Active Older Adult Programs
The Active Older Adult (AOA) 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. AOA classes emphasize low impact, moderate intensity, slow and controlled resistance movement & proper alignment in order to provide a safe and effective workout. The Active Older Adult classes are a facility-based program and not affiliated with the SilverSneakers® program.
SilverSneakers® Program Classes
The SilverSneakers® 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.
Save time! Complete your SilverSneakers® application ahead of visiting Member Services: SilverSneakers® Application
SilverSneaker® - Yoga
Move through seated and standing yoga poses designed to increase flexibility, balance, and range of movement. Finish with restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation to promote reduced stress and mental clarity [Lakeside Room]
SilverSneaker® - Classic
Increase muscle strength and range of movement, and improve activities for daily living. You'll have a chair for seated exercises and standing support. Your instructor can modify the exercises for your fitness level. [Lakeside Room]
The Active Older Adult (AOA) classes are designed to address the needs of more active older adults who understand their bodies are changing yet are able to workout at a level of intensity that is more conducive to their needs. AOA classes emphasize low impact, moderate intensity, core stabilization and proper alignment in order to provide a safe and effective workout. You may also participant in a variety of multi-level deep and/or shallow aqua classes offered year-round.
Active Older Adult - Cardio Dance
Continuous movement for 30-45minutes of choreography developed specifically for active older adults plus total body stretching at the end of each class. Low impact dance patterns with modifications and options to suit your intensity level. Bring water and a towel and join the fun! [Lakeside Room]
Active Older Adult - PiYo
Multi-level combination class of Yoga poses and Pilates sequences, modified to fit almost every fitness level using blocks, straps, balls and other optional equipment. Participants will perform seated, standing and floor positions. Although mats and other equipment are available, participants are strongly encouraged to bring your own appropriate Yoga mat. [Diboll Mind & Body Studio]
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is the SilverSneakers®?
SilverSneakers® is a comprehensive program that improves overall well-being, strength and social aspects. Designed for all levels and abilities, this program is generally provided by your health plan at no additional cost. SilverSneakers provides access to fitness equipment, group exercise classes, social networking, online education and a sense of community. With more than 14,000 locations nationwide, you can visit any one of our locations at any time. For those eligible members, the benefit is offered at no additional cost.
What does a Tulane Campus Recreation SilverSneakers® membership include?
With your basic membership, you are eligible for 1 visit per day -during facility hours, SilverSneakers® classes guided by a qualified fitness instructor, use of the Weight Room, Cardio equipment, swimming pools, racket-ball and tennis courts, indoor track, social activities, health education seminars and assistance from a Program Advisor™
What is a SilverSneakers® Program AdvisorSM?
Program Advisors are employees of the participating locations. As experts in older-adult wellness, they are the most qualified people to assist you with enrollment, tours and equipment orientation. The Tulane Campus Recreation Program Advisor is usually available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 8AM – 2PM. In addition to assuring quality service, the Program Advisor serves as a contact for you – to answer questions and creating an ideal member experience. Contact Debra Mouton, Program Advisor at 504-247-1275 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Class period range from 45 to 60 minutes. Land classes typically involve the use of hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, a small exercise ball and (for water classes only) specifically designed water boards. In some classes, a chair may be available for seating or additional support. SilverSneakers® classes are taught by certified instructors who are trained in creating fitness programs for older adults as well as CPR/AED certified and aware of the procedures to follow in case of emergency. All instructors undergo a comprehensive training process to become a SilverSneakers® instructor.
What other type of exercise can I do at your location?
If you like to work out on your own, Tulane Campus Recreation provides access to all cardio and weight room machines as well as basketball, racket ball, tennis courts and pools. You may also participant in the Tulane Campus Recreation Active Older Adults50+ (AOA50+) classes. Active Older Adult classes vary in intensity and offer multiple formats to fit your personal needs and interests such as PiYo50+ or Cardio Dance. SilverSneakers® members may also contract the service of a staff Personal Trainer for a fitness assessment, weight room orientation and/or individual or small-group session packages. SilverSneakers® members are responsible for all personal training expenses incurred. Personal training fees and services are not included with your SilverSneakers® membership.
Do I need to see a Physician before enrolling?
By carefully reading and electronically signing the Tivity Health Waiver and Assumption of Risk form, you expressly assume all risk for your health and well-being and other risks associated with participating in the Program. Please consult with your physician before beginning any exercise program. You should seek your physician’s advice on all health-related matters.
How do I know if I am eligible for the SilverSneakers® Fitness Program?
All eligible individuals for the SilverSneakers® program should have received a Tivity Health SilverSneakers® 16-digit code or card. This card is only good as proof of eligibility and you should bring with when you enroll. If you have not received your Tivity Health 16-digit ID card, contact Tivity Health, Customer Service at 888-423-4632 or visit www.silversneakers.com for more information.
What do I have to do to join today?
Visit the Reily Student Recreation Center, Membership Services desk (Reily Center - 2nd floor). Bring with the following documentation:
- Eligible primary Healthcare Provider insurance card (required)
- Photo ID (required)
- Tivity Health-Silver Sneaker® 16-digit code ID (optional)
A Membership Services associate will also need to verify and photocopy these documents.
You will be required to electronically sign the following documents:
- Tulane University Department of Campus Recreation Assumption of Risk, Waiver, and Release from Liability
- Tivity Health Waiver and Assumption of Risk
To avoid risking ineligibility, please provide your legal name -as indicated on your healthcare provider card. No ‘commonly-called’ or nicknames. After processing your membership, Membership Services will issue you a Reily key tag in order to gain access to the facility.
What do I need to know about starting an exercise program at the Tulane Campus Recreation?
- Check with your Physician
- Carefully read and familiarize the Tulane Campus Recreation General Facility Policies
- Schedule a facility orientation (optional)
- Wear comfortable, breathable clothing appropriate for fitness and rubber-soled athletic shoes
- 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 if you need to slow down and rest
- Always take a few minutes to stretch before and after exercising
- Store personal belongings in one of our many daily, self-serve lockers available at no charge
How can I receive news and other information about the facility?
We encourage you to sign-up for email alerts notifying you of matters regarding facility hours/closures, class cancellations and the monthly newsletter. You choose what alerts you desire.
Can I bring a Guest member?
SilverSneakers® members cannot sponsor guest regardless of relation.
What if I am an eligible program member visiting from out-of-state or another local fitness center?
You are welcome to use any of the more than 14,000 participating locations nationwide. When you travel, simply browse the SilverSneakers® participating facility locator at their website at www.silversneakers.com. Your primary membership will be at the fitness center where you originally joined. When you visit a participating location you will need to present your Tivity Health 16-digit code card, Healthcare Provider member card, a photo ID and complete waivers..
Can I still take the SilverSneakers® classes if I am not eligible for the program?
Yes, the classes are open to all facility members.
For more information, please contact Debra Mouton, Program Advisor, at 504-247-1275 or email, email@example.com, visit the SilverSneakers® website at www.silversneakers.com or call your Healthcare Provider’s customer service.