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Nike's Serena Williams Building, designed by Skylab, follows the concept of flow
BY Tom Walker | 08 Aug 2022
The new Serena Williams Building at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, US, has been declared open.
Smoke cleansing rituals inspire Brush Creek Ranch’s newly refreshed spa in Wyoming
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Aug 2022
The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch in Saratoga, Wyoming, has opened the doors to its newly renovated spa and wellness centre.
Arch Amenities Group acquires pool management and construction company
BY Megan Whitby | 05 Aug 2022
Arch Amenities Group (AAG) has acquired US-based pool construction and management company NYS Pool Management.
Gym Group bullish about prospects – on track for £45m EBITDA in 2022
BY Tom Walker | 04 Aug 2022
The Gym Group saw its membership grow by 10 per cent during the first six months of 2022 to 790,000, with revenues jumping to £84.2m – a 187 per cent increase on the first half of the COVID-19-affected 2021, giving an EBITDA of £17m.
Soneva Soul launches London Wellness Specialist Network
BY Megan Whitby | 04 Aug 2022
Barefoot luxury hotel and wellness brand Soneva has announced the launch of the London Wellness Specialist Network as part of its new transformative wellness concept, called Soneva Soul.
Fabland Valley Resort launces new walkthrough attraction designed by Triotech
BY Tom Walker | 04 Aug 2022
Fabland Valley Resort in Xiangyang in the Province of Hubei, China has opened its new "double walkthrough" attraction.
ABC Fitness Solutions is acquiring boutique fitness SaaS company Glofox
BY Frances Marcellin | 03 Aug 2022
Global gym software company ABC Fitness Solutions has entered an agreement to acquire boutique fitness management platform Glofox. The merger will extend ABC Fitness Solutions’ reach to 31m members in around 24,000 locations worldwide. The deal is expected to complete before the end of the year.
Saudi Arabia's Neom mega-development to include 100-mile long 'horizontal skyscraper city'
BY Tom Walker | 03 Aug 2022
Plans have been revealed for a 100-mile-long structure that is set to become the centrepiece of the ambitious Neom mega-development in Saudi Arabia.
The Ranch shares plans for nature-centric retreat in New York’s Hudson Valley
BY Megan Whitby | 03 Aug 2022
US-based luxury health and wellness brand The Ranch is going to launch its first East Coast destination in the Lower Hudson Valley near Tuxedo Park, New York.
Fritz Lanman appointed CEO at Mindbody
BY Frances Marcellin | 02 Aug 2022
Mindbody has announced that Fritz Lanman will become the company’s new CEO from 3 September 2022. He will succeed Josh McCarter who will join Mindbody’s board of directors.
Philips partners with Nowatch to create cortisol monitor to help people control stressful 'fight or flight' response
BY Frances Marcellin | 02 Aug 2022
Nowatch, a new contender in the expanding biometric fitness tracker market has developed a wearable device, in partnership with Philips, which measures cortisol levels and alerts users about their stress load up to 60 minutes in advance..
Fibr is a new social and careers platform for the US fitness industry
BY Frances Marcellin | 01 Aug 2022
Fibr, a new social platform connecting fitness professionals with each other and potential employers has launched.
Gymbox and Parkour Generations join forces to harness trends towards true movement practices
BY Frances Marcellin | 01 Aug 2022
Parkour Generations and Gymbox have joined forces to bring parkour into the UK’s mainstream fitness scene.
Wake The Tiger - dubbed the first-ever 'amazement park' - opens in Bristol, UK
BY Tom Walker | 01 Aug 2022
Wake The Tiger - described as the world's first 'amazement park' - has opened its doors to the public in Bristol, UK.
Turkish resort opens first Rift waterslide, designed by Polin
BY Tom Walker | 29 Jul 2022
The Titanic Deluxe Golf Belek resort in Antalya, Turkey, has launched the world’s first Rift waterslide.
Amazon gets into wellness – acquires One Medical in US$3.9bn deal
BY Frances Marcellin | 29 Jul 2022
Amazon has acquired primary healthcare organisation One Medica in a US$3.9bn deal that will see it moving further into the wellness market.
Global fitness industry remains 'male dominated' according to new research
BY Tom Walker | 29 Jul 2022
Nearly half (47 per cent) of men employed by fitness companies work in leadership roles – while for women, the figure is just 36 per cent.
SATS announces record results – CEO says members are more active than before the pandemic
BY Frances Marcellin | 28 Jul 2022
Scandinavian fitness chain SATS has reported Q2 results showing a 53 per cent increase in revenue of NOK 1,022m (£85,591,015). The group’s EBITDA also demonstrates a strong operating performance over the last 12 months as it is now NOK 83,000,000 (£6,965,182) compared with NOK -113 million (- £9,498,447) in the corresponding quarter last year.
World Active Forum launches to represent fitness industry as essential to health on global stage
BY Frances Marcellin | 28 Jul 2022
The World Active Forum (WAF) – a new network of national fitness associations and organisations from all over the world – has officially launched.
Clinique La Prairie to debut in China in 2023 as part of global rollout strategy
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Jul 2022
Swiss health and medical spa operator Clinique La Prairie (CLP) is planning to open a health resort in Anji, China, in partnership with Sunjoy Group.
     
 


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18 Aug 2022
Gym membership fees – what's the 'quitting point' when it comes to price increases?
Gym membership fees – what's the 'quitting point' when it comes to price increases?   Younger men at independent gyms are more likely than any other consumer group to accept increases in their membership fees, while older women at leisure centres are least accepting of price increases. The finding comes from new research by Leisure-net, which examined how sensitive customers are to price .... More>>
18 Aug 2022
ISPA presents Dedicated Contributor Award to Jennifer Wayland-Smith
ISPA presents Dedicated Contributor Award to Jennifer Wayland-Smith   Jennifer Wayland-Smith has been recognised by the International Spa Association (ISPA) with the 2023 ISPA Dedicated Contributor Award. The accolade is given to an active ISPA member who has contributed significantly to the growth of the association. The recipient demonstrates leadership and commitment to ISPA .... More>>
18 Aug 2022
Peloton becomes the latest pandemic boomtime business to announce restructuring, as out-of-home fitness bounces back
Peloton becomes the latest pandemic boomtime business to announce restructuring, as out-of-home fitness bounces back   Peloton is set to axe around 800 jobs, increase the price of its equipment and close some of its retail operations as part of efforts to turn around the decline in its business. The troubled at-home fitness giant has seen its share price plummet from a high of US$162 in December 2020 to the current US$13. .... More>>
15 Aug 2022
Hydrow cuts staff to "right-size the business"
Hydrow cuts staff to   At-home rower maker Hydrow is one of the latest connected-fitness companies to announce staff cuts. The tech company which won celebrity backing from the likes of Justin Timberlake and actor Kevin Hart – who is also on board as creative director – confirmed it would be cutting 35 per cent of its workforce, just .... More>>
15 Aug 2022
Chanyapak Suwankantha promoted to Chiva-Som’s director of wellness
Chanyapak Suwankantha promoted to Chiva-Som’s director of wellness   Integrative health and wellness resort operator Chiva-Som based in Hua Hin, Thailand, has announced the appointment of Chanyapak Suwankantha as wellness director. In her new role, Suwankantha will oversee all aspects of the guest wellness experience, helming the resort’s team of medical and wellness .... More>>
15 Aug 2022
Miraval’s Life in Balance Spa concept to arrive in California in 2023
Miraval’s Life in Balance Spa concept to arrive in California in 2023   Destination spa and wellness operator Miraval Resorts & Spas has revealed plans to open its fourth Life in Balance Spa in the US. The new facility will be located at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in San Diego, California, and open in early 2023. The spa will be realised following a complete redesign of the resort’s .... More>>
14 Aug 2022
World Gym launches strength-only club concept
World Gym launches strength-only club concept   World Gym International has launched a strength-only gym concept, which it says will cater for a need to provide franchisees with the option of a smaller-sized footprint and strong unit economics. Called World Gym Legacy, the concept is optimized for a smaller footprint and designed for markets where larger .... More>>
12 Aug 2022
Universal's Epic Universe set to open in 2025
Universal's Epic Universe set to open in 2025   Building work on Universal's Epic Universe – a new theme park at the Universal Orlando Resort in Florida, US – is advancing and the park is set to open to visitors in 2025. The park, whose construction was severely disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic throughout 2020 and 2021, was initially set for a 2023 opening. .... More>>
12 Aug 2022
Open water swimming venue launched in London's Canary Wharf
Open water swimming venue launched in London's Canary Wharf   A new open water swimming venue will has been launched in the heart of Canary Wharf, London, UK – one of Europe's most prestigious office and commercial districts. More than 600sq m of open water has been made available for swimmers through a partnership initiative between the Canal & River Trust, swimming .... More>>
11 Aug 2022
Seventh International Museum Construction Congress to be held in Norway this year
Seventh International Museum Construction Congress to be held in Norway this year   The International Museum Construction Congress (IMCC) will take place in the Norwegian capital city, Oslo, from 6 to 8 November 2022. Now in its seventh edition, the three-day IMCC is designed for international museum leaders, architects, project managers, museum leaders and any other professionals involved in .... More>>
11 Aug 2022
The 'world's most anticipated museum' to finally open this year
The 'world's most anticipated museum' to finally open this year   The Grand Egyptian Museum is set to finally open its doors after a design and construction project which has taken more than 20 years to complete. Touted as the world's most anticipated museum – thanks to both its unique design and the treasures it will house – the attraction was first announced to the world in .... More>>
11 Aug 2022
Pure Gym founder, Peter Roberts, invests in personal training app Another Round
Pure Gym founder, Peter Roberts, invests in personal training app Another Round   Peter Roberts, former CEO and founder of Pure Gym, has invested in Another Round, a personal training app which utilises AI and machine learning. Roberts is among a team of former Pure Gym executives – which includes Jacques de Bruin, ex-COO – to have backed the app, which was launched in 2018 by Max Cotton, an .... More>>
11 Aug 2022
Voya releases Cancer Wellness Training for spa therapists
Voya releases Cancer Wellness Training for spa therapists   Irish marine spa and skincare brand Voya is offering a new Cancer Wellness Training Programme as part of its in-house spa Training Academy offering. Voya has launched the course to ensure that as many people affected by cancer as possible have access to safe and effective treatments within spas. Recent .... More>>
10 Aug 2022
IHRSA Global Report finds reassuring signs of recovery with some operators beating pre-pandemic numbers
IHRSA Global Report finds reassuring signs of recovery with some operators beating pre-pandemic numbers   Fitness markets around the globe are demonstrating "reassuring signs of recovery" following the pandemic disruptions according to the new 2022 IHRSA Global Report. The recovery shows the importance of the bricks-and-mortar component of the fitness industry, with growth returning despite the .... More>>
10 Aug 2022
Horniman Museum to return 72 looted artefacts to Nigeria
Horniman Museum to return 72 looted artefacts to Nigeria   The Horniman Museum in London, UK has agreed to return a collection of artefacts looted in the 19th Century from the Kingdom of Benin. The objects were forcibly removed from Benin City during the British military incursion in February 1897 and were among thousands of artefacts taken out of the country, which .... More>>
09 Aug 2022
Sesnan questions Tower Hamlet insourcing decision – says it will increase costs by £2.1m a year
Sesnan questions Tower Hamlet insourcing decision – says it will increase costs by £2.1m a year   Mark Sesnan, CEO of GLL, has pushed back on Tower Hamlet Council’s decision to take the operation of its leisure services back in-house when GLL’s contract ends in April 2024, saying it will increase costs. Sesnan told HCM “We’re obviously extremely disappointed with the decision to change delivery .... More>>
09 Aug 2022
Decommissioned oil rig transformed into See Monster art installation
Decommissioned oil rig transformed into See Monster art installation   An oil rig that spent three decades in the North Sea before it was retired last year is being transformed into an interactive art installation in Weston-super-Mare, UK. Called 'See Monster', the 450-tonne structure is the brainchild of ​​design company Newsubstance. Described as a "celebration of the great .... More>>
09 Aug 2022
Remembering Olivia Newton-John – a champion of wellness
Remembering Olivia Newton-John – a champion of wellness   Actress, singer and long-term wellness advocate, Dame Olivia Newton-John has died aged 73. Newton-John became a passionate champion of the wellness industry after first being diagnosed with cancer in 1996. She openly shared her 30-year journey with the disease – which saw her fight breast cancer three times – .... More>>
08 Aug 2022
Ohm Fitness opens first EMS studio – plans 45 US locations over three years
Ohm Fitness opens first EMS studio – plans 45 US locations over three years   Ohm Fitness, a new franchised studio concept, has opened its first location in Scottsdale, Arizona. Delivering small group workouts using electrical muscle stimulation (EMS), Ohm offers 25-minute, low-intense workouts which, it says, have the same benefits as two-hour "traditional" exercise sessions. Ohm .... More>>
08 Aug 2022
'Highest quality' motion capture system could help transform recovery and rehabilitation
'Highest quality' motion capture system could help transform recovery and rehabilitation   A solution dubbed the 'world’s highest quality motion capture system' could help sports scientists, personal trainers and other professionals working across recovery and rehabilitation provide more accurate advice and exercise regimes. Created by motion capture specialist Vicon, the new Valkyrie system could .... More>>
08 Aug 2022
Jake McCoy joins Ted leadership team as director of operations
Jake McCoy joins Ted leadership team as director of operations   The Experience Department (Ted) has expanded its European-based leadership team, appointing Jake McCoy to the new position of director of operations. McCoy joins Ted’s UK office from his previous role at Ted parent company, RWS Entertainment Group, where he led global teams across multiple departments. During .... More>>
08 Aug 2022
Nike's Serena Williams Building, designed by Skylab, follows the concept of flow
Nike's Serena Williams Building, designed by Skylab, follows the concept of flow   The new Serena Williams Building at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, US, has been declared open. The 1m sq ft building, designed by architects Skylab, is the largest structure on the Nike campus and establishes new links to the existing campus through restored wetlands, public plazas, and view .... More>>
08 Aug 2022
Smoke cleansing rituals inspire Brush Creek Ranch’s newly refreshed spa in Wyoming
Smoke cleansing rituals inspire Brush Creek Ranch’s newly refreshed spa in Wyoming   The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch in Saratoga, Wyoming, has opened the doors to its newly renovated spa and wellness centre. ​​Surrounded by prairies, mountains, creeks and rivers, the destination is one of Brush Creek Ranch's three guest ranches which are spread across a 30,000-acre plot. The Lodge & .... More>>
05 Aug 2022
Arch Amenities Group acquires pool management and construction company
Arch Amenities Group acquires pool management and construction company   Arch Amenities Group (AAG) has acquired US-based pool construction and management company NYS Pool Management. AAG is a full-service global provider of wellness, amenity and meeting services for commercial and residential properties, hotels and private clubs. It was formed earlier this year following the .... More>>
04 Aug 2022
Gym Group bullish about prospects – on track for £45m EBITDA in 2022
Gym Group bullish about prospects – on track for £45m EBITDA in 2022   The Gym Group saw its membership grow by 10 per cent during the first six months of 2022 to 790,000, with revenues jumping to £84.2m – a 187 per cent increase on the first half of the COVID-19-affected 2021, giving an EBITDA of £17m. Analysts are predicting a full-year EBITDA of around £45m. The low-cost .... More>>
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