LA Fitness to Welcome Healthways SilverSneakers And Prime Fitness Members | Business Wire

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. Fun and effective workout options.

“LA Fitness is a significant addition to the Healthways fitness centre

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. This strategic collaboration strengthens the

network reciprocity benefit we offer through fitness centres 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 vigourous 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.

About Healthways

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 behaviour

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 optimise 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.

Healthways
Margie Wojciechowski, 480-444-5332
[email protected]
or
Media Relations
Fitness International, LLC
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