Getting active and physically fit can do wonders for your health. Let’s explore if Medicare helps pay for gym memberships and/or fitness programs.
Unless you have a medical diagnosis that requires physical therapy or rehabilitation, Original Medicare will not pay for gym memberships or fitness programs. You pay 100% for any non-covered service.
The benefits in Medicare Advantage plans differ by company and location. If a paid gym membership or fitness program is important to you, make sure this benefit is offered in the plan you choose.
Note: If you join a Medicare Advantage plan you’ll pay 2 premiums—1 for Medicare Part B and 1 for your new plan.
For more helpful information on Medicare, check out these 10 frequently asked questions about Medicare plans.