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Active Older Adult 50+ Programs (AOA50+)

The AOA50+ classes are designed to address the needs of more active older adult members who understand their bodies are changing yet are able to workout at a level of intensity that is more conducive to their needs. AOA50+ classes emphasize low impact, moderate intensity, slow and controlled resistance movement & proper alignment in order to provide a safe and effective workout.

Silver Sneakers® Program Classes 

The Silver Sneakers® Fitness Program is offered in partnership with the Department of Tulane Campus Recreation at no additional cost to eligible/qualified individuals.  The Silver Sneakers® classes are easy on the body’s joints and appropriate for both beginner and advanced individuals.   Exercises are designed to improve strength and flexibility and improve performance of daily living activities. Facility and program orientations are conducted by appointment only.  Interested new Silver Sneakers® members or visitors can schedule by contacting the Program Senior Advisor.  Sign-up for electronic Campus Recreation Alert Notifications regarding facility closures, renovations, maintenance and class cancellations through our App and email notifications.

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FAQ’s

  • What is the SilverSneakers® Fitness Program (SSFP)?
    • SilverSneakers® is a fun, energizing program that helps older adults take greater control of their health by encouraging physical activity and offering social events. The program is offered in partnership with select health plans at no additional cost to Medicare-eligible members. The SilverSneakers membership at Tulane Campus Recreation includes SilverSneakers® classes,  guidance  from qualified fitness instructors and Program Advisor, social activities, methods to help patrons track their health progress, health education seminars, the newsletter and the use of fitness center amenities such as swimming pool, fitness equipment and indoor track.  Towel service and monthly locker service are at an extra cost in addition to the SilverSneakers® program.
  • Who is the Program Advisor and what does she do?
    • Program Advisors are employees of the participating locations. As experts in older-adult wellness, they are the most qualified people to assist patrons with enrollment, tours and equipment orientation. Program Advisors are usually available Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Program Advisor serves as a contact for members– answering questions and helping to make sure members feel comfortable and welcome. Facility orientations conducted by appointment. Contact Debra Mouton, Tulane Campus Recreation Program Advisor at 504-247-1275 or email to dmouton@tulane.edu.
  • Do I need to see a Physician before enrolling?
    • Please consult with your physician before beginning any exercise program. By carefully reading and completing the Healthways Waiver and Assumption of Risk form, patrons expressly assume all risk for theirhealth and well-being and expressly assume the other risks associated with participating in the program. Please note, the Tulane University Department of Campus Recreation does not have health care professionals on staff at the Reily Center. Patrons should seek their physician’s advice on all health-related questions.
  • What are SilverSneakers® classes?
    • SilverSneakers® classes are total-body conditioning classes designed to increase  muscular  strength, endurance, range of movement, flexibility, balance, agility and coordination. They range from 45 to 60 minutes. Land classes typically involve the use of hand- held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a small exercise ball. In some classes, a chair may be available for seating or additional support. SilverSneakers® classes are taught by certified instructors who are specially trained in creating fitness programs for older adults. All SilverSneakers® class instructors are accredited/certified/licensed, CPR/AED certified, aware of the procedures to follow in case of emergency as well as undergo a comprehensive training and certification process to become a SilverSneakers® instructor.
  • What are SilverSneakers® classes are available?
    • SilverSneakers Classic (formerly known as MS-ROM Muscular Strength and Range of Movement)
    • SilverSneakers Yoga (formerly known as YogaStretch)
  • What other type of exercise can I do at your location?
    • The Reily Student Recreation Center provides access to treadmills, ellipticals, rowing machines, weight room equipment, recumbent & stationary bicycles, swimming lap lanes, basketball and all the amenities included in a basic fitness membership. You can also attend exclusive SilverSneakers classes or non-traditional SSFP classes like PiYo50+,  Deep Water Conditioning, and/or Cardio Dance designed specifically for Active Older Adults-50+ (AOA50+). These classes vary in intensity and offer multiple formats to fit your personal needs and interests.
  • How do I know if I am eligible for the SilverSneakers® Fitness Program?
    • All eligible individuals for the SilverSneakers® program should have received a Healthways/SilverSneakers® 16- digit code or card
    • At the Reily Student Recreation Center this card is only good as proof of eligibility and SilverSneakers® members should bring it with them when they enroll at our Member Services Desk. After completing an application, the  Membership Office will issue you a Reily Center key tag in order to gain access to the facility. If you have not received a card, contact Healthways customer service at 888-423-4632 for more information.
  • Silver Sneakers FAQsWhat do I have to do to join today?
    • A membership packet to join the Reily Student Recreation Center SilverSneakers® program can be obtained by visiting the Member Services Desk (Reily Center – 2nd floor). A Member Services associate will also need to photocopy your eligible Healthcare Provider member card or Healthways/Silver Sneaker 16-digit code ID and a picture ID. The SilverSneakers® application packet includes:
      1. Reily Center Membership application (2-sided-document)
      2. Healthways Waiver and Assumption of Risk
  • What do I need to know about starting an exercise program at the Reily Student Recreation Center?
    • Check with your Physician
    • Wear comfortable, breathable clothing appropriate for fitness and rubber-soled shoes (not black- soled)
    • Have a water bottle with you during exercise, and drink often
    • Bring your own towel to ensure personal hygiene (towel rental is available at a fee)
    • Remember to listen to your body. It is okay to slow down and rest!
    • Always take a few minutes to stretch before and after exercising
    • Daily self-serve lockers are available at no charge for storing belongings
  • What if I am visiting from out-of-state or another local fitness center?
    • No problem. SilverSneakers® members are welcome to use any of the more than 11,000 participating locations nationwide. When traveling, simply visit the SilverSneakers® Fitness participating facility locator at their website at www.silversneakers.com. Members’ primary memberships will be at the fitness center where they originally joined. When visiting the Reily Student Recreation Center, all SilverSneakers® members will need to present their Healthways 16-digit code card or Healthcare Provider member card, a photo ID and complete a Guest Waiver. (Printable PDF of FAQ’s located here)

 

For more information, please contact the SilverSneakers® Program Senior Advisor, Debra Mouton,  dmouton@tulane.edu, 504-247-1275. Or, visit the SilverSneakers® website at www.silversneakers.com or call your healthcare provider’s customer services number.