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17 06, 2020

New Report Demonstrates Strong Social Engagement For Older Adults Using Shapemaster

By |2020-06-17T09:12:41+00:00June 17th, 2020|Care Provider, Leisure, News, Rehabilitation|

There are nine million lonely people in the UK and four million of them are older people. Many older people find constant loneliness hardest to overcome. They lack the friendship and support we all need. As we spotlight the issue via #LonelinessAwarenessWeek, it is evident that the last 12 weeks will have impacted on [...]

11 06, 2020

Feelgood Ivybridge has Confidence with Shapemaster

By |2020-06-11T12:29:37+00:00June 11th, 2020|Leisure, News|

Having closed their doors due to the COVID crisis back in March, the team at Feelgood Ivybridge are getting ready to re-open by investing in three new pieces of power assisted exercise equipment provided by Shapemaster. Margot Davies, who owns the facility commented “We are really excited to have received the new equipment in time [...]

9 06, 2020

Support for Operators Relaunching Leisure Centres

By |2020-06-09T06:48:37+00:00June 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|

In collaboration with our partners at TA6, Shapemaster have created a range of support materials for leisure operators both during and post lockdown including: Online webinar - information and support for existing Shapemaster operators (and those considering Shapemaster as part of their leisure portfolio) during the reopening phase following COVID lockdown.The team cover subjects [...]

22 05, 2020

Positive Results for Power Assisted Exercise Amongst People Living with Mental Health Related Conditions

By |2020-05-22T12:47:43+00:00May 22nd, 2020|Leisure, News, Uncategorized|

As we approach the end of ‘Mental Health Awareness Week 2020’ we look at what impact the role of power assisted exercise could play in supporting people struggling with their own mental health. Following a survey conducted amongst end users of power assisted exercise who identified has having a mental health related condition, the [...]

12 05, 2020

Shapemaster is the Right Investment at the Right Time

By |2020-05-14T08:55:06+00:00May 12th, 2020|Leisure, News|

In 2018 the financial journal Barron’s described spending by the over 65s, the ‘longevity economy’, as ‘the mother of all untapped markets’. Not only is this age group growing dramatically in number and proportion around the world, its economic importance is also growing. There are currently around 12m people aged over 65 in [...]

6 05, 2020

National Fitness Survey Demonstrates Positive Outlook for Leisure Operators Post-COVID

By |2020-05-06T06:48:54+00:00May 6th, 2020|Leisure, News|

Our partners at Alliance TA6 have published the results of a national survey conducted amongst over 4,000 people. The aim of the survey was to gather some headline data on the feelings of the public towards exercise and their fitness levels during and post lockdown, and to help leisure operators make more informed decisions [...]

22 04, 2020

Impact of Power Assisted Exercise for those Living with Long Term Respiratory Conditions

By |2020-04-22T06:12:22+00:00April 22nd, 2020|Leisure, News|

The concern around respiratory conditions has never been more prevalent. As the world faces unprecedented challenges with COVID-19, and with growing discussions on the physical rehabilitation needs for survivors of COVID, we look at what impact the role of power assisted exercise could play in supporting those living with long term respiratory conditions (in this [...]

20 04, 2020

Shapemaster Impact Report Reveals Positive Results for the Health & Wellbeing of Older Adults

By |2020-04-20T10:39:19+00:00April 20th, 2020|Leisure, News|

Based on data collected from over 300 Shapemaster users across the UK, the ‘End User Impact Report’ published last month reveals very positive results for older adults engaging in power assisted exercise. Over 60% of users indicated that they generally felt better since accessing the equipment, whilst 30% felt that their mobility had improved and [...]

16 04, 2020

Keeping Older Adults Moving & Mobile During Isolation

By |2020-04-16T10:18:25+00:00April 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|

The team at Shapemaster continue to provide ongoing support for older adults and those living with long term conditions via our free to view series of video exercise programmes. Managing Director, Howard Blackburn commented, “The health and wellbeing of older adults and those living with long term health conditions is important to the team here [...]

15 04, 2020

Shapemaster Q&A with Your Leisure

By |2020-04-15T11:19:07+00:00April 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Your Leisure operate a number of leisure and theatre facilities in the South East of England. Boasting two Shapemaster suites at their Ramsgate and Margate sites. We spoke to Ian Barker, Community & Funding Manager for Your Leisure who outlined how the leisure operator is currently addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and how the team are supporting their [...]