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 at Shapemaster, and we know that lockdown could last well into three months and the lack of physical activity for this population could be absolutely devastating”.
A recent report which assessed the impact of Shapemaster power assisted exercise within UK leisure centres showed that the average age of users was 67 and 85% indicated that they had one or more long term health conditions. The report also indicated that 47% can now move better and 23% indicated that their social life had improved.
Specialist Physiotherapist, Rachel Young who delivers some of the home-based exercises commented, “We know how vitally important Shapemaster equipped centres are for the older adult population. Not only because of the supported exercise it enables but also the social engagement and peer support provided for isolated and vulnerable adults. The introduction of the online video exercises is a small touch in keeping people moving and engaged and should be absolutely encouraged for those who have access to the internet or digital online devices”.
The videos can be accessed via our social Media channels:
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