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Silver&Fit(R) Adds Les Mills BODYVIVE(R) Fitness Classes to Growing List of Endorsed Classes for Members

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SAN DIEGO, Sept. 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Silver&Fit Exercise and Healthy Aging Program for Medicare Advantage members has expanded its range of Silver&Fit no-cost or low-cost class offerings to include the popular Les Mills BODYVIVE®.

BODYVIVE® classes will be available to Silver&Fit members at participating Silver&Fit fitness facilities across the U.S. BODYVIVE® is a low-impact, whole-body group fitness workout that uses VIVE™ balls, VIVE™ tubes and bodyweight to boost fitness and core strength. The balls and tubes allow participants to achieve a full range of motion and increase workout intensity. BODYVIVE® also helps participants improve endurance, reduce risk of bone and joint degeneration, increase agility and balance and improve posture.

"It's important for older adults to stay active and maintain a good level of strength and balance as they age," said Silver&Fit's Fitness Network Management Vice President Brett Hanson. "The BODYVIVE® class focuses on low impact cardio and strength-building, making it an excellent fit for our members."

Silver&Fit instructors interested in getting certified to teach Les Mills BODYVIVE® can learn more by visiting www.lesmills.com or calling 800-814-1207.

About Les Mills

Les Mills International is the creator of 13 global group fitness and team training programs, including BODYPUMP® (weights), BODYCOMBAT® (martial arts), RPM® (indoor cycling), and its recent Les Mills GRIT™ Series (30-minute high intensity interval training). Les Mills® classes are held in more than 15,000 licensed clubs around the world. For information, visit www.lesmills.com.

About the Silver&Fit Exercise & Healthy Aging Program

The Silver&Fit program is an exercise and healthy aging program providing unique, evidence-based fitness and health education activities for Medicare beneficiaries and group retirees. Silver&Fit members have access to: no-cost or low-cost memberships at a participating, contracted fitness club or exercise center, or to the Silver&Fit Home Fitness Program for those unable to participate at a fitness facility or who prefer to work out at home; SilverandFit.com, a website featuring health tools and resources specifically designed for older adults; The Silver Slate® quarterly newsletter; and a toll-free customer service hotline. Follow Silver&Fit on Twitter @SilverandFit, YouTube at www.youtube.com/silverandfit, Facebook at www.facebook.com/SilverandFit, Instagram @SilverandFit, and Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/silverandfit. The Silver&Fit program is a product of American Specialty Health Fitness, Inc., a subsidiary of American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH).

About American Specialty Health

American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH) is one of the nation's premier independent and privately-owned specialty health services organizations, providing specialty health care networks and programs, fitness and exercise programs and population health solutions for health plans, insurance carriers and employer groups. Operating from offices in San Diego, CA, Southlake (Dallas), TX, Carmel (Indianapolis), IN and Columbia, SC, ASH has more than 1,100 employees and administers services for more than 34 million members nationwide. Additional products offered through ASH and its subsidiaries include Healthyroads®, FitnessCoach™, Active&Fit®, ExerciseRewardsTM and others. For more information, visit www.ashcompanies.com or call 800-848-3555. Follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter at @ASHCompanies.

CONTACT: Media contacts: Lisa Freeman Silver&Fit Office: 310-390-3070 Cell: 310-422-9200 lisaf@ashn.com Erin Kelly, Executive Vice President Les Mills East Coast Phone: 443-461-3306 erin.kelly@lesmills.com

Source:American Specialty Health