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New home is perfect medicine for flood-hit pharmacy

The new site for Lunts Pharmacy at the old Tannery in Barker Street has a dispensary three times the size of the previous one in Roushill, two large consultation rooms and step free access.

The pharmacy had been in Roushill for 35 years, moving there when the Riverside Medical Practice did in 1985, and the long established relationship with the surgery will continue as that moves to Barker Street in the coming weeks.

“It has been a tricky time for us throughout this last year, being flooded twice and the increase in demand during Covid-19,” said Martin Lunt, superintendent pharmacist.

“We are thrilled to have been able to continue to serve our customers throughout this time and also create a new, safe and flood-free, home for Lunts.

“It is great for us to continue to be alongside the surgery and serve it’s patients too – and with increased demand we now have more room for social distancing.”

Lunts opened its first pharmacy in Castle Street, Shrewsbury, in 1968.

That store has since closed and the company now has pharmacies in Hereford Road, Shrewsbury, Pontesbury and Craven Arms.

The Roushill site suffered the worst flooding in 2000 and the two floods this year came a close second – with 18inches of water meaning they had to continue to provide their services from Severn Pharmacy opposite.

Staff from both Roushill and Severn Pharmacy have moved to the new site which has been kitted out over the last six weeks with new floors, ceiling, shop front, walls to create the treatment rooms and dispensary.

It opened on Monday (Sep 28) and Mr Lunt said he was delighted to be up and running – hitting the ground running with a large flu vaccination programme.

“It has been a torrid time for all our staff this last year and they have all worked tirelessly,” he said.

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Amazon Prime Day Is a Perfect Excuse to Upgrade Your Fitness Gear

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From Men’s Health

Building out your home gym and gearing up for your active lifestyle can be seriously expensive. Gym equipment can cost hundreds, if not thousands of dollars—yikes! And while some of us avoid those costs by signing up for gym memberships, the COVID-19 pandemic kept us at home and socially distanced, causing gyms to close for months (and some close for good). Thankfully, we’ve seen some pretty good deals here and there throughout the year, but the best is still to come with Amazon’s big two-day shopping event: Prime Day.

What Is Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day is an annual two-day shopping extravaganza with thousands of deals on all kinds of products: kitchen appliances, clothing, sneakers, electronics, and anything else you can possibly purchase from the giant online retailer. There will be a combination of lightning deals that only last a few hours, and regular deals that last through the two-day sale until they’re out of stock. Essentially, Amazon keeps shoppers on their toes with new, exciting deals and major discounts that have you returning to the site again and again. To get these exclusive deals, you’ll need to sign up to become an Amazon Prime member. A full year membership is $119, but you can sign up for a 30-day free trial before Prime Day to score these awesome deals.

When Is Prime Day

Earlier this week, Amazon announced that Prime Day (which normally happens in July) will be held on October 13th and 14th with all the amazing deals we have come to expect from the annual shopping event.

What Are the Best Prime Day Fitness Deals

Based on last year’s Prime Day, we expect to see a ton of great deals on fitness equipment from top brands, from Schwinn exercise bikes to Nordic Track treadmills. Home gym systems from brands like Bowflex are sure to be on sale, as well as resistance bands and training balls from TRX.

Retailers have had a tough time keeping kettlebells and dumbbells in stock, so we’ll have to wait and see if any weights go on sale, but there’s still plenty of pieces of fitness equipment you can expect to have major price cuts.

Besides fitness equipment, we’re expecting to see some really nice deals on the best smartwatches and fitness trackers that’ll help you to take your fitness game to the next level, monitoring your heart rate, sleep, and physical activity. All the big fitness tracker and smartwatch brands—Garmin, Fitbit, and of course, Apple—have recently released new models, so you can expect Amazon to slash the prices on some older offerings.

And for activewear, you can bet to see deals on sneakers and apparel from all your favorites, including Under Armour, Adidas, and Nike. Whether you’re in need of some fresh running shoes to help you spring into action on your next run, or could new use some moisture-wicking shirts and shorts to stay cool and comfortable during your grueling workouts, there’s bound