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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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27 Jun 2021
First full-scale franchised Madame Tussauds to open in Budapest during 2022
First full-scale franchised Madame Tussauds to open in Budapest during 2022   Merlin Entertainments has revealed plans to open a new Madame Tussauds in the heart of Hungarian capital city Budapest in early 2022. Located near the city's Vörösmarty square, the attraction will be the first full-scale franchised site for the brand, following an agreement signed between Merlin and franchisee .... More>>
25 Jun 2021
F45 Training heading to the stock market - plans 23,000 studios globally
F45 Training heading to the stock market - plans 23,000 studios globally   Australian HIIT chain F45 Training has filed a notification to list on the New York Stock Exchange. The franchised studio operator hasn't announced a date for the initial public offering (IPO) – nor the number of shares or their price – but does reveal that the funding raised through the listing will be used to .... More>>
25 Jun 2021
Accor to introduce avant-garde wellness sanctuary at first SO/ resort in Spain
Accor to introduce avant-garde wellness sanctuary at first SO/ resort in Spain   Accor’s vibrant lifestyle brand SO/ Hotels & Resorts, together with Sotogrande SA, developer and creator of the namesake destination, will unveil the first SO/ property in Spain in July 2021. Nestled on the Mediterranean coast between Marbella and Gibraltar, SO/ Sotogrande Resort & Spa will have a razor-sharp .... More>>
24 Jun 2021
Clinique La Prairie upgrades Bangkok flagship with new mediwellness technology and treatments
Clinique La Prairie upgrades Bangkok flagship with new mediwellness technology and treatments   Luxury Swiss spa and wellness destination brand Clinique La Prairie has launched a new medical menu at its Bangkok Aesthetics & Medical Spa destination. Complementing the existing beauty and wellness solutions already on offer, such as signature healing therapies and cellular high-tech face and body treatments, .... More>>
24 Jun 2021
KAAN-designed renovation of Antwerp arts museum among winners of Architectural Heritage Intervention awards
KAAN-designed renovation of Antwerp arts museum among winners of Architectural Heritage Intervention awards   The "respectful renovation" of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium is among the four winners of this year's European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention (AHI). Now in its fifth edition, AHI is a biennial award organised by the Association of Architects for the Defence and Intervention in .... More>>
24 Jun 2021
Technogym launches new app with revenue-sharing option for gyms
Technogym launches new app with revenue-sharing option for gyms   Technogym has launched a new app featuring an AI-powered digital coach. The Technogym App is designed for health clubs looking to tap into the increased demand for digital fitness solutions in a post-lockdown era. The app will be marketed as a solution for clubs and studios which do not have the integrated .... More>>
23 Jun 2021
Barry's signs content partnership with Forme
Barry's signs content partnership with Forme   Forme has signed an exclusive partnership with boutique fitness operator Barry's, the latest sign of the blurring of boundaries between the at-gym and at-home fitness experiences. The partnership deal is the first time Barry's has aligned with an at-home, connected fitness platform and marks the debut of the .... More>>
23 Jun 2021
European health club revenues fell by a third in 2020
European health club revenues fell by a third in 2020   The number of active memberships across European health clubs fell by roughly 10 million – or 15.4 per cent – during 2020, a year defined by the pandemic. Clubs, studios and gyms across the continent had a total of 54.8 million members in December 2020 – a significant fall from the 64.8 million members in 2019. .... More>>
22 Jun 2021
Peloton launches Corporate Wellness platform
Peloton launches Corporate Wellness platform   Peloton is expanding its reach within the online fitness market with the launch of a new Corporate Wellness platform. The service will be made available to businesses and organisations operating in the US, the UK, Canada and Germany – with Australia to be added "later this year". From today (22 June), businesses .... More>>
22 Jun 2021
Merlin to take Legoland Discovery Centres to Belgium with deal for Brussels site
Merlin to take Legoland Discovery Centres to Belgium with deal for Brussels site   Merlin Entertainments has revealed plans to open a Legoland Discovery Centre in the Belgian capital city Brussels. The company has signed a deal to launch a 3,000sq ft site at the Docks Bruxsel shopping centre, with an opening date set for mid-2022. Described as a "next generation" Discovery Centre, Merlin said .... More>>
22 Jun 2021
Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood reveals new roster of attractions after 15 month closure
Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood reveals new roster of attractions after 15 month closure   A host of new experiences have been added to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood in Burbank, Los Angeles, ahead of its grand reopening on 26 June. The attraction has been closed for more than a year, due to pandemic restrictions. At the heart of the new additions is the “Storytelling Showcase", which .... More>>
22 Jun 2021
Calories don't count – but the way a body absorbs them does
Calories don't count – but the way a body absorbs them does   Dr Giles Yeo, a geneticist at Cambridge University in the UK, has written a new book in which he makes the case that the current approach to understanding calories is "entirely wrong". In his book Why Calories Don’t Count, Yeo, who has been researching obesity and its causes for more than 20 years, .... More>>
20 Jun 2021
Memberships for new virtual personal training app, Wrkout, 'sell out in a day'
Memberships for new virtual personal training app, Wrkout, 'sell out in a day'   A new digital fitness platform delivering live, virtually optimised personal training has sold out all of its available memberships in a day. Wrkout, which had its soft launch in February 2021, provides one-on-one sessions to exercisers wherever they are. All of the platform's content is live and features .... More>>
20 Jun 2021
Healing Hotels' new certification provides ‘source of trust and reassurance for health-conscious travellers’
Healing Hotels' new certification provides ‘source of trust and reassurance for health-conscious travellers’   Global consortium of holistic hotels, resorts and retreats Healing Hotels of the World has unveiled a new certification to help its member hotels communicate their commitment to healing, not only through their holistic programming but also by conforming to COVID safety regulations. Called the Healing .... More>>
19 Jun 2021
GWI refreshes UN Sustainable Development Goals initiative with new leadership appointments
GWI refreshes UN Sustainable Development Goals initiative with new leadership appointments   Sustainable Spa Association co-founder and former group head of spa for Aspria, Lucy Brialey has been appointed as chair of the Global Wellness Institute’s (GWI) United Nation's (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) initiative. The 17 SDGs are included in the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable .... More>>
19 Jun 2021
Plans revealed to build world's deepest pool, Blue Abyss, in the UK
Plans revealed to build world's deepest pool, Blue Abyss, in the UK   Plans have been revealed to build the world's deepest pool in Cornwall, UK, which would house facilities serving the spaceflight, sports science and healthcare communities. The £150m project would see an aquatic centre, housing a 164ft (50m) deep pool built at the Aerohub Enterprise Zone at Cornwall Airport. The .... More>>
18 Jun 2021
Exercise should be prescribed for depression, finds report from the John W Brick Mental Health Foundation
Exercise should be prescribed for depression, finds report from the John W Brick Mental Health Foundation   People with depression should be prescribed exercise and then monitored for the first 12 weeks of their regime – similar to the way physical therapy is used to help people recover from injuries. The recommendation comes from a new report – Move Your Mental Health – which summarises data from 1,158 .... More>>
18 Jun 2021
Life Fitness and Pear Sports sign partnership deal
Life Fitness and Pear Sports sign partnership deal   Life Fitness has signed a partnership deal with digital coaching tech specialist Pear Sports. The move is part of the equipment company's plans to improve and expand its digital fitness offer. The two companies will work together to integrate and deliver new technologies and services on and off Life Fitness .... More>>
18 Jun 2021
Authentic Finnish-inspired Nordic Spa opening north of Toronto in Q3 2021
Authentic Finnish-inspired Nordic Spa opening north of Toronto in Q3 2021   A brand new Finnish-inspired day spa called Vettä Nordic Spa is on track to open its doors in Ontario, Canada in September 2021. Realised by ISM Architects, the all-season destination will cover five and a half acres and feature a 12 treatment-room spa plus one of North America’s largest commercial saunas. .... More>>
17 Jun 2021
Euphoria launches programming to help guests heal and process trauma from living in a pandemic era
Euphoria launches programming to help guests heal and process trauma from living in a pandemic era   Holistic Greek destination spa Euphoria in Sparta has announced the launch of the Feel Alive retreat, designed to help guests recover from the trauma of living through a global pandemic for the past year. The package is curated to help guests purge and process negative emotions that have built up during the .... More>>
17 Jun 2021
Strenuous exercise increases chance of developing motor neurone disease in some people
Strenuous exercise increases chance of developing motor neurone disease in some people   Frequent strenuous exercise increases the risk of developing motor neurone disease (MND) in people with certain genetic profiles. Over recent years, a number of high-profile professional athletes across the world have shared their experience of living with MND, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) .... More>>
17 Jun 2021
Voya appoints Serina Sandhu head of global sales to execute strategic growth plan
Voya appoints Serina Sandhu head of global sales to execute strategic growth plan   The board of directors overseeing Irish marine skincare and spa brand Voya has named Serina Sandhu as the brand's new head of global sales. Sandhu has worked in the cosmetics industry for 16 years, having worked on a global level for the past eight years for brands such as Charlotte Tilbury and Natura Bisse. .... More>>
16 Jun 2021
Everyone On Demand signs four new content providers
Everyone On Demand signs four new content providers   Everyone Active has expanded its digital fitness platform, Everyone on Demand, with the addition of four new content partners. The contract operator has signed partnership deals with self-coaching app Mindshine; tech company Trion, which uses AI to deliver personalised workouts; cycle class specialist The Ride .... More>>
16 Jun 2021
Spa hotel and retreat designed for millennials opens in the Baltics
Spa hotel and retreat designed for millennials opens in the Baltics   After three years’ development, international spa and wellness consultancy E77 Company has opened its purpose-built spa hotel for millennials in southern Lithuania. Spa Hotel Esé is located in the spa town of Birštonas known for its clean air, therapeutic mud and mineral water springs. The new destination is .... More>>
16 Jun 2021
UK government and National Lottery allocate £10m in vouchers to fund attractions visits
UK government and National Lottery allocate £10m in vouchers to fund attractions visits   Discount rail and bus travel and £10m in vouchers to key attractions – funded by the National Lottery – are among the measures announced in the UK government’s plan to boost the country's tourism sector. The UK government this week published its Tourism Recovery Plan, which sets out the role that the .... More>>
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