Senior Workout

Share

Question: I am senior and have been trying to get in better shape by losing weight and exercising. I don’t like the idea of going to a gym and training with weights, that’s just not in my comfort zone. I do like the idea of classes but don’t know much about them except what I see on infomercials. Do you have any suggestions for someone who is a senior and has insurance that will offset the cost of exercising?
Answer: The YMCA has a variety of classes that are easy to start for different age groups and exercise intensity levels. Some which are part of their Silver Sneakers program and include Silver Sneaker Land Aerobics and Young at Heart. The Silver Sneakers program is a nationwide program that different insurance companies use to help with the cost of exercising for their members. For more information about classes offered and how insurance can help with the cost call the YMCA.
Genesis Lifestyles, run by Alan Stephens is another definite option for any senior just starting to exercise or someone looking for a refreshing change to their current routine. Their facility has cost reduction through insurance as well with the Silver & Fit program. This is similar to Silver Sneakers. Both work with insurance companies to help individuals offset the cost of exercising by paying a portion of memberships or class fees for centers in their association, This amount is usually around $30 a month. Genesis Lifestyles is a fun program with the fun generated by Alan and his crew who are exceptional at motivating and inspiring their classes. The classes are low impact and similar to line dancing. Alan and his staff are also very familiar with training for older adults and young adults who are in need of exercise to change to a healthier lifestyle. They have classes in several senior assisted living centers here in the area in addition to their home facility.
Whatever your age or your fitness level, the benefits from exercise far outweigh the financial cost or even the perspiration generated by working out. Obviously insurance companies feel that there is benefit to it if they are willing to help pay for it.
God bless and keep training,
Daryl

Share