighborhood fitness center, surrounded by svelte 30-somethings with rippling abs? Well, not to worry. Louisville has an exercise program perfectly suited for those of us who are both superannuated and subhealthy.
Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation is expanding its partnership with the Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness Program by adding a seventh location where the nationally-recognized program will be offered. Beginning February 4, SilverSneakers will be available at the Wilderness Road Senior Center, 8111 Blue Lick Road.
SilverSneakers, the nation’s leading exercise program designed exclusively for older adults, is available – at no or low cost – through many Medicare health plans, Medicare Supplement carriers, and group retiree plans. The program is renowned for its innovative blend of physical activity, healthy lifestyle and socially-oriented programming.
“Research points to the significant health benefits of regular exercise for older adults,” said BJ Levis, Metro Parks Recreation Administrator. “In addition to helping members stay physically healthy, SilverSneakers also offers a great way for them to socialize, meet new friends and have fun.”
Healthways SilverSneakers fitness classes are offered at the following Metro Parks and Recreation locations; contact individual centers for class times and other information:
- Beechmont Community Center – 205 W. Wellington Avenue, 502/361-5484
- California Community Center – 1600 W. St. Catherine Street, 502/574-2658
- Douglass Community Center – 2305 Douglass Boulevard, 502/456-8120
- Flaget Senior Center – 4425 Greenwood Avenue, 502/574-2831
- Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center – 201 Reservoir Avenue, 502/897-9949
- Sun Valley Community Center – 6505 Bethany Lane, 502/937-8802
- Wilderness Road Senior Center – 8111 Blue Lick Road, 502/964-5151
The SilverSneaker’s premier network includes nearly 10,000 participating locations nationwide. Once enrolled in SilverSneakers, members may use any participating location, so a great workout is always within reach.
Eligibility for SilverSneakers can be determined by contacting the health plan provider, or the centers where SilverSneakers is offered.
To learn more about the SilverSneakers Fitness Program, visit www.silversneakers.com  or call 888-423-4632 (TTY: 711), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern.
About Healthways Fitness Programs:
Healthways, the leading well-being improvement company, offers the award-winning SilverSneakers® Fitness Program, founded in 1992, the nation’s leading exercise program designed exclusively for older adults, and Prime Fitness, a comprehensive physical activity program for adult health plan members and employees of large companies. Healthways fitness offerings are available to more than 7 million individuals at participating fitness and wellness centers in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. For more information on Healthways fitness programming, call 888-423-4632 or visit www.healthways.com  or www.silversneakers.com .
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