St. Alexius Human Performance Center (HPC) , located at 310 N 9th St. is recognizing the unique needs of the older adults in the community by partnering with the nationally recognized Healthways SilverSneakers® Fitness Program. St. Alexius’ Human Performance Center is now able to offer older adults a way to increase their levels of physical activity while motivating them to remain active. SilverSneakers is the nation’s leading exercise program designed exclusively for older adults and may be available at no additional cost (beyond any monthly premium) to eligible Medicare health plans, Medicare Supplement carriers and group retiree plans.
"Research points to the significant health benefits of regular exercise for older adults,” says Dave Ukestad, HPC Exercise Physiologist. “In addition to helping our members stay physically healthy, SilverSneakers also offers a great way for them to socialize, meet new friends and have fun.”
With the SilverSneakers premier network, eligible members receive a complimentary membership with access to a variety of participating locations throughout the country. Many sites offer amenities such as fitness equipment, treadmills and free weights, and the signature SilverSneakers® Fitness Program classes, designed specifically for older adults and taught by certified instructors. Additional signature classes, such as YogaStretch and SilverSplash® may be available at select locations. A designated staff member will assist members along the way.
To find out if you are eligible for SilverSneakers, please contact your health plan provider. For more information regarding the SilverSneakers® Fitness Program visit www.silversneakers.com  or call 888-423-4632.
About the Healthways SilverSneakers® Fitness Program
Healthways (NASDAQ: HWAY) is the largest independent global provider of well-being improvement solutions. The Company offers the award-winning SilverSneakers Fitness Program , the nation’s leading exercise program designed exclusively for older adults. Dedicated to creating a healthier world one person at a time, the Company uses the science of behavior change to produce and measure positive change in well-being for our customers, which include employers, integrated health systems, hospitals, physicians, health plans, communities and government entities. We provide highly specific and personalized support for each individual and their team of experts to optimize each participant’s health and productivity and to reduce health-related costs. Results are achieved by addressing longitudinal health risks and care needs of everyone in a given population. The Company has scaled its proprietary technology infrastructure and delivery capabilities developed over 30 years and now serves approximately 40 million people on four continents. Learn more at Healthways  or at SilverSneakers ® Fitness Program .