18 11, 2020

Impact of Power Assisted Exercise for those Living with COPD

By |2020-11-18T09:33:51+00:00November 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|

According to research published by the British Lung Foundation there are an estimated 1.2million people living with diagnosed COPD in the UK, making this the second most common lung disease in the UK, after asthma. 115,000 people are diagnosed with COPD each year – equivalent to a new diagnosis every 5 minutes. To mark 'International [...]

22 09, 2020

Feelgood Ivybridge Welcome Uptake of New Members Since Re-Opening

By |2020-09-22T11:05:59+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

A sigh of relief could be heard across the UK when gyms and leisure facilities were given the green light to re-open at the end of July. Amongst those who welcomed the news included the team and members at Feelgood Ivybridge, a unique power assisted exercise centre which is proving to be a vibrant social [...]

22 09, 2020

Power Assisted Exercise Scores High with Premiership Footballer Dagfinn Enerly

By |2020-09-22T10:26:17+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Dagfinn Enerly is a Norwegian premiership footballer who in 2005 suffered an injury to his neck whilst 5 minutes into the final game of the season against Fredikstad FC. His injury left him with C2, C3 and C4 fractures as well as a prolapse in the neck which subsequently left him in a wheelchair. [...]

24 08, 2020

Pendle Leisure to Relaunch Feelgood with Upgraded Shapemaster Equipment

By |2020-08-24T12:01:06+00:00August 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|

The Feelgood Factory at Pendle Leisure Centre is to reopen on Monday, September 7th – with a BRAND NEW range of power-assisted exercise equipment supplied by Shapemaster. Alison Goode, Chief Executive of Pendle Leisure Trust, said: “We can’t wait to welcome our members and customers back and I’m sure they will be delighted with our [...]

3 08, 2020

Lincs Inspire Leisure Site in High Demand Since Reopening

By |2020-08-03T10:53:44+00:00August 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Following the reopening of leisure facilities last week, the team at Grimsby Leisure Centre have been inundated with bookings for their power assisted exercise suite which attracts many older adults and people living with a wide range of long term health conditions. Ian Shorley Harlow, Health and Wellbeing Fitness Supervisor commented, “We are absolutely [...]

24 07, 2020

New Leisure Facility Demonstrates Confidence in Shapemaster

By |2020-07-24T11:19:56+00:00July 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Shapemaster are delighted to welcome 'Thrive Selsey' to our portfolio of UK based operators. Thrive is a family owned unique complex; unique because it contains many elements, all of which are centered on health, fitness and friendship. Situated in the heart of Selsey within stunning surroundings, this luxurious facility boasts a suite of 10 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]