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Planet Fitness gears up to enter Spain after a strong year-end
BY Kath Hudson | 23 Feb 2024
As Planet Fitness announces strong year-end results there are reports the company is planning a move into the Spanish market.
Xponential Fitness tells HCM it will vigorously defend itself as class action lawsuit is filed in California
BY Kath Hudson | 22 Feb 2024
Xponential Fitness has told HCM it will vigorously defend itself against claims made in a class action lawsuit being brought against the company for financial damages by shareholders.
Gymshark goes all-in on live consumer fitness experiences and launches new premium range called Everywear
BY Kath Hudson | 22 Feb 2024
“2024 is going to the be biggest year for Gymshark ever,” says CEO and founder, Ben Francis following the release of year-end results that were up by 15 per cent.
Muse headset teaches meditation and lulls users to sleep
BY Kath Hudson | 21 Feb 2024
More consumers are realising meditation is beneficial, but many give up because it’s difficult to master the mind. The Muse headset has been designed to tackle this pain point.
Les Mills refreshes its top team and gears up for new workout launches
BY Kath Hudson | 21 Feb 2024
Les Mills has been through a senior management refresh following the recent departure of CEO Clive Ormerod and Keith Burnet, who was CEO of global markets.
Raffles to open mountainside retreat in Neom’s Trojena project
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Feb 2024
Accor’s high-end brand Raffles Hotels & Resorts is set to land in northwestern Saudia Arabia in 2027 as part of Trojena, a brand new year-round adventure sports destination.
Soul Padel to get seed investment status – takes on Ben Davies as non-exec
BY Liz Terry | 20 Feb 2024
Mark Hewlett, founder of padel tennis operator Soul Padel has told HCM the company is in the process of securing seed investment status, which will enable backers to get tax breaks on investments in the business to drive growth.
As the strength training trend gathers pace, researchers highlight the benefits of keeping up the cardio
BY Kath Hudson | 19 Feb 2024
While strength training gives valuable muscular gains it doesn’t give the heart health benefits of aerobic exercise, according to new research from Iowa State University.
Will the next generation of wearables be earrings and jewellery? University of Washington researchers think so
BY Kath Hudson | 16 Feb 2024
University of Washington researchers have created a wireless wearable in the form of a thermal earring that continuously monitors a user’s earlobe temperature.
Nike takes on Les Mills and Adidas with the launch of Nike Well Festival
BY Kath Hudson | 15 Feb 2024
Nike, is launching a one-day fitness, wellness and mindfulness festival in London next month, before taking the event around the world.
Heartbreak for Swedish theme park, Liseberg, as fire breaks out
BY Kath Hudson | 14 Feb 2024
A fire has destroyed part of the new water world, Oceana, at Liseberg in Sweden, and a construction worker has been reported missing.
Global Wellness Summit predicts 2024’s top 10 wellness trends
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Feb 2024
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has released its annual Future of Wellness report, forecasting what will make waves in the diverse world of wellness in the year ahead.
Nordic operator, SATS, releases “best financial results ever”
BY Kath Hudson | 13 Feb 2024
Last year set a new standard for SATS with record-high revenues, less debt and more visits, showing the policy of cost discipline and focusing on existing clubs is paying off.
Personally designed workouts create a placebo effect that yields better results
BY Kath Hudson | 13 Feb 2024
Believing your training programme has been personally optimised just for you creates a placebo effect that leads to better results.
Peninsula Hot Springs unveils AUS$11.7m sister site in Australian outback
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Feb 2024
Australia’s iconic bathing destination Peninsula Hot Springs in Victoria has announced the arrival of its brand new sister site in Cunnamulla, southwest Queensland.
IWBI creates WELL for residential programme to inspire healthy living environments
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Feb 2024
The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), has launched a new global certificate to recognise and award industry best practices to create healthier and more resilient homes.
Museum director apologises after comparing the city of Florence to a sex worker
BY Rebecca Skeel | 11 Feb 2024
Museum director Cecilie Hollberg has come under fire for comparing the city to a sex worker due to uncontrolled mass tourism.
Studio A+ realises striking urban hot springs retreat in China's Shanxi Province
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Feb 2024
Architecture and interior design firm Studio A+ has revealed the design inspiration behind its recent boutique hotel and hot springs retreat project in Fengxi New City, Shanxi Province, China.
Populous reveals plans for major e-sports arena in Saudi Arabia
BY Rebecca Skeel | 08 Feb 2024
Populous have unveiled their plans for a state-of-the-art e-sports arena, designed to stand as a central landmark in Qiddaya City’s gaming and e-sports district, Saudi Arabia.
Go fit confirms plans to enter the Italian market following release of strong financials
BY Kath Hudson | 08 Feb 2024
Iberian operator, Go fit, has confirmed its plans to move into the Italian market next year, following the release of strong year-end results for 2023.
     
 


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23 Feb 2024
Planet Fitness gears up to enter Spain after a strong year-end
Planet Fitness gears up to enter Spain after a strong year-end   As Planet Fitness announces strong year-end results there are reports the company is planning a move into the Spanish market. CFO Tom Fitzgerald is also stepping down. The company's forecasts for 2024 show it expects to slightly underperform targets this year. With its low-cost model and non-intimidating .... More>>
22 Feb 2024
Xponential Fitness tells HCM it will vigorously defend itself as class action lawsuit is filed in California
Xponential Fitness tells HCM it will vigorously defend itself as class action lawsuit is filed in California   Xponential Fitness has told HCM it will vigorously defend itself against claims made in a class action lawsuit being brought against the company for financial damages. The lawsuit – City of Taylor General Employees Retirement System v Xponential Fitness Inc – was filed on 9 February in the state of .... More>>
22 Feb 2024
Gymshark goes all-in on live consumer fitness experiences and launches new premium range called Everywear
Gymshark goes all-in on live consumer fitness experiences and launches new premium range called Everywear   “2024 is going to the be biggest year for Gymshark ever,” says CEO and founder, Ben Francis following the release of year-end results that were up by 15 per cent. Francis said that despite a difficult start to 2023, with the cost of living crisis, revenues increased to £556m ($709m, €649m) and EBITDA grew in line .... More>>
21 Feb 2024
Muse headset teaches meditation and lulls users to sleep
Muse headset teaches meditation and lulls users to sleep   More consumers are realising meditation is beneficial, but many give up because it’s difficult to master the mind. The Muse headset has been designed to tackle this pain point. Via seven sensors attached to a headband, Muse passively measures brain activity, heart rate, breath and body movement. It's supported by .... More>>
21 Feb 2024
Les Mills refreshes its top team and gears up for new workout launches
Les Mills refreshes its top team and gears up for new workout launches   Les Mills has been through a senior management refresh following the recent departure of CEO Clive Ormerod and Keith Burnet, who was CEO of global markets. Founder, Phillip Mills, has stepped back into the overall leadership role as group managing director and is now working closely with James Graham, the new .... More>>
21 Feb 2024
Raffles to open mountainside retreat in Neom’s Trojena project
Raffles to open mountainside retreat in Neom’s Trojena project   Accor’s high-end brand Raffles Hotels & Resorts is set to land in northwestern Saudia Arabia in 2027 as part of Trojena, a brand new year-round adventure sports destination. Launching in 2026, Trojena will be a mountainside tourism location within the vast US$500 billion (€462.7 billion, £396 billion) Neom* .... More>>
20 Feb 2024
Soul Padel to get seed investment status – takes on Ben Davies as non-exec
Soul Padel to get seed investment status – takes on Ben Davies as non-exec   Mark Hewlett, founder of padel tennis operator Soul Padel has told HCM the company is in the process of securing seed investment status, which will enable backers to get tax breaks on investments in the business to drive growth. The status is coming via the UK government HMRC seed enterprise investment .... More>>
19 Feb 2024
As the strength training trend gathers pace, researchers highlight the benefits of keeping up the cardio
As the strength training trend gathers pace, researchers highlight the benefits of keeping up the cardio   While strength training gives valuable muscular gains it doesn’t give the heart health benefits of aerobic exercise, according to new research from Iowa State University. The newly-released research – Aerobic, resistance, or combined exercise training and cardiovascular risk profile in overweight or obese .... More>>
16 Feb 2024
Will the next generation of wearables be earrings and jewellery? University of Washington researchers think so
Will the next generation of wearables be earrings and jewellery? University of Washington researchers think so   University of Washington researchers have created a wireless wearable in the form of a thermal earring that continuously monitors a user’s earlobe temperature. In a study of six users, the earring outperformed a smartwatch at sensing skin temperature during periods of rest. It also showed promise for monitoring .... More>>
15 Feb 2024
Nike takes on Les Mills and Adidas with the launch of Nike Well Festival
Nike takes on Les Mills and Adidas with the launch of Nike Well Festival   Nike, is launching a one-day fitness, wellness and mindfulness festival in London next month, before taking the event around the world. Scheduled to take place on 2 March, at the Woolwich Works, the Nike Well Festival is being organised by the Nike Well Collective, which was launched last year to deliver .... More>>
14 Feb 2024
Heartbreak for Swedish theme park, Liseberg, as fire breaks out
Heartbreak for Swedish theme park, Liseberg, as fire breaks out   A fire has destroyed part of the new water world, Oceana, at Liseberg in Sweden, and a construction worker has been reported missing. According to Per Nyqvist, the rescue chief at the Gothenburg Fire Department, the fire was reported on Monday 12 February at 10.06am: there was an early occurrence of a fire gas .... More>>
13 Feb 2024
Global Wellness Summit predicts 2024’s top 10 wellness trends
Global Wellness Summit predicts 2024’s top 10 wellness trends   The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has released its annual Future of Wellness report, forecasting what will make waves in the diverse world of wellness in the year ahead. Predictions in the 120-page report range from climate-adaptive wellness – offering new ways for us to cool our communities and homes as .... More>>
13 Feb 2024
Nordic operator, SATS, releases “best financial results ever”
Nordic operator, SATS, releases “best financial results ever”   Last year set a new standard for SATS with record-high revenues, less debt and more visits, showing the policy of cost discipline and focusing on existing clubs is paying off. In a presentation this morning, CEO Sondre Gravir, says the company has enjoyed four consistently improved quarters, with record-high .... More>>
13 Feb 2024
Personally designed workouts create a placebo effect that yields better results
Personally designed workouts create a placebo effect that yields better results   Believing your training programme has been personally optimised just for you creates a placebo effect that leads to better results. In a Norwegian pilot study, called The effects of being told you are in the intervention group on training results: a pilot study, published in the journal, Scientific .... More>>
12 Feb 2024
Peninsula Hot Springs unveils AUS$11.7m sister site in Australian outback
Peninsula Hot Springs unveils AUS$11.7m sister site in Australian outback   Australia’s iconic bathing destination Peninsula Hot Springs in Victoria has announced the arrival of its brand new sister site in Cunnamulla, southwest Queensland. Designed as a remote desert oasis in the outback, Cunnamulla Hot Springs is owned by the local council and marks the fourth site operated by .... More>>
12 Feb 2024
IWBI creates WELL for residential programme to inspire healthy living environments
IWBI creates WELL for residential programme to inspire healthy living environments   The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), has launched a new global certificate to recognise and award industry best practices to create healthier and more resilient homes. Called WELL for residential, the evidence-based, third-party verified certification programme has been conceived to transform the way .... More>>
11 Feb 2024
Museum director apologises after comparing the city of Florence to a sex worker
Museum director apologises after comparing the city of Florence to a sex worker   Museum director Cecilie Hollberg has come under fire for comparing the city to a sex worker due to uncontrolled mass tourism. Hollberg, a historian, has been director of the Galleria Dell’Accademia, home to Michelangelo’s statue of David, since 2015. At a recent event she told reporters “Once a city becomes .... More>>
09 Feb 2024
Conrad Orlando unveils water-inspired spa oasis amid billion-dollar Evermore Resort complex
Conrad Orlando unveils water-inspired spa oasis amid billion-dollar Evermore Resort complex   The healing power of water has inspired the concept behind a large new spa in Florida at the recently-opened Conrad Orlando hotel. The 433-key Hilton hotel was developed by Dart Interests and forms part of the developer and owner’s billion-dollar 1,100-acre mega-resort called Evermore Orlando*, located next to .... More>>
09 Feb 2024
Studio A+ realises striking urban hot springs retreat in China's Shanxi Province
Studio A+ realises striking urban hot springs retreat in China's Shanxi Province   Architecture and interior design firm Studio A+ has revealed the design inspiration behind its recent boutique hotel and hot springs retreat project in Fengxi New City, Shanxi Province, China. Founded by Min Wang in 2007, the studio’s vision was to create a property that represents a seamless fusion of city .... More>>
08 Feb 2024
Populous reveals plans for major e-sports arena in Saudi Arabia
Populous reveals plans for major e-sports arena in Saudi Arabia   Populous have unveiled their plans for a state-of-the-art e-sports arena, designed to stand as a central landmark in Qiddaya City’s gaming and e-sports district, Saudi Arabia. The 5,155-seat venue will be designed to accommodate multiple experiences that prioritise players and spectators, as well as hosting both .... More>>
08 Feb 2024
Go fit confirms plans to enter the Italian market following release of strong financials
Go fit confirms plans to enter the Italian market following release of strong financials   Iberian operator, Go fit, has confirmed its plans to move into the Italian market next year, following the release of strong year-end results for 2023. The company currently has 20 clubs: two in Portugal and the rest spread across Spain. Its most recent development is a €22 million site in Tenerife in partnership with the local authority of the island, which will .... More>>
08 Feb 2024
City Cave Float & Wellness Center ventures into US market
City Cave Float & Wellness Center ventures into US market   City Cave Float & Wellness Center – the Australia-based wellness franchise offering float therapy, infrared sauna and massage services – has announced its expansion into the US through franchising opportunities. Focused on promoting mental and physical wellbeing, City Cave aims to foster healthier communities .... More>>
07 Feb 2024
Gold’s Gym adds Escape Room to tap the TikTok ‘Shy Girl’ workout trend
Gold’s Gym adds Escape Room to tap the TikTok ‘Shy Girl’ workout trend   Gold's Gym Thousand Oaks, in Southern California, has announced the completion of its remodel and expansion. Franchise group, Gold’s Gym SoCal owns 23 locations in Southern California and is investing US$15m in revamping its estate over the next three years, to keep up with consumer demand. "The unveiling of .... More>>
08 Feb 2024
Massage Heights co-founder Shane Evans returns as CEO
Massage Heights co-founder Shane Evans returns as CEO   US massage and wellness franchise Massage Heights is under new leadership with the return of co-founder Shane Evans as company CEO. Effective immediately, Evans takes the place of Susan Boresow, who served as president and CEO for the past two and a half years. During this time, the company grew to provide .... More>>
07 Feb 2024
Murrieta Hot Springs completes 18-month restoration project
Murrieta Hot Springs completes 18-month restoration project   US developer Olympus Real Estate Group has breathed new life into California's historic Murrieta Hot Springs Resort following a comprehensive 18-month revamp project. Originally developed in 1902 as a health retreat, Murietta attracted locals, travellers and celebrities to its restorative waters in southwest .... More>>
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