January 1, 2011, Southwest Recreation Complex will begin offering the
nationally recognized, Healthways SilverSneakers® Fitness Program. Designed exclusively for older adults,
SilverSneakers offers an
innovative blend of physical activity, healthy lifestyle direction
and social opportunities. Published third-party studies have found
individuals who participate in SilverSneakers programs have lower
medical costs and require fewer hospital admissions.
is available to Medicare beneficiaries at little or no additional
cost through many Medicare health plans, Medicare Supplement carriers
and group retiree plans. Enrollees receive a fitness membership at a
local participating location, with access to thousands of fitness
venues throughout the country where they can enjoy the fitness, fun
and friends for which the acclaimed program is known.
"We are very excited to offer this program at the Southwest Recreation Complex. We have a lot to offer to those enrolled in the program, from the pool and exercise room, to classes and social events," states Southwest Recreation Manager, Jennifer McMahon.
with a SilverSneakers Membership are given access to a variety of
programs and classes offered at Southwest Recreation. Participant
benefits include a daily fitness pass, daily pool admission, and
classes including Fit Over 50, Chair Exercise, Aqua Fit & Trim, Rusty Hinges and a specific SilverSneakers class called Muscle Strength and Range of Movement.
To find out if
you are eligible for SilverSneakers, please contact your health plan
or stop by the Southwest Recreation Complex (13120 Vonn Rd, Largo
33774). For more information, call toll-free 1.888.423.4632 or visit