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SilverSneakers® by Tivity Health Seeks Nominations for 2017 Richard L. Swanson Inspiration Award
Award Celebrates Inspirational Member Stories

CHANDLER, Ariz., May 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SilverSneakers® by Tivity Health (NASDAQ:TVTY) is now accepting nominations for the 13th annual Richard L. Swanson Inspiration Award, honoring a SilverSneakers member who has improved their life through fitness, health and well-being while inspiring and motivating others along the way. While the Swanson Award is celebrating its 13th year, the SilverSneakers program is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the program.


"I've had the privilege of meeting many of our members who have inspired me, from the new retiree who is looking to run a marathon for the first time, to the grandparent who wants to be able to pick up their grandchild and live a longer, healthier life, the stories we hear every day at SilverSneakers are a delight to share with the larger community through the Swanson Award," said Donato Tramuto, Tivity Health's Chief Executive Officer. "No other fitness program has such a rich history and experience in older adult fitness. What began in 1992 as a first-of-its-kind fitness program for older Americans, has now changed the lives of millions of Americans nationwide."

Now through June 2, members can nominate themselves or someone they know by submitting their inspiring story online at The top 10 nominees will be selected and their stories shared on the SilverSneakers website, where an open vote will name the national award recipient. Online voting will begin on July 3, and the winner will be announced on July 17.

SilverSneakers is the nation's leading community fitness program designed specifically for older Americans. Through a variety of fitness offerings that accommodate all fitness levels and preferences, as well as invaluable social interactions, SilverSneakers helps older adults maximize their health, maintain their lifestyle and realize continued overall well-being.

SilverSneakers is available to more than 14.5 million eligible members at no additional cost through the leading Medicare Advantage health plans, Medicare Supplement carriers and group retiree plans. Designed for all fitness levels, the program offers specialized group exercise classes and access to more than 13,000 participating fitness facilities nationwide, ranging from SilverSneakers Classic to SilverSneakers BOOM™. Members also have unrestricted access to standard gym amenities, as well as the SilverSneakers FLEX® network, which includes over 70 unique classes and activities at parks, recreation centers and other local venues.

To find out if you are eligible for SilverSneakers and for more information about the Swanson Award, visit

About Tivity Health
Tivity Health, Inc. 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 13.5 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

Margie Wojciechowski
Tivity Health
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Tivity Health, Inc.