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ComRes poll: half of Brits 'not as fit as they'd like to be' during pandemic
BY Tom Walker | 20 Sep 2021
Half of UK adults aren't happy with their physical fitness levels, according to a study by Savanta ComRes.
EGYM secures US$41m growth equity investment led by Mayfair
BY Tom Walker | 17 Sep 2021
EGYM has completed a US$41m Series E financing round led by Mayfair Equity Partners, a leading tech and consumer growth investor.
Stunned silence greets Nadine Dorries' appointment as 10th culture secretary in 10 years
BY Tom Walker | 17 Sep 2021
Nadine Dorries has replaced Oliver Dowden as the Secretary of State for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport – becoming the 10th person to hold the role in the past 10 years.
Apple moves into the group exercise market
BY Tom Walker | 16 Sep 2021
Apple has revealed a number of upgrades to its Fitness+ platform, coinciding with the launch of its new Apple Watch Series 7 and iPhone 13 products.
Doctors in Belgium prescribe museum visits for patients struggling with pandemic stress
BY Tom Walker | 16 Sep 2021
Patients treated for stress in the Belgian capital Brussels will be offered free visits to museums, as part of a three-month trial designed to rebuild mental health amid the COVID- 19 pandemic.
Hamlet, Robin Hood and Marie Curie inspire sauna masters at Aufguss World Championships 2021
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Sep 2021
Last week marked the eighth annual Aufguss World Championships, hosted in one of the world’s biggest saunas in Katowice, southern Poland.
CIMSPA partners with Google and Joe Wicks on digital marketing hub
BY Tom Walker | 15 Sep 2021
Physical activity professionals in England will soon be able to access free, one-to-one learning with Google to get their digital marketing strategies in line with current trends.
Nautilus acquires Swiss motion tech specialist VAY
BY Tom Walker | 14 Sep 2021
Fitness equipment giant Nautilus has acquired VAY, a firm specialising in AI and motion technology.
New industry award named in honour of late Jan Spaticchia
BY Tom Walker | 14 Sep 2021
An award celebrating outstanding individuals in the fitness sector is to be named in honour of Jan Spaticchia, who passed away suddenly earlier this year.
Oetker Collection unveils exclusive wellness club and Guerlain Spa at new five-star Geneva hotel
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Sep 2021
After five years’ construction, German hotel management company Oetker Collection has unveiled its first Swiss hotel named The Woodward in the heart of Geneva, complete with views of Mont Blanc and Lake Geneva.
Hyperice launches mental wellness division as part of a holistic approach
BY Tom Walker | 13 Sep 2021
Hyperice is using its recent acquisition of mental wellness company Core to create a new brand identity that will position it as a holistic, high-performance wellness brand.
Global Wellness Institute to hold inaugural Wellness Real Estate & Communities Symposium
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Sep 2021
The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) is preparing to host a Wellness Real Estate & Communities Symposium on 28 September 2021
DLL goes on the acquisition trail – plans 40 new clubs in the UK
BY Tom Walker | 09 Sep 2021
David Lloyd Leisure (DLL) is looking to expand its estate through acquisition, after seeing a 'remarkable' bounceback in membership levels since reopening its clubs earlier this year.
Universal Resort Beijing welcomes first visitors
BY Tom Walker | 09 Sep 2021
Universal Parks & Resorts has opened the first phase of its new Universal Beijing Resort, marking its entry into the fast-growing Chinese attractions market.
Miami to become home to world's first Blue Zones Centre to help people live better for longer
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Sep 2021
Downtown Miami’s upcoming mixed-use development Legacy Hotel & Residences has signed a joint venture deal called Blue Legacy Ventures (JV) with faith-based nonprofit integrated health system Adventist Health.
KSL deal means Third Space can be bold in its strategy and ambitions Waggett tells HCM
BY Tom Walker | 08 Sep 2021
Colin Waggett has revealed that the recent deal, which saw KSL Capital Partners acquire a majority interest in luxury health club operator Third Space, had been in planning for two years.
3D Leisure acquires franchised studio operator YourZone45
BY Tom Walker | 08 Sep 2021
3d Leisure has acquired franchised studio operator Yourzone45 from Elms Fitness Group for an undisclosed sum.
World Halotherapy Association names Erin Lee executive director
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Sep 2021
Erin Lee has been appointed as executive director of the World Halotherapy Association (WHA).
David Minton launches Evolve conference to kick off new conversation about climate change in health and fitness sector
BY Tom Walker | 07 Sep 2021
A one-day conference will look to provide a platform for debating how the global health and fitness industry can help tackle climate change.
Gym Group to exploit 'once in a generation opportunity' to accelerate growth
BY Tom Walker | 03 Sep 2021
The Gym Group says it intends to exploit "the most favourable property market in its history" and "weakened competition in the sector" to ramp up the growth of its estate in the UK.
     
 


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28 Sep 2021
Neil Palmer named Six Senses’ new chief operating officer
Neil Palmer named Six Senses’ new chief operating officer   Neil Palmer has been appointed as Six Senses’ chief operating officer (COO) to look after the brand’s growing portfolio of hotels, resorts and spas in 20 countries, with a further 34 properties signed into the development pipeline. He will also focus on translating Six Senses’ vision of reconnection into .... More>>
27 Sep 2021
Xponential Fitness takes Rumble to Australia with master franchise deal
Xponential Fitness takes Rumble to Australia with master franchise deal   Boxing-inspired fitness operator Rumble has signed a master franchise agreement in Australia, which could see at least 100 studios open in the country over the next five years. The boutique brand, which was acquired by franchised fitness behemoth Xponential Fitness in March 2021, has signed the master deal with .... More>>
27 Sep 2021
Fittr raises US$11.5m In Series A round to grow its digital services
Fittr raises US$11.5m In Series A round to grow its digital services   Digital health and fitness platform Fittr has raised US$11.5m in a Series A funding round. The investment was led by Dream Capital – the Corporate Venture Capital and M&A arm of Dream Sports – and Elysian Park Ventures, the private investment arm of the group which owns Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise LA .... More>>
27 Sep 2021
Pullman Hotels and Les Mills launch new boutique offering driven by team of global fitness ambassadors
Pullman Hotels and Les Mills launch new boutique offering driven by team of global fitness ambassadors   Hotel giant Accor has launched a new bespoke, premium fitness service for its upmarket Pullman Hotels & Resorts. The new Pullman Fitness Squad will be driven by a group of fitness ambassadors from around the world, who have been specially chosen to lead this new Pullman wellbeing and fitness initiative. The .... More>>
24 Sep 2021
Report: Leisure shift drives wellness real estate during the pandemic
Report: Leisure shift drives wellness real estate during the pandemic   Hotels with wellness revenues exceeding US$1m (€852,700, £731,700) generated nearly 75 per cent more in total revenue per available room (TRevPAR) in 2020, compared to locations with wellness revenues of less than US$1m. The figure was revealed in the latest Wellness Real Estate Report from Resources for .... More>>
23 Sep 2021
Canyon Ranch’s first urban wellness club to debut in Texas in 2023
Canyon Ranch’s first urban wellness club to debut in Texas in 2023   US wellness lifestyle brand Canyon Ranch is curating a members-only urban wellness club concept to help its guests lead healthier happier lives. The 26,000sq ft spa and fitness location will open within the US$250m (€213.4m, £183m) mixed-use development Crescent Fort Worth Development in Fort Worth, Texas. .... More>>
23 Sep 2021
Study: focus on fitness, not weight loss, to cut dangers of obesity
Study: focus on fitness, not weight loss, to cut dangers of obesity   People should concentrate on exercise and staying fit – rather than dieting and weight loss – when it comes to cutting the risks of living with obesity. A study, published in the journal Science, looked at existing research and data and compared the mortality risk-reduction associated with weight loss with .... More>>
23 Sep 2021
Themed Entertainment Association sets up presence in China
Themed Entertainment Association sets up presence in China   The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) has established an official presence in China, with a company registered in Shanghai. TEA Business Consulting (Shanghai) Co is a wholly foreign-owned entity and will commonly be known as TEA China. China is considered to be the fastest-growing market for themed .... More>>
22 Sep 2021
Sibec Europe cancelled
Sibec Europe cancelled   Sibec Europe, scheduled to take place in Cologne, Germany, from 2 to 5 November 2021, has been cancelled. In a statement, the team behind the fitness industry event said it had been forced to make the move due to the ongoing pandemic and added that the next Sibec Europe would take place sometime in 2022. .... More>>
22 Sep 2021
Alchemy Springs Communal Bathhouse to revive San Francisco’s social bathing culture
Alchemy Springs Communal Bathhouse to revive San Francisco’s social bathing culture   Alchemy Springs Communal Bathhouse, a planned hydrothermal spa located in San Francisco’s Lower Nob Hill neighbourhood, has announced a vision to revive the city’s bathhouse culture and provide a place for community and wellness to intersect through social bathing. With a target opening of Q3 2024, Alchemy .... More>>
22 Sep 2021
Bjarke Ingels and Marc Lore reveal plans for Telosa, 'world's most sustainable city'
Bjarke Ingels and Marc Lore reveal plans for Telosa, 'world's most sustainable city'   Plans have been revealed for a US$400bn city which could be the home for up to 5 million people in the US. Billionaire investor Marc Lore and architect Bjarke Ingels have teamed up for the ambitious Telosa project, which is being touted as a sustainable metropolis in the desert. Lore – a serial entrepreneur .... More>>
22 Sep 2021
Trilogy Spa Holdings purchases spa asset management firm and its proprietary Spa Audit Service
Trilogy Spa Holdings purchases spa asset management firm and its proprietary Spa Audit Service   Spa management and operations company Trilogy Spa Holdings has announced the purchase of Trinity Spa Advisors – a boutique spa asset management firm. This deal also sees Trinity’s founder and CEO Cheryl Sott added to Trilogy’s team as vice president of asset management. Sott brings a combination of experience .... More>>
22 Sep 2021
Swim England: 2,000 pools in danger of being lost forever
Swim England: 2,000 pools in danger of being lost forever   Swim England has warned that 2,000 swimming pools could be lost forever unless the government and local authorities "act immediately" and invest in replacing or refurbishing ageing facilities. In a new report published today (A Decade of Decline: The Future of Swimming Pools in England) the industry body .... More>>
22 Sep 2021
National Fitness Day to get millions of people physically active
National Fitness Day to get millions of people physically active   Sports Minister, Nigel Huddleston, has joined gym-goers this morning to kick-off the annual National Fitness Day, with thousands of free activities taking place across the UK. The theme for this year’s event is ‘Fitness Unites Us’, focusing on the ways that physical activity brings people together, no matter .... More>>
21 Sep 2021
Healing Hotels of the World taps Marina Efraimoglou and Mahesh Natarajan to host masterclasses on healing in hospitality
Healing Hotels of the World taps Marina Efraimoglou and Mahesh Natarajan to host masterclasses on healing in hospitality   Global consortium of holistic hotels, resorts and retreats Healing Hotels of the World is hosting two online webinars aimed at finding answers as to how people can travel consciously as they face the effects of climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic. Free of charge, the classes will be hosted by Healing .... More>>
21 Sep 2021
Until to launch high-end workspaces for fitness professionals
Until to launch high-end workspaces for fitness professionals   A new high-end workspace, designed for the use of personal trainers, coaches and other health and wellness professionals, will open in central London in November. Called Until, the 8,500sq ft space – located ​​within the new Ilona Rose House near Tottenham Court Road Station – includes 3,000sq ft of gym floor .... More>>
21 Sep 2021
Elegant spa opens in Budapest inspired by the River Danube and its native swans
Elegant spa opens in Budapest inspired by the River Danube and its native swans   A new spa has opened in Budapest, with design influenced by the city’s historical links to thermal bathing and the graceful forms of swans. The wellness facility is accommodated within Matild Palace – the latest addition to Marriott’s Luxury Collection portfolio and its first location in Hungary. The 130-room .... More>>
21 Sep 2021
UK fitness sector could gain 5 million new members 'with right support'
UK fitness sector could gain 5 million new members 'with right support'   VAT reform, adjustments in business rates and a fitness-led high street regeneration push could see the UK's fitness sector gain 5 million more paying members by 2030. Growth modelling conducted by industry body ukactive suggests that the number of active memberships at health clubs, swimming pools and leisure .... More>>
20 Sep 2021
WTS International announces Barry Goldstein as chief executive officer
WTS International announces Barry Goldstein as chief executive officer   Spa consultancy and management firm WTS International has today announced the appointment of Barry Goldstein as chief executive officer (CEO). WTS International is a portfolio company of private equity firm CI Capital Partners and a global provider of hospitality and amenity services for commercial, residential .... More>>
20 Sep 2021
Peloton's new commercial arm sets aim on the hospitality market
Peloton's new commercial arm sets aim on the hospitality market   Peloton has completed the merging of its commercial operations with Precor, the equipment brand it acquired earlier this year. The new, expanded Peloton Commercial division will now offer a suite of fitness products that combines Peloton's bikes and treadmills with Precor’s catalogue of strength and cardio .... More>>
20 Sep 2021
Six Senses’ first spa resort in India to open within 14th-century walled fort, formerly home to royalty
Six Senses’ first spa resort in India to open within 14th-century walled fort, formerly home to royalty   Six Senses is scheduled to open its first Indian destination in Rajasthan in mid-October 2021, complete with a 2,800sq m spa. The wellness sanctuary will be powered by Ayurveda's alternative holistic healing traditions which originated in India more than 3,000 years ago. Called Six Senses Fort Barwara, the .... More>>
20 Sep 2021
ComRes poll: half of Brits 'not as fit as they'd like to be' during pandemic
ComRes poll: half of Brits 'not as fit as they'd like to be' during pandemic   Half of UK adults aren't happy with their physical fitness levels, according to a study by Savanta ComRes. A poll of more than 2,000 adults – commissioned by industry body, ukactive – gauged people's exercise habits and their attitudes towards fitness during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. When asked if they .... More>>
17 Sep 2021
EGYM secures US$41m growth equity investment led by Mayfair
EGYM secures US$41m growth equity investment led by Mayfair   EGYM has completed a US$41m Series E financing round led by Mayfair Equity Partners, a leading tech and consumer growth investor. Following the investment, Mayfair will own a minority stake in the fitness tech firm, joining existing investors HPE Growth, Highland Capital Europe and Kreos. Additional financial .... More>>
17 Sep 2021
Stunned silence greets Nadine Dorries' appointment as 10th culture secretary in 10 years
Stunned silence greets Nadine Dorries' appointment as 10th culture secretary in 10 years   Nadine Dorries has replaced Oliver Dowden as the Secretary of State for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport in the UK – becoming the 10th person to hold the role in the past 10 years. Her appointment has received a somewhat muted reception from the industries that she will be responsible for. There has been .... More>>
16 Sep 2021
Apple moves into the group exercise market
Apple moves into the group exercise market   In a major move against the gym market, Apple has revealed a number of upgrades to its Fitness+ platform, coinciding with the launch of its new Apple Watch Series 7 and iPhone 13 products. Among the additions is a new Group Workouts feature, which will enable subscribers to exercise alongside their friends via .... More>>
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