(Closed) Have you ever been able to get a PRESCRIPTION for a GYM membership??

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Totally depends on the limits of your health spending account. My mom can put a gym membership and yoga classes and a new bike on hers without a script. I’d at least try and see what happens!!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m not trying to pass judgment or anything, but by medical terms are you overweight, BMI of 25 or above? That by itself from medical standpoint should grant you a “script” for a gym as a preventive measure from further medical issues associated with obesity and such. If you can find a doctor or advanced practice nurse to work with you, I’m sure you can come up with a medical reason to have gym membership for a year. Another one I can think of is depression (of course not real), prior to a trial of medication, a healthcare provider prescribes exercise. which is known to help people with mild depression secondary to the “good feeling” endorphins and improved self-image, confidence, etc.

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve never heard of this before!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@miss-spunkin: I’ve never heard of gym memberships being covered under medical expenses! Or getting a prescription. Maybe it’s just in the States?

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@miss-spunkin: that’s awesome! I should look into it just in case we can do it.

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