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4 02, 2022

Good news for most of us – science says that LIIT can be as effective as HIIT

By |2022-02-21T09:10:08+00:00February 4th, 2022|Leisure|

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) has become a popular programme in gyms as it provides a time efficient way to improve muscular and cardio fitness with longer recovery gaps between gym visits, which complements the fitness-conscious but busy lifestyles of many gym goers. However, HIIT does not suit everyone, nor is it necessarily suitable [...]

15 12, 2021

Virke names Feelgood the big growth winner in the Norwegian fitness industry

By |2021-12-15T14:32:34+00:00December 15th, 2021|Leisure, News|

Our distributor in Norway has grown its Feelgood brand by an average of 221% every year since 2015. Figures from the Fitness Center report 2021 that Virke, The Federation of Norwegian Enterprise, presented this week show that Feelgood is Norway's fastest growing fitness centre chain. In the period 2015-2020, Feelgood opened 42 public health [...]

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 |2022-03-30T12:53:04+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 [...]

28 11, 2021

Silver Form discusses Shapemaster with the French minister of Autonomy

By |2021-12-15T14:47:17+00:00November 28th, 2021|Leisure, News|

Invited by the Gérontopôle de Nouvelle-Aquitaine to the Silver Economy Expo in November, our distributor in France, Silver-Form, exhibits its latest innovations for EHPAD (nursing home) residents. Maria, Jonathan and Vincent had very constructive discussions with Mme Brigitte Bourguignon, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Solidarity and Health, in charge of Autonomy, and Mme [...]

2 11, 2021

Welcome to Feelgood Lillehammer!

By |2021-12-15T14:43:57+00:00November 2nd, 2021|Leisure, News|

Saturday 16 October was the official opening of the new Feelgood Senter in Lillehammer. The town's Deputy Mayor Terje Rønning welcomed local residents and Lillehammer Veteran Corps got them into the swing. Christian Bache, marketing manager at Feelgood, was delighted to see how many of the local residents wanted to find out what the center [...]

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 [...]

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