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2021 World Spa and Wellness Award winners announced
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Oct 2021
The winners of the World Spa and Wellness (WSW) Awards have been crowned as part of the official 2021 WSW Conference, hosted on 17 and 18 October at Excel Centre in London.
Jakob Wahl appointed IAAPA's chief operating officer
BY Tom Walker | 20 Oct 2021
Jakob Wahl has been named executive VP and chief operating officer of global attractions industry body IAAPA.
International Longevity Centre launches global fitness competition
BY Tom Walker | 20 Oct 2021
A global innovation competition has been launched to find ways to encourage and support more older workers to return or remain in the workplace.
Virtual Healing Summit to explore how to heal the self, the community and the earth
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Oct 2021
Anne Biging and Dr Elisabeth Ixmeier, founders of Healing Hotels of the World and the Healing Summit, are gathering activists, scientists and inspired leaders to host a virtual Healing Summit event on 23 October.
World Food Center Experience will be ‘Silicon Valley’ of food
BY Tom Walker | 20 Oct 2021
Plans for the World Food Center Experience in Ede, Netherlands, have been given the final green light by the Provincial Executive of Gelderland.
Creative legends behind iconic ​​Spider-Man ride team to give talk at IAAPA Expo
BY Tom Walker | 20 Oct 2021
The creative geniuses behind the Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man darkride at Universal’s Islands of Adventure park in Orlando, Florida will offer their insights into the creative process behind the iconic attraction.
WilkinsonEyre-designed Compton and Edrich stands revealed at Lord's Cricket Ground
BY Tom Walker | 20 Oct 2021
Work has been completed on two new spectator stands at Lord's Cricket Ground in London, UK, adding 2,600 seats to the total capacity of "the home of cricket".
Xponential hits 1,000 sites outside of North America following US$44m Body Fit Training deal
BY Tom Walker | 19 Oct 2021
Xponential Fitness has acquired Body Fit Training in a deal worth US$44m.
Virtuagym launches new video workout platform
BY Tom Walker | 18 Oct 2021
Virtuagym has launched a Video Workout platform which is natively integrated into its existing suite of products.
Exercise stops cancer growth
BY Tom Walker | 18 Oct 2021
Exercise has been highlighted as a crucial weapon in cancer patients’ battle against the disease.
Global fitness industry gets back to live events
BY Tom Walker | 18 Oct 2021
The global health and fitness industry is returning to a busy programme of live trade shows and industry events, following an 18-month period in which the pandemic disrupted gatherings.
Intelivideo signs partnership with Matrix Fitness
BY Tom Walker | 15 Oct 2021
Matrix and Intelivideo have signed a strategic partnership, which will see Intelivideo's fitness content integrated into Matrix's premium commercial equipment.
Nadine Dorries says sport and physical activity must be 'at the heart of pandemic recovery'
BY Tom Walker | 15 Oct 2021
Nadine Dorries, the recently appointed secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport, has promised that the government will place sport and physical activity "at the heart of pandemic recovery".
Europa Park extends winter opening for the first time as part of Hallowinter celebration
BY Liz Terry | 15 Oct 2021
For the first time in its history, Europa-Park has announced it will remain open between Halloween and the start of its winter schedule as part of a ‘HALLOWinter’ offering.
Minor Hotels to unveil medi-wellness facility in Thailand in partnership with VLCC
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Oct 2021
Minor Hotels is realising its first location in collaboration with established India-based beauty and wellness brand VLCC, two years after the partnership was announced in 2019.
The convergence of healthcare and wellness: Global Wellness Summit announces key topics for 2021 conference
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Oct 2021
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has today announced its first round of speakers for the 2021 Summit.
Mindbody buys ClassPass
BY Liz Terry | 13 Oct 2021
Mindbody has announced it's buying ClassPass, the consumer wellness subscription service which enables people to use a range of gyms, studios and wellness facilities for one monthly subscription.
Lanserhof’s all-new €120m island wellness retreat in Germany set for Q2 opening
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Oct 2021
Medical spa brand Lanserhof will open its first coastal resort on the island of Sylt in northern Germany, in Spring 2022.
V&A renames childhood museum as part of £13m redevelopment
BY Tom Walker | 13 Oct 2021
Construction work has begun on a £13m redevelopment project which will look to transform the V&A Museum of Childhood into the UK’s "premier national museum" entirely dedicated to children.
Tokyo's Harry Potter studio tour will have Fantastic Beasts universe
BY Tom Walker | 13 Oct 2021
The Harry Potter studio tour attraction, planned for the Japanese capital city Tokyo, will span a total of 322,000sq ft when it opens to the public in 2023.
     
 


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20 Oct 2021
2021 World Spa and Wellness Award winners announced
2021 World Spa and Wellness Award winners announced   The winners of the World Spa and Wellness (WSW) Awards have been crowned as part of the official 2021 WSW Conference, hosted on 17 and 18 October at Excel Centre in London. Launched in 2012, the accolades recognise destinations that set the standards in client service and care, business management and .... More>>
20 Oct 2021
Jakob Wahl appointed IAAPA's chief operating officer
Jakob Wahl appointed IAAPA's chief operating officer   Jakob Wahl has been named executive VP and chief operating officer of global attractions industry body IAAPA. In the new role, Wahl – who has spent nine years at IAAPA across two stints – will oversee the regional operations of the global association. He will report directly to CEO Hal McEvoy and lead the .... More>>
20 Oct 2021
International Longevity Centre launches global fitness competition
International Longevity Centre launches global fitness competition   A global innovation competition has been launched to find ways to encourage and support more older workers to return or remain in the workplace. The "Work for tomorrow: Innovating for an ageing workforce" challenge aims to provide solutions to powering current and future organisations with more experienced .... More>>
20 Oct 2021
Virtual Healing Summit to explore how to heal the self, the community and the earth
Virtual Healing Summit to explore how to heal the self, the community and the earth   Anne Biging and Dr Elisabeth Ixmeier, founders of Healing Hotels of the World and the Healing Summit, are gathering activists, scientists and inspired leaders to host a virtual Healing Summit event on 23 October. Called the Visionaries’ Table, the three-hour event will explore the connection between healing .... More>>
20 Oct 2021
World Food Center Experience will be ‘Silicon Valley’ of food
World Food Center Experience will be ‘Silicon Valley’ of food   Plans for the World Food Center Experience in Ede, Netherlands, have been given the final green light by the Provincial Executive of Gelderland. The approval means that the project can now move ahead and is set to open to the public in 2023. The visitor attraction will form part of the larger, World Food .... More>>
20 Oct 2021
Creative legends behind iconic ​​Spider-Man ride team to give talk at IAAPA Expo
Creative legends behind iconic ​​Spider-Man ride team to give talk at IAAPA Expo   The creative geniuses behind the Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man darkride at Universal’s Islands of Adventure park in Orlando, Florida will offer their insights into the creative process behind the iconic attraction. When it opened in 1999, the ride – which combines 3D projection and other immersive effects .... More>>
20 Oct 2021
WilkinsonEyre-designed Compton and Edrich stands revealed at Lord's Cricket Ground
WilkinsonEyre-designed Compton and Edrich stands revealed at Lord's Cricket Ground   Work has been completed on two new spectator stands at Lord's Cricket Ground in London, UK, adding 2,600 seats to the total capacity of "the home of cricket". The Compton and Edrich stands, designed by WilkinsonEyre, form an integral part of the Marylebone Cricket Club’s (MCC) plans to future-proof the historic .... More>>
19 Oct 2021
Xponential hits 1,000 sites outside of North America following US$44m Body Fit Training deal
Xponential hits 1,000 sites outside of North America following US$44m Body Fit Training deal   Xponential Fitness has acquired Body Fit Training in a deal worth US$44m. The deal takes the number of studios open – or contracted to open – across the Xponential Fitness estate outside of North America to 1,000. The Australia-based functional fitness operator becomes the 10th brand in Xponential's portfolio .... More>>
18 Oct 2021
Virtuagym launches new video workout platform
Virtuagym launches new video workout platform   Virtuagym has launched a Video Workout platform which is natively integrated into its existing suite of products. The feature will allow Virtuagym customers to create their own workout libraries in the Virtuagym portal and make them available for end-users in their own customisable club mobile app. Users can .... More>>
18 Oct 2021
Exercise stops cancer growth
Exercise stops cancer growth   Exercise has been highlighted as a crucial weapon in cancer patients’ battle against the disease. Research from Edith Cowan University (ECU) in Perth, Australia, has found that myokines – proteins that are secreted into the blood during exercise – can suppress the growth of cancer cells and trigger mechanisms .... More>>
18 Oct 2021
Global fitness industry gets back to live events
Global fitness industry gets back to live events   The global health and fitness industry is returning to a busy programme of live trade shows and industry events, following an 18-month period in which the pandemic disrupted gatherings. This week has seen the 40th Annual IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show (IHRSA 2021) take place in Dallas, Texas, US, .... More>>
15 Oct 2021
Intelivideo signs partnership with Matrix Fitness
Intelivideo signs partnership with Matrix Fitness   Matrix and Intelivideo have signed a strategic partnership, which will see Intelivideo's fitness content integrated into Matrix's premium commercial equipment. Intelivideo's on-demand and trainer-led programming will be accessible through the Matrix Touch and Touch XL consoles, as well as Matrix's new Virtual .... More>>
15 Oct 2021
Nadine Dorries says sport and physical activity must be 'at the heart of pandemic recovery'
Nadine Dorries says sport and physical activity must be 'at the heart of pandemic recovery'   Nadine Dorries, the recently appointed secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport at the DCMS, has promised that the government will place sport and physical activity "at the heart of pandemic recovery". Speaking at the ukactive Conference at London's Guildhall this week, Dorries said that the .... More>>
15 Oct 2021
Europa Park extends winter opening for the first time as part of Hallowinter celebration
Europa Park extends winter opening for the first time as part of Hallowinter celebration   For the first time in its history, Europa-Park has announced it will remain open between Halloween and the start of its winter schedule as part of a ‘HALLOWinter’ offering. The move is the latest in a series of special openings that has seen the park extending its season. Europa Park will be open every day .... More>>
14 Oct 2021
Minor Hotels to unveil medi-wellness facility in Thailand in partnership with VLCC
Minor Hotels to unveil medi-wellness facility in Thailand in partnership with VLCC   Minor Hotels is realising its first location in collaboration with established India-based beauty and wellness brand VLCC, two years after the partnership was announced in 2019. Founded in India in 1989, VLCC manages a chain of wellness centres across Asia, operates beauty and nutrition training academies, .... More>>
14 Oct 2021
The convergence of healthcare and wellness: Global Wellness Summit announces key topics for 2021 conference
The convergence of healthcare and wellness: Global Wellness Summit announces key topics for 2021 conference   The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has today announced its first round of speakers for the 2021 Summit. The 15th annual conference will take place in person in Boston, Massachusetts, and virtually all over the world, during 30 November - 3 December. The event’s theme is “A New New Era in Health & .... More>>
13 Oct 2021
Mindbody buys ClassPass
Mindbody buys ClassPass   Mindbody has announced it's buying ClassPass, the consumer wellness subscription service that enables people to use a range of gyms, studios and wellness facilities for one monthly subscription. The deal will bring two of the industry’s most prominent tech businesses together to offer both business- and .... More>>
13 Oct 2021
Lanserhof’s all-new €120m island wellness retreat in Germany set for Q2 opening
Lanserhof’s all-new €120m island wellness retreat in Germany set for Q2 opening   Medical spa brand Lanserhof will open its first coastal resort on the island of Sylt in northern Germany, in Spring 2022. A €120m (US$138.7m, £101.9m) project over five years in the making, Lanserhof Sylt will offer the brand’s signature approach, which combines cutting-edge diagnostics with natural healing .... More>>
13 Oct 2021
V&A renames childhood museum as part of £13m redevelopment
V&A renames childhood museum as part of £13m redevelopment   Construction work has begun on a £13m redevelopment project which will look to transform the V&A Museum of Childhood into the UK’s "premier national museum" entirely dedicated to children. Designed by De Matos Ryan and AOC Architecture, the revamp of the iconic Grade II* listed site in Bethnal Green, London, UK .... More>>
13 Oct 2021
Tokyo's Harry Potter studio tour will have Fantastic Beasts universe
Tokyo's Harry Potter studio tour will have Fantastic Beasts universe   The Harry Potter studio tour attraction, planned for the Japanese capital city Tokyo, will span a total of 322,000sq ft when it opens to the public in 2023. The size of the tour is among the latest details revealed for the attraction, which was first announced in late 2020. The large-scale site – located .... More>>
13 Oct 2021
Healthy travel: Singapore Airlines and Golden Door team up to curate inflight wellness programme
Healthy travel: Singapore Airlines and Golden Door team up to curate inflight wellness programme   Singapore Airlines (SIA) has announced a new partnership with established US Californian health, wellness and destination spa resort Golden Door – the facility founded in 1958 by industry veteran Deborah Szekely. Golden Door experts – including top chefs, nutritionists and personal trainers – have developed a .... More>>
13 Oct 2021
ukactive Summit: Tanni sets out vision for physical activity sector’s future
ukactive Summit: Tanni sets out vision for physical activity sector’s future   Tanni Grey-Thompson has outlined her vision on how the physical activity sector can play "the fullest role in improving the health of the nation". Speaking at the opening of the annual ukactive Summit in London today (13 October), Tanni said the focus should be on adapting to a "new reality" shaped by the .... More>>
13 Oct 2021
Greg Oliver to chair Global Health & Fitness Alliance advisory council
Greg Oliver to chair Global Health & Fitness Alliance advisory council   The Global Health & Fitness Alliance (GHFA) has revealed the makeup of its inaugural nine-member Advisory Council, which will oversee the alliance's activities. GHFA is an initiative launched with the support of IHRSA to promote the health and fitness sector as an essential service and a key contributor within .... More>>
13 Oct 2021
IHRSA’s 40th annual convention kicks off as a hybrid event
IHRSA’s 40th annual convention kicks off as a hybrid event   The 40th Annual IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show (IHRSA 2021) begins today in Dallas, Texas, US, offering both an in-person and virtual programme and visitor experience. Sessions at IHRSA 2021 will be translated into five languages – Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, and Chinese, allowing .... More>>
12 Oct 2021
Researchers prove strength training reduces body fat even if weight stays constant
Researchers prove strength training reduces body fat even if weight stays constant   A new study has suggested that strength training can result in people losing around a similar amount of body fat as they do when undertaking cardiovascular exercise. The research – a systematic review and meta-analysis that reviewed existing evidence – pulled together the findings from 58 research papers that .... More>>
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