Benefit of a gym membership in your exercise program
GEHA | April 19, 2019
Exercise is good for you. Everyone benefits from exercise, regardless of age or physical ability. Here are six ways exercise can lead to a happier, healthier you.
Exercise does the following:
- Controls weight
- Combats health conditions and diseases
- Improves mood
- Boosts energy
- Promotes better sleep
- Can be fun and social
Five reasons to consider joining a gym or fitness center:
Many people manage their exercise regimen at home. It’s a convenient way to work it into their daily routine. However, some people find it easier to stay on track with their exercise program by working out in a gym.
- No distractions
- Community and friendships
Are you ready to join a gym? All GEHA medical plan members have access to more than 10,000 nationwide participating fitness centers and select YMCAs for $25 a month with GEHA’s Connection Fitness® powered by the Active&Fit Direct™ program.
The program offers a free guest pass so you can try a fitness center before enrolling. You even have the option to switch fitness centers to make sure you find the right fit. And with the Active&Fit Connected!™ tool you can track your workouts at a fitness center or through wearable devices, apps or exercise equipment.
To enroll in this program, sign in to your GEHA account and click the Active&Fit Direct image at the top of your member dashboard. You'll be taken to the Active&Fit Direct site where you can learn more about the program and search for a gym near you.
For more savings opportunities as a GEHA member, visit this page.
“Exercise: 7 benefits of regular physical activity.” Mayoclinic.org, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 14 December 2018.
“Six Reasons to Join a Gym or Fitness Center.” nifs.org, National Institute for Fitness and Sport, 5 September 2017.