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6 12, 2021

Congratulations DOCTOR Matt Holland

By |2021-12-06T11:44:01+00:00December 6th, 2021|Leisure, News|

Shapemaster is proud to announce that the University of Huddersfield has confirmed the award of PhD for our product development engineer, Matt Holland. Dr Holland joined Shapemaster as an associate on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University and will formally join the company’s business development team on completion of the KTP in [...]

2 12, 2021

New Wellness Hub opens its doors in Bolsover

By |2021-12-06T10:07:57+00:00December 2nd, 2021|Leisure, News|

New Wellness Hub opens its doors in Bolsover Bolsover District Council has launched a new Wellness Hub to help older adults and those living with long term health conditions exercise more. Based at the Go! Active leisure facility the suite boasts a 12-station circuit of power-assisted exercise machines, which provide an exercise solution for members and [...]

30 06, 2021

Leisure should lead in treating and preventing obesity

By |2021-07-05T07:56:41+00:00June 30th, 2021|Leisure, News|

Obesity is a major public health concern in the UK and a government health policy priority (UK Government, 2020). Increasing rates of obesity in the UK are storing up problems for individuals and the health service. It is estimated that overweight and obesity related conditions across the UK are costing the NHS £6.1 billion each [...]

12 05, 2021

Leisure – the frontline of the NHS

By |2021-05-17T14:03:00+00:00May 12th, 2021|Leisure, News|

At the 2016 ukactive National Summit, NHS England Chief Executive Sir Simon Stevens addressed leisure sector leaders at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre to emphasise the importance of leisure in protecting the NHS. His plea: “We need you” to help reduce and prevent illness and injury and relieve pressure on the National Health Service. [...]

7 04, 2021

People are living longer. That’s good news, right?

By |2021-04-08T12:08:13+00:00April 7th, 2021|Leisure, News|

By 2030 the number of people in the UK aged 60+ is estimated to increase to 20 million, up 31% from the current total of 15.3m today (Reimaging Ageing 2018, UKActive). By mid-2031 the UK population is expected to reach 70 million and the over 60s will account for 28% of the UK population.  In fact, by mid-2043, there are projected to be many more people [...]

26 02, 2021

Recover and Reinvent…it’s time!

By |2021-03-02T14:38:15+00:00February 26th, 2021|Leisure, News|

The launch of Sport England’s 10-year strategy, Uniting the Movement, forms a pivotal moment in our industry and the role we play in society. The first of the Five Big Issues is perhaps the most important and overarching: a chance to Recover and Reinvent. The sector must seize the moment to ‘reinvent’ and interpret [...]

26 05, 2020

TA6 National Fitness Survey Provides Good News for the Older Exercise Market

By |2020-05-26T15:28:09+00:00May 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Leisure marketing and training experts, TA6, conducted a national fitness survey with over 4,000 responses via leisure operators on their social media channels. Around 1,000 of these respondents were aged over 55. The survey gathered headline data on the feelings of the public towards exercise and fitness during and after COVID-19 lockdown, which will [...]

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