Stay in and work out

GEHA | April 30, 2020

nutrition and exercise health and wellness
It's easy to stay fit and active at home.

While movements outside our homes may be restricted, there are plenty of ways to move inside – especially for GEHA medical plan members.

Take advantage of your Connection Fitness benefits with the Active&Fit Direct™ Program. As part of your Active&Fit Direct membership, you and your family can choose from more than 800 Fitness On-Demand videos. And the $25 enrollment fee is waived through August.

Videos are available for all fitness levels and range in length from a few minutes to up to an hour. Options include yoga, Pilates, dance, cardio and strength training.

Classes are from world-class organizations and instructors, including:

  • GAIAM
  • FitFusion by Jillian Michaels
  • Zumba – Strong
  • YogaFit

Tips to stay healthy at home

If you decide to go outside to walk or run or exercise be sure to practice physical distancing. Wash your hands with soap and water before you leave home and as soon as you get home.

  • If you’re not regularly active, start slow. Try walking or low-impact exercises for short amounts of time. Gradually build up to 30 minutes or more continuously over a few weeks.

  • Take short 3-5 minutes breaks every 20-30 minutes. Simply stand up and stretch or take a walk around the house.

  • Set up a regular routine to be active every day. Making a specific time to be active helps you build a regular routine and adjust to new ways of working, studying and living while under COVID-19 restrictions.

Active&Fit Direct benefits

The $25 enrollment fee is waived through August.

If you’re already a member of Active&Fit Direct and your gym is not available during this time, you can choose a $25 credit for the month you’re unable to work out at the facility. The monthly credits will be applied to future months. If you choose to take the credits, you will still have access to the Home Fitness Program at no cost. And when your gym does open, you can start working out there without re-enrolling.

To enroll, 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.

These benefits are neither offered nor guaranteed under contract with the FEHB Program, but are made available to all enrollees and family members who become members of GEHA’s HDHP, Standard Option or High Option plan.