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Cash boost for Northern Ireland in landmark VAT case
BY Tom Walker | 23 Oct 2020
UK-based creative companies launch 'Vigilante Group' to shake up experience sector
BY Tom Walker | 23 Oct 2020
Noella Gabriel promoted to Elemis’ global president in leadership shake up
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Oct 2020
Nobu continues global expansion and announces plans for debut African property in Marrakech
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Oct 2020
UK leisure centres can bid for £100m of government support
BY Tom Walker | 22 Oct 2020
COVID-19 is helping hoteliers recognise the value of spa revenue, says Emlyn Brown
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Oct 2020
ISPA launches new members-only virtual education series hosted by Patrick Huey
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Oct 2020
GSN Planet launches Sustainability Guide to inspire businesses to become conscious consumers during pandemic
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Oct 2020
BMF pivots to franchising, puts original business through a CVA and appoints Mike Evans to drive global expansion
BY Tom Walker | 21 Oct 2020
Rod Hill signs énergie Fitness master franchise deal for Spain – plans 75 gyms
BY Tom Walker | 20 Oct 2020
Remote mountain spa resort in Greece unveils seclusion retreat
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Oct 2020
Preventable lifestyle diseases are driving COVID-19 and we need a radical change of direction to deal with it, says The Lancet
BY Tom Walker | 20 Oct 2020
Elemis and Gharieni will debut in Ireland at Johnstown Estate spa following €3.5m revamp
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Oct 2020
Frontline Summit 2020: 'The world’s largest gathering of people-powered businesses'
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Oct 2020
Breaking: Gyms can stay open in tier 3 areas
BY Tom Walker | 19 Oct 2020
Largest ever global touch study reveals 54 per cent of people feel touch-hungry
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Oct 2020
ISM Spa launches new spa concept with signature journey inspired by the five elements
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Oct 2020
Little Kulala to launch holistic desert retreat in the Namib Desert wilderness reserve
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Oct 2020
Extensive new medi-wellness resort, RAKxa, will offer complete blueprint of health in Bangkok’s ‘Green Lung’
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Oct 2020
COVID-19 has exacerbated the global mental health crisis, according to WHO survey
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Oct 2020
     
 


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11 Sep 2020
ISM Spa expands US footprint and debuts new branded spa concept
ISM Spa expands US footprint and debuts new branded spa concept   Spa management company, ISM Spa, is expanding its reach in the US, having recently opened two new properties and revealing plans to open an additional destination in Q4 2020. Certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise, ISM Spas has had a strong presence in the SouthEast US for more than a decade, but is now .... More>>
11 Sep 2020
Pure Gym negotiates additional £150m liquidity
Pure Gym negotiates additional £150m liquidity   PureGym has secured a £100m cash injection from shareholders to help deal with both the opportunities and threats posed by COVID-19. The move takes its borrowings to around £480m. The budget operator said the additional cash – mainly from Leonard Green Partners – will be used to bolster its balance sheet so .... More>>
10 Sep 2020
Government confirms: fitness, sport and swimming 'not affected' by new Rule of Six restrictions
Government confirms: fitness, sport and swimming 'not affected' by new Rule of Six restrictions   Organised fitness, sports and other leisure activities (including swimming) can continue despite the introduction of the new "Rule of Six" on 14 September – providing that the activities have been through COVID-19-secure protocols. It means that people can continue to use leisure facilities, such as health clubs, .... More>>
10 Sep 2020
Lefay embraces nature and unveils outdoor wellness journeys with views of Lake Garda
Lefay embraces nature and unveils outdoor wellness journeys with views of Lake Garda   Lefay Resort and Spa Lago di Garda in Italy has introduced five new treatment packages inspired by nature, which blend outdoor activities, TCM practices and wellness treatments. Called Natural Wellness Trails, each outdoor journey guides guests through The Energy and Therapeutic Garden to individual stations .... More>>
10 Sep 2020
Study: Exercise strengthens brain’s resilience to stress
Study: Exercise strengthens brain’s resilience to stress   A study by researchers at Emory University in the US has shown how exercise can strengthen the brain's resilience to stress through a protein called galanin. The research team studied two groups – one which regularly exercised and another which didn't. They then measured anxious behavior in the test subjects 24 .... More>>
11 Sep 2020
Ritz-Carlton unveils mountainside spa in Japan with traditional onsen and daily meditation ritual
Ritz-Carlton unveils mountainside spa in Japan with traditional onsen and daily meditation ritual   The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has recently opened a new luxury resort and spa in Japan, expanding its luxury Asia Pacific portfolio into the historic mountain region of Nikko. The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko, showcases a new spa designed to be an urban sanctuary of wellness inspired by the abundance of natural .... More>>
10 Sep 2020
Relais & Chateaux opens Croatian resort and spa, inspired by local herblore
Relais & Chateaux opens Croatian resort and spa, inspired by local herblore   A brand new luxury resort and spa has recently opened on the Croatian island of Hvar, inspired by local healing traditions and nature. Located near Stari Grad, the 53-key Maslina Resort is operated by Relais & Chateaux and immersed in nature. Surrounded by olive groves and terraced vineyards, the resort .... More>>
09 Sep 2020
Most gyms in New Zealand and Australia have reopened - what are the learnings?
Most gyms in New Zealand and Australia have reopened - what are the learnings?   Althought local lockdowns are impacting gyms in Melbourne and also the state of Victoria, most gyms across Australia and New Zealand began reopening in mid-May. Key operators have been sharing their learnings with HCM magazine. Overall, the picture has been positive for gyms in the two countries, with some .... More>>
09 Sep 2020
Upcoming World Wellness Weekend 2020 aims to democratise wellness
Upcoming World Wellness Weekend 2020 aims to democratise wellness   World Wellness Weekend (WWW) is fast approaching and will be going ahead via a combination of online streaming and socially-distanced group wellness activities around the world, on 19-20 September 2020. Now in its fourth year, WWW aims to highlight the importance of wellness and help people adopt healthier .... More>>
09 Sep 2020
GWS opens new wellness tech innovation competition, winner will be crowned at 2020 Summit
GWS opens new wellness tech innovation competition, winner will be crowned at 2020 Summit   The Global Wellness Summit (GWS), has announced that a “Call for Wellness Innovations” contest, as well as a dedicated Tech Innovation Pavilion, will be unveiled at the 2020 conference. The contest, which opened on 8 September, calls on all companies worldwide within the wellness technology space to submit their .... More>>
09 Sep 2020
Bletchley Park and Eltham Palace's immersive LGBTQ+ show among winners of UK Heritage Awards
Bletchley Park and Eltham Palace's immersive LGBTQ+ show among winners of UK Heritage Awards   The home of British codebreaking, Bletchley Park has been named among the winners of this year's UK Heritage Awards – alongside an immersive performance charting LGBTQ+ heritage. Bletchley Park was named winner of the Must Visit award and also took home the Best of Heritage prize. Eltham Palace won the Best .... More>>
09 Sep 2020
US gyms are beating COVID-19
US gyms are beating COVID-19   A study of gym visit data from the US suggests that health clubs and fitness facilities are not contributing to the spread of COVID-19. An analysis of 49.4 million member check-ins across 2,873 gyms in the US over three months studied the “visit-to-virus” ratio data from health and fitness clubs. It showed .... More>>
09 Sep 2020
Every £1 spent on physical activity generates around £4 for the economy
Every £1 spent on physical activity generates around £4 for the economy   Every £1 spent on community sport and physical activity in England generates £3.91 in return for the economy and society. A wide-ranging study by the Sport Industry Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University shows how investment in exercise creates a return across health and social care – and also helps .... More>>
08 Sep 2020
Wattbike secures £11.5m investment following lockdown sales boom
Wattbike secures £11.5m investment following lockdown sales boom   Wattbike has secured £11.5m worth of new funding from Piper, a specialist investor in branded consumer businesses. The indoor bike specialist said the investment will help it drive growth in the UK and further penetrate the US and Asian markets, as it looks to capitalise on the global increase in demand for .... More>>
08 Sep 2020
Withings' ScanWatch – featuring AFib and sleep breathing disturbance detection – is released in Europe
Withings' ScanWatch – featuring AFib and sleep breathing disturbance detection – is released in Europe   Withings has announced the European availability of ScanWatch – a smartwatch that combines medical-grade electrocardiogram (ECG) and sleep breathing disturbance detection. The wearable will be made available in the US later this year. The announcement comes after ScanWatch received the CE marking for medical .... More>>
07 Sep 2020
Phillip Mills: Gyms are a cornerstone of global recovery from COVID-19
Phillip Mills: Gyms are a cornerstone of global recovery from COVID-19   Gyms and health clubs are a cornerstone of the global recovery from COVID-19 – and should be given the necessary backing by governments, according to Phillip Mills, founder and executive director of Les Mills. Writing exclusively in the latest issue of HCM, Mills cited a number of studies which highlight .... More>>
04 Sep 2020
EuropeActive report: digital skills 'crucial' in upskilling fitness workforce of the future
EuropeActive report: digital skills 'crucial' in upskilling fitness workforce of the future   EuropeActive has released its latest information and insight paper, focusing on how digital solutions are transforming the European fitness and physical activity sector. Titled Innovation and digitalisation in Europe, the paper offers an outline of the current EU strategy on digitalisation and how it might .... More>>
04 Sep 2020
Fitness industry’s role in rehabilitating COVID-19 sufferers 'cannot be over-estimated'
Fitness industry’s role in rehabilitating COVID-19 sufferers 'cannot be over-estimated'   The fitness sector is perfectly placed to help people recovering from the effects of COVID-19, according to a thought leadership analysis in the latest issue of HCM magazine. While much about the virus is still unknown, medics are already reporting high incidences of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in post-COVID .... More>>
04 Sep 2020
IAAPA cancels Attractions EXPO – pivots to virtual event
IAAPA cancels Attractions EXPO – pivots to virtual event   IAAPA has cancelled this year's Attractions Expo in Orlando and pivoted to a digital event, announcing a new virtual conference will take place from 16-18 November. The announcement, which had been widely expected across the industry, was made today (4 September) at 9.00am EST. IAAPA president and CEO, Hal .... More>>
07 Sep 2020
Investors must thoroughly assess financial impacts of wellness investments, says new wellness real estate report
Investors must thoroughly assess financial impacts of wellness investments, says new wellness real estate report   Wellness offerings can significantly boost hotel revenues and profits, but developers and investors must carefully assess their impacts on real estate to achieve targeted returns, according to a recent industry study. Conducted by Resources for Leisure Assets, (RLA), The Wellness Real Estate Report uses .... More>>
04 Sep 2020
Echelon diversifies with interactive, at-home Smart Rower
Echelon diversifies with interactive, at-home Smart Rower   Immersive equipment specialist Echelon Fitness has launched a new smart rower for the at-home fitness market. Echelon Rower features a foldable, space-friendly design, magnetic resistance and on-handle controls providing a "quiet and smooth" rowing experience. The on-handle buttons control 32 resistance .... More>>
03 Sep 2020
Core Collective signs deal to be gym partner for Soho House Group
Core Collective signs deal to be gym partner for Soho House Group   Boutique fitness operator Core Collective has become a gym partner of Soho House – the private members club with 10 locations in the UK and 17 abroad. Signed this month, the deal will see Core Collective delivering exercise classes at Soho's White City House club in London. Core will run three classes each .... More>>
04 Sep 2020
We Work Well introduces virtual buyers event for Europe, the Middle East and Africa
We Work Well introduces virtual buyers event for Europe, the Middle East and Africa   Buyer event company, We Work Well, has announced the launch of We Work Well EMEA, expanding its recently debuted virtual meeting platform to Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In response to the pandemic, We Work Well took its concept online in April 2020. Using its custom-built web-based We Work Well Virtual .... More>>
02 Sep 2020
Gym Group gets through lockdown in good shape
Gym Group gets through lockdown in good shape   Announcing the company's half-year results today (2 September), Richard Darwin, CEO of The Gym Group (TGG), said the company was cashflow positive in the first month of trading when gyms reopened and it was able to turn on its direct debit pipeline. Darwin said TGG has a cashflow break-even of 520k members on .... More>>
03 Sep 2020
Bach, Tompkins and Lynch team up to celebrate ‘powerful connection' between art and wellbeing
Bach, Tompkins and Lynch team up to celebrate ‘powerful connection' between art and wellbeing   Before the pandemic, spas were beginning to experiment with wellbeing-boosting arts-based activities – anything from colouring and painting to creative writing, and during lockdown, people all around the world turned to the arts to take sanctuary. Industry figures Julie Bach, executive director of Wellness for .... More>>
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