WHAT IS SILVERSNEAKERS®?
SilverSneakers is a fun, energizing program that helps older adults take greater control of their health by encouraging physical activity and offering social events.
Unlock the door to greater independence and a healthier life with SilverSneakers. Health plans around the country offer our award-winning program to people who are eligible for Medicare or to group retirees. SilverSneakers provides a fitness center membership to the Raritan Valley YMCA.
SilverSneakers group exercise classes offer you the best opportunity to stay on track toward your health and fitness goals. Signature classes are designed specifically for older adults and taught by specially trained, certified instructors. You are sure to find a class that suits your need and abilities.
WHAT DO I GET WITH SILVERSNEAKERS®?
Full Access to the YMCA's Wellness Center
SilverSneakers members have full use of the Wellness Center during all YMCA hours including all resistance, free weight and cardio equipment, and participation every group exercise class (Zumba, yoga, spin, circuit training, and more).
SilverSneakers® Muscular Strength & Range of Movement
Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a SilverSneakers ball are offered for resistance. A chair is used for seated and/or standing support.
SilverSneakers® Cardio Circuit
Combine fun with fitness to increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout. Upper-body strength work with hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a SilverSneakers ball is alternated with non-impact aerobic choreography. A chair is offered for support, stretching, and relaxation exercises.
Monthly Senior Social Events
Each month the YMCA sponsors a Senior Social where members may get together to enjoy healthy refreshments, social activities, guest presenters or special events.
HOW DO I ENROLL IN SILVERSNEAKERS®?
Enrolling is easy! Bring your health insurance card into the YMCA or call with your plan and we can check for eligibility. If you have received an invitation from Healthways, simply bring that into the YMCA and we can help you complete the enrollment paperwork to get you started. Once enrolled, YMCA staff will provide you with an orientation to help you feel welcome. Preventative healthcare has never been easier or so much fun.