Designed by leading European exercise physiologists and sports scientists, Shapemaster provides an extremely effective alternative to the high impact, percussive and joint stressing routines that are frequently found in traditional gym environments.
Because of it’s design and versatility, a large growing number of individuals are using Shapemaster to manage long term conditions such as arthritis, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, cardiac conditions, respiratory conditions (like asthma), brain and spinal injury and post-operative rehabilitation.
Clinicians and therapists are also using Shapemaster to compliment existing therapies and increase exercise time for patients.
Shapemaster provides safe exercise to all the major muscle groups and;
Other benefits include improved cardio vascular fitness, increased flexibility and circulation, reduction in mental health conditions such as depression, stress, anxiety, improved balance and co-ordination and increased social interaction.
For those who are injured or coming back to exercise after long periods of rest or inactivity, including those with mobility issues, Shapemaster’s powered equipment means that the user does not have to provide the motive force to overcome inertia.
“The adaptability of speed and different targeted areas of the body for mobility, strengthening and circulation, makes Shapemaster valuable for treating a wide range of physical problems”.
Alison Stain, Physiotherapist Mercia MS Therapy Centre Manchester
An independent study conducted by Oklahoma State University on the use of Shapemaster equipment by elderly participants (average age 75 years) reported;
“The results have been fantastic, not just the physical benefits for patients but the emotional ones as well. I can’t believe the difference Shapemaster has made to so many people”
Wendy Edge, CEO Brain & Spinal Injury Centre
As a nurse of 41 years, who has practiced in rehabilitation for the past 15 years with a Masters in Clinical Rehabilitation, I would highly recommend Aliento for weight and injury management, any neurological or muscular issues or for general fitness. I was struggling with injuries, arthritis and general wear and tear but my body is now responding well to the Shapemaster machines. They have improved my pain and energy levels, my Arthritis in general and my mobility. A friend of mine has been going twice weekly who suffers from MS. Her body and balance are much improved over a very short period of time. Try it….You’ll wish you had known about this place years ago.
After fracturing my knee I got sick of hearing about what not to do. Then I joined Aliento, where it's all about making the most of what you can do!! I'm amazed after every visit how fast I am recovering from my injury (not to mention the added bonus of losing centimetres too)!! Thank you Aliento!!!
So glad I found this place! I'm a dancer but due to a back/hip injury I've had to replace my dancing with something more gentle for a while. I was worried I'd get bored but even though I'm used to lots of exercise I still find this challenging yet it doesn't flare up my hip at all! :) Love the staff (so helpful!) and the atmosphere and the fact that you can do this no matter what level you are. My arms & abs are loving it!
After years of having problems with my back and finding that other exercise just aggravated it, I have found something that works for me, the Aliento Shapemaster machines and Hypervibe have even helped with my circulation. After just 10 sessions I was amazed at how much stronger I was, how many cms I had lost and how much better I felt - I haven’t had to go to the chiropractor since I started! The staff are extremely friendly and helpful, the environment is modern and clean, the equipment is easy to use and the staff are always available to help. Would highly recommend it
After 13 years of CFS/Fibromyalgia, I finally decided I had to do something to help get my body moving again. After seeing ads for Aliento and discovering it was aimed at women who couldn't handle a standard gym's punishing workout schedule, I decided to give Aliento a go. I have only been for a total of 6 sessions and my jeans are already considerably looser, I am walking straighter and my flexibility has improved enormously. The biggest surprise to me, though, was that when I went for my free trial I had to negotiate the stairs using a cane and very slowly putting both feet on each step before I did the next one, and on my last visit I needed no cane, and with just lightly touching the bannister, I confidently walked up and down those steps one at a time just like any normal person. If anyone told me I would be able to do that in such a short time, I would have laughed at them, adding that you don't know me and how much pain and fatigue I go through. I now can't wait for my 10 visit measurements, as I know I'm going to love the results