Everything you need to know about Renew Active from UnitedHealthcare (UHC)

Written by Ari Parker Updated: Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Staying active can prevent chronic conditions, reduce stress, and boost your mood. It makes sense that gym memberships and other fitness programs are popular benefits among Medicare beneficiaries. 

Some UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans include a Renew Active membership. Renew Active is a fitness and wellness program. With Renew Active, you can choose from participating gym memberships and fitness locations across the US. 

In this guide, you’ll learn about Renew Active with UHC, other Medicare Advantage fitness benefits, and how you can find a plan that fits your healthcare needs. 

Key takeaways:

  • Renew Active is a fitness and wellness benefit offered by certain UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans. 

  • Renew Active offers a range of fitness and wellness opportunities including access to gym memberships, online and in-person classes, and online brain challenges to keep your mind sharp.

  • Check which fitness centers are available to you with the Renew Active UHC location tool.

What is Renew Active from UHC?

Renew Active is a benefit provided by some UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans. It gives members free access to 25,000 fitness locations around the country and other wellness benefits to promote a healthy lifestyle.

It’s important to note that not all Medicare Advantage plans by UHC include Renew Active. The program benefits vary by location and plan. If fitness is important to you, you can explore other options like SilverSneakers, Silver&Fit, or a local community fitness center that offers senior discounts.

Benefits of Renew Active from UHC

The Renew Active program by UHC provides various ways for you to stay sharp, both physically and mentally. If your Medicare Advantage plan includes Renew Active, you’ll have access to the following free benefits:

  • Gym memberships to over 25,000 participating fitness centers

  • Personalized fitness plan

  • Online and in-person workout classes

  • Online and in-person classes on technology, arts and crafts, reading, and more

  • Online videos and interactive challenges that sharpen your mind and keep your brain healthy

  • A FitBit Community and other local opportunities to connect socially 

What locations take Renew Active?

You can choose from a network of over 25,000 locations. Many premium gyms, fitness centers with high-quality amenities, personal training services, and other luxury services, are also included in the benefit. Take a look at these gyms and fitness classes to get a sense of what locations you may have access to with Renew Active:

  • CycleBar

  • Orangetheory Fitness

  • Planet Fitness

  • Pilates, yoga, tai chi, and dance classes

  • Hiking and bowling experiences

  • F45 Training

  • Gold’s Gym

  • XSport Fitness

  • Pure Barre

  • Solidcore

  • Life Time Fitness 

Use the Renew Active UHC location tool to see what fitness centers are available where you live.

How to enroll in a plan with UHC’s Renew Active benefit

Fitness benefits and free gym memberships are just one thing you should consider when looking at Medicare Advantage plans. Other factors you should definitely consider are the prescriptions you need, the medical providers you see, premiums and out-of-pocket costs associated with each plan, and any medical services you need regularly. 

A licensed Chapter Medicare Advisor can help you compare plans that include fitness benefits while carefully considering your other health and financial needs. Find the best Medicare plan for you by calling us at 855-900-2427 or scheduling a good time to talk.

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