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Equinox launches outdoor gym concept
BY Tom Walker | 29 Sep 2020
Luxury Lake Lucerne medi-wellness centre unveils three new comprehensive COVID-19 recovery retreats
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Sep 2020
Civana to partner with Chopra Centre for new Ayurvedic retreat and programming
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Sep 2020
Talilla Henchoz's Club V goes global
BY Tom Walker | 28 Sep 2020
Body Fit Training and F45 locked in legal battle over patents
BY Tom Walker | 28 Sep 2020
Xponential Fitness plans 50 locations in Saudi Arabia in deal with Fawaz Abdulaziz Alhokair Company
BY Tom Walker | 28 Sep 2020
Four Seasons to grow Mexico portfolio with new luxury resort and organic spa on Pacific coast
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Sep 2020
Lindsay Madden-Nadeau taps 20 years’ industry experience to launch new wellness consultancy
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Sep 2020
Research: 10 minutes of massage will help your body fight stress
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Sep 2020
Activity sector unites to push back over Chancellor’s Winter Economy Plan
BY Tom Walker | 25 Sep 2020
First One&Only Spa by Chenot launches at tropical beachfront retreat in Malaysia
BY Megan Whitby | 25 Sep 2020
Good news – gyms and group exercise classes not affected by new 'Rule of Six'
BY Tom Walker | 24 Sep 2020
Accor debuts in-room wellness programme inspired by nature at select North and Central America properties
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Sep 2020
Bear Grylls leads activities on another successful National Fitness Day
BY Tom Walker | 23 Sep 2020
Color Up launches CBD education programme for wellness professionals and new scholarship scheme
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Sep 2020
Exercise and depression – promising research published
BY Tom Walker | 23 Sep 2020
Pinewood Studios, home to James Bond and Star Wars, set to house major visitor attraction
BY Tom Walker | 23 Sep 2020
California gyms sue state over COVID-19 closures
BY Tom Walker | 22 Sep 2020
GWS appoints ­fitness industry thought leader, C. Victor Brick, to advisory board
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Sep 2020
Letter to Boris: give us a central role in COVID-19 recovery, says activity sector
BY Tom Walker | 21 Sep 2020
     
 


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29 Sep 2020
Equinox launches outdoor gym concept
Equinox launches outdoor gym concept   Fitness giant Equinox has opened its first fully-outdoor gym in Los Angeles. Called Equinox+ In The Wild, the gym is perched on a rooftop and has been designed to provide a boutique experience in accordance to the Equinox brand, with features such as high-end equipment, luxury rubber flooring and .... More>>
29 Sep 2020
Luxury Lake Lucerne medi-wellness centre unveils three new comprehensive COVID-19 recovery retreats
Luxury Lake Lucerne medi-wellness centre unveils three new comprehensive COVID-19 recovery retreats   Luxury wellness destination, The Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne, Switzerland, has unveiled new programmes to answer guests’ physical and emotional needs in a COVID-19 era, at its five-star medi-wellness facility, Waldhotel. The Waldhotel is focused on physical and mental wellbeing, inspired by a ‘Healthy by .... More>>
29 Sep 2020
Civana to partner with Chopra Centre for new Ayurvedic retreat and programming
Civana to partner with Chopra Centre for new Ayurvedic retreat and programming   Arizona desert wellness destination resort, Civana, has announced a partnership with celebrity wellness expert Deepak Chopra’s wellness company – The Chopra Centre for Wellbeing. The collaboration will see the resort roll out The Chopra Whole Health programme, which will feature a selection of wellness .... More>>
28 Sep 2020
Talilla Henchoz's Club V goes global
Talilla Henchoz's Club V goes global   An online fitness community, created by personal trainer and social media influencer, Talilla Henchoz, during lockdown as a way of giving something back, has gone global. Henchoz, daughter of Patrick Henchoz, founder of Esporta Health and Fitness Clubs, started offering daily live workouts on Instagram for .... More>>
28 Sep 2020
Body Fit Training and F45 locked in legal battle over patents
Body Fit Training and F45 locked in legal battle over patents   Two functional fitness franchises are continuing their legal battle over a dispute relating to patents. In August, Body Fit Training (BFT) filed a lawsuit in the US District Court in California against F45 Training in an attempt to invalidate two of its existing patents. In retaliation, F45 has now began .... More>>
28 Sep 2020
Xponential Fitness plans 50 locations in Saudi Arabia in deal with Fawaz Abdulaziz Alhokair Company
Xponential Fitness plans 50 locations in Saudi Arabia in deal with Fawaz Abdulaziz Alhokair Company   Xponential Fitness has entered the Saudi Arabian gym market with the launch of five boutique studios in capital city Riyadh. Each new studio will be operated under a different brand and the openings are part of a master franchise agreement signed with Ezdihar Sports in 2019, which will see more than 50 studios .... More>>
28 Sep 2020
Four Seasons to grow Mexico portfolio with new luxury resort and organic spa on Pacific coast
Four Seasons to grow Mexico portfolio with new luxury resort and organic spa on Pacific coast   Four Seasons has announced a collaboration with Mexican real estate development company, Paralelo 19 Desarrollos, to realise a new luxury resort located in Mexico. Debuting in 2021 as Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo, México, the project will be located on a private peninsula along the Pacific Ocean and house an .... More>>
28 Sep 2020
Lindsay Madden-Nadeau taps 20 years’ industry experience to launch new wellness consultancy
Lindsay Madden-Nadeau taps 20 years’ industry experience to launch new wellness consultancy   Industry veteran, Lindsay Madden-Nadeau, has launched a new consultancy offering bespoke wellness strategies with an overarching mission to create conscious, collaborative projects that continue to put wellness on the map. Taking its name from the Greek word ‘Meraki’ – which means doing something with soul, .... More>>
25 Sep 2020
Research: 10 minutes of massage will help your body fight stress
Research: 10 minutes of massage will help your body fight stress   A recent study from the University of Konstanz in Germany has revealed that 10 minutes of massage or rest can help the body reduce stress. The study showed that massage is an easy-to-apply intervention that can boost the body’s principal engine for relaxation – the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) – and lead .... More>>
25 Sep 2020
Activity sector unites to push back over Chancellor’s Winter Economy Plan
Activity sector unites to push back over Chancellor’s Winter Economy Plan   Chancellor Rishi Sunak's proposals to support the economy through the next six months of the pandemic "are not enough" to secure the future of the physical activity sector. Sunak's Winter Economy Plan – revealed in parliament yesterday (24 September) – will, among other measures, replace the current furlough .... More>>
25 Sep 2020
First One&Only Spa by Chenot launches at tropical beachfront retreat in Malaysia
First One&Only Spa by Chenot launches at tropical beachfront retreat in Malaysia   One&Only has debuted in Asia with a brand new resort – called One&Only Desaru Coast – completed with a signature Chenot spa, a result of a partnership between the hotel group and Chenot, the medical health and wellness retreat operator by Henri Chenot. The bespoke spa concept has been exclusively developed for .... More>>
24 Sep 2020
Good news – gyms and group exercise classes not affected by new 'Rule of Six'
Good news – gyms and group exercise classes not affected by new 'Rule of Six'   The UK government's 'Rule of Six' has come into force in physical activity facilities today (24 September). The good news is that gym and pool activities, including group exercises classes, are exempt from the Rule of Six, so long as COVID-19 protocols are followed. This ruling also applies to aqua aerobics .... More>>
24 Sep 2020
Accor debuts in-room wellness programme inspired by nature at select North and Central America properties
Accor debuts in-room wellness programme inspired by nature at select North and Central America properties   Global hospitality group, Accor, is launching in-room restorative wellness programming at select North and Central America properties through an exclusive partnership with wellness technology company, Three Sages. The partnership gives Fairmont, Sofitel and Swissôtel guests the opportunity to unwind and reset .... More>>
23 Sep 2020
Bear Grylls leads activities on another successful National Fitness Day
Bear Grylls leads activities on another successful National Fitness Day   The UK's physical activity sector has come together to get millions of people active during National Fitness Day 2020. Gyms, leisure facilities and activity providers have hosted thousands of free events, helping to make it the most physically active day of the year. Schools took part in a syncronised 10 .... More>>
23 Sep 2020
Color Up launches CBD education programme for wellness professionals and new scholarship scheme
Color Up launches CBD education programme for wellness professionals and new scholarship scheme   CBD-infused skincare line, Color Up has announced a new CBD training course and scholarship programme. The company has added to its existing catalogue of CBD training programmes and upgraded its Cannabis Master Programme to include another pathway dedicated to training wellness professionals. The Master .... More>>
23 Sep 2020
Exercise and depression – promising research published
Exercise and depression – promising research published   A study by Rutgers University has suggested that it could be possible to predict which young adults with major depression would benefit most from exercise. The Rutgers-led team studied two groups of young adults with major depression, focusing on aerobic exercise and its impact on depressive symptoms. For a .... More>>
23 Sep 2020
Pinewood Studios, home to James Bond and Star Wars, set to house major visitor attraction
Pinewood Studios, home to James Bond and Star Wars, set to house major visitor attraction   The UK's best-known film studio, used for the filming of blockbusters such as the James Bond and Star Wars franchises, is set to house a major new visitor attraction. Called "Pinewood Studio Experience", the 350,000sq ft themed attraction will be inspired by the hit films and older classics to have been filmed at .... More>>
22 Sep 2020
California gyms sue state over COVID-19 closures
California gyms sue state over COVID-19 closures   Health club and gyms operators in California are suing state governor Gavin Newsom in an attempt to reopen the state’s fitness facilities. The California Fitness Alliance (CFA) filed the lawsuit in response to Newsom’s measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 – which CFA says "unfairly targets" the fitness .... More>>
22 Sep 2020
GWS appoints ­fitness industry thought leader, C. Victor Brick, to advisory board
GWS appoints ­fitness industry thought leader, C. Victor Brick, to advisory board   The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has announced the appointment of C. Victor Brick, CEO of Planet Fitness Growth Partners (PFGP) and chair of the John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation, to its 12-person advisory board. As a board member, Brick will help the GWS further extend its reach and impact within the .... More>>
21 Sep 2020
Letter to Boris: give us a central role in COVID-19 recovery, says activity sector
Letter to Boris: give us a central role in COVID-19 recovery, says activity sector   More than 100 sport and physical activity bodies have sent a letter to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, urging him to give the sector a central role in the nation’s COVID-19 recovery plans. The coalition requests an urgent support package from the government – similar to the one provided to the arts and .... More>>
21 Sep 2020
Gyms in the UK are continuing to control COVID-19 – research
Gyms in the UK are continuing to control COVID-19 – research   Gyms in the UK are continuing to successfully control COVID-19 transmisssion, according to the latest figures released by industry body, ukactive. There were 22 million visits to fitness facilities during the two months following reopening, with the number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 visits logged as 0.34, .... More>>
21 Sep 2020
LG enters fitness market with touchscreen TV designed for gym equipment
LG enters fitness market with touchscreen TV designed for gym equipment   Electronics giant LG has entered the fitness and wellness market with the launch of a new 15-inch touchscreen display created especially for the exercise equipment sector. The new 15LU766A display has been designed specifically for fitness environments by offering higher-than-normal brightness settings and robust .... More>>
21 Sep 2020
People believe exercising is the best way to support the NHS
People believe exercising is the best way to support the NHS   Exercise has been voted the number one way the public can help the NHS – ahead of paying taxes and cutting down on smoking and drinking. A study of 2,123 UK adults by Savanta ComRes found people believe being physically active to improve their health will support the NHS and reduce pressure on its services. .... More>>
18 Sep 2020
Gyms could get payouts on business interruption insurance following high court ruling
Gyms could get payouts on business interruption insurance following high court ruling   Hundreds of thousands of small companies in the UK – including those operating in fitness and leisure – are set to receive payouts on interruption insurance policies, following a high court judgment in a test case brought by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The case examined the policy wording of eight .... More>>
18 Sep 2020
Boutiques back to 91 per cent of pre-COVID levels in some world regions
Boutiques back to 91 per cent of pre-COVID levels in some world regions   Boutique gym attendance and class bookings in some world regions have bounced back to around 91 per cent of pre-COVID levels. The figure comes from research by gym management software provider, Glofox, which collated and analysed data from gym attendance and class bookings globally – including online classes – .... More>>
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