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Romania Active launched to represent and promote the country's fitness sector
BY Tom Walker | 29 Sep 2021
A group of leading health and fitness companies in Romania have joined forces to launch a new industry body for the sector.
Wellness real estate market nearly doubles between 2017-2020, finds new GWI research
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Sep 2021
From 2017-2020, the global wellness real estate market expanded from US$148bn (€126bn,£109bn) to US$275bn (€235bn, £203bn).
Neil Palmer named Six Senses’ new chief operating officer
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Sep 2021
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.
Xponential Fitness takes Rumble to Australia with master franchise deal
BY Tom Walker | 27 Sep 2021
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.
Fittr raises US$11.5m In Series A round to grow its digital services
BY Tom Walker | 27 Sep 2021
Digital health and fitness platform Fittr has raised US$11.5m in a Series A funding round.
Pullman Hotels and Les Mills launch new boutique offering driven by team of global fitness ambassadors
BY Tom Walker | 27 Sep 2021
Hotel giant Accor has launched a new bespoke, premium fitness service for its upmarket Pullman Hotels & Resorts.
Report: Leisure shift drives wellness real estate during the pandemic
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Sep 2021
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.
Canyon Ranch’s first urban wellness club to debut in Texas in 2023
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Sep 2021
US wellness lifestyle brand Canyon Ranch is curating a members-only urban wellness club concept to help its guests lead healthier happier lives.
Study: focus on fitness, not weight loss, to cut dangers of obesity
BY Tom Walker | 23 Sep 2021
People deemed obese should concentrate on exercise and staying fit – rather than dieting and weight loss – when it comes to cutting the risk of dying early.
Themed Entertainment Association sets up presence in China
BY Tom Walker | 23 Sep 2021
The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) has established an official presence in China, with a company registered in Shanghai.
Sibec Europe cancelled
BY Tom Walker | 22 Sep 2021
The Sibec Europe show, scheduled to take place in Cologne, Germany, from 2 to 5 November 2021, has been cancelled.
Alchemy Springs Communal Bathhouse to revive San Francisco’s social bathing culture
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Sep 2021
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.
Bjarke Ingels and Marc Lore reveal plans for Telosa, 'world's most sustainable city'
BY Tom Walker | 22 Sep 2021
Plans have been revealed for a US$400bn city which could be the home for up to 5 million people in the US.
Trilogy Spa Holdings purchases spa asset management firm and its proprietary Spa Audit Service
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Sep 2021
Spa management and operations company Trilogy Spa Holdings has announced the purchase of Trinity Spa Advisors – a boutique spa asset management firm.
Swim England: 2,000 pools in danger of being lost forever
BY Tom Walker | 22 Sep 2021
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.
National Fitness Day to get millions of people physically active
BY Tom Walker | 22 Sep 2021
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.
Healing Hotels of the World taps Marina Efraimoglou and Mahesh Natarajan to host masterclasses on healing in hospitality
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Sep 2021
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.
Until to launch high-end workspaces for fitness professionals
BY Tom Walker | 21 Sep 2021
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.
Elegant spa opens in Budapest inspired by the River Danube and its native swans
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Sep 2021
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.
UK fitness sector could gain 5 million new members 'with right support'
BY Tom Walker | 21 Sep 2021
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.
     
 


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19 Oct 2021
Xponential hits 1,000 sites as it acquired Body Fit Training in US$44m deal
Xponential hits 1,000 sites as it acquired Body Fit Training in US$44m 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 to 1,000. The Australia-based functional fitness operator becomes the 10th brand in Xponential's portfolio of franchised fitness .... 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>>
12 Oct 2021
Jacksonville Zoo reveals US$50m masterplan
Jacksonville Zoo reveals US$50m masterplan   The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens in Florida, US has launched a fundraising campaign to fund an ambitious US$50m redevelopment and redesign project. To be completed in phases over five years, the redevelopment will expand the number of animal habitats, introduce entirely new species and increase the number of .... More>>
12 Oct 2021
Grand Hotel Tremezzo launches tree-hugging retreat to encourage healing within nature
Grand Hotel Tremezzo launches tree-hugging retreat to encourage healing within nature   Boutique hotel and spa The Grand Hotel Tremezzo on the South-West shores of Lake Como, Italy, has enhanced its wellness offering with the introduction of a new nature-orientated retreat. Set within 20,000sq m of parkland and gardens, the 90-bedroom hotel and spa overlooks the town of Bellagio, the Riviera .... More>>
06 Oct 2021
Kohler Waters’ Chicago spa relaunches with new design and exclusive Kohler hydrotherapy service
Kohler Waters’ Chicago spa relaunches with new design and exclusive Kohler hydrotherapy service   Bathroom fixtures company Kohler has unveiled its redesigned and expanded Kohler Waters Spa in Burr Ridge, Chicago. The hydrotherapy spa now encompasses 14,000sq ft (1,300 sq m), 21 treatment rooms, a Mediterranean-style café and the latest evolution of the state-of-the-art Kohler Custom Vichy Shower – the .... More>>
11 Oct 2021
Technogym partners with Dior to create limited-edition fitness line
Technogym partners with Dior to create limited-edition fitness line   Technogym has partnered with French luxury fashion house Dior to create an exclusive limited-edition series of fitness products. Developed in collaboration between the Technogym Research and Innovation Centre and the Dior creative team, the series includes three products – a treadmill, a multifunction bench and a .... More>>
11 Oct 2021
Basic-Fit reaches 1,000 club milestone – plans 250 new clubs by end of 2022
Basic-Fit reaches 1,000 club milestone – plans 250 new clubs by end of 2022   Basic-Fit has officially opened its 1,000th club, with the launch of a new site in the Dutch city of Tilburg. It marks a significant landmark for the Netherlands-based brand, which is now Europe's largest fitness operator and listed on the Amsterdam stock exchange in 2016. CEO René Moos said the latest opening .... More>>
11 Oct 2021
£30m investment to fund redevelopment of 4,500 UK tennis courts
£30m investment to fund redevelopment of 4,500 UK tennis courts   Up to £30m will be invested in refurbishing thousands of public tennis courts in the most deprived parts of the UK. The package, which will see £21.9m coming from central government coffers and a further £8.4m from the Lawn Tennis Association, will revive more than 4,500 courts deemed to be in poor or an .... More>>
11 Oct 2021
Life Time goes public again – valued at US$3.6bn
Life Time goes public again – valued at US$3.6bn   Health club operator Life Time Group has become a publicly traded company again, after it was listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). An initial public offering (IPO) completed on 7 October saw the company sell around 39 million shares at US$18, raising US$702m and valuing the company at around US$3.6bn. .... More>>
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