Free Seminars and Advice on Active Aging at Elevate, 10-11 May

Elevate is the UK’s largest cross-sector event bringing together the physical activity sector, academia, healthcare, policy makers, local authorities and performance experts to focus on an increasingly important and complex societal challenge: tackling physical inactivity.

Register for your free-to-attend pass here.

A variety of live performances and keynote talks will be delivered on The Stage – a platform which shines a bright light on particularly interesting people, products and performances to share ideas, stimulate innovations and inspire.

View the full Stage programme here.


Hear how Move it or Lose it is motivating thousands of people – who would never normally exercise – to be more active as they age.

The FABS (Flexibility, Aerobic, Balance and Strength) Training Programme has been shown to help people improve physically, emotionally and socially with high levels of enjoyment and adherence. It’s working in community, care and NHS settings with Instructors bringing about long-term behavior change and empowering people to stay fit, healthy and independent.

Come and join a fun taster session to find out why so many over 60s are choosing to feel FABS and find out more about Master Trainer opportunities to help the nation to have healthier, happier lives.

SESSION HIGHLIGHT: Physical activity and Musculoskeletal health
Wednesday 10th May, 11:15-12:30 – Physical activity for health and wellbeing
Musculoskeletal conditions are disorders of the bones, joints, muscles and spine. Such conditions can cause pain, stiffness and a loss of mobility, which can make it difficult to carry out everyday activities. This session will examine the benefits of physical activity for improving musculoskeletal health at every stage of life, exploring its merits for back pain, arthritis, fall prevention and improved quality of life.

Dr Anthony Woolf, Chair, Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance

Improving strength, balance, and co-ordination in older adults to prevent falls and improve wellbeing
Professor Dawn Skelton, Professor in Ageing and Health, Glasgow Caledonian UniversityPhysical activity for chronic musculoskeletal pain – does exercise intensity manner?
Dr Cormac Ryan, Reader in Physiotherapy, Teeside UniversityMovement and musculoskeletal health in adolescents
Paul Smith, Senior Scientist, GSK Human Performance LabLocal physical activity provision for people with arthritis
Benjamin Ellis, Senior Clinical Policy Advisor, Arthritis Research UKReducing healthcare costs through exercise for the elderly
Lena Karjaluoto, Executive Vice President, HUR Health and Fitness
All seminars and content at Elevate is free-to-attend. Simply register here to come to the sessions without charge.

This year, Elevate will introduce The Business of Physical Activity stream to the already existing seminar programme, Physical activity for health and wellbeing, Inclusivity: Creating an active nation, and Future Performance. Click on the stream titles to view more of the streams.

Click here to view the programme in full.

Reasons to attend:
  • See the latest products and new launches coming to the market
  • Listen to expert speakers in the free-to-attend seminar programme
  • Network and engage with thought-leaders and industry peers
  • Try out equipment and view demonstrations
  • Contribute to the physical activity debate
The Active Aging exhibitors and sponsors

Have developed a unique cloud-based, ecosystem of software and smart connected gym equipment.

Visit eGym at stand 180

Provide age-appropriate pneumatic strength training equipment to the active-aging market.

Visit HUR UK at stand 310

Matrix is among the world’s premier – and fast growing – commercial fitness brands.

Visit Matrix at stand 130

Is distributed in the UK & Ireland by Fitness & Health Solutions (FHS), with over 25 years’ experience.

Visit Milon at stand 220

Move it or Lose it! are specialists in exercise for the over 60s.

Visit Move it or Lose it! at stand GE8

Octane Fitness focus on creating the best traditional, recumbent and lateral elliptical machines.

Visit Octane Fitness at stand 160

Manufactured & distributed by PHS, the world’s leading brand of whole body vibration equipment.

Visit Power Plate at stand 95

Established to accelerate the large-scale commercialisation of innovative and patentable technologies.
Visit Renew Health at stand 100
Highlights from Elevate 2016…
Click on the image below to experience some of the highlights from the inaugural Elevate…











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