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GWI and BBC to co-produce film series demystifying wellness
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Dec 2021
The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) and BBC Storyworks have struck up a partnership to create a digital film series exploring the true meaning of wellness.
GWI report: global wellness economy will be worth nearly US$7trn by 2025
BY Megan Whitby | 01 Dec 2021
The global wellness economy will grow by 9.9 per cent annually and reach nearly US$7trn by 2025, according to new research by the Global Wellness Institute (GWI).
New initiative will get neurodivergent people into fitness
BY Tom Walker | 01 Dec 2021
Inclusive Fitness Boston, a health club created specifically for those with disabilities and their families, is launching a new programme to provide greater access to fitness programming for neurodivergent people – those with conditions such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia.
Does the fitness industry support equality and diversity? WIFA research seeks to raise the game
BY Liz Terry | 30 Nov 2021
The Women in Fitness Association (WIFA), is partnering with Sport Alliance to undertake a survey on gender diversity, equity, equality and inclusion in the fitness industry. The results will be published in the second quarter of 2022, with the study also acting as a monitor on an ongoing basis.
Pop-up stadium built with shipping containers opens ahead of 2022 World Cup
BY Tom Walker | 30 Nov 2021
A fully demountable stadium, designed by Fenwick Iribarren Architects and built from shipping containers, is now open and ready to host games during the FIFA 2022 World Cup.
Playfulness to inspire Serenbe’s new wellness community launching in 2023
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Nov 2021
Georgia-based wellness community Serenbe is set to gain a brand new wellness community dedicated to play, said co-founder Steve Nygren, speaking to Spa Business.
What motivates members to return to the gym? A US study reveals the trends
BY Tom Walker | 21 Nov 2021
Location and cost are the top considerations for consumers when it comes to choosing a health club – while concerns about being around unvaccinated people is a top reason for not returning to gyms.
Museum operators using AR to take their exhibits global
BY Tom Walker | 26 Nov 2021
Two leading museum operators in the UK have partnered with an augmented reality specialist to present holographic exhibits and experiences for students around the world.
COVID in Europe – health club operating restriction update
BY Tom Walker | 26 Nov 2021
Increases in COVID-19 cases across Europe are forcing governments to introduce restrictions, which is having an impact on some parts of the Continent's health and fitness market.
Naural ‘cannabis’ levels boosted by exercise
BY Tom Walker | 26 Nov 2021
Exercise has been found to increase levels of endocannabinoids – cannabis-like substances produced by the human body – which in turn helps reduce inflammation and could potentially treat conditions such as arthritis, cancer and heart disease.
Depression – exercise and mindfulness ahead of medication in new treatment guidelines for mild cases
BY Tom Walker | 26 Nov 2021
People suffering from mild depression in England should be offered exercise, mindfulness, therapy or meditation before medication, such as antidepressants.
Sophie Lawler reveals Total Fitness is working on a new health club model
BY Tom Walker | 25 Nov 2021
Total Fitness plans to launch a new-style health club model, with plans already in the development stages, according to Total Fitness CEO, Sophie Lawler.
Crunch Fitness – franchises are beating pre-pandemic membership numbers
BY Tom Walker | 25 Nov 2021
Fitness operator Crunch Fitness says it's continued its recovery from lockdowns, with membership levels across its franchised estate now exceeding pre-pandemic levels.
€100m investment in wellbeing hubs planned for City of Madrid
BY Tom Walker | 25 Nov 2021
The City of Madrid could become one of the healthiest in the world if plans by the council come to fruition.
First look: Elite training and exclusivity define luxury Third Space Mayfair
BY Tom Walker | 24 Nov 2021
Luxury health club operator, Third Space, has opened the doors to its latest club in Mayfair, London.
Make every day national fitness day, says Nigel Huddleston as 22.7 million get active
BY Tom Walker | 24 Nov 2021
A total of 22.7 million Brits – more than a third of the total population – took part in physical activity during the recent National Fitness Day.
John McAslan + Partners-designed M7 cultural hub and museum opens in Doha
BY Tom Walker | 23 Nov 2021
A new creative hub in Doha looks to position itself as the new heart of Qatar’s fashion and design industry – as well as a public showcase for innovation and entrepreneurship in the region.
Luxury eco hot springs development to position Victoria as Australia’s wellness state
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Nov 2021
A sustainable hot springs retreat is set to open in Fingal on Australia’s Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, drawing on the healing benefits of water, immersion in nature and sleek minimalist design.
Nuffield's new Barbican club combines fitness with GP services as part of 'health campus' wellness plan
BY Tom Walker | 23 Nov 2021
Nuffield Health has reopened the historic Barbican health club in London, as part of ambitious plans to establish its first wellness "health campus" in the UK.
PureGym wins UK health and fitness app of the year award
BY Tom Walker | 22 Nov 2021
The PureGym app has been named the Health and Fitness App of the Year at this year's UK App Awards.
     
 


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01 Dec 2021
GWI and BBC to co-produce film series demystifying wellness
GWI and BBC to co-produce film series demystifying wellness   The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) and BBC Storyworks have struck up a partnership to create a digital film series exploring the true meaning of wellness. BBC Storyworks is the commercial creative arm of BBC Global News and will co-produce the series with the GWI ahead of the 2022 GWS in Tel Aviv. The .... More>>
01 Dec 2021
GWI report: global wellness economy will be worth nearly US$7trn by 2025
GWI report: global wellness economy will be worth nearly US$7trn by 2025   The global wellness economy will grow by 9.9 per cent annually and reach nearly US$7trn by 2025, according to new research by the Global Wellness Institute (GWI). Named The Global Wellness Economy: Looking Beyond Covid, the report was unveiled today (1 December) on the first day of the 2021 Global .... More>>
01 Dec 2021
New initiative will get neurodivergent people into fitness
New initiative will get neurodivergent people into fitness
  Inclusive Fitness Boston, a health club created specifically for those with disabilities and their families, is launching a new programme to provide greater access to fitness programming for neurodivergent people – those with conditions such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia. It's estimated that about 40 .... More>>
30 Nov 2021
Does the fitness industry support equality and diversity? WIFA research seeks to raise the game
Does the fitness industry support equality and diversity? WIFA research seeks to raise the game   The Women in Fitness Association (WIFA), is partnering with Sport Alliance to undertake a survey on gender diversity, equity, equality and inclusion in the fitness industry. The results will be published in the second quarter of 2022, with the study also acting as a monitor on an ongoing basis. Participation is .... More>>
30 Nov 2021
Pop-up stadium built with shipping containers opens ahead of 2022 World Cup
Pop-up stadium built with shipping containers opens ahead of 2022 World Cup   A fully demountable stadium, designed by Fenwick Iribarren Architects and built from shipping containers, is now open and ready to host games during the FIFA 2022 World Cup. Called Stadium 974, the innovative design has been inspired by Qatar’s worldwide trade and seafaring. The name comes from 974 being the .... More>>
29 Nov 2021
Playfulness to inspire Serenbe’s new wellness community launching in 2023
Playfulness to inspire Serenbe’s new wellness community launching in 2023   Georgia-based wellness community Serenbe is set to gain a brand new wellness community dedicated to play, said co-founder Steve Nygren, speaking to Spa Business. Named Spela – which means play in Swedish, the new community will open in 2023 and become the community’s fifth hamlet. With construction in .... More>>
21 Nov 2021
What motivates members to return to the gym? A US study reveals the trends
What motivates members to return to the gym? A US study reveals the trends   Location and cost are the top considerations for consumers when it comes to choosing a health club – while concerns about being around unvaccinated people is a top reason for not returning to gyms. The findings come from the State of the Fitness Industry Report 2021 by Mindbody, which surveyed both .... More>>
26 Nov 2021
Museum operators using AR to take their exhibits global
Museum operators using AR to take their exhibits global   Two leading museum operators in the UK have partnered with an augmented reality specialist to present holographic exhibits and experiences for students around the world. Imperial War Museum and the Science Museum Group have teamed up with tech firm Perception to highlight the museums’ collections and stories .... More>>
26 Nov 2021
COVID in Europe – health club operating restriction update
COVID in Europe – health club operating restriction update   Increases in COVID-19 cases across Europe are forcing governments to introduce restrictions, which is having an impact on some parts of the Continent's health and fitness market. HCM has researched the situation across Europe and also worked in partnership with EuropeActive to disseminate information, as .... More>>
26 Nov 2021
Naural ‘cannabis’ levels boosted by exercise
Naural ‘cannabis’ levels boosted by exercise   Exercise has been found to increase levels of endocannabinoids – cannabis-like substances produced by the human body – which in turn helps reduce inflammation and could potentially treat conditions such as arthritis, cancer and heart disease. A team of researchers at the University of Nottingham in the UK, led .... More>>
26 Nov 2021
Depression – exercise and mindfulness ahead of medication in new treatment guidelines for mild cases
Depression – exercise and mindfulness ahead of medication in new treatment guidelines for mild cases   People suffering from mild depression should be offered exercise, mindfulness, therapy or meditation before medication, such as antidepressants. New draft guidance, published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends that a “menu of treatment options” – including physical activity .... More>>
25 Nov 2021
Sophie Lawler reveals Total Fitness is working on a new health club model
Sophie Lawler reveals Total Fitness is working on a new health club model   Total Fitness plans to launch a new-style health club model, with plans already in the development stages, according to Total Fitness CEO, Sophie Lawler. Speaking exclusively to HCM, Lawler said the operator – which has 15 clubs in the North of England and Wales – is currently refining the concept: "Over .... More>>
25 Nov 2021
Crunch Fitness – franchises are beating pre-pandemic membership numbers
Crunch Fitness – franchises are beating pre-pandemic membership numbers   Fitness operator Crunch Fitness says it's continued its recovery from lockdowns, with membership levels across its franchised estate now exceeding pre-pandemic levels. Crunch said that, as of October 2021, its franchise sites had exceeded 128 per cent of pre-pandemic membership levels. The brand also .... More>>
25 Nov 2021
€100m investment in wellbeing hubs planned for City of Madrid
€100m investment in wellbeing hubs planned for City of Madrid   The City of Madrid could become one of the healthiest in the world if plans by the council come to fruition. The local government has revealed plans to develop wellbeing infrastructure for the next generation, including significant investment in new facilities, to include the creation of 14 new wellbeing hubs – .... More>>
24 Nov 2021
First look: Elite training and exclusivity define luxury Third Space Mayfair
First look: Elite training and exclusivity define luxury Third Space Mayfair   Luxury health club operator, Third Space, has opened the doors to its latest club in Mayfair, London. Designed by Virgile & Partners Architects, the club is Third Space's seventh site and the operator's most technologically advanced yet, with a face recognition entry system and UV-treated fresh air among the .... More>>
24 Nov 2021
Make every day national fitness day, says Nigel Huddleston as 22.7 million get active
Make every day national fitness day, says Nigel Huddleston as 22.7 million get active   A total of 22.7 million Brits – more than a third of the total population – took part in physical activity during the recent National Fitness Day. Held on 22 September, the National Fitness Day 2021 smashed all records on its 10th anniversary, with more than 11.35 million children (up from 8.67 million in .... More>>
23 Nov 2021
John McAslan + Partners-designed M7 cultural hub and museum opens in Doha
John McAslan + Partners-designed M7 cultural hub and museum opens in Doha   A new creative hub in Doha looks to position itself as the new heart of Qatar’s fashion and design industry – as well as a public showcase for innovation and entrepreneurship in the region. The M7 Design and Cultural Hub, designed by John McAslan + Partners, is the architectural anchor of the 31-hectare .... More>>
23 Nov 2021
Luxury eco hot springs development to position Victoria as Australia’s wellness state
Luxury eco hot springs development to position Victoria as Australia’s wellness state   A sustainable hot springs retreat is set to open in Fingal on Australia’s Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, drawing on the healing benefits of water, immersion in nature and sleek minimalist design. Set within 15 hectares of landscaped property, Alba Thermal Springs and Spa will open a short distance from .... More>>
23 Nov 2021
Nuffield's new Barbican club combines fitness with GP services as part of 'health campus' wellness plan
Nuffield's new Barbican club combines fitness with GP services as part of 'health campus' wellness plan   Nuffield Health has reopened the historic Barbican health club in London, as part of ambitious plans to establish its first wellness "health campus" in the UK. Nuffield Health Barbican – the 114th health club in the health charity's portfolio – features a high-end fitness offering, including a fully refurbished .... More>>
22 Nov 2021
PureGym wins UK health and fitness app of the year award
PureGym wins UK health and fitness app of the year award   The PureGym app has been named the Health and Fitness App of the Year at this year's UK App Awards. First launched in 2013 as a way to locate the nearest Pure Gym, book and cancel classes, the app has since developed into an online fitness platform, featuring more than 400 different workouts of various levels. .... More>>
22 Nov 2021
North American and Japanese attractions dominate 2021 Thea Awards
North American and Japanese attractions dominate 2021 Thea Awards   North America and Japan-based visitor attractions and businesses picked up 14 of the 19 Thea Awards this year. Organised by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA), the annual awards celebrate excellence, innovation and leadership in the global visitor attractions industry. The winners were announced during .... More>>
19 Nov 2021
Luxury urban spa to open in Oslo with restored public baths, rooftop sauna and Nordic wellness rituals
Luxury urban spa to open in Oslo with restored public baths, rooftop sauna and Nordic wellness rituals   Nordic Hotels & Resorts is creating an urban wellness retreat in Norway’s capital city of Oslo as part of its 231-room hotel project. Owned by Norwegian hotelier Petter Stordalen, the luxury destination will be named Sommerro and welcome guests in the city’s Frogner neighbourhood as of September 2022. .... More>>
18 Nov 2021
Rio Ferdinand and The Gym Group launch Find Your Future initiative
Rio Ferdinand and The Gym Group launch Find Your Future initiative   An initiative set up by the Rio Ferdinand Foundation in partnership with The Gym Group will see young Londoners being offered career opportunities in fitness and sport. The new Find Your Future scheme will see up to 150 young people in South London benefit from an employment skills programme and the Community .... More>>
18 Nov 2021
ISPA reveals Dan Heath as opening keynote for 2022 conference
ISPA reveals Dan Heath as opening keynote for 2022 conference   Bestselling author and entrepreneur Dan Heath has been announced as the opening Power Session keynote speaker for The International Spa Association’s (ISPA) 2022 Conference. Hosted between 2 - 4 May, the 2022 event at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas will mark ISPA’s first in-person event since 2019. The .... More>>
18 Nov 2021
Serenbe wellness community expands with new group wellness retreat
Serenbe wellness community expands with new group wellness retreat   Award-winning US wellness community Serenbe has unveiled a brand new spa and wellness Portal Retreat that accommodates between six to 12 guests. Located an hour outside of Georgia’s state capital of Atlanta, Serenbe has been upgraded with a relaxed and spacious 3,000sq ft retreat designed both for one-off group .... More>>
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