Tivity Health, a leading provider of health improvement solutions, recently announced Life Time Athletic in Franklin will begin offering SilverSneakers® starting Jan. 1, 2020.
SilverSneakers is the nation’s leading fitness and social engagement program for older adults and provides seniors in participating Medicare Advantage plans with access to more than 15,000 participating fitness locations nationwide.
SilverSneakers members will have access to a wide range of amenities at Life Time Franklin, including best-in-class cardiovascular and resistance equipment, expert instructors, indoor and outdoor pools and a variety of group fitness, cycle and yoga classes.
“Life Time offers a broad range of amenities as well as social opportunities to support a healthy lifestyle that we know our members will enjoy,” said Steve Janicak, president at Healthcare Business Unit, Tivity Health. “We look forward to adding the Franklin location to our network of 350 partner locations across the state of Tennessee.”
As a community fitness program, SilverSneakers also promotes social engagement to alleviate the impact of loneliness and social isolation. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately ⅓ of people older than age 65 live alone, and 43% of seniors experience loneliness. The health risks of social isolation and loneliness are equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day.
“Life Time is thrilled to expand our long-standing partnership with Tivity Health and SilverSneakers to our two world class destinations in Tennessee,” said Chris Lichtenberger, Life Time’s director of business development. “We look forward to welcoming SilverSneakers members to our Franklin destination to enjoy not only the great equipment and classes we offer, but also the opportunity to meet other seniors, spend time at the LifeCafe and take advantage of social events and activities offered to our members.”
SilverSneakers members may visit Life Time at 5020 Carothers Parkway any time after Jan. 1, 2020 to activate their membership. Additional SilverSneakers fitness locations can be found at www.SilverSneakers.com.