Our design engineers and physiotherapy consultants are dedicated to creating modern exercise solutions for the older adult, and our partnerships with the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University and with Manchester Metropolitan University mean Innerva are leading experts in fitness equipment for older adults.
Our active ageing experts are happy to discuss your plans:
- Replacing existing fitness equipment
- Creating a gym or wellbeing suite in an under-utilised space
- Designing exercise facilities for pipeline projects
With an Innerva suite in your home, existing and future residents – and their families – can be reassured that they are investing in the very best later-life experience, sustained by the wellbeing benefits of exercise well into their 80s, 90s and beyond.
In addition the NICE quality standard 2014 Falls in Older People states:
Strength and balance training is recommended. Those most likely to benefit are older people living in the community with a history of recurrent falls and/or balance and gait deficit. A muscle strengthening and balance programme should be offered.
Proven Results An independent study in the effectiveness of Shapemaster
equipment on those whose average age was 75 resulted in:
We have the Enabler, it’s proving to be popular as it strengthens the legs, arms and knees and also pelvic muscles thereby reducing the loss of bladder and bowel control. All of this can add to maintaining the dignity and independence of our residents.
Rotary Torso - Access Range
The Rotary Torso assists in the rotation of the upper body (above the waist) and shoulders. Rotation of the trunk is one of the first movements to decline as part of the ageing process. This is further accelerated in people with neurological changes.
Tricep Dip - Access Range
The Tricep Dip machine strengthens the muscles of the upper arm. During the push down phase of the upper limb movement, the triceps muscle will be activated. This muscle is important for reaching activities and helping to reposition and move around within a wheelchair, as well as helping increase strength for wheelchair propulsion. During the pull up phase of the upper limb movement, the biceps muscle is used. This muscle group is very important for lifting and carrying activities. In addition, the torso flexion motion of the exercise can also help build strength in that area of the body.