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 [...]

23 06, 2021

Lincs Inspire start work on specialist ‘Wellness Hub’ development

By |2021-06-23T13:58:15+00:00June 23rd, 2021|Leisure, News|

VITAL funds have been secured to develop a specialist Wellness Hub in North East Lincolnshire, bringing new therapy equipment and a relaxation studio to the heart of Grimsby’s Health and Wellbeing Centre. Grant support from Sport England, North East Lincolnshire Council and Lincs Inspire, totalling £180,000, will see the creation of a substantial health [...]

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 [...]

14 12, 2020

Rehabilitation and Exercise Facility Deemed Essential by Local Council

By |2020-12-14T08:48:56+00:00December 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Healthshack, a rehabilitation and exercise facility in Almondbury, near Huddersfield, has been deemed an ‘essential’ service by Kirklees Council. The facility, now in its fourth year of trading was granted essential status earlier last month whilst UK leisure and exercise facilities experienced a second lockdown following a spike in COVID cases. Annettte Purves, a [...]

14 12, 2020

Care Home Welcomes Shapemaster

By |2020-12-14T08:13:37+00:00December 14th, 2020|Care Provider, News, Rehabilitation|

A new 10-station suite of Shapemaster power assisted exercise stations has created a unique gym for the residents of the brand-new Ocean Heights Care Home in Minster-on-Sea on the Isle of Sheppey. The gym provides accessible and social exercise for the residents of the new 50-bed facility for people living with disabilities, which owner [...]