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Jon Hymus appointed as Managing Director of Innerva

Black and white side photo of John Hymus
Black and white side photo of John Hymus

Innerva has promoted Jon Hymus to the role of Managing Director. Hymus replaces Howard Blackburn, who bought the business in 1997 and now becomes CEO.

Hymus joined the world’s leading provider of power-assisted exercise equipment as Commercial Director almost 18 months ago. During this time, the company has rebranded and developed further partnerships and initiatives to meet growing demand for innovative active ageing solutions across the fitness, health and social care sectors.

With almost 30 years experience in the UK health, fitness and leisure sector, Hymus has held a variety of senior positions in the industry, including those at Serco, GLL and Leisure Connection. In his new role, Hymus will steer Innerva through its next phase of growth, both in the UK and globally.

Commenting on his new appointment, Hymus said: “I’m excited to build on the success of Innerva’s work to date as we expand our model to support our customers to deliver on active ageing, both here in the UK and overseas. The world’s population is ageing fast - for the first time in history, people aged 60 years or over outnumber children under five years. By 2050, people aged 60 years or over will also outnumber 15-24 year olds. We believe everyone has the right to healthy ageing, which is why we will continue to partner with academics and invest in new technology and digital innovations that assist with active ageing.”

CEO and Founder of Innerva, Howard Blackburn, said: “Innerva has already benefited from Jon’s wealth of skills and experience, which perfectly positions him to lead the company through this important next stage. Two years into the United Nations Decade of Healthy Ageing (2021 - 2030), a global movement to improve the lives of older people, there’s never been a greater need for products and services that help people age well. Research and development is the cornerstone of the business, and we will ensure Innerva remains at the forefront of innovation in the active ageing sector.”

For more information, please contact info@innerva.com

Media contact

Vicky Kiernander - vicky@kiercomms.co.uk - 07812 381924

Laura Childs – laura.childs@innerva.com – 07919 375494

Notes to Editor

About Innerva

Innerva, part of the Shapemaster group, is a British designer and manufacturer of power assisted exercise equipment with over 30 years of engineering knowledge and excellence. Innerva’s exercise equipment is suitable for older adults, active ageing, people with limited mobility and those managing long term health conditions and we supply equipment to leisure and rehabilitation facilities around the world. Our power assisted exercise technology provides a ‘helping-hand’ in a low impact, full-body workout circuit for exercisers who demand to work smart and effectively.


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