Healthways Announces Partnership with Fitness 19 For SilverSneakers And Prime Fitness Programs
Collaboration Expands Network Access for Individuals Nationwide
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Healthways, Inc. (Nasdaq: HWAY ) today announced a partnership with Fitness 19 centers to offer the award-winning SilverSneakers® Fitness Program and the Prime® Fitness Program at Fitness 19 facilities in 24 states. Effective immediately, SilverSneakers and Prime are available at more than 125 Fitness 19 locations in the following states: California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia and Washington. Fitness 19 is known for its knowledgeable, friendly staff, local management and family-friendly facilities.
The SilverSneakers Fitness Program engages participants in active behavior change through access to a variety of physical activity venues. The program is available to Medicare beneficiaries through many Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement carriers and group retiree plans. Prime Fitness is Healthways commercial well-being fitness program, inspiring participants to take charge of their own health and fitness by providing tools, resources and incentives they need to stay motivated and active. Based on years of proven science and outcomes, the programs result in members adopting more active lifestyles.
Any increase in physical activity levels can improve overall health. Physical activity guidelines suggest that in order to achieve health benefits, American adults should try to accumulate 2 ½ hours per week of moderate physical activity (or 1 ¼ hours of vigorous activity) and engage in activities that strengthen the major muscles of the body twice per week1. Physical activity can also mitigate health-related risks and improve the quality of life for those who already have chronic conditions.
“Fitness 19 is an important addition to our network of fitness centers, and this collaboration will provide our members with greater access to a supportive and inspiring fitness environment,” stated Bruce Jerde, Vice President, Provider Network and Data Administration at Healthways. “Our members appreciate the quality experiences and the fitness amenities our extensive network provides.”
The Healthways fitness center network offers convenient access to more than 15,000 participating fitness and wellness facilities nationwide.
Healthways (Nasdaq: HWAY ) is the largest independent global provider of well-being improvement solutions. Dedicated to creating a healthier world one person at a time, the Company uses the science of behavior change to produce and measure positive change in well-being for our customers, which include employers, integrated health systems, hospitals, physicians, health plans, communities and government entities. We provide highly specific and personalized support for each individual and their team of experts to optimize each participant’s health and productivity and to reduce health-related costs. Results are achieved by addressing longitudinal health risks and care needs of everyone in a given population. The Company has scaled its proprietary technology infrastructure and delivery capabilities developed over 30 years and now serves approximately 45 million people on four continents. Learn more at www.silversneakers.com or www.healthways.com.
1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.
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