NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SilverSneakers®, the nation’s leading community fitness program for older Americans, announces its inaugural Instructor of the Year Awards. The awards honor an exemplary fitness instructor who has made a difference in the lives of SilverSneakers members through camaraderie, enthusiasm or fitness. In its debut year, the award recognizes the life-changing impact of remarkable SilverSneakers instructors nationwide at more than 13,000 locations.
Today, through April 28, 2017, SilverSneakers instructors can be nominated by their peers, members, classes, fitness location and even self-nominate at www.silversneakers.com/instructorawards. Chosen by a Tivity Health instructor committee, four finalists and a winner will be announced in May.
“The launch of the SilverSneakers Instructor of the Year Awards demonstrates the tremendous admiration we have for our network of instructors,” said Donato Tramuto, Tivity Health CEO. “In addition to helping members stay physically healthy and achieve their fitness goals, our instructors are instrumental in creating the tight-knit community and friendships that are the hallmarks of the program.”
SilverSneakers helps older adults take greater control of their health through a variety of fitness offerings that engage participants in more frequent strength training, aerobic, and flexibility exercise by providing access to a variety of venues and programming designed specifically for older adults. There are more than 14.5 million people eligible for the SilverSneakers benefit through the nation’s leading Medicare Advantage health plans, Medicare Supplement carriers and group retiree plans. For those members, the benefit is offered at no additional cost.
SilverSneakers, by Tivity Health, is the nation’s leading community fitness program for older Americans. The program was founded in 1992 and is available to more than 14.5 million Medicare beneficiaries through many Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement carriers and group retiree plans. For more information, to check eligibility or enroll, go to silversneakers.com.
About Tivity Health
Tivity Health, Inc. (NASDAQ:TVTY) is a leading provider of fitness and health improvement programs, with strong capabilities in developing and managing network solutions. Through its existing three networks, SilverSneakers® - the nation’s leading fitness program for older adults, Prime® Fitness and WholeHealth Living™, Tivity Health is focused on targeted population health for those 50 and over. With more than 14.5 million Americans eligible for SilverSneakers, over 10,000 fitness centers in the Prime Fitness Network, and more than 25 years of clinical and operational expertise in managing specialty health benefits and networks, including chiropractic services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, acupuncture, massage and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) services, the Company touches millions of consumers across the country and works directly with hundreds of healthcare practitioners and many of the nation’s largest payers and employers. Learn more at www.tivityhealth.com.
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