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2/27/13 3:01 P

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OK, I see. At my Y there are a lot of aqua classes, but the only Silver Sneakers classes are the strength and balance ones. I love to swim, and I can swim laps on my own. Non-Silver Sneakers classes aren't included in my membership.
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1/28/13 4:00 P

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Because we no longer have HMO-type Medicare plans in our state, there is less demand for the classes. SS no longer brings continuing education workshops to the state so that instructors can stay certified. So some of the classes still persist in a format similar to SS, but cannot be official and cannot retain the name.

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1/27/13 11:40 P

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How are some SS classes different from "the official ones?"
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1/12/13 1:39 P

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I feel very fortunate that my Humana Medicare Advantage program covers Silver Sneakers classes as "preventive." So it pays for my Y membership that provides the Silver Sneakers classes two mornings a week, and gives me access to the pool, the weights and machines. And the rest of the good part is, it's just around the corner from my house! I really have no excuses.
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11/6/12 4:29 P

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My information was that these are part of the HMO-type Medicare insurance, which we currently don't have in Alaska. The Y in Anchorage used to offer SS classes, but they are no longer the official ones.

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11/6/12 1:56 P

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We are just in a few locations in Alaska, depending on which health plan you belong to!

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10/28/12 3:30 P

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I joined this team because I was interested in the Silver Sneakers program--turns out we don't have it in Alaska. I'm the leader of the Spark Water Aerobics team and teach water exercise classes. If you want low impact exercise, it's a great way to go! There's even an official Silver Sneakers aqua format if you live where it's available.

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10/24/12 9:23 P

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Silver Sneakers, via AARP, got me into Curves. I try to work out every day, but for the past six weeks I've been sick with a sore throat and respiratory problem. So I haven't worked out as much this month. But I'm going to the doctor tomorrow and having this infection dealt with. I want to get back to my daily exercise.

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9/14/12 10:46 P

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Hi Judie, welcome to the group.

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9/14/12 11:31 A

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Hi! My name is Judie from Schererville, Indiana (northwest Indiana near Chicago). I am not a "Silver Sneakers) , however I live near several facilities that have the Silver Sneakers programs that are not very expensive. In my area, they are under the Fuel Fitness brand of fitness centers. Maybe there are other companies that also carry or offer this service. Is there anyone in my area that would like to join with me?

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8/14/12 10:14 P

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Hi 4nanam, welcome to the group. Not to much happens with this team but I belong to another team called The Pedometer Hut, look it up, people on that team do a lot of walking, the leader is really nice, her name is Judy.
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8/14/12 12:22 P

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Hi, I just joined Spark People on 8/12/12 and am looking forward to some REAL weight loss and increased energy. The one thing that I did notice is all the high impact video that they offer. Well, I just can't do all that high impact stuff...at the moment. I did look on the web site that was mentioned in the last post, but, my insurance company is not listed with them emoticon . Guess I will have to do some Internet searches to locate some of the 'more my type of E' just to get me started.

I am located in Southern California.

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7/29/12 3:01 P

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I just found this team, I belong to the real Silver Sneakers, found at SilverSneakers.com, anyone else belong to that group?
It doesn't look like to many of you post very often, lets try and change that, okay?

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