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“SilverSneakers members know and understand that one of the greatest benefits of the program is that they are never alone in their efforts to stay active, eat healthy and remain connected in their local communities,” said Donato Tramuto, CEO of
The inspirational mindset driving the Million Pound Challenge focuses on doing the little things that make a greater impact on individuals’ overall fitness and health – such as going to work out more at your local SilverSneakers location and eating smarter. SilverSneakers members and non-members who sign up at SilverSneakers.com/MPC will receive exclusive access to weekly workouts and nutrition plans that will guide and support them throughout the month of June.
To elevate participants’ workouts, SilverSneakers partnered with Michele Stanten, fitness and walking expert, and author of Walk Off Weight, to develop a 30-day walking and strength training program. Million Pound Challenge participants will have access to Stanten’s audio and video guides – which can be downloaded to mobile phones for free – that show how walking is the perfect low-impact activity for seniors, with benefits ranging from reducing bone density loss to improving circulation, mental sharpness and sleep. Additionally, to help participants eat healthier, SilverSneakers partnered with Cynthia Sass, nutritionist and author of Flat Belly Diet and Slim Down Now, to design meal plans for each week of the challenge. The nutrition plans each have a different theme and come with printable recipes and videos.
SilverSneakers is a free fitness program for seniors that comes with qualifying Medicare plans, giving members unlimited access to more than 14,000 participating locations across the country. With national reciprocity for every location in the national network, SilverSneakers members have the freedom to travel and not miss a workout. The program offers access to the location, including weights, cardio equipment, pools and other amenities, as well as group exercise classes led by certified SilverSneakers instructors.
SilverSneakers has something for everyone at all levels of ability to support more than 15 million seniors eligible for the program. To learn more about SilverSneakers, to check eligibility to receive the SilverSneakers benefit or to find a class near you, visit SilverSneakers.com.
SilverSneakers is the nation’s leading community fitness program for older Americans. The program was founded in 1992 and is available to more than 15 million Medicare beneficiaries through many Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement carriers and group retiree plans, giving members unlimited access to more than 14,000 participating locations across the country. For more information, to check eligibility or enroll, go to SilverSneakers.com.