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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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21 Aug 2020
High intensity exercise in early adolescence could lead to stronger bones in adulthood
High intensity exercise in early adolescence could lead to stronger bones in adulthood   HIIT exercise activity in early life could help improve bone health and prevent osteoporosis, according to new research. A study by University of Bristol in the UK analysed data from 2,569 participants in the Children of the 90s health study. The research team found that more time spent doing .... More>>
20 Aug 2020
Marriott expands Luxury Collection portfolio in Middle East with desert spa resort in Abu Dhabi
Marriott expands Luxury Collection portfolio in Middle East with desert spa resort in Abu Dhabi   The Luxury Collection, part of Marriott International, has recently opened Al Wathba Desert Resort and Spa, marking the debut of the portfolio in the UAE capital of Abu Dhabi. Al Wathba Desert Resort and Spa is located deep within an expansive desert landscape, with a design reminiscent of a historic desert .... More>>
20 Aug 2020
Gym businesses await decision on business interruption insurance
Gym businesses await decision on business interruption insurance   Health and fitness and leisure businesses in the UK will find out in September if they can make a claim on their business interruption insurance for losses caused by the pandemic. The High Court recently completed a review and test trial of the policy wording of eight major insurers, to decide whether or not .... More>>
20 Aug 2020
Joe Moore stands down as president of IHRSA amid crisis over trade show refunds
Joe Moore stands down as president of IHRSA amid crisis over trade show refunds   IHRSA announced this evening (19 August) that Joe Moore is standing down as president and CEO – a position he has held since 2006 – effective immediately. In a statement, IHRSA said the IHRSA board will be forming a CEO search committee to begin the process of identifying Moore’s replacement and that an interim .... More>>
19 Aug 2020
Scotland publishes guidance for the reopening of gyms, sport and leisure facilities
Scotland publishes guidance for the reopening of gyms, sport and leisure facilities   The Scottish government has published its guidance for indoor sports venues and leisure facilities – ahead of a possible reopening date of 14 September. The guidance covers gyms, health clubs and the broader sport and leisure sector and "will be reviewed on a regular basis". According to the government, the .... More>>
21 Aug 2020
Serious about sustainability: Six Senses signs UN pledge to become plastic-free by 2022
Serious about sustainability: Six Senses signs UN pledge to become plastic-free by 2022   Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has become one of the first signatories of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, thereby committing itself to becoming plastic-free by 2022. Led by the United Nations' (UN) Environment Programme and UN World Tourism Organisation, the initiative unites more than 450 businesses, .... More>>
19 Aug 2020
Bjarke Ingels, Jean Nouvel and Kengo Kuma named as three finalist for Shenzhen Opera House project
Bjarke Ingels, Jean Nouvel and Kengo Kuma named as three finalist for Shenzhen Opera House project   The architectural competition to decide the designer of the planned Shenzhen Opera House has reached the closing stages, with three high-profile practices being selected as finalists. Those making it to the final list are Jean Nouvel Ateliers, Bjarke Ingels Group, working with Beijing Institute of Architectural .... More>>
19 Aug 2020
GWI appoints innovation specialist, John Kao, to advisory board
GWI appoints innovation specialist, John Kao, to advisory board   The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has announced the appointment of John Kao, MD, best-selling author on innovation and enterprise transformation, to its advisory board. As a board member, Kao will work with the GWI on its PositivelyWell Initiative to “Reset the World with Wellness” and to extend the impact of .... More>>
19 Aug 2020
The Sustainable Spa Association launches with backing from Alberto Apostoli
The Sustainable Spa Association launches with backing from Alberto Apostoli   A new UK-based trade-body has been launched to help spas achieve sustainability goals, called The Sustainable Spa Association (SSA). The membership-based organisation offers independent guidance and ongoing support to spa operators on how to improve their sustainability credentials for £1,000 (€1,105, US$1,319) .... More>>
18 Aug 2020
Benefits of aerobic exercise may be lost in those with increased blood sugar levels
Benefits of aerobic exercise may be lost in those with increased blood sugar levels   Research has suggested that some of the benefits of aerobic exercise may be reduced by higher-than-normal blood sugar levels – a condition known as hyperglycemia. A team of scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, US propose that high levels of blood sugar may prevent muscle remodeling in part by .... More>>
18 Aug 2020
New report reveals 'large unmet demand' for cycling
New report reveals 'large unmet demand' for cycling   The transport sector is not doing enough to address the barriers that prevent people from cycling – with those from ethnic minority groups and the disabled particularly affected by a lack of opportunities. A new report by Sustrans and Arup, Cycling for Everyone, highlights inequalities within cycling .... More>>
18 Aug 2020
Study: fitness 'must be included' in future pandemic planning
Study: fitness 'must be included' in future pandemic planning   Ensuring physical activity levels do not fall significantly should be treated as a "public health priority" in response to any future pandemics – as well as during crisis planning for a possible second wave of a COVID-19. A new study, which shows a decrease in physical activity due to COVID-19, offers insight .... More>>
18 Aug 2020
Apple hints at virtual fitness launch
Apple hints at virtual fitness launch   Apple is rumoured to be gearing up for the launch of a subscription-based virtual fitness offer. Citing sources "familiar with the plans", financial news service Bloomberg said the tech giant is looking to join the virtual exercise revolution with a service delivered through an app for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. .... More>>
18 Aug 2020
Aidia Studio reveals plans for desert safari lodges with retractable shell inspired by cacti
Aidia Studio reveals plans for desert safari lodges with retractable shell inspired by cacti   Mexican design firm, Aidia Studio, has unveiled plans for a complex of 25 luxury hotel pods with collapsible shells, located in the Rub’ al Khali Desert in Abu Dhabi. Called the Oculus, the pod consists of a double-glazed dome encasing a luxury hotel room, which is shrouded by a collapsible shell for shading, .... More>>
17 Aug 2020
TRIB3 announces new global HQ with flagship studio, training academy and virtual fitness recording studio
TRIB3 announces new global HQ with flagship studio, training academy and virtual fitness recording studio   Boutique fitness operator, TRIB3, has announced it will open a new global HQ and flagship studio in the heart of Manchester. The company has agreed a deal on a property occupying more than 8,500sq ft in the city's innovation district, Circle Square. The site will feature TRIB3's largest ever studio – called .... More>>
17 Aug 2020
Historic hot spring hotel in Portugal to be restored into riverside wellness retreat
Historic hot spring hotel in Portugal to be restored into riverside wellness retreat
  Resources for Leisure Assets (RLA), an international consultancy specialising in leisure and wellbeing in real estate, has revealed plans for a luxury wellness retreat and thermal destination on the edge of the River Tâmega, Portugal. Named Palácio de Canavezes, the 52-room riverside wellness destination and spa .... More>>
17 Aug 2020
Clive McNish returns to GOCO as group operations director
Clive McNish returns to GOCO as group operations director   GOCO Hospitality has announced that Clive McNish is returning to the company to assume the new position of group director - operations. McNish first worked for GOCO in 2014, when he joined as GM of GOCO Retreat Niutuo in Beijing, China, before becoming the company’s corporate GM and then assuming the GM role at .... More>>
17 Aug 2020
Study shows gyms are not spreading COVID-19
Study shows gyms are not spreading COVID-19   Gyms in New South Wales (NSW), Australia are staying COVID-free, according to a new report, just published by industry body, Fitness Australia. Over the past two months there have been more than 6.26 million check-ins across 423 gyms in NSW, with no recorded transmission of COVID-19. The figures – collected .... More>>
15 Aug 2020
US personal training franchise GymGuyz enters UK market
US personal training franchise GymGuyz enters UK market   In-home personal training brand GymGuyz has entered the UK market after selling its first two franchise locations. The US-based operator, which currently has 230 franchises across 29 states, has signed up franchisees based in Brighton and Kingston upon Thames. Offering a 'low-cost' franchise ownership model, .... More>>
15 Aug 2020
Myzone announces APAC growth plans
Myzone announces APAC growth plans   Wearable fitness brand, Myzone, has revealed aggressive growth plans for the Asia Pacific region. The company, which is reporting 40 per cent compound growth in its business this year, has announced the appointment of Emmett Williams as CEO of the Asia Pacific region to take charge of this initiative. He will be .... More>>
14 Aug 2020
Scottish government told to stop dithering on gym reopenings
Scottish government told to stop dithering on gym reopenings   The fitness sector has been left "without answers or evidence" on why gyms and leisure centres should remain closed in Scotland – while facilities are allowed to operate in the other three UK home nations. On 31 July, gyms, health clubs and swimming pools in Scotland were given an "indicative" date of 14 .... More>>
14 Aug 2020
COVID-19 has made local markets more important than ever, says Emma Darby, Resense COO
COVID-19 has made local markets more important than ever, says Emma Darby, Resense COO   According to Resense COO, Emma Darby, domestic markets have always been a crucial target audience, but in the midst of COVID-19, their custom has become even more important. With global lockdown putting travel on hold, Resense has been working to attract local guests to all its markets wherever possible. .... More>>
12 Aug 2020
Property Bounceback Grant 'would save 375,000 jobs' across physical activity, hospitality and retail sectors
Property Bounceback Grant 'would save 375,000 jobs' across physical activity, hospitality and retail sectors   A government investment of £1.75bn – to pay 50 per cent of rents across the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors for six months – would save 375,000 jobs and offer a return on investment of nearly £7bn. That is the claim made by five industry bodies – ukactive, UKHospitality, the British Property Federation .... More>>
12 Aug 2020
Birmingham 2022 'de-risks' Commonwealth Games – scraps plans for £520m athletes' village
Birmingham 2022 'de-risks' Commonwealth Games – scraps plans for £520m athletes' village   The organising committee of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games have shelved plans to create an athletes' village in the Perry Barr area of the city. The £520m development would have provided a home for around 6,500 athletes and officials during the Games and was due for completion in early 2022. Post games, .... More>>
12 Aug 2020
GWI Q&A: Canyon Ranch’s Nicola Finley talks inequality and the black community’s concept of wellness
GWI Q&A: Canyon Ranch’s Nicola Finley talks inequality and the black community’s concept of wellness   Dr Nicola Finley, doctor and integrative medicine practitioner at Canyon Ranch, Tucson, spoke with GWI’s VP of research and forecasting, Beth McGroarty, for the latest instalment of the PositivelyWell Q&A series. Finley focused on inequality in wellness for communities, looked at how women of colour are served .... More>>
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