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press release: Innerva

Ireland’s first power-assisted exercise hub targeting the over-50s opens in County Mayo

08 Feb 2024
L-R Hildegarde Naughton, Seamus Davitt, Martina Calvey and Councillor Paul McNamara / Innerva
Hildegarde Naughton T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for Public Health and Wellbeing, has officially opened Ireland’s first power-assisted exercise studio.

Minister Naughton joined local politicians, members of the Mayo Sports Partnership and the public at Castle Leisure Club in Castlebar, Co. Mayo, home of the inaugural Hello Good Life Health and Wellbeing Hub. The new facility will help the over-50s and those with impacted mobility issues to adopt a holistic approach to wellbeing using power-assisted exercise for physical, mental and social benefits.

“I am really pleased to see this new facility officially open; ready to provide lots of opportunities for people to take part in physical activity, which is essential for maintaining our health and wellbeing. While this is true for all sectors of the population, it is especially important for older adults. When people come together to take part in an activity, they are benefitting from meeting and spending time with others, as well as from the activity itself. A hearty congratulations to all involved in getting this fantastic project over the line,” said Minister Naughton.

Businesswoman Martina Calvey is the driving force behind Hello GoodLife Health & Wellbeing, a company she co-founded with Seamus Davitt in 2023 to roll out Innerva’s wellness solution across Ireland. Drawing inspiration from her own health challenges, which excluded her from mainstream gyms and fitness centres, Calvey is committed to making exercise more inclusive and accessible. As the exclusive distributor for Innerva’s equipment in Ireland, her vision is to enable and support the establishment of Hello GoodLife Health & Wellbeing hubs across the county, hubs customised for the over 50s.

“There are people in communities who are not exercising, not because they are lazy, but because a safe exercise option is not accessible to them. We need to make the offering more inclusive so everybody can benefit. With inclusive equipment, the new Hello Good Life Health and Wellbeing Hub removes barriers that might prevent people from exercising, such as age, joint pain, surgery history or muscle weakness,” says Calvey, a long-time health, wellbeing and school guidance counsellor.

The new facility at Castle Leisure Club comprises 12 pieces of Innerva’s power-assisted exercise equipment which can be completed in a 40-minute circuit providing a safe and progressive full body workout for people of all ages and abilities, including those with long-term health conditions and impacted mobility.

David Heathcote, Innerva’s Head of Business Development, attended the launch. He said: “The response to Ireland’s first power-assisted exercise hub has been astonishing. Already 500 members have joined the new facility, proof that people, especially the growing over 50s demographic, are looking for inclusive health focused uplifting exercise experiences.”
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press release: Innerva

Ireland’s first power-assisted exercise hub targeting the over-50s opens in County Mayo

08 Feb 2024
L-R Hildegarde Naughton, Seamus Davitt, Martina Calvey and Councillor Paul McNamara / Innerva
Hildegarde Naughton T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for Public Health and Wellbeing, has officially opened Ireland’s first power-assisted exercise studio.

Minister Naughton joined local politicians, members of the Mayo Sports Partnership and the public at Castle Leisure Club in Castlebar, Co. Mayo, home of the inaugural Hello Good Life Health and Wellbeing Hub. The new facility will help the over-50s and those with impacted mobility issues to adopt a holistic approach to wellbeing using power-assisted exercise for physical, mental and social benefits.

“I am really pleased to see this new facility officially open; ready to provide lots of opportunities for people to take part in physical activity, which is essential for maintaining our health and wellbeing. While this is true for all sectors of the population, it is especially important for older adults. When people come together to take part in an activity, they are benefitting from meeting and spending time with others, as well as from the activity itself. A hearty congratulations to all involved in getting this fantastic project over the line,” said Minister Naughton.

Businesswoman Martina Calvey is the driving force behind Hello GoodLife Health & Wellbeing, a company she co-founded with Seamus Davitt in 2023 to roll out Innerva’s wellness solution across Ireland. Drawing inspiration from her own health challenges, which excluded her from mainstream gyms and fitness centres, Calvey is committed to making exercise more inclusive and accessible. As the exclusive distributor for Innerva’s equipment in Ireland, her vision is to enable and support the establishment of Hello GoodLife Health & Wellbeing hubs across the county, hubs customised for the over 50s.

“There are people in communities who are not exercising, not because they are lazy, but because a safe exercise option is not accessible to them. We need to make the offering more inclusive so everybody can benefit. With inclusive equipment, the new Hello Good Life Health and Wellbeing Hub removes barriers that might prevent people from exercising, such as age, joint pain, surgery history or muscle weakness,” says Calvey, a long-time health, wellbeing and school guidance counsellor.

The new facility at Castle Leisure Club comprises 12 pieces of Innerva’s power-assisted exercise equipment which can be completed in a 40-minute circuit providing a safe and progressive full body workout for people of all ages and abilities, including those with long-term health conditions and impacted mobility.

David Heathcote, Innerva’s Head of Business Development, attended the launch. He said: “The response to Ireland’s first power-assisted exercise hub has been astonishing. Already 500 members have joined the new facility, proof that people, especially the growing over 50s demographic, are looking for inclusive health focused uplifting exercise experiences.”
More press releases and updates from Innerva:
The first studio in Benelux to adopt Innerva’s power-assisted exercise solution has launched in the Netherlands.
Innerva, the power-assisted exercise specialists, are involved in a groundbreaking trial that aims to boost the recovery of stroke survivors through exercise and other therapies.
HRH The Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO has officially opened a power-assisted exercise suite at one of Europe’s largest action sports venues to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Corby.
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BeMore Fitsolutions is introducing Innerva’s power-assisted exercise equipment to the Benelux region for the first time.
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Power-assisted exercise specialist Innerva has teamed up with academics and technology providers to launch Planet Wellbeing, a virtual reality solution designed to alleviate loneliness and mental health issues in older adults.
Innerva has launched an off-the-shelf solution to help operators deliver successful power- assisted exercise studios and unlock the potential of the UK’s ageing population.
Innerva’s new access range, comprising the power-assisted Rotary Torso and Torso Dip, addresses the issues caused by prolonged wheelchair use. Innerva’s head of product development, Matt Holland, developed the range for gyms and leisure centres. It is a creation that recently won him the Future Leaders Award from Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency.
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Innerva
Tel: 01484 667474
Address: 3 Queen's Square Business Park, Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD9 6QZ, United Kingdom
Jon Hymus, Managing Director
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Our key customers span leisure (leisure trusts, council, independent and private operators), rehabilitation and therapy centres and care.
Plans for the next 12 months
We are currently working on an exciting project funded by UKRI, partnering with a number of academic and leisure partners which will see us develop the digital aspects of our products and rollout a new customer facing brand for our solution (which will be available to all Innerva customers), At Innerva we are focused on further developing our products so they continue to provide for and support active and healthy ageing, supporting the growth of the ageing population worldwide. We will also be focusing on new market opportunities both in the UK and abroad.
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“After 10 years of running its flagship Innerva suite in the UK, Lincs Inspire invested in an additional circuit of power assisted exercise machines to create a Wellness Hub within Grimsby Health & Wellbeing Centre, which now has 22 Innerva machines across three rooms, with over 600 members visiting regularly to improve their health, activity levels and wellbeing.”
– Ben Frary, sports and health improvement manager, Lincs. Inspire
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