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Vladi Kovanic announces monthly Medical Wellness Congress webinar series
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Jan 2021
Gymbox moves into the hotel market with citizenM deal
BY Tom Walker | 21 Jan 2021
Chablé reveals new wellness spa managers at Yucatán and Maroma resorts
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Jan 2021
Chinese media group Enlight plans huge Movie World theme park in Yangzhou
BY Tom Walker | 21 Jan 2021
Hong Kong's Ocean Park gets HK$2.8bn investment to move it from theme park to themed resort
BY Tom Walker | 21 Jan 2021
Nuffield Health launches free emotional wellbeing classes online
BY Tom Walker | 21 Jan 2021
Parliamentary Petition calls for gyms to reopen first after lockdown
BY Tom Walker | 20 Jan 2021
Montage planning for alpine wellness sanctuary in Montana’s Rocky Mountains
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Jan 2021
Research finds resistance training benefits older women as much as older men
BY Tom Walker | 20 Jan 2021
Esalen Institute launches online meditation teacher training course
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Jan 2021
Klafs acquired by European investment firm, Egeria
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Jan 2021
BRC selected to design new World Food Center – will explore sustainability and global food supply
BY Tom Walker | 19 Jan 2021
David Attenborough to front AR-based natural world app
BY Tom Walker | 19 Jan 2021
Nationwide survey will benchmark the mental health of the physical activity workforce
BY Tom Walker | 19 Jan 2021
Wexer launches software development kit, offering content for clubs' own apps
BY Tom Walker | 19 Jan 2021
Google's Fitbit acquisition demanded compromise over the use of personal health data
BY Tom Walker | 18 Jan 2021
Rosewood curates 13 bespoke retreats to help guests foster strength and resilience
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Jan 2021
Fitness First launches free workout hub called FitX Player
BY Tom Walker | 15 Jan 2021
Phoenicia Malta unveils refreshing light-filled spa with suspended treatment rooms
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Jan 2021
Gym Group brings in Wais Shaifta and Rio Ferdinand as non-execs and eyes expansion
BY Tom Walker | 15 Jan 2021
     
 


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21 Jan 2021
Vladi Kovanic announces monthly Medical Wellness Congress webinar series
Vladi Kovanic announces monthly Medical Wellness Congress webinar series   The Medical Wellness Congress (MWC) is launching a monthly webinar series after its inaugural event was postponed until 28-29 June 2021. MWC founder Vladi Kovanic says the digital offering has been launched to continue supporting and inspiring the spa and wellness sector while the pandemic restricts events. .... More>>
21 Jan 2021
Gymbox moves into the hotel market with citizenM deal
Gymbox moves into the hotel market with citizenM deal   Gymbox has entered the hospitality space with the signing of a deal to deliver in-room exercise sessions to guests staying at citizenM hotels around the world. Utilising its Out The Box digital platform – launched last year amid the pandemic lockdowns – Gymbox will deliver bespoke, pre-recorded classes across .... More>>
21 Jan 2021
Chablé reveals new wellness spa managers at Yucatán and Maroma resorts
Chablé reveals new wellness spa managers at Yucatán and Maroma resorts   Destination spa operator Chablé Hotels has appointed two new wellness spa managers at its Chablé Yucatán at Chablé Maroma resorts in Mexico. Jesús Segundo Rangel will helm wellness facilities at Chablé Yucatán while Rosalba Velázquez Becerra has been appointed to lead the spa at Chablé Maroma. Prior to .... More>>
21 Jan 2021
Chinese media group Enlight plans huge Movie World theme park in Yangzhou
Chinese media group Enlight plans huge Movie World theme park in Yangzhou   Enlight Media, one of China's largest publicly-traded media groups, has revealed plans to create a vast movie-themed park in the city of Yangzhou. Covering an area of 651 acres (2.5sq km), the CNY16.4bn (€2.09bn, US$2.54bn, £1.9bn), Enlight Movie World will include a theme park based on Enlight IPs (which .... More>>
21 Jan 2021
Hong Kong's Ocean Park gets HK$2.8bn investment to move it from theme park to themed resort
Hong Kong's Ocean Park gets HK$2.8bn investment to move it from theme park to themed resort   The Hong Kong government has revealed plans to provide the historic Ocean Park theme park with a further HK$2.8bn (US$361m, €298m, (£265m) worth of investment over the next four years. The funding will see the attraction – whose revenues have been under pressure for years and were hit further by the pandemic – .... More>>
21 Jan 2021
Nuffield Health launches free emotional wellbeing classes online
Nuffield Health launches free emotional wellbeing classes online   Nuffield Health has launched a series of free, online classes focused on emotional wellbeing. The classes have been made available on the healthcare charity's digital platform, Nuffield Health 24/7, and aim to give people the means to focus on their mental wellbeing – as well as their physical wellbeing – from .... More>>
20 Jan 2021
Parliamentary Petition calls for gyms to reopen first after lockdown
Parliamentary Petition calls for gyms to reopen first after lockdown   HCM editor, Liz Terry, has launched a Parliamentary Petition calling for gyms to be in the first wave of reopenings after the lockdown and for the government to fund a 'Work Out to Help Out' scheme. The petition, which has been accepted by the Parliamentary Petitions Committee, has now gone live on the .... More>>
20 Jan 2021
Montage planning for alpine wellness sanctuary in Montana’s Rocky Mountains
Montage planning for alpine wellness sanctuary in Montana’s Rocky Mountains   In November 2021, Montage is scheduled to open a deluxe 150-key alpine ski resort in Montana complete with a comprehensive alpine wellness sanctuary. Spa Business spoke to Montage VP of spa and retail, Patrick Huey, for more details about plans for the ski-in/ski-out resort’s upcoming 11,000sq ft .... More>>
20 Jan 2021
Research finds resistance training benefits older women as much as older men
Research finds resistance training benefits older women as much as older men   Resistance training is just as beneficial for men and women over the age of 50, a new study has found. Research by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia – published in Sports Medicine – shows that while men are likely to gain more absolute muscle size, the gains relative to body .... More>>
20 Jan 2021
Esalen Institute launches online meditation teacher training course
Esalen Institute launches online meditation teacher training course   California’s Esalen Institute has partnered with Radiance Sutras School of Meditation to offer an online meditation teacher training course, in response to the growing demand for wellness resources in 2020. The 200-hour online certificate will run between 29 January and 19 June 2021 and be taught by Esalen .... More>>
19 Jan 2021
Klafs acquired by European investment firm, Egeria
Klafs acquired by European investment firm, Egeria   Leading wellness supplier Klafs has been acquired by independent pan-European investment company Egeria. With Egeria as the majority shareholder, Klafs’ previous managing directors, Stefan Schöllhammer and Phillip Rock, will still helm the business as CEO and COO respectively. Klafs is claimed to be the world’s .... More>>
19 Jan 2021
BRC selected to design new World Food Center – will explore sustainability and global food supply
BRC selected to design new World Food Center – will explore sustainability and global food supply   Design specialist BRC Imagination Arts (BRC) has been selected to design and produce the World Food Center Experience in Ede, the Netherlands. The attraction will become an interactive platform exploring the impact of the world’s food choices and the importance of sustainable and healthy food production. .... More>>
19 Jan 2021
David Attenborough to front AR-based natural world app
David Attenborough to front AR-based natural world app   Broadcaster and natural historian, Sir David Attenborough, will front a new virtual app which will allow users to explore exotic plants and animals in their own surroundings. Using augmented reality (AR), The Green Planet app is part of the government's £28m "5G Create" project, which has been set up to test and .... More>>
19 Jan 2021
Nationwide survey will benchmark the mental health of the physical activity workforce
Nationwide survey will benchmark the mental health of the physical activity workforce   A national survey has launched to chart the mental health of the fitness and physical activity workforce. Undertaken in partnership with CIMSPA, the survey will be open for anyone – employed or self-employed – working in fitness and physical activity. Designed and managed by Workplace Mental Wealth, the survey .... More>>
19 Jan 2021
Wexer launches software development kit, offering content for clubs' own apps
Wexer launches software development kit, offering content for clubs' own apps   Digital fitness content provider Wexer has launched its new software development kit (SDK), which allows the virtual fitness content hosted on the Wexer Mobile app to be integrated into existing apps operated by health clubs and studios. "We know that many operators already have an app and don’t want to start .... More>>
18 Jan 2021
Google's Fitbit acquisition demanded compromise over the use of personal health data
Google's Fitbit acquisition demanded compromise over the use of personal health data   Google has finally completed a US$2.1bn deal to acquire Fitbit, marking the tech giant's long-awaited entry to the wellness tech market. The deal was first announced in November 2019, but has taken more than a year to complete. The acquisition was only approved by the European Union after Google had agreed .... More>>
18 Jan 2021
Rosewood curates 13 bespoke retreats to help guests foster strength and resilience
Rosewood curates 13 bespoke retreats to help guests foster strength and resilience   Luxury hospitality group Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is debuting its new retreat concept Journey to Resilience, designed to enhance people’s ability to recover from or adapt easily to change. Following a challenging year with stressful periods and rising levels of anxiety, the retreats look to heal and address all .... More>>
15 Jan 2021
Fitness First launches free workout hub called FitX Player
Fitness First launches free workout hub called FitX Player   Fitness First has launched a new free digital fitness hub, offering users a wide range of virtual classes and training sessions. Called FitX Player, the online resource will provide popular classes such as HIIT, Yoga, Pilates – as well as Fitness First's exclusive SHRED class, which combines lifting with a .... More>>
15 Jan 2021
Phoenicia Malta unveils refreshing light-filled spa with suspended treatment rooms
Phoenicia Malta unveils refreshing light-filled spa with suspended treatment rooms   Luxury five-star hotel The Phoenicia Malta has been upgraded with a 1,200sq m new Deep Nature Spa in the heart of Valletta, in Malta. The Phoenicia is an architectural gem steeped in history, featuring seven and a half acres of landscaped gardens extending to the fortified city walls of the UNESCO World .... More>>
15 Jan 2021
Gym Group brings in Wais Shaifta and Rio Ferdinand as non-execs and eyes expansion
Gym Group brings in Wais Shaifta and Rio Ferdinand as non-execs and eyes expansion   The Gym Group has brought in Rio Ferdinand and Wais Shaifta as non-executive directors, signalling a broadening of its remit, new horizons and an intention to continue to refine and expand its member offering. Shaifta is currently CEO at Europe-wide digital healthcare company, Push Doctor, which works in .... More>>
14 Jan 2021
Battle hots up for fitness industry events as IHRSA partners with Ralph Scholz for European launch
Battle hots up for fitness industry events as IHRSA partners with Ralph Scholz for European launch   As the global vaccine rollout brings reopening closer and heralds the end of lockdowns, jostling is beginning for the resumption of live fitness industry events later in the year. IHRSA has announced it's done a deal for the development of an event called the IHRSA SMART Summit, which will take place during new .... More>>
14 Jan 2021
ISPA replaces 2021 Conference & Expo with virtual event to inform and inspire
ISPA replaces 2021 Conference & Expo with virtual event to inform and inspire   The International Spa Association (ISPA) has decided to cancel its upcoming ISPA Conference & Expo in May, due to the ongoing global pandemic. Attendees and sponsors for the cancelled in-person event will be contacted and given full refunds for any processed payments or will be assisted with applying those funds .... More>>
14 Jan 2021
COVID-19: majority of children now fail to meet recommended exercise levels
COVID-19: majority of children now fail to meet recommended exercise levels   Less than half (44.9 per cent) of children and young people in England met the recommended levels for exercise (60 minutes or more a day) during 2020. The devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on physical activity levels among children has been revealed in the latest Active Lives Children and Young People .... More>>
13 Jan 2021
70 per cent of UK adults 'want to get healthy' in 2021 – another reason for gyms to reopen
70 per cent of UK adults 'want to get healthy' in 2021 – another reason for gyms to reopen   An England-wide survey of over 5,000 adults found that 80 per cent of people aged over 18 have made the decision to change their lifestyle in 2021. Of those, 70 per cent want to become healthier and fitter due to the threats posed by coronavirus (COVID-19). Among the most popular changes that people want to make .... More>>
13 Jan 2021
Ritz-Carlton Reserve opens with luxury spa at Japanese alpine ski resort
Ritz-Carlton Reserve opens with luxury spa at Japanese alpine ski resort   The Ritz-Carlton Reserve portfolio has expanded, with the opening of a premium all-season alpine resort at one of Japan's top winter sports destinations in Hokkaido. Owned by YTL Hotels, the 50-room Higashiyama Niseko Village resort is the first Japanese Ritz-Carlton Reserve and YTL's fifth destination in Niseko .... More>>
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