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SilverSneakers

What is SilverSneakers?

SilverSneakers is an overall wellness program that helps you improve your health and live the life you want. 

How does SilverSneakers work?

SilverSneakers is offered to Medicare-eligible and group retiree members of participating health plans. Eligible SilverSneakers members receive a basic membership to the Recreation and Wellness Center at no additional cost. Call the number on your health plan ID to learn more. 

What do I get with SilverSneakers?

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro ready for the next challenge, SilverSneakers offers a variety of options for all fitness levels and abilities. SilverSneakers gives you access to equipment and classes. SilverSneakers members at the UMSL Recreation and Wellness Center are able to attend group fitness classes at no additional charge and they have full use of our 100,000 square foot facility. 

What if I already have a fitness membership?

If you are currently an active dues paying member at the UMSL Recreation and Wellness Center, and you’re eligible for SilverSneakers through your health plan, please contact our Assistant Director of Marketing and Membership, Emily Davidson, at 314-516-2347 or davidsoneb@umsl.edu to update your membership accordingly. 

How do I enroll?

Bring your SilverSneakers card to the Triton Trading Post at the UMSL Recreation and Wellness Center, and one of our Member Services Staff will be able to assist you.

What should I wear?

For working out, wear comfortable clothing and well-fitting athletic shoes. The UMSL Recreation and Wellness Center Policies can be found here

Are you handicap accessible?

The UMSL Recreation and Wellness Center is handicap accessible. 

Do you offer any SilverSneaker Classes?

Yes, we currently offer the following 3 classes:

Tuesdays 10-11am in Studio 3 – Silver Sneakers Classic Class:

Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscle strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a Silver Sneakers ball are offered for resistance. A chair is used for seated exercises and standing support. This class can be adapted by the student depending on their fitness level and abilities. It is suitable for beginning to intermediate skill levels.

Wednesdays 3-4pm on Court 1 - Pickleball: Fundamentals and Play:

Looking to improve your Pickleball game? Want to meet others who also enjoy the sport? This class is perfect for you! Spend 30 minutes learning new skills and fundamentals of the game, and then spend 30 minutes playing the game. 

Thursdays 10-11am in the Natatorium – Arthritis & Water Walking:

Looking for a no impact, head to toe workout and full body stretch while enjoying the refreshing benefits of warm water and the company of others? Well, look no further because we've got you covered!  This class is perfect for those who have muscle and joint soreness or stiffness from arthritis, fibromyalgia or just everyday aches and pains.  We'll help you improve flexibility, range of motion, balance and endurance through a combination of water walking and stretches for every joint.  After an hour with us you'll leave feeling rejuvenated and ready to take on the day!