Your questions about Bold, answered
If you’re reading this, you have access to Bold at no cost through your health plan. Bold offers exercise programs that you can complete at home, on your own time — all you need is an internet-connected device like a phone, tablet, or computer.
But how do you know if Bold is actually right for you? If you’re recovering from an injury or are experiencing pain, you may have questions about whether Bold classes are appropriate. If you’re new to exercise, you may wonder if Bold classes will be too difficult. If you’re someone who’s regularly active, you may wonder how Bold could benefit you.
We answer these common questions — and more — below.
You can activate your Bold membership by clicking the blue “Sign Up” button on the top of your screen. If you’d like to talk to someone from Team Bold, you can call (855) 650-1326 (TTY: 711), Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm Pacific time.
New members’ top 10 questions about starting Bold
Do I have to pay to use Bold?
No. Your health plan has partnered with Bold to offer you access at no cost.
How does Bold make sure that I’m in an exercise program that’s right for me?
When you sign up for Bold, you’ll answer a short series of questions about your health history and experience with exercise, among other topics. Your answers to these questions help our team of physical therapists, physicians, and trainers design a program just for you. Tens of thousands of older adults have taken classes with us. Regardless of how active you have been recently, Bold has a program that can meet your needs, offering a safe, fun, and rewarding experience that can help you feel your best.
I have a health condition, so I’m worried about exercise. Am I the right fit for Bold?
If you have questions about your health, you should talk to your doctor. Research shows that light to moderate exercise is a safe and effective way to help manage common health issues. When you sign up for Bold, you’ll answer questions about whether you’ve had a fall, experience persistent pain, and have difficulty with balance, among other topics. You’ll then be placed in a Bold program that’s designed for how you feel right now, with the goal of helping you to feel stronger and healthier over time.
I am currently in physical therapy, should I exercise on Bold?
Bold programs can be a great complement to physical therapy, helping to support your recovery and sustain your improvement. If you experienced an injury recently, consult your doctor to determine when it is appropriate to return to exercise. For the majority of people, exercise is a key part of the healing process. If you should wait for your physical therapy to finish, your Bold program can help you continue to progress and build strength once your physical therapy ends.
When do I take Bold classes?
We offer on-demand classes, allowing you to take them at your convenience. Some members take a class daily, while others aim for 1-3 times a week. It’s important to remember that if you ever need to take a break for any reason, you can start where you left off and continue your program. Bold also offers a reminder feature to help you stay on track with your goals.
How long will this take?
Bold offers classes that can take as little as 10 minutes to complete. To see improvement, the most important thing is consistency. Doing light to moderate exercise with Bold 2-3 times per week can help you feel stronger. Members report seeing the benefit of Bold in as few as 6 classes.
What kind of device should I use?
Bold classes can be taken on any internet-connected computer, phone, or tablet.
Who are the Bold trainers?
Bold’s trainers are experts in teaching movement for older adults and have a passion for helping every person feel their best. In every Bold class, you can be sure you’re working with someone who cares about helping you age well through exercise.
How can I stay motivated?
Bold has many ways to help you stick with your program. These include handy reminders that encourage you to exercise on the schedule that you prefer. Bold also keeps track of your progress so you can see how much you’ve accomplished over time.
How do I incorporate Bold into my current exercise or walking routine?
If you already exercise, that’s great! Bold can be the perfect addition to your existing routine. For avid walkers, Bold exercises can help build strength and coordination that walking alone may not provide. For frequent gym-goers, it’s common to get used to repeating our exercise routines. Bold exercises will challenge your body in different ways, which can support a well-balanced lifestyle.
Sign up for your Bold membership today.