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Fitness 19 Now Featuring the Silver&Fit(R) Exercise & Healthy Aging Program in 24 States

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SAN DIEGO, Aug. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fitness 19 is now participating in the Silver&Fit Exercise & Healthy Aging program in 24 states. The program is available to Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in participating Medicare Advantage plans. Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in those plans can enjoy access to the Silver&Fit program at Fitness 19 locations in California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia and Washington.

Silver&Fit, offered by American Specialty Health Fitness, is a leading provider of exercise and healthy aging programs to more than 50 Medicare Advantage plans nationwide, covering more than 1.6 million Medicare beneficiaries. The Silver&Fit program inspires members to engage in healthy, active lifestyles, and offers unique, evidence-based fitness and health education activities, including a no-cost or low-cost membership at a participating fitness facility. The Silver&Fit program is available at nearly 10,000 fitness facilities across the country, ranging from large, national fitness chains to smaller, regional facilities.

"We are pleased to partner with Fitness 19 to serve older adults and other Medicare enrollees in their health and fitness goals," stated George DeVries, chairman and CEO of American Specialty Health. "Adding Fitness 19 to our network expands our members' access to a growing chain of excellent fitness facility options offering state-of-the-art cardio, strength and free weight equipment. By exercising regularly, older adults have a greater potential to maintain or even improve their health."

For more information on whether your Medicare plan includes the Silver&Fit program, please contact your health plan or 1-800-MEDICARE.

ABOUT THE SILVER&FIT EXERCISE AND 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. As part of the Silver&Fit program, 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 with a variety of 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, Instagram @SilverandFit, YouTube at www.youtube.com/silverandfit, and Facebook at www.facebook.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 a national health services organization that provides fitness and exercise programs, population health solutions and specialty health care programs for health plans, insurance carriers, employer groups and trust funds. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, with offices in Dallas, TX, Indianapolis, IN and Columbia, SC, ASH has more than 1,000 employees and administers services for more than 32 million members nationwide. Additional products offered through ASH and its subsidiaries include Healthyroads®, FitnessCoach™, Active&Fit®, ExerciseRewardsTM and others. For more information about ASH, visit www.ASHCompanies.com or call 800-848-3555. Follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter at @ASHCompanies.

American Specialty Health
Lisa Freeman
800.848.3555, ext. 3722
Direct: 310-390-3070