Press Release
Posted December 10, 2019

Thousands of people now have free access to the Lorain County Community College Fitness Center through partnerships with select insurance companies.

A blue and white banner with Silver Sneakers, Renew and LCCC logos.
The LCCC Fitness Center is now a location for Silver Sneakers, Renew Active and Prime members to receive free memberships.

LCCC now partners with SilverSneakers, Renew Active and Prime to offer free, insurance-based fitness plans. All program participants have free access to the LCCC Fitness Center, field house, gym and track.
These program expansions make access to fitness equipment and programs a convenient and affordable option for people of all ages who are enrolled in the participating program. These efforts continue the college’s focus on health and wellness for all in the community, said LCCC President Marcia Ballinger, Ph.D. “We welcome the opportunity to have new members on campus and hope additional people will be able to explore all that LCCC has to offer,” she said.

“Silver Sneakers, Renew Active and Prime are the latest initiatives that we are proud to provide for Lorain County residents. These partnerships give people the tools they need to take control of their health,” Ballinger said. “We are honored that our campus can be a location for everyone in the community to focus on their health and wellness.”

In addition to these new partnerships, LCCC offers other free or low-cost fitness classes, including Kristy’s Classes as well as reduced cost memberships for LCCC alumni and military veterans.
Eligibility for free fitness center memberships may be verified by insurance carrier or by the LCCC Fitness Center staff. To learn more about verification or other low-cost memberships, visit or call (440) 366-4028.

About eligible programs:
SilverSneakers is the nation’s leading wellbeing fitness program designed exclusively for adults 65 and older and is sponsored by Medicare health plans throughout the United States. Members can check eligibility at the, with their individual insurance company, or at the LCCC Fitness Center.

Prime is a program sponsored by health plans and employer groups for eligible members ages 18-64 and includes a fitness center membership. Please check eligibility with your individual insurance company, at, or the LCCC Fitness Center.

Renew Active
Renew Active is designed for plan holders of eligible Medicare Advantage Plans insured by UnitedHealthCare Insurance Company. Members can check eligibility with their health plan’s Customer Service department, at, or at the LCCC Fitness Center.

For more information, please contact the LCCC Fitness Center at (440) 366-4028 or visit The LCCC Fitness Center is located in the Ewing Activities Center on the LCCC campus, 1005 N. Abbe Road, Elyria.