Rosemary Thomas proudly endorses physical fitness and the saying, “If you don’t move it, you will lose it.” After two hip replacements and fluctuating weight, she knew she needed to step up her fitness routine to regain mobility. Joining SilverSneakers® provided her with the consistency she desired and the confidence she needed to begin fine-tuning her body.
In addition to attending SilverSneakers classes regularly, she loves cardio and dancing. Thomas encourages others to get active and says, “Don’t meet me at the gym; beat me getting to the gym.” In 2016, Thomas was selected as one of 10 finalists for the SilverSneakers Richard L. Swanson Inspiration Award due to her inspiring story of improving her health and happiness and being a dedicated fitness champion. With SilverSneakers, older adults can get active and feel great, at their convenience – and at no additional cost. More than 14.5 million people are eligible for the SilverSneakers benefit through more than 60 health plans that include the nation’s leading Medicare Advantage health plans, Medicare Supplement carriers and group retiree plans. As Thomas’ story shows, fitness is personal. Each individual should exercise where, when and how they want. That’s why SilverSneakers has built a national network of more than 13,000 participating locations and fitness centers – use the pool at one location in the morning, jog on a treadmill at another in the afternoon and take a class at another gym in the evening. In addition, the program includes SilverSneakers FLEX®, with more than 70 unique types of classes in convenient neighborhood locations, such as churches, recreation centers and older-adult living communities. Celebrating more than 25 years, SilverSneakers is the nation’s leading community fitness program designed specifically for older Americans. No other program has such a rich history and experience in older adult fitness. What began in 1992 as a first-of-its kind class for older adults, has now grown and evolved to accommodate all fitness levels, from Baby Boomers and beyond.
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