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 [...]

7 03, 2021

Celebrating our women this International Women’s Day

By |2021-03-07T20:41:19+00:00March 7th, 2021|Leisure, News|

Brilliant women are at the heart of Shapemaster’s success and we're delighted to have the opportunity to celebrate their achievements as part of International Women’s Day 2021. Their work and dedication helps to improve the lives of older women around the world and we #ChooseToChallenge the UK leisure sector to go further and join us in our mission to help people remain fit and active in [...]

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 [...]

17 02, 2021

The Time is now… to build our communities for future resilience

By |2021-02-18T16:45:10+00:00February 17th, 2021|Leisure, News|

We all know elderly people who litter conversations with “before the war” and “after the war”.  In years to come, generations will talk about “before Covid” and “after Covid”.  What we do now as individuals, as local government and as a country will define what “after Covid” looks like. There has never been a [...]

19 01, 2021

Shapemaster Strengthens Team to Expand Presence in the Leisure Market

By |2021-01-19T15:09:47+00:00January 19th, 2021|Leisure, News|

Shapemaster is delighted to announce the appointment of their new Leisure Sales Manager Alex Perrior and Leisure Marketing Manager Laura Childs. The appointments will ensure Shapemaster continue with their ambitious growth strategy in the leisure sector whilst helping leisure operators to tap into the older exercise market. Alex Perrior brings with her a wealth [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]