Fall into Fitness with SilverSneakers and UP Health System - Portage

October 2, 2015

HANCOCK, Mich. – UP Health System - Portage is now a participant in the SilverSneakars Fitness Program at its Fitness Center on Sharon Avenue in Houghton.  

The SilverSneakers Fitness program is an innovative health, exercise and wellness program helping older adults live healthy, active lifestyles. A SilverSneakers fitness membership includes:

Access to amenities such as state-of-the-art fitness equipment, private locker rooms, sauna’s, private showers, friendly and helpful staff and a fitness cinema.

Most importantly, memberships are available at little or no cost through many health plans.

“We have been working towards offering SilverSneakers at our facility for over a year,” said Angela Luskin, Health and Fitness Manager at the Fitness Center. “We couldn’t be happier to bring this great service to our community.”

Regular participation in SilverSneakers can help individuals build muscular strength, improve joint mobility and increase cardiovascular endurance, leading to improved healthy and great independence.

Many Medicare health plans, Medicare Supplement carriers or group retiree plans may include SilverSneakers as part of their benefit packages. Visit silversneakers.com or call 1-888-423-4682 to verify eligibility. Individuals can also call the Fitness Center at 906-483-1149 for more information.