Fair Square Medicare Wordmark

Does Your Plan Include A Free Gym Membership?

Cover image
By Daniel Petkevich
Jul 12, 2023

Find out if your Medicare plan includes a free gym membership!

Staying active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle becomes increasingly important as we age. Regular exercise benefits our physical health and improves our mental well-being. Fortunately, many Medicare plans offer a valuable perk that allows seniors to access free or discounted gym memberships. This article will explore how seniors can take advantage of this opportunity and enjoy the benefits of a healthier, more active lifestyle.

Medicare Basics

Medicare is a federal health insurance program that provides coverage for individuals aged 65 and older. It consists of different parts, including Part A (hospital insurance), Part B (medical insurance), Part C (Medicare Advantage), and Part D (prescription drug coverage). While gym memberships are not covered under the original Medicare (Parts A and B), certain Medicare Advantage plans (Part C) and some Medicare Supplement plans provide additional fitness and gym benefits.

Review Your Medicare Plan

Medicare Advantage Plans: Check your plan's Summary of Benefits to find out if they provide access to a fitness club or gym membership benefit. A few of the most common programs are:
Medicare Supplement Plans: Depending on the type of plan you selected, you may have a gym or fitness membership included. For example, many AARP/UHC plans include a free membership to

Renew Active

. Other plans may offer an option to add fitness or gym benefits for an additional fee. For example, Mutual of Omaha's

Mutually Well

program is $25 monthly.

Understand Fitness Benefits

Once you verify that your plan has a fitness benefit, familiarize yourself with what's included. These benefits can vary depending on the plan and may include access to participating gyms, fitness classes, personal trainers, or home fitness programs. Some plans may require you to use specific fitness facilities, while others may offer more flexibility in choosing your preferred gym.

Find Participating Gyms

After understanding the fitness benefits of your Medicare Advantage plan, identify the gyms and fitness centers that participate in your plan's network. Check the plan's website or call the Member Services number on your ID card to request a list of participating facilities in your area. Make sure to choose a conveniently located gym that offers the amenities and equipment you desire.

Activate Your Membership

Once you have selected a participating gym, follow the instructions provided by your plan to activate your free gym membership. This may involve contacting the gym directly or completing an online registration process. Be sure to have your plan details and Medicare ID card on hand to provide the necessary information during enrollment.
Some fitness clubs and gyms will require you to provide an Access Code:

Enjoy the Benefits of Regular Exercise

With your free gym membership activated, you can now enjoy the benefits of regular exercise. Engaging in physical activities that suit your fitness level and interests can improve cardiovascular health, muscle strength, balance, and flexibility.


Taking advantage of a free gym membership benefit offered through your Medicare plan is a fantastic opportunity to stay active and enhance overall well-being. By reviewing your Medicare plan, understanding fitness benefits, finding participating gyms, and activating your membership, you can embrace a healthier lifestyle without worrying about the financial burden. Remember, regular exercise is beneficial for physical health and contributes to a positive outlook and a higher quality of life. So, let's get moving and make the most of your Medicare plan benefits.
Enjoying a free gym membership is an excellent perk but it shouldn't be the only factor to consider when choosing a plan. If you need help, call us at 1-888-454-2383. Our advisors can help you find a plan with the benefits and coverage that fit your needs.

Recommended Articles

20 Q's with Fair Square
20 Questions to Ask Your Medicare Agent
Mar 17, 2023
Cover image
Fair Square Client Newsletter: AEP Edition
Oct 2, 2023
Hepatitis C stock photo
Does Medicare Cover Hepatitis C Treatment?
Nov 22, 2022
Physiotherapist showing workout record on exercise bike
Does Medicare Cover Exercise Physiology?
Jan 11, 2023
woman sitting on sofa feeling pain in her foot at home stock photo
Does Medicare Cover Qutenza?
Jan 13, 2023
Senior black man standing up and experiencing knee pain stock image
Does Medicare Cover Zilretta?
Nov 28, 2022
senior african american man feeling pain in his knees from arthritis while on a couch stock photo
How Much Does Xeljanz Cost with Medicare?
Jan 25, 2023
Seattle Public Market stock image
14 Best Ways for Seniors to Stay Active in Seattle
Mar 10, 2023
Illustrated referential images of a hospital bill, coins, cash in a wallet, a calculator, and a magnifying glass
What Are Medicare Part B Excess Charges?
Jan 6, 2023
Leg bones and knees, 3d rendering. stock photo
Does Medicare Cover Boniva?
Nov 29, 2022
Cover image
The Fair Square Bulletin: September 2023
Sep 19, 2023
Doctor physician consulting with male patient in hospital exam room stock photo
Is Gainswave Covered by Medicare?
Dec 6, 2022
bearded man holding his head in confusion looking at his laptop stock image
Why Is Medicare So Confusing?
Apr 19, 2023
heart surgery stock image
How Much Does Open Heart Surgery Cost with Medicare?
Jan 27, 2023
How to Choose a Medigap Plan
Jan 10, 2023
Ozempic stock image
Does Medicare Cover Ozempic?
Mar 28, 2023
scleral lenses
Does Medicare Cover Scleral Lenses?
Dec 5, 2022
breast cancer awareness ribbon stock image
Does Medicare Cover Piqray?
Dec 2, 2022

More of our articles

13 Best Ways for Seniors to Stay Active in Columbus

13 Best Ways for Seniors to Stay Active in Philadelphia

14 Best Ways to Stay Active in Charlotte

15 Best Ways for Seniors to Stay Active in Denver

2024 Medicare Price Changes

Can Doctors Choose Not to Accept Medicare?

Can I Change Medicare Advantage Plans Any Time? | Medicare Plans

Can I Laminate My Medicare Card?

Can I Use Medicare Part D at Any Pharmacy?

Do You Need Medigap if You're Eligible for Both Medicare and Medicaid?

Does Medicare Cover an FMT?

Does Medicare Cover Bariatric Surgery?

Does Medicare Cover Cervical Disc Replacement?

Does Medicare Cover Cosmetic Surgery?

Does Medicare cover Deviated Septum Surgery?

Does Medicare Cover Disposable Underwear?

Does Medicare Cover ESRD Treatments?

Does Medicare Cover Flu Shots?

Does Medicare Cover Fosamax?

Does Medicare Cover Hypnotherapy?

Does Medicare Cover Ketamine Infusion for Depression?

Does Medicare Cover Light Therapy for Psoriasis?

Does Medicare Cover LVAD Surgery?

Does Medicare Cover Macular Degeneration?

Does Medicare Cover Medical Marijuana?

Does Medicare Cover Mouth Guards for Sleep Apnea?

Does Medicare Cover Nexavar?

Does Medicare Cover Nuedexta?

Does Medicare Cover Ofev?

Does Medicare Cover Oxybutynin?

Does Medicare Cover Physicals & Blood Work?

Does Medicare Cover Robotic Surgery?

Does Medicare Cover Service Animals?

Does Medicare Cover Shock Wave Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis?

Does Medicare Cover SIBO Testing?

Does Medicare Have Limitations on Hospital Stays?

Does Medicare Pay for Antivenom?

Does Medicare pay for Opdivo?

Does Medicare Pay for Varicose Vein Treatment?

Does Your Plan Include A Free Gym Membership?

Explaining IRMAA on Medicare

Explaining the Different Enrollment Periods for Medicare

Fair Square Bulletin: We're Revolutionizing Medicare

Finding the Best Dental Plans for Seniors

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and Medicare

How Can I Get a Replacement Medicare Card?

How Do I Sign up for Medicare? A Simple How-To Guide For You

How Do Medigap Premiums Vary?

How Does Medicare Cover Colonoscopies?

How is Medicare Changing in 2023?

How Much Does Medicare Part A Cost in 2023?

How Much Does Medicare Part B Cost in 2023?

How Much Does Rexulti Cost with Medicare?

How Much Does Trelegy Cost with Medicare?

How to Apply for Medicare?

How to Become a Medicare Agent

How to Enroll in Social Security

Is Balloon Sinuplasty Covered by Medicare?

Is HIFU Covered by Medicare?

Is the Shingles Vaccine Covered by Medicare?

Is Vitrectomy Surgery Covered by Medicare?

Medicare & Ozempic

Medicare Advantage Plans for Disabled People Under 65

Medicare Consulting Services

Medicare Guaranteed Issue Rights by State

Saving Money with Alternative Pharmacies & Discount Programs

The Fair Square Bulletin: January 2024

Welcome to Fair Square's First Newsletter

What is the 8-Minute Rule on Medicare?

What People Don't Realize About Medicare

What's the Deal with Flex Cards?

Which Medigap Policies Provide Coverage for Long-Term Care?

Your Medicare One-Stop-Shop

Your guide to Medicare Parts A & B, Medicare Advantage, and Medigap. 100% free.
Get the Fair Square Bulletin

Medicare savings tips, helpful guides, and more.


Medicare 101

Current Clients

Medicare Supplement Plans

Medicare Advantage Plans

Fair Square 2024

Terms of Use
Notice of Privacy Practices

Virgil Insurance Agency, LLC (DBA Fair Square Medicare) and www.fairsquaremedicare.com are privately owned and operated by Help Button Inc. Medicare supplement insurance plans are not connected with or endorsed by the U.S. government or the federal Medicare program. This is a solicitation of insurance. A licensed agent/producer may contact you. Medicare Supplement insurance is available to those age 65 and older enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B and, in some states, to those under age 65 eligible for Medicare due to disability or End-Stage Renal disease. Virgil Insurance Agency is a licensed and certified representative of Medicare Advantage HMO, HMO SNP, PPO, PPO SNP and PFFS organizations and stand-alone PDP prescription drug plans. Each of the organizations we represent has a Medicare contract. Enrollment in any plan depends on contract renewal. The plans we represent do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Plan availability varies by region and state. For a complete list of available plans please contact 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048), 24 hours a day/7 days a week or consult www.medicare.gov. © 2024 Help Button Inc

We do not offer every plan available in your area. Any information we provide is limited to those plans we do offer in your area. Please contact Medicare.gov or 1-800-MEDICARE to get information on all of your options.