Silver Sneakers is a fun exercise program designed specifically with older adults in mind. It offers a variety of exercise classes, such as: Muscular Strength and Range of Motion, Cardio Circuit to increase cardiovascular and muscular endurance, Cardio Fit...low impact aerobics combined with abdominal exercises and stretching and Yoga Stretch to increase flexibility.

A chair is offered for support in all these classes. There's also a Silver Splash aqua class in shallow water, designed to improve agility, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. Silver Sneakers also provides a fitness center membership to any participating location in the country, which includes (as well as access to the classes) , access to equipment, pool and sauna.

Every participating fitness center provides a Silver Sneakers program adviser to help you enroll and to familiarize you with the equipment.

Many health plans offer Silver Sneakers to people who are eligible for Medicare.

To find out more about this program, go to their website or call 888-423-4632. 

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Sibyl Adams, Seniority Matters’ featured fitness blogger, has spent three decades in the health and fitness field. She began competing in local body building events in 1980, and by 1983, she was second in her weight class in the International Arm Wresting Championships in San Jose, Costa Rica. Sibyl remained active in the body-building scene for more than a decade, while also teaching aerobics and running races. She retired from body building in 1990, but continued running competitively until 2004, when she suffered an ankle injury.

Today, Sibyl works full-time as a personal fitness trainer and is president of her own company, A Personal Touch Fitness. She is a certified Reiki master, a National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) Certified Trainer, and is currently pursuing a certification in yoga. She enjoys swimming, power-walking and playing with her grandchildren.

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