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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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12 May 2021
Sue Harmsworth: “I’m starting to hate the word wellness”
Sue Harmsworth: “I’m starting to hate the word wellness”   In the Global Wellness Institute’s (GWI) latest Q&A, spa and wellness icon Sue Harmsworth spoke to VP of research and forecasting Beth McGroarty about the trends and challenges facing the spa and wellness industry. “I’m starting to hate the word wellness because it’s become so generic it’s utterly confusing the .... More>>
11 May 2021
Parkrun study: low risk of COVID-19 transmission at outdoor events
Parkrun study: low risk of COVID-19 transmission at outdoor events   A report commissioned by Parkrun has estimated that allowing mass-participation outdoor events carries an "exceptionally low risk" of COVID-19 transmission. The study, by Professor Clive Beggs at Queen Mary University of London, utilised data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) from March 2021, .... More>>
11 May 2021
Compagnie des Alpes names Delphine Pons as GM of Parc Asterix
Compagnie des Alpes names Delphine Pons as GM of Parc Asterix   Compagnie des Alpes has appointed Delphine Pons as general manager of its Parc Astérix theme park in Plailly, France. Pons will officially take over the position on 17 May, replacing the outgoing Nicolas Kremer in the role. Pons first joined the French visitor attraction and ski resort operator in 2005 and has .... More>>
11 May 2021
Fitness industry mourns énergie founder Jan Spaticchia
Fitness industry mourns énergie founder Jan Spaticchia   Jan Spaticchia, founder and chair of énergie Fitness has died aged 51 following a short illness. Spaticchia was also chair of the recently-launched Empowered Brands group, and vice-chair of BMF. A serial entrepreneur with an eye for what makes businesses – and the people within them – tick, Spaticchia was a .... More>>
10 May 2021
Seth Godin leads ISPA masterclass on how spas can optimise their marketing strategy
Seth Godin leads ISPA masterclass on how spas can optimise their marketing strategy   Marketing guru and New York Times best-selling author Seth Godin kicked off ISPA’s Stronger Together Summit today (10 May) with an insightful keynote Power Session about the benefits of using creative, remarkable thinking to transform spa businesses' ideas and practices. Branding clarity Godin .... More>>
09 May 2021
I’m a Celebrity theme park to open in the UK this year
I’m a Celebrity theme park to open in the UK this year   A new themed attraction, based on the popular I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! TV show, is set to open in the UK this year. To be located at the Lowry Outlet Mall in Salford, Greater Manchester, the I'm A Celebrity... Jungle Challenge indoor park will be marketed as a "multi-sensory adrenaline .... More>>
07 May 2021
Sha debuts new programme to support long-COVID recovery
Sha debuts new programme to support long-COVID recovery   Sha Wellness Clinic's latest programme targets those suffering with long-term symptoms of COVID-19 – a syndrome clinically referred to as long-COVID. The minimum seven-night retreat at Sha’s flagship in Alicante has been developed to treat persistent symptoms and help guests return to full health. The most .... More>>
06 May 2021
Iceland's new Sky Lagoon has been inspired by native bathing culture
Iceland's new Sky Lagoon has been inspired by native bathing culture   Attractions and hospitality brand Pursuit has launched Sky Lagoon, a relaxing and restorative geothermal retreat just outside of Reykjavik, situated against the striking backdrop of the North Atlantic Ocean. The new retreat is a competitor to the world-famous Blue Lagoon, which is located a 10-minute drive away. .... More>>
05 May 2021
Cancer patients to be prescribed exercise as part of new approach
Cancer patients to be prescribed exercise as part of new approach   A new pioneering approach looks to help cancer patients prepare for and respond to treatment by offering them a combination of exercise, nutrition and psychological support. Launched by Sheffield Hallam University’s Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) – and funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research – the new .... More>>
05 May 2021
Peloton agrees deal with consumer safety agency for recall of treadmills following death of child
Peloton agrees deal with consumer safety agency for recall of treadmills following death of child   Peloton is recalling all of its Tread and Tread+ machines in the US, after striking a deal with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The treadmills have been linked to the death of a child and there have been multiple reports of injuries to other users. The at-home fitness giant said .... More>>
05 May 2021
Ken Campling says Bannatyne is repositioning as a wellness provider – locations with spas are 'much more profitable'
Ken Campling says Bannatyne is repositioning as a wellness provider – locations with spas are 'much more profitable'   Health club operator Bannatyne is repositioning itself as a wellness provider, as it looks to bounce back from the effects of the pandemic lockdowns. Speaking exclusively to HCM, Bannatyne' FD, Ken Campling, says the decision has been partly driven by the fact that clubs with spas are up to 25 per cent .... More>>
04 May 2021
Wales beats England to group exercise reopening as lockdowns ease
Wales beats England to group exercise reopening as lockdowns ease   Health clubs and leisure centres in Northern Ireland reopened their doors on Friday 30 April, with Welsh facilities welcoming exercisers from today (4 May). While Wales is the last nation in the UK to permit facilities to reopen, it's also the first to allow organised indoor group activities to resume, ahead of .... More>>
04 May 2021
Celebrity Cruises partners with Gwyneth Paltrow for exclusive goop wellness concept
Celebrity Cruises partners with Gwyneth Paltrow for exclusive goop wellness concept   Actress, entrepreneur and founder of lifestyle brand goop Gwyneth Paltrow has been appointed wellbeing advisor for cruise operator Celebrity Cruises. In her new role, Paltrow has designed a wellness event concept named goop at Sea for the company’s brand new luxury liner Celebrity Beyond, complete with a .... More>>
04 May 2021
ICAA's Colin Milner says society must reclaim wellbeing for older people with new, vibrant models
ICAA's Colin Milner says society must reclaim wellbeing for older people with new, vibrant models   It's time to refocus on the changing needs of older adults, according to a new initiative from The International Council on Active Aging (ICAA). Colin Milner, ICAA chief executive, has made a call for policymakers and businesses – as well as society in general – to integrate wellness throughout all organisational .... More>>
04 May 2021
Disney Imagineer Luc Mayrand to chair 2021 Thea Award committee
Disney Imagineer Luc Mayrand to chair 2021 Thea Award committee   Luc Mayrand, who has spent the past 23 years as a Disney Imagineer, has been named as chair of the judging committee for the 2021 Thea Awards. Mayrand, who is vice president and creative portfolio executive at the Hong Kong and Shanghai Disney Resorts, has been the leading force behind a number of high-profile .... More>>
01 May 2021
Russell Barnes is new CEO at David Lloyd – Glenn Earlam moves to be chair
Russell Barnes is new CEO at David Lloyd – Glenn Earlam moves to be chair   In breaking news, HCM understands that David Lloyd Leisure's Glenn Earlam will move from his role as CEO to become chair of the business, with COO, Russell Barnes, stepping into the CEO role. Barnes has been with DLL for the best part of six years, having moved across from Merlin Entertainments with Earlam .... More>>
01 May 2021
BrewDog reveals plans for visitor centre and rooftop brewery on Las Vegas strip
BrewDog reveals plans for visitor centre and rooftop brewery on Las Vegas strip   BrewDog has signed a lease for a visitor centre, restaurant and rooftop brewery on the iconic Las Vegas strip. To be located above the Showcase Mall, plans announced by the Scottish brewer for the space include a brewery, an "urban forest", an event and entertainment space and a retro game zone. BrewDog .... More>>
01 May 2021
ABC Fitness Solutions launches turnkey hybrid solution for gyms
ABC Fitness Solutions launches turnkey hybrid solution for gyms   ABC Fitness Solutions is the latest supplier to launch a service to help operators cater to the increasing demand for hybrid membership models. The new ABC+ will provide operators with a turnkey solution, which they can use to create their own branded apps. Clubs will be able to supplement and support .... More>>
30 Apr 2021
Therme Group announces cultural collaboration to develop native forests at global wellbeing resorts
Therme Group announces cultural collaboration to develop native forests at global wellbeing resorts   Therme Group's cultural branch Therme Art has unveiled a global partnership with SUGi, a platform passionate about community-driven rewilding. The venture will realise a programme of forest planting to create vital biodiversity-restoration hubs at the global wellbeing organisation’s projects all over the world. .... More>>
30 Apr 2021
Active adults maintained their exercise habits during 2020, but 710,000 more people became inactive
Active adults maintained their exercise habits during 2020, but 710,000 more people became inactive   Sport England has reported a drop of 710,000 in the number of people classed as active in England during 2020. In total, more than a quarter of England's adult population (27.1 per cent) is now classed as physically inactive, ie, those undertaking less than 30 minutes of exercise each week. In spite of this, .... More>>
29 Apr 2021
Independent health clubs in the UK recovered 2019 membership numbers by the end of 2020
Independent health clubs in the UK recovered 2019 membership numbers by the end of 2020   Independent gyms in the UK have fared better during the pandemic than larger corporate operators in holding on to their members, according to new research. Net member movement among independents was generally positive during key times in 2020 – in spite of being negative for the wider sector. The finding .... More>>
29 Apr 2021
Luxury eco-resort and TCM spa realised with 3D-printing opens on Mozambican island
Luxury eco-resort and TCM spa realised with 3D-printing opens on Mozambican island   Luxury eco-resort Kisawa Sanctuary has launched with a soft opening on Mozambique's subtropical island of Benguerra, complete with a Natural Wellness Centre inspired by Mozambican dwellings. Kisawa has been brought to life using patented 3D sand-printing technology and is the brainchild of entrepreneur Nina Flohr .... More>>
29 Apr 2021
Mark Wahlberg joins Power Plate as stakeholder and brand ambassador
Mark Wahlberg joins Power Plate as stakeholder and brand ambassador   Actor Mark Wahlberg has officially joined Power Plate as an investor in parent company, Performance Health Systems and brand ambassador for the product. He will also consult on strategy, product and programming development. Wahlberg has a long history of investing in fitness through his Mark Wahlberg Investment .... More>>
28 Apr 2021
McKinsey finds consumers focusing spend on fitness and health
McKinsey finds consumers focusing spend on fitness and health   Fitness and health are priority areas of expenditure for consumers in six key nations around the world, according to a new report by McKinsey. The Future of Wellness Survey questioned 7,500 consumers in Brazil, China, Germany, Japan, the US and the UK during August 2020 to establish their spending .... More>>
28 Apr 2021
Antihistamines can block the full benefits of exercise
Antihistamines can block the full benefits of exercise   Taking antihistamines prior to exercise can prevent the body from getting the full benefit of exercise. That's the finding of a new study, which found antihistamines reduce normal increases in blood flow to the muscles by 35 per cent during exercise. Conducted by Ghent University and the University of .... More>>
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