Fitness Membership (CA)
SilverSneakers offers no-cost gym memberships and options to get fit at-home.
SCAN offers a fitness benefit through SilverSneakers® for most plans.
SilverSneakers is a fitness benefit (health club membership) that can help improve your health and well-being with regular exercise.
SilverSneakers offers access to locations nationwide (including women-only locations) where you can use equipment and take group exercise classes. It also provides online and on-demand classes for at-home workouts.
SilverSneakers is more than a fitness program. It’s an opportunity to improve your health, gain confidence and connect with your community. Movement and exercise are essential to your health, and SilverSneakers supports you in any way you decide to move:
At home or on the go
• SilverSneakers LIVE™ offers you virtual classes and workshops throughout the week
• SilverSneakers On-Demand™ fitness classes are available to you 24/7
• SilverSneakers GO™ mobile app gives you adjustable workout plans and more
In participating fitness locations
• You have access to thousands of participating locations* across the country
• You can enroll at multiple locations at any time
• You can take SilverSneakers classes*
• There are classes designed for all levels of fitness
• Classes are taught by instructors trained in senior fitness
In your community
• You’ll find group activities and classes* offered outside the gym
• Events including shared meals, holiday celebrations, class socials, and more
1. Go to SilverSneakers.com/StartHere and create your online account.
2. Log in to view or print out your member ID number.
3. Show your ID number on your phone or print out at a participating gym.
It’s that easy! You can also enjoy virtual workouts online through your new account.
To contact SilverSneakers, call: 1-888-423-4632 (TTY: 711), Monday - Friday, from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PT)
Frequently Asked Questions about the Fitness Membership (SilverSneakers)
Q: I am thinking of going back to my gym, is there anything I should do?
Q: Is SilverSneakers a gym?
SilverSneakers isn’t a gym. It offers classes for older adults and access to thousands of participating gyms throughout the country. In fact, you may already belong to a gym with the SilverSneakers program; be sure to ask a gym staff member.
To find a SilverSneakers location, visit the Silver Sneakers website.
Q: How much does SilverSneakers cost?
If your plan includes the SilverSneakers benefit, there is no cost to you.
Q: How does SilverSneakers work?
Once your SCAN membership starts, you’ll have access to thousands of SilverSneakers-participating gyms all over the country. To find a SilverSneakers location, visit the SilverSneakers website.
Once you’re at the gym, you’ll have full use of the equipment and facilities, including locker rooms, weights, cardio machines, pools, hot tubs and saunas, depending on the location.
You can take part in special SilverSneakers fitness classes, like circuit training, yoga, cardio-fit and water aerobics.
Your membership includes standard fitness facility services. Any services that typically require an additional fee aren't included.
You’ll also have access to the SilverSneakers FLEX program that offers over 70 types of fitness classes in locations outside of the gym.
Q: Do I need to bring a SilverSneakers ID card to go to the gym?
You can get your SilverSneakers ID number (and an ID card, if you’d like one) by visiting SilverSneakers and filling out the membership form.
Many gyms should be able to check your eligibility and to look up your 16-digit SilverSneakers ID number for you as well.
Q: Which locations can I use?
There are over 13,000 participating SilverSneakers locations across the country. You’re not limited to one location—you can sign up at as many as you like.
For example, if there are three fitness centers participating in the SilverSneakers program in your neighborhood, you can use weights or exercise machines at one location, swim in the pool at another location and take a SilverSneakers or FLEX class at the third location.
To find a location near you, visit the SilverSneakers website.
Q: What if I have a gym membership already?
If you’re a member at a participating SilverSneakers location, speak to the staff to see if your regular gym membership can be frozen. That way you can take advantage of your free gym membership.
Q: What kinds of SilverSneakers FLEX classes are there?
Q: Are the classes safe?
A: Yes, all SilverSneakers classes are designed by experts in senior fitness and taught by credentialed fitness professionals. The classes are created for older adults of all ages, fitness levels, and abilities. The instructors will also provide modifications to moves for those who need them and they will chairs available whenever possible.
Q: Should I see a doctor before I enroll?
Yes, it’s always a good idea to speak to your doctor before beginning an exercise program and find out what level of activity he or she recommends for you.
Q: Can I change gyms?
Yes! SilverSneakers is offered at over 13,000 participating locations across the country, and your membership gives you access to any of them at any time. Just make sure that your new gym participates in the SilverSneakers program.
* At-home exercise kits are available for SilverSneakers members, including those who have a disability, are recovering from a medical procedure or illness, live in a rural area or experience traffic difficulties and can’t make it to a fitness center.