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CDPHP® Partners with Ciccotti Center to Offer Members Exclusive, New Fitness Benefit

November 06, 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. – November 1, 2018
CDPHP is partnering with the Rudy A. Ciccotti Family Recreation Center to offer members exclusive access to a free new fitness benefit. Under the agreement, CDPHP commercial members* will receive access to the Next Steps™ and Kids on the Move programs which will be fully reimbursed by CDPHP. “As the Capital Region’s leading health plan, CDPHP believes it’s our job to provide members with the tools they need to achieve their optimal health,” said CDPHP president and CEO, Dr. John D. Bennett. “Our partnership with the Ciccotti Center is yet another example of how our health plan goes above and beyond to improve the health of the communities we serve,” added Bennett.

Next Steps™ Fitness Programs
These 8-week programs are designed for those transitioning from or managing a chronic medical condition, such as cancer or heart disease, undergoing an interventional procedure, such as knee or hip replacement or seeking to improve their level of physical activity. Participants enroll in the program, choosing one of nine pathways, with a physician prescription. On-boarding includes a comprehensive health assessment and individualized exercise plan by a certified fitness specialist. Throughout the program, participants engage in two 60-minute supervised exercise sessions twice weekly with unlimited access to equipment and classes. Upon completion of the program, participants receive another comprehensive health assessment and free two-month membership.

“These programs are a key part of the Ciccotti Center’s mission to improve the health of people of all ages. We look forward to collaborating with CDPHP as we assist their members in meeting their health and fitness goals,” said Nikki Caruso, Executive Director of the Colonie Youth Center, Inc. which owns the Ciccotti Center.

Kids on the Move
This 8-week program provides children ages 7 – 15 with fun and effective exercises that build healthy muscles, bones, and joints. Participants will become comfortable and confident about exercise with guidance from a certified fitness specialist. Participants receive a fitness assessment at both the beginning and end of the program, an individualized exercise plan, and instruction on techniques and exercises for a healthy lifestyle. Upon completion of the program, participants receive a free one month membership to the Ciccotti Center. *These programs are not currently available to CDPHP Medicaid or Medicare members. To verify eligibility, call CDPHP member services at the number on your ID card.

About Rudy A. Ciccotti Family Recreation Center
The Rudy A. Ciccotti Family Recreation Center not only offers a state-of-the-art facility, but we also offer a wide variety of services that are designed for all fitness levels. Our personal training staff, class instructors, and member services staff are dedicated to providing you with the best fitness experience possible. For more information about membership call (518) 867-8920 or visit

About CDPHP®
Established in 1984, CDPHP is a physician-founded, member-focused and community-based not-for-profit health plan that offers high-quality affordable health insurance plans to members in 24 counties throughout New York. CDPHP is also on Facebook,Twitter,LinkedIn, and Instagram.