If you are eligible for Medicare benefits in 2013, you may have picked a Medicare Advantage Plan.  The majority of these include a Silver Sneakers benefit plan that provides for a free health club or gym membership at participating gyms.  

Check this list below and see if your Florida Medicare Advantage plan is included:

If included, you are eligible for a free health club membership.  Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte residents are able to join any of the participating health clubs below for free.

Snap Fitness – Port Charlotte

Address: 701 JC Center Court   Port Charlotte, FL 33980
Phone: (941) 766-7627

Achieve Fitness

Address: 4300 Kings Hwy., Ste. A   Port Charlotte, FL 33980-2917
Phone: (941) 627-5509

Golden Years Health Club, Inc.

Address: 4161 Tamiami Trail, Ste. 704   Port Charlotte, FL 33952
Phone: (941) 625-1110

Youfit Port Charlotte

Address: 3280 Tamiami Trail, Ste. 33   Port Charlotte, FL 33952
Phone: (941) 623-9099

The Cultural Center of Charlotte County

Address: 2280 Aaron St.   Port Charlotte, FL 33952
Phone: (941) 625-4175

The Punta Gorda Club

Address: 2905 Tamiami Trl.   Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Phone: (941) 505-1055

Charlotte County Family YMCA Franz Ross Park 

Address: 19333 Quesada Ave.   Port Charlotte, FL 33948-3141
Phone: (941) 629-9622

Punta Gorda YMCA

Address: 10169 Tamiami Trail   Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Phone: (941) 505-4000

Lynette Henk is a Healthy Chocolate trainer.  She can be reached directly at 941-216-5727, [email protected] or at her site ColdPressedChocolate.com.