It’s no secret that Las Vegas is home to a sizable federal government employment base. From Nellis Air Force Base to the VA Health Care system to all of the other federal agencies that reside in the Valley, thousands of Vegas residents are covered by the BlueCross BlueShield Federal Employee Program. If you are a federal employee or are covered on the federal health plan, you could be missing out on an amazing fitness benefit.
That benefit? Fitness Your Way by Tivity Health. For $29 per month and an enrollment fee of $29, you can have access to over 10,000 fitness locations across the United States. What makes this an amazing benefit is you get access to every location a particular chain may have nationwide. Some of the options available locally include EoS Fitness, Planet Fitness, Anytime Fitness, Rebel Fitness and Curves, among others. To view available locations here in Vegas or to see what’s available elsewhere, check out their interactive locations map on the Tivity Health website. The Fitness Your Way website also touts access to a network of 20,000 health specialists via the WholeHealth Network but I found that to be of no use for folks located here in Vegas. If they end up building that up it will be icing on the proverbial cake.
As someone that gained Federal coverage through my spouse, I jumped at the chance to try this program out and have already saved myself several hundred dollars in enrollment fees and monthly dues as I’ve got memberships at City Athletic Club, EoS Fitness and Planet Fitness. The beauty of this program is that a lot of these gyms have different features or services so you can take advantage of the lot while just paying the $29 per month.
Using the Fitness Your Way program is simple. Once you register on their portal, you will have a membership card automatically generated on the website. Just take a picture of the ID, pick the fitness location you wish to join, and then head on in. When you speak to a customer service representative about joining, tell them you have the Tivity Health plan and they should get you taken care of. I did not have a single problem joining any of the gyms I signed up with. If you already have a membership at a gym that is covered by the plan, they should be able to convert your membership without issue.
For those of you on the BlueCross BlueShield Federal Employee Program and looking to take advantage of this amazing benefit, I have some even better news. You can have the $29 enrollment fee waived by using an existing member’s referral ID. When you go to sign up on the Tivity Health website, use the code 2300-1071-0185-3723 when asked. Bonus! If you choose to enroll other members of your family that are on your plan, you can then use your own code to waive the enrollment fee as well as get a month free when they stay enrolled for two months. Double bonus!