About Us

Year Established

2011

Active Classes

35

Participants

2,000

Years of Industry Experience

30

 

Healthiness is a non-profit health and exercise provider established in 2011. Our mission is to increase physical activity and reduce social isolation of older people and people experiencing physical and mental health issues in Liverpool communities through delivering health messages and offering exercise and health education classes across the city. We are a social enterprise company funded by the Big Lottery's Reaching Communities fund (our broad programme), the Henry Smith Foundation (the Healthy Brain, Active Body project) and Sport England in conjunction with NHS England (the ESCAPE-pain programme).

We offer a wide variety of exercise classes, which cover all ability levels from beginner to expert: chair-based exercise (including chair fitness, chair aerobics, active bingo and boccia), specialist 50+ community fitness (including boxercise, circuit training, dancing, toning, yoga and stretching), ESCAPE-pain for people with arthritis, walking and cycling groups, boot camp and couch to 5K.

Our Funding Partners

Big Lottery Fund logo
BIG LOTTERY FUND

Our broad programme of classes

Henry Smith Charity logo
HENRY SMITH FOUNDATION

Healthy Brain, Active Body project

Sport England logo
SPORT ENGLAND

ESCAPE-pain programme, in association with NHS England

The Healthiness Team

Our team has specialist qualifications in the following areas: Exercise for Older Adults; Exercise Referrals; Disability and Exercise; Exercise and Mental Health; Diabetes and Obesity; Chair Fitness; Dementia Care; Postural Stability for Falls and Fracture Management; Phase 4 Cardiac Rehabilitation.

SUSNNAH ARROWSMITH

Chief Executive and the founder of Healthiness, Sue has provided exercise and community clinical health programmes for over 25 years. Sue also delivers classes as part of the exercise delivery team.

ANDY IRELAND

Manager of Healthy Brain, Active Body (HBAB) - our project for people living with Dementia - and a part of our delivery team, Andy is a qualified exercise referral consultant and postural stability instructor with 25 years' experience in sport and physical activity.

JOSH GRIBBEN

Josh is a highly trained clinical exercise specialist and sports coach. He has delivered specialist exercise classes with Healthiness for 5 years, and leads the delivery of a number of Healthiness classes.

BEV ROSE

Bev is a qualified physical education and school sport teacher with over 25 years' experience providing advice and training for students and staff. As well as being part of the exercise delivery team, Bev heads our Active Bingo programme.

JAMES RAWLINSON

Our Project Administrator, James manages the office and looks after our social media communications and the website you see before you. A qualified Walk and Ride Leader, James is a part of our cycling delivery team.

STEPHANIE MAY

Our Research and Evaluation Officer, Steph has considerable experience working as a researcher in the fields of public health, social care and education.

 
MATT CHALLINOR

Matt is qualified as a Sport and Exercise Scientist and Level 3 Personal trainer. A part of the exercise delivery team, he has 5 years'experience working within the health and wellbeing sector.

 

Working in Partnership

We are proud to work in partnership with the following organisations as part of our mission to provide everyone with the opportunity to be healthy.

Liverpool City Council
Age UK
Riverside Housing
Liverpool CCG
Contour Homes
Mersey Care
South Liverpool Homes
NHS
Sanctuary Family Support
LiveWire
Liverpool CHAT
Liverpool Mutual Homes
Pierhead Housing
Merseyside Jewish Community Care
Plus Dane
Liverpool Housing Trust
'I have lost a considerable amount of weight and acquired more strength and flexibility than I believed achievable. Now approaching my seventieth birthday, I engage more enthusiastically in physical activity including walking, gardening, yoga, playing football with my grandson and dancing round the kitchen! I no longer live in fear of getting older, nor am I willing to accept "It’s just your age" as a medical diagnosis… and I have more treasured friends than I have ever had at any time in my life.'  Vida, beneficiary

© Healthiness Ltd, 2018