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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.
WTS International announces Barry Goldstein as chief executive officer
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Sep 2021
Spa consultancy and management firm WTS International has today announced the appointment of Barry Goldstein as chief executive officer (CEO).
Peloton's new commercial arm sets aim on the hospitality market
BY Tom Walker | 20 Sep 2021
Peloton has completed the merging of its commercial operations with Precor, the equipment brand it acquired earlier this year.
     
 


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14 Jul 2021
iFIT makes big move in digital fitness with acquisition of Kayla Itsines' Sweat app
iFIT makes big move in digital fitness with acquisition of Kayla Itsines' Sweat app   iFIT Health & Fitness has acquired Sweat, the popular, female-focused fitness platform set up in 2015 by Australian fitness trainer and entrepreneur Kayla Itsines and co-founder Tobi Pearce. The deal is believed to be worth around US$400m and will see Sweat become a standalone brand in the iFIT portfolio – which .... More>>
14 Jul 2021
Merlin hits the market with surge of new openings
Merlin hits the market with surge of new openings   Merlin Entertainments has been busy with a raft of new openings and future project announcements, as the global visitor attractions industry begins to emerge from COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions. This month, Merlin has opened its much-anticipated Legoland New York Resort, with all seven of its lands .... More>>
14 Jul 2021
Anantara plans retreat on Zambezi River banks incorporating traditional African massage techniques
Anantara plans retreat on Zambezi River banks incorporating traditional African massage techniques   Marrying indigenous wellness culture and breathtaking scenery, The Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara in Zambia, Africa, will host an immersive holistic wellness retreat from 19-22 August 2021. Set on the banks of the Zambezi River in full view of the spray of the iconic Victoria Falls, Anantara Spa will .... More>>
13 Jul 2021
South Korea's new COVID rule bans fast workout music in gyms
South Korea's new COVID rule bans fast workout music in gyms   Health clubs and fitness studios in South Korean capital city Seoul have been told to implement a new COVID-19 prevention measure and stop playing "fast music". Amid rising cases of the coronavirus, the country's health ministry has issued a number of new restrictions on specific business operations. One .... More>>
13 Jul 2021
Global Wellness Summit 2021 relocates from Tel Aviv to Boston
Global Wellness Summit 2021 relocates from Tel Aviv to Boston   The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has today announced a new location and dates for its 2021 conference. Originally scheduled to be held in Tel Aviv, Israel, in mid-November, it will now take place in Boston, Massachusetts, from 30 November till 3 December 2021 at the five-star Encore Boston Harbor – a Wynn .... More>>
13 Jul 2021
Sustainability: circular skincare brand launches with 'buy the product and borrow the packaging' model
Sustainability: circular skincare brand launches with 'buy the product and borrow the packaging' model   Today’s consumers have high expectations for brands to tackle sustainability head-on. In early 2021, a new US beauty and wellness brand named Ace of Air raised the bar for the industry by launching with a fully circular shared packaging model which operates with a Buy the Product and Borrow the Packaging .... More>>
13 Jul 2021
Consultation on social prescribing to 'uncover physical activity sector’s full potential'
Consultation on social prescribing to 'uncover physical activity sector’s full potential'   A consultation on social prescribing and other similar health programmes will look to "uncover the physical activity sector's full potential" and define its role in the wider healthcare system, supporting the NHS. Led by industry body, ukactive, the process is being launched today (13 July) and will gauge the .... More>>
13 Jul 2021
30 minutes of daily exercise 'not enough' for those who spend days sitting down
30 minutes of daily exercise 'not enough' for those who spend days sitting down   A new study claims that being physically active for 30 minutes a day, five days a week, is not enough for those who spend the rest of their time sedentary. Research by Columbia University and an international team of researchers looked at data from six studies that included more than 130,000 adults in the UK, .... More>>
13 Jul 2021
Fitness tech firm Asensei adds developer platform allowing connected coaching
Fitness tech firm Asensei adds developer platform allowing connected coaching   Digital fitness coaching firm Asensei has released an API platform which allows developers of connected fitness products and apps to add motion capture and real-time connected coaching to their products. As well as tech providers, the new "Asensei.ai" platform has been designed for health clubs and studios .... More>>
12 Jul 2021
Health clubs in England to operate without restrictions from 19 July
Health clubs in England to operate without restrictions from 19 July   Health clubs in England are preparing to return to operations without restrictions, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed the country would move to Step 4 of the COVID-19 roadmap on 19 July. Health clubs, fitness studios and leisure centres will be able to operate without any limits to capacity within .... More>>
12 Jul 2021
Exercise with caution after COVID-19 vaccine due to heart threat
Exercise with caution after COVID-19 vaccine due to heart threat   The government of Singapore has become the first to recommend that people who've received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine should avoid strenuous physical activity after getting their shots, something of urgent importance to gym operators as vaccine programmes continue to roll out around the world. The warning .... More>>
12 Jul 2021
Center Parcs announces plans for sixth UK holiday village
Center Parcs announces plans for sixth UK holiday village   Center Parcs is set to develop its sixth UK holiday village in Southern England. The company has secured an option agreement to acquire privately owned woodland at Oldhouse Warren off Balcombe Road, Worth, Crawley, West Sussex. The 553-acres of woodland was chosen due to its location to the south of London .... More>>
12 Jul 2021
Saudi Arabia offers US$133m in loans to create 50 new attractions
Saudi Arabia offers US$133m in loans to create 50 new attractions   Saudi Arabia's General Entertainment Authority (GEA) has pledged to provide SAR500m (US$133m, €112m, £96m) worth of loans to companies, in order to create new attractions and entertainment projects in the country. GEA has signed a memorandum of understanding with the country's Social Development Bank (SDB), .... More>>
12 Jul 2021
UK Government scheme will reward people for exercising
UK Government scheme will reward people for exercising   The UK government has unveiled plans for a pilot scheme, aimed at using financial rewards and other incentives to encourage people to exercise more and eat more healthily. It has launched an open tender for the "Health Incentives" programme and the six-month pilot is expected to launch in January 2022. The .... More>>
11 Jul 2021
Holmes Place sells 10 clubs in Spain – ramps up investment in TRIB3
Holmes Place sells 10 clubs in Spain – ramps up investment in TRIB3   Holmes Place has confirmed to HCM that it has disposed of 10 clubs from its Spanish portfolio to focus investment on the growth of TRIB3. Speaking to HCM, Jonathan Fisher, Holmes Place Group CEO, said: “The Fisher family is happy to focus on the existing Holmes Place urban premium segment and .... More>>
09 Jul 2021
Healing Summit rescheduled to May 2022
Healing Summit rescheduled to May 2022   The Healing Summit, the international conference dedicated to healing, wellbeing and initiating positive personal and societal change, has been postponed to May 2022. The 7th annual Healing Summit – originally scheduled for October 2021 in Albufeira, Portugal – has been moved due to the constantly changing .... More>>
09 Jul 2021
Britannia Leisure Centre opens its doors to the people of Hackney
Britannia Leisure Centre opens its doors to the people of Hackney   The new Britannia Leisure Centre in Hackney, London, has opened its doors to the public. The centre is operated by charitable social enterprise Better – a GLL brand – and forms part of the first phase of an ambitious mixed-use community development located next to Shoreditch Park, alongside a new school and .... More>>
08 Jul 2021
ACE launches diversity and inclusion training for exercise professionals
ACE launches diversity and inclusion training for exercise professionals   The American Council on Exercise (ACE) has launched a new course called Taking Action with ACE: Practicing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion as an Exercise Professional. The organisation says it will "better equip exercise professionals to support diverse communities, use an inviting environment to boost client .... More>>
08 Jul 2021
ukactive to 'reposition' public sector leisure in the UK
ukactive to 'reposition' public sector leisure in the UK   ukactive has set out its vision to develop a national strategy for the UK's public leisure sector and to define the sector's role in delivering physical activity to the nation. The vision is outlined in a paper – entitled The Decade of Change for Public Sector Leisure – and is based on a consultation with .... More>>
08 Jul 2021
Is Peloton planning to launch a heart rate tracker?
Is Peloton planning to launch a heart rate tracker?   Peloton is rumoured to be expanding its at-home fitness accessories with the launch of a heart rate sensor or tracker. The speculation emerged after information about the device was discovered buried in the code for the company’s iPhone and iPad app and was reported by Bloomberg. It's understood the .... More>>
08 Jul 2021
Global Wellness Summit podcast unveils new six-episode season hosted by Kim Marshall
Global Wellness Summit podcast unveils new six-episode season hosted by Kim Marshall   The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has launched a new season of its podcast. Each of the six episodes takes a deep dive into a hot new wellness trend with special guest commentary. Originally launched at the launched at the 2019 summit, the GWS claims the podcast is dedicated to exploring the latest industry .... More>>
07 Jul 2021
Designs unveiled for MAD Architects-designed Aranya Cloud Center
Designs unveiled for MAD Architects-designed Aranya Cloud Center   Designs have been revealed for a flexible, multi-purpose events centre which will have the appearance of a "cloud floating by the sea". Designed by MAD Architects, led by Ma Yansong, the “Cloud Center” in Qinhuangdao, China, will offer a new multi-purpose public space for Aranya – one of China’s most vibrant .... More>>
07 Jul 2021
LGA and ukactive call for fundamental reform of UK public leisure services
LGA and ukactive call for fundamental reform of UK public leisure services   There is a "clear case" to evolve the purpose and role played by the UK's public leisure facilities. In a joint statement issued this morning (7 July), ukactive and the Local Government Association (LGA), outline the need for both short-term and long-term actions, in order to secure the future of publicly owned .... More>>
07 Jul 2021
Hong Kong's Ocean Park opens Water World with 27 new outdoor and indoor attractions
Hong Kong's Ocean Park opens Water World with 27 new outdoor and indoor attractions   Ocean Park has launched a wide range of new water attractions – including Hong Kong's first ever indoor wave pool. The new Water World Ocean Park – Asia’s first and only year-round, all-weather seaside water park – features 27 outdoor and indoor rides and slides, which are a mixture of thrill rides and .... More>>
07 Jul 2021
TGO launches online fitness platform
TGO launches online fitness platform   The Great Outdoor Gym Company (TGO) has launched a digital fitness platform. The outdoor fitness equipment provider's new TGO-Activate.com service offers a range of health and wellbeing courses. The workouts have been designed to help people address lifestyle diseases – such as Type 2 Diabetes – improve their .... More>>
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