Silver&Fit…Perfect for Seniors of All Fitness Levels

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I had not heard of Silver&Fit® previous to this undertaking, but I’m sure glad that I am able to be a part of it.  Online classes (via Facebook Live or YouTube) are held several times a day for different fitness levels.  I appreciate being able to work towards being healthier and more fit, in my own home…at my own pace.  To say that I am overweight and in pretty bad physical shape, is an understatement.  In no uncertain terms – I’m FAT and UNFIT.  I have sleep disorders, and pretty significant spondylitis (arthritis in my lower back and hips). I have let myself slip farther and farther into an unhealthy state of existence.  Embarrassment over my size, and fear of not being able to “keep up” (along with the state of the world as it is at this time), has kept me from venturing out to a gym.  I’m even reluctant to walk in my neighborhood, now that I’m without my Service Dog (I lost him to cancer), as the fear of falling is always at the back of my mind.

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I wasn’t sure what to expect when I logged onto Facebook and got ready to participate in the Beginner Level Class, but I was pleasantly surprised. The young instructor was upbeat and very encouraging.  AND, the class was all done sitting in a chair.  Now for all you people that walk, run, hit the gym on a regular basis, you might be laughing out loud right now.  RIGHT…how can you work out sitting in a chair?  Well, when you are at my size and age, with the pain that I experience 24/7, working out sitting in a chair – IS A WORK OUT!

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We did gentle stretches with upper and lower body movements.  At the end of the 30 minutes, I wasn’t overly “winded”, but I was tired, and my legs ached a bit, but over all, I felt better. I plan to continue with the beginner level class, and to try the Yoga class too.  Hey, maybe in a few months, I’ll work up to the intermediate level and find myself doing more strenuous exercises off that chair!  Find the complete online schedule HERE.

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From Silver & Fit

Anybody can join us on Facebook Live Monday – Friday and any time on YouTube for various types and levels of workouts that are open to the public. Try cardio, yoga, strength training, and more—and invite your friends to join online, too!

• The Silver&Fit program is one of the nation’s leading healthy aging and exercise programs. The mission of the brand is to keep health plan members healthy and vibrant – to help people live healthier lives.
• The program is for older adults who are members of a Medicare Advantage health plan.
• American Specialty Health contracts with Medicare Advantage plans to offer the Silver&Fit program.

On SilverandFit.com, members can take advantage of health tools that may help them chart their progress. SilverandFit.com includes:

• A Health Library which contains articles that complement the program, whether it is the fitness facility membership or the Silver&Fit Home Fitness Program
• The latest issue of The Silver Slate® — members’ quarterly Silver&Fit newsletter
• Easy-to-use health tools to help members monitor various health indicators
• Access to a comprehensive fitness facility locator to help members find the facility that’s right for them
• Access to an online store
• Real-time enrollment information and the ability to print ID cards and download Silver&Fit Program descriptions

See how Silver&Fit is helping members improve their lives: http://www.ashcompanies.com/News/Default.aspx?id=19-61366

So what do you think?  Are you a senior or know a senior that could benefit from Silver&Fit?

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Libby

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28 thoughts on “Silver&Fit…Perfect for Seniors of All Fitness Levels

  • This sounds great, thanks for sharing with us.

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  • The Silver fit sounds like a great program. With staying at home we need more activitys and support.

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  • It’s good to stay fit no matter what age.

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    • Sounds like a great program for my Mom but she isn’t tech savvy enough to be able to figure out how to use it.

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  • This sounds really great. An exercise program that is doable!,

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  • This program sounds great since we are mostly staying home and avoiding the gyms right now.

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  • I just recently heard about this from a neighbor. Looks like they have choices for all fitness levels.

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  • Great ideas for staying fit and I can really use them now were at home. I like they have different levels too.

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  • This sounds like a great program. Taking care of yourself is important at any age.

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  • This sounds like an awesome exercise program, thanks for sharing! It is so important to stay active and take care of yourself, especially as you age.

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  • Thank you for sharing your review

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  • I think most seniors could benefit from this program.

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  • This sounds awesome! I wish my grandma had internet, so I could introduce her to this program.

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  • I qualify as a senior so I’ll check this out. Thanks for the info.

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  • I’m not a senior, but because of health issues I now stick to an effective yet less strenuous workout routine. I will definitely check these out.

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  • Sounds like a really good exercise program to do at home. It seems perfect for seniors.

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  • This looks like a wonderful program. I’m going to check into it.

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  • Thanks for this post.

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  • Fitness is so important! I sometimes think it is even more important the older you get!

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  • This sounds like a great idea for the senior citizens.

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  • sounds good

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  • Such a great idea! I really would love to join the gym again.I love to swim!

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  • This is just what I’ve been looking for! My mom’s doctor wants her to do sitting exercises. I’ll do them with her. Thank you for the head’s up!

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  • Great for a fitness routine.

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