SilverSneakers by Tivity Health, a fitness program for older adults, will offer members an Apple Fitness+ subscription at no additional cost starting in 2023.
According to a press release, with a Fitness+ subscription, SilverSneakers members in participating health plans will have access to over 3,000 workouts and meditations, including programs to get started on a goal and engaging audio experiences like Time to Walk and Time to Run to motivate users to get moving outside.
Fitness+ can empower eligible SilverSneakers members to exercise anytime, anywhere and no matter where they are on their fitness journey. The workouts and meditations are led by a diverse and inclusive team of trainers, curated for a range of abilities, skill levels, ages and interests. SilverSneakers is the only senior fitness program that will offer Fitness+ in January through select Medicare plans, the release stated.
“We are excited to work with SilverSneakers and offer Fitness+ to this inspiring community of active older adults who are motivated to live a healthier day by staying mentally and physically fit,” Jay Blahnik, vice president of Fitness Technologies at Apple, said in the release. “Fitness+ is designed to be inclusive and welcoming to all, no matter what fitness level or stage of life people are in.”
Aetna, a CVS Health company, will be the first health plan to offer Fitness+ through SilverSneakers. Aetna Medicare Advantage members will have access to the full Fitness+ library of workouts and meditations at no additional cost starting in January.
“We continue to promote the benefits of physical activity to our members and are excited to offer them more ways to move with Apple Fitness+ made available by SilverSneakers,” Aetna President Christopher Ciano said in the release. “SilverSneakers understands the unique needs and fitness preferences of older adults. We share their passion for encouraging older adults to keep their bodies and minds active for improved overall well-being. We hope our members will embrace this opportunity to exercise in new ways and have fun doing it.”
With Fitness+, SilverSneakers members in participating health plans can choose workouts and meditations ranging from 5 to 45 minutes across 11 workout types, including dance, pilates, strength and yoga, along with video and audio guided meditations to support cognitive health and stress relief.
There are also workout programs with custom content designed to support users through a season of life or help them prepare for important moments. In addition, users can access Time to Run or Time to Walk, an audio walking experience featuring interesting and influential people such as Billie Jean King, Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, Dr. Jane Goodall, Robin Roberts, Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Sugar Ray Leonard.
Every Fitness+ studio workout includes modifications to accommodate all fitness levels, along with options for closed captioning and subtitles in six languages.
“Offering Apple Fitness+ to members is an exciting way for us to deliver more opportunities than ever to experience the mental and physical benefits of exercise and meditation through a service that is welcoming to all,” Tivity Health President and CEO Richard Ashworth said in the release. “We’re proud to be the only senior fitness program bringing Apple Fitness+ to our members with so many ways to stay motivated.”
Beginning in January, eligible SilverSneakers members can activate their Fitness+ subscription through their SilverSneakers member account on SilverSneakers.com or through the SilverSneakers GO mobile app.
Users only need an iPhone to sign up, and can then experience Fitness+ on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. Fitness+ users with an Apple Watch can continue to take their motivation to the next level with personalized real-time metrics that display on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV, as well as the ability to experience Time to Walk, Time to Run and meditations with just their Apple Watch paired with AirPods or other Bluetooth-enabled headphones.
For more information, visit silversneakers.com/applefitness.