Get fit, have fun, make friends!
Mettler Center is proud to be a part of the SilverSneakers® Fitness Program. SilverSneakers is the nation’s leading exercise program designed exclusively for older adults, offering an innovative blend of physical activity, healthy lifestyle and socially-orientated programming proven to reduce the health care costs of participants.
Through the program, members gain access to:
- full use of Mettler Center's equipment and amenities
- customized senior classes and other classes
- a trained Program Advisor to help you along the way
- more than 11,000 participating locations nationwide
Regular participation in SilverSneakers can help you build muscular strength, improve joint mobility and increase cardiovascular endurance, leading to improved health and greater independence.
SilverSneakers also provides opportunities to:
- expand your social network and strengthen friendships
- increase your mental sharpness
- take part in social activities and wellness seminars
We have many classes designed to support healthly, active aging in older adults. Below are recommendations of classes low-impact to improve strength, flexibility, balance, agility and coordination. If you would like assistance in determining which classes may be appropriate for you, please contact Program Advisor, Joy Sheehan through our "Ask an Expert" or by calling (217) 356-6543.
Level 1: Exercises are done seated in a chair or standing behind a chair for balance. Good for those with instability or joint problems.
- Chair Yoga
Level 2: Exercises may be done standing or seated on a chair, bike or yoga mat. Good for moderately-active older adults.
- Full of Life
- Full of Life Cycle
- Gentle Yoga
- Restorative Yoga
Level 3: For active older adults who have been exercising regularly or are seeking a greater challenge.
- Boomer Beats
- Full of Life (Advanced)
- Gentle Yoga (Advanced)
- Mindful Movement
- Zumba® for Seniors
SilverSneakers is available at no cost to individuals who belong to participating Medicare health plans, Medicare Supplement carriers, or group retiree plans. To find out if your health insurance provider offers the program, contact your health plan provider or visit SilverSneakers Health Plan Locator.
Is a Mettler Center membership really available at no cost?
Yes, for those eligible for SilverSneakers through their health care provider, there are no joining or monthly fees for membership.
Are there any additional charges?
You may enjoy all the benefits of a general membership with no additional fees. Services not included in a general fitness membership come with an additional charge. However, members receive discounts on Mettler services such as personal training, massage, weight loss programs, nutrition programs, and more.
What if I already have a membership with Mettler Center?
Now, as a SilverSneakers participating location, you may choose to switch over to a SilverSneakers membership. To enroll as a SilverSneakers member, please bring your ID and qualifying health insurance card to Mettler Center.
Does anything change with my membership once I’m a SilverSneakers member?
No, you can continue to use the facility as you always have with all the benefits of membership.
What should I know about starting an exercise program?
We recommend you have the approval of a physician before beginning any exercise program. Bring comfortable, closed-toe shoes as well as a water bottle to stay hydrated. Listen to your body and remember it is okay to slow down and rest.
For more information regarding the SilverSneakers® Fitness Program visit silversneakers.com or call 888-423-4632.