SilverSneakers Pulse Survey


Executive Summary

The SilverSneakers Pulse survey is an ongoing national series of surveys of SilverSneakers members to understand their experiences regarding overall health, physical activity, nutrition, and social connection and will also mine for patterns in behavior both during and following the COVID-19 pandemic. Since April 2020, Tivity Health has surveyed thousands of seniors in more than a dozen separate surveys.

Key Findings

Between November 16 – 23, 2022, the SilverSneakers Pulse survey asked seniors about their physical, mental health and wellness. Key findings included:

Fitness / Physical activity

  • 93% of SSF members currently participate in physical activity. A similar number, (95%) plan to exercise in the next three months.
    • A higher proportion of members are currently engaged in gym activities than earlier this year
  • More than half, (56%) currently belong to a gym that offers SilverSneakers, mostly using cardio and weight equipment and attending fitness classes
  • Just over half, (53%) report participating in a SilverSneakers digital offering in the last 3 months and 89% plan to continue in the future, with four in ten planning to participate in both in-person and digital classes.


  • Eating habits remain similar as earlier this year with a higher proportion of members report better eating habits, (36%), than worse eating habits, (7%) compared to three months ago.
  • About one in eight members, (13%) are concerned about their own food security

Social Connection

  • A similar proportion of members are classified as lonely compared to three months ago, while most members continue to engage with friends and family digitally

COVID-19 Perceptions & attitudes

  • Members continue to be less concerned about a COVID-19 outbreak and are more comfortable socializing in public places, compared to earlier in the year
SilverSneakers Pulse Survey

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