fitness for older adults

Membership at The Gathering Place is a great way for older adults to stay fit!

We have two types of memberships for older adults

Senior Annual Membership:  $50 per year (for those over 65)

Healthways SilverSneakers® Membership: No cost to you if your insurance includes SilverSneakers® as a benefit. 

Senior fitness classes, including SilverSneakers®, Prime Movers, and Senior Volleyball are FREE to all Gathering Place members age 60 and up, whether membership was purchased as an individual or received through the Healthways benefit. 

Non-member seniors may participate in senior classes for $2 per class after filling out a waiver/in case of emergency form (on a space available basis). 

Note: Regular (non-senior) group fitness classes, child care, and leagues are not included in GP/SilverSneakers memberships, but members receive a discounted price. 

about silversneakers

The Healthways SilverSneakers® Fitness Program is an innovative health, exercise and wellness program helping older adults live healthy, active lifestyles. 

SilverSneakers membership is available to you at little or no cost through participating health insurance plans. Regular participation in SilverSneakers can help you build muscular strength, improve joint mobility, and increase cardiovascular endurance, leading to improved health and greater independence. 

Enroll with your Healthways card and use it to check-in at each visit. Receive all the benefits of regular annual GP members + Senior Fitness Classes are Free! 

Your SilverSneakers fitness membership includes:

  • Full access during open hours to our basic amenities such as the indoor walking track, cardio & weight-lifting rooms, racquetball court, game room, indoor soccer field, and 3 basketball courts (except during reservations or leagues).
  • Locker rooms with showers (please bring your own lock). 
  • Senior group fitness classes are FREE to SilverSneakers and GP senior members. SilverSneakers members who would like to participate in regular adult group fitness classes may do so at the GP member rate.

SilverSneakers also provides opportunities to: 

  • expand your social network and strengthen friendships
  • increase your mental sharpness
  • take part in social activities and wellness seminars
More than one million members nationwide already enjoy SilverSneakers. Join them today and bring your SilverSneakers card and/or health plan ID to the front desk, and our friendly staff will help you enroll! 

SilverSneakers® is a registered mark of Healthways, Inc.

Fitness classes

We offer the following group fitness classes for older adults:

Prime Movers: Mondays at 2 p.m.

A prime mover is a person or thing that starts something or that has a very powerful influence on something, just as older adults have been doing their entire lives! In the fitness world, prime movers are the muscles that initiate the source of movement during physical action. This class includes muscular strength and flexibility exercises using small hand weights and resistance bands as well as fun with right brain/left brain challenges, coordination skills, balance work, and various movements using small balls. A chair is provided for seated and/or standing support. 

SilverSneakers® Classic: Wednesdays & Fridays at 2 p.m

Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a SilverSneakers ball are offered for resistance. A chair is used for seated and/or standing support.

Senior Chair Volleyball: Thursdays at 2 p.m.

Come and gather with your friends for some fun Beach volleyball…minus the sand! You will enjoy the friendships, smiles, conversation, and activity with this group of seniors.

Pickleball League: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays


Come discover the fastest growing sport in America! Pickleball is played on a badminton size court, but with a low net, a light weight ball (similar to a wiffle ball), and paddles. This “league” is open to all ages, not just older adults.  


Free for GP members over age 60

$2 for non-members.

(Pickleball is free to GP members of all ages; $2 for non-members)

No preregistration is needed to attend senior fitness classes or play pickleball, just show up with your sneakers on and water bottle handy! 

For more information about Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness Program, see our informational flyer here.

If you would like help enrolling at The GP or have questions about SilverSneakers, please contact: Melanie LeBaron at 317-884-0531 x292 or