IRVINE, Calif. & NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LA Fitness and Healthways, Inc. (NASDAQ: HWAY) announced today that LA Fitness will begin welcoming members of the award-winning SilverSneakers® Fitness and Prime® Fitness programs at nearly 600 of its locations nationwide by early 2015. LA Fitness is known for its state-of-the-art facilities with a wide range of amenities, highly trained staff, and fun and effective workout options.
“LA Fitness is a significant addition to the Healthways fitness center network and complements our vision to make fitness options accessible to more segments of the community,” stated Joy Powell, Senior Solutions Division president at Healthways. “Not only do our members gain increased access to physical activity options to reach their fitness and well-being goals, but this strategic collaboration strengthens the network reciprocity benefit we offer through fitness centers across the country.”
Using proven methodologies based on more than 20 years of science and health outcomes, SilverSneakers Fitness increases physical activity in older adults, resulting in higher well-being and lower healthcare costs. Additionally, according to the SilverSneakers Annual Member Survey, the program reveals the value of social well-being, with nearly 60 percent of members participating in classes with a friend. SilverSneakers is available to many Medicare beneficiaries through participating Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement carriers and group retiree plans. SilverSneakers classes may not be available at all participating LA Fitness locations.
Prime Fitness is Healthways’ commercial well-being fitness program, inspiring participants to take charge of their own well-being and fitness by providing the tools, resources and incentives they need to stay motivated and active. Prime Fitness is available to members of participating health plans and employer groups. The Healthways fitness center network offers convenient access to more than 16,000 participating fitness and wellness facilities nationwide.
Any increase in physical activity levels can improve overall health. Federal physical activity guidelines suggest that to achieve health benefits, American adults should try to accumulate 2.5 hours per week of moderate physical activity or 1.25 hours of vigorous activity; in addition, they should engage in activities that strengthen the major muscles of the body twice per week. Physical activity can also mitigate health-related risks and improve the quality of life for those who already have chronic conditions.
About LA Fitness
Founded in 1984, LA Fitness is one of the fastest growing sports club chains in the U.S. and presently has over 600 locations in 29 states and Canada. LA Fitness' mission is to help as many people as possible achieve the benefits of a healthy lifestyle by creating a nationwide network of sports clubs, offering its members the widest range of amenities and the friendliest service at an affordable price.
To learn more about LA Fitness, visit www.lafitness.com or download the mobile app--search on iTunes or Google Play for LA Fitness. To find a club nearest you, call (800) LA FITNESS.
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 68 million people on four continents. Learn more at www.silversneakers.com or www.healthways.com.