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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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31 Jul 2020
Technogym goes up a gear with new launches supporting hybrid gym model
Technogym goes up a gear with new launches supporting hybrid gym model   Equipment giant Technogym has introduced its new Excite line of fully-connected cardio kit that has now been fitted with the Technogym Live user interface. Excite has been conceived around four key pillars – tailored training variety, connectivity, space-optimisation and sustainability. It will be marketed as .... More>>
31 Jul 2020
Resense delivers extensive luxury urban wellness and fitness hub in Bangkok
Resense delivers extensive luxury urban wellness and fitness hub in Bangkok   Global spa consultancy and contract management company, Resense, is set to unveil Asia’s first boutique fitness and wellbeing experience in Bangkok, after two years' planning and development. Sindhorn Wellness by Resense, at the new Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel, will be spread across more than 4,000sq m over three .... More>>
31 Jul 2020
Scotland's decision to keep gyms shut until September 'ridiculous' and shows lack of respect for the sector
Scotland's decision to keep gyms shut until September 'ridiculous' and shows lack of respect for the sector   Gyms, health clubs and swimming pools in Scotland have finally been given an "indicative" time for a possible re-opening – but the 14 September date has angered the sector. First minister Nicola Sturgeon, who hasn't exactly endeared herself to the fitness industry by previously branding gyms as "hotbeds for .... More>>
31 Jul 2020
Gyms on the high street – it's a go!
Gyms on the high street – it's a go!   Gyms will be free to open on high streets across England from September 1, following changes to legislation, following intense lobbying from industry body, ukactive, supported by the industry. HCM highlighted the issue earlier this month. The new laws are designed to revitalise town centres and will create a .... More>>
30 Jul 2020
Everyone Active launches permanent Everyone On Demand platform following successful 'pivot to digital' during lockdown
Everyone Active launches permanent Everyone On Demand platform following successful 'pivot to digital' during lockdown   Leisure operator Everyone Active has launched a new digital offering, to run alongside its bricks and mortar operations. During lockdown, the operator – which currently manages 190 facilities – pivoted to create an on-demand package containing five apps. This initial, temporary, digital offering was priced at .... More>>
30 Jul 2020
Rosewood to open luxury hotel and residences within US$45bn mega-project in Doha
Rosewood to open luxury hotel and residences within US$45bn mega-project in Doha   Rosewood Hotels and Resorts is expanding its presence in the Middle East with plans to open a hotel and residences in Doha, Qatar, in 2022. Housed in two towers, Rosewood Doha and Rosewood Residences Doha will consist of one 40-storey building that will include 300 residences for purchase while the other .... More>>
30 Jul 2020
National Fitness Day 2020 to help UK bounce back from COVID-19 with ‘Fitness Unites Us’ theme
National Fitness Day 2020 to help UK bounce back from COVID-19 with ‘Fitness Unites Us’ theme   This year's National Fitness Day (NFD) will be the "biggest unified celebration of fitness in UK history", according to plans revealed today (30 July). The theme for NFD 2020, which will be held on 23 September 2020, will be ‘Fitness Unites Us’, celebrating the power fitness has to bring communities together .... More>>
29 Jul 2020
Healing Summit 2020 rescheduled to May 2021
Healing Summit 2020 rescheduled to May 2021   International wellness event, The Healing Summit, has announced it has postponed its forthcoming October event to 11-12 May, 2021. Event organisers have confirmed the conference will still take place in Portugal at Pine Cliffs Resort, as planned, despite the rescheduling. Healing Summit co-founders, Anne .... More>>
29 Jul 2020
Six Senses unveils plans for rural Italian escape at historic castle estate
Six Senses unveils plans for rural Italian escape at historic castle estate   Six Senses has announced plans to open a new Italian resort at a historic castle estate nestled into the Umbrian countryside, in Perugia, scheduled to open in 2023. Six Senses Antognolla will mark the brand’s second destination in Italy, joining the upcoming hotel in Rome – due to open 2021. The 1,335-acre .... More>>
29 Jul 2020
JD Gyms buys 50 Xercise4Less clubs out of administration
JD Gyms buys 50 Xercise4Less clubs out of administration   JD Gyms has acquired the gym estate of Xercise4Less, following the budget chain calling in administrators. Xercise4Less ran into financial trouble earlier this year after being hit badly by the COVID-19 lockdowns. It announced in May that it was being sold off by its investors, directors and shareholders, .... More>>
29 Jul 2020
CES 2021 moves to an all-digital experience
CES 2021 moves to an all-digital experience   The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has announced that CES 2021 will be an all-digital experience, connecting exhibitors, customers, thought leaders and media from around the world. Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the CTA said: "Amid the pandemic and growing global health concerns about the spread of .... More>>
29 Jul 2020
ukactive: clarification needed on leisure reopening in Scotland
ukactive: clarification needed on leisure reopening in Scotland   ukactive has questioned the Scottish government's handling of the lockdown, following reports of a delayed reopening of leisure facilities in the country. There is currently no agreed date for gyms and swimming pools to reopen in Scotland, despite England and Northern Ireland having allowed leisure facilities to .... More>>
28 Jul 2020
James Nestor to deliver keynote speech at GWS 2020 in November
James Nestor to deliver keynote speech at GWS 2020 in November   The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has announced James Nestor, New York Times bestselling author of Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, will be a keynote speaker at its 2020 conference in Florida, from 8-11 November 2020. The GWS 2020 theme is “Resetting the World with Wellness,” and Nestor will be .... More>>
28 Jul 2020
Sydney's urban beach complex, by Andrew Burges and Grimshaw, to be completed late 2020
Sydney's urban beach complex, by Andrew Burges and Grimshaw, to be completed late 2020   Construction work on Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre in Sydney, Australia, is expected to be completed in late 2020. The City of Sydney, which owns the centre, said that the COVID-19 pandemic had caused delays to works and it now expects the facility to open by the end of the year. When complete, .... More>>
28 Jul 2020
Sports projects 'profoundly affected' by COVID-19 – with vulnerable people hit the hardest
Sports projects 'profoundly affected' by COVID-19 – with vulnerable people hit the hardest   The COVID-19 pandemic is having “a profound effect” on community sports projects and organisations in the UK, according to a report published by The Sport for Development Coalition (SFDC). According to the report, the pandemic's negative effects on the sector vary from reduced funding and forced reductions in .... More>>
28 Jul 2020
Human Rights Watch criticises Olympic Games host Japan over abuse of child athletes
Human Rights Watch criticises Olympic Games host Japan over abuse of child athletes   Child athletes in Japan routinely face physical, sexual and verbal abuse from their coaches – which has led several to take their own lives. The claim is made in a highly-critical report by Human Rights Watch, released in the week the 2020 Olympics were due to begin in Tokyo. The 67-page report, called ‘I .... More>>
27 Jul 2020
Government reveals new obesity strategy – but where's the bit about gyms?
Government reveals new obesity strategy – but where's the bit about gyms?   Bans on meal deals, stricter rules on food advertising and printing calorie contents on menus are among the measures introduced in the government's new anti-obesity strategy – but there is little mentioning of gyms or exercise. Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed the new strategy – called Tackling obesity: .... More>>
27 Jul 2020
World United, backed by New Zealand PM, Jacinda Ardern, will help operators relaunch businesses
World United, backed by New Zealand PM, Jacinda Ardern, will help operators relaunch businesses   Les Mills will launch a new global campaign in September, celebrating the return of fitness and designed to help operators grow their memberships. The campaign will be free of Les Mills branding, so operators can make it their own. Called World United, the campaign will promote the importance of exercise to .... More>>
27 Jul 2020
Thalgo grows Institute of Beauty portfolio with new opening in Cannes
Thalgo grows Institute of Beauty portfolio with new opening in Cannes   French marine skincare brand, Thalgo, has opened a new Institute of Beauty destination in Cannes, France. The new 84sq m urban day spa features four multi-purpose treatment rooms, each created with an individual feel and theme – designed by architecture firm BOISSON+PARTNERS Group in collaboration with Thalgo. .... More>>
27 Jul 2020
ASTECC's new e-learning course helps train people in remote wellness coaching
ASTECC's new e-learning course helps train people in remote wellness coaching   Training provider, ASTECC, is launching a remote wellness coaching course for aestheticians, massage therapists and other holistic healers. Attendees will learn how to deliver individualised client programmes online, as well as practical skills to build their own coaching business. Called Spa Wellness .... More>>
24 Jul 2020
Schools should teach kids how to use fitness tech to 'protect them from risks'
Schools should teach kids how to use fitness tech to 'protect them from risks'   Children and young people need more support to navigate the growing number of digital wellness technologies which track and manage their fitness and health. According to a new report, 70 per cent of young people – some as young as eight years old – are already using apps, YouTube videos and digital online .... More>>
23 Jul 2020
Joe Wicks hosts final youtube PE session – donates £580,000 to NHS charities
Joe Wicks hosts final youtube PE session – donates £580,000 to NHS charities   Fitness sessions with Joe Wicks, that defined lockdown mornings for many families, have finally come to an end. After 18 weeks, Wicks has hosted his last "PE with Joe" workout on Youtube. The fitness trainer began his daily livestream sessions on 23 March, just hours before Boris Johnson ordered the entire .... More>>
23 Jul 2020
Gym defies order to close – removes its doors to keep club open
Gym defies order to close – removes its doors to keep club open   A privately-owned gym in New Jersey, US, is defying an official edict by the state governor to close. Atilis Gym, located in Bellmawr, first reopened on 18 May, going against an executive order by governor Phil Murphy which limited indoor gym use to individual training sessions in separate rooms – and banned .... More>>
24 Jul 2020
Swiss Perfection acquired by South Korean developer, Shinsegae International
Swiss Perfection acquired by South Korean developer, Shinsegae International   Swiss cellular skincare brand, Swiss Perfection, has been acquired by South Korean developer and distributor of beauty, fashion and lifestyle brands, Shinsegae International. According to Swiss Perfection, the acquisition will move the company to the next level with the aim to transform its reputation into a .... More>>
23 Jul 2020
Time in nature acting as major driver for future wellness tourism, reveals WTA survey
Time in nature acting as major driver for future wellness tourism, reveals WTA survey   The Wellness Tourism Association’s (WTA) recent survey results reveal that time in nature and improving mental health will be two of the biggest drivers for future wellness tourism. Drawing 3,931 responses from 48 countries and territories, the survey was set up to gain a clear understanding of consumer .... More>>
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