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JaxJox raises US$10m in Series A funding – will launch InteractiveStudio this year
BY Tom Walker | 29 Oct 2020
Snap Fitness takes back UK and Ireland franchising rights from master developer
BY Tom Walker | 29 Oct 2020
3XN design Denmark’s first climate-positive hotel with rooftop spa, opening 2021
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Oct 2020
Glenkinchie Distillery attraction opens as part of £185m investment in whisky tourism
BY Liz Terry | 29 Oct 2020
The Product House provides boost for ME spa industry with free access to CIBTAC Spa Management course
BY Megan Whitby | 29 Oct 2020
German gym operators consider legal action as they're forced to close as part of a month-long lockdown
BY Tom Walker | 28 Oct 2020
First look: Coral conservation centre and visitor attraction will secure the living biodiversity of the world's coral species
BY Tom Walker | 28 Oct 2020
China Leisure president, Linda Dong, talks to Attractions Management about the new Nickelodeon Playtime attraction in Shenzhen
BY Tom Walker | 28 Oct 2020
Dubai's extraordinary Museum of the Future counts down to opening
BY Tom Walker | 28 Oct 2020
Heatherwick Studio reveals plans for 'The Cove' on San Francisco waterfront
BY Tom Walker | 28 Oct 2020
Europe-wide study adds to growing evidence that regulated gyms are safe spaces
BY Tom Walker | 28 Oct 2020
New Presence.Fit platform combines AI with live personal trainers
BY Tom Walker | 28 Oct 2020
Banyan Tree leads by example and rolls out three new staff mental health initiatives
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Oct 2020
Sustainable Spa Association launches global spa industry sustainability survey
BY Megan Whitby | 27 Oct 2020
Hyatt to expand Caribbean footprint with new luxury tropical resort in St. Lucia
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Oct 2020
Basic-Fit trading update shows operator planning 348 more clubs by end of 2022
BY Tom Walker | 27 Oct 2020
The Refinery harnesses augmented reality to launch avatar-based PT service
BY Tom Walker | 26 Oct 2020
Industry pays tribute after passing of wellness veteran, Sheila Cluff
BY Megan Whitby | 26 Oct 2020
Lockdown's full impact on participation revealed by Sport England's new Active Lives results
BY Tom Walker | 26 Oct 2020
Cash boost for Northern Ireland in landmark VAT case
BY Tom Walker | 23 Oct 2020
     
 


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29 Jun 2020
More than half of parents will send children back to swimming lessons post-lockdown
More than half of parents will send children back to swimming lessons post-lockdown   Almost 60 per cent of UK parents plan to resume their children’s swimming lessons – even if spectator restrictions imposed to meet social distancing guidelines mean they can’t watch their child participate. Almost a third of parents (32 per cent), however, say they would not let their child return to swimming .... More>>
29 Jun 2020
Headspace offering free meditation subscription for unemployed or furloughed workers
Headspace offering free meditation subscription for unemployed or furloughed workers   Mindfulness app provider, Headspace, is providing free subscriptions to all unemployed or furloughed workers in the UK and US following the COVID-19 crisis. The year-long subscription to the upgraded app version – Headspace Plus – will provide access to over 1,200 hours meditation and mindfulness guides to help .... More>>
26 Jun 2020
Topstretching expands Dubai operations with high-end Topgym club
Topstretching expands Dubai operations with high-end Topgym club   Stretching and fitness chain Topstretching has opened a large gym and studio on Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, UAE. The 25,000sq ft, high-end Topgym club forms part of the Russia-based company's expansion plans for the Middle East and follows the successful launch of its first Dubai studio in Dubai Marina. .... More>>
26 Jun 2020
Gyms in Northern Ireland get go-ahead to reopen on 10 July
Gyms in Northern Ireland get go-ahead to reopen on 10 July   Gyms and health clubs in Northern Ireland have been given the green light to reopen their doors on 10 July. The Northern Ireland Executive has announced a range of measures to lift lockdown restrictions – including indicative dates for when businesses and industry sectors that remain closed will be allowed to .... More>>
25 Jun 2020
Groundbreaking research indicates gyms pose no additional risk of catching COVID-19
Groundbreaking research indicates gyms pose no additional risk of catching COVID-19   A large-scale academic study has concluded that there is "no threat of increased COVID-19 spread" at fitness facilities, even when intensive training takes place. A team of researchers at the University of Oslo, led by professor Michael Bretthauer, investigated SARS-CoV-2 transmission (the virus responsible for .... More>>
25 Jun 2020
F45 reveals plans to list on NASDAQ – valued at US$845m
F45 reveals plans to list on NASDAQ – valued at US$845m   Australian HIIT chain F45 is set to list on the US-based NASDAQ stock exchange, after securing a deal with Crescent Acquisition Corporation (CAC), a special purpose acquisition company. The deal will see the two companies merge and seek a listing during the third quarter of this year (2020). The combined .... More>>
25 Jun 2020
Embattled CrossFit founder Greg Glassman sells company to tech entrepreneur Eric Roza
Embattled CrossFit founder Greg Glassman sells company to tech entrepreneur Eric Roza   Greg Glassman, founder of CrossFit, has sold the fitness company to entrepreneur Eric Roza – two weeks after Glassmann faced fierce backlash for a tweet relating to the murder of George Floyd. Glassman's comments on social media – in which he questioned why he should mourn for Mr Floyd – resulted in a number of .... More>>
26 Jun 2020
Clinique La Prairie taps genetic science to refresh signature wellbeing programme
Clinique La Prairie taps genetic science to refresh signature wellbeing programme   Swiss health clinic operator, Clinique La Prairie (CLP), has refreshed its signature Master Detox programme using the power of nutrigenomic science. Established in 1931, CLP’s original property is located in Montreux, Switzerland, which specialises in integrative medi-wellness treatments focused on four pillars .... More>>
23 Jun 2020
Swimming faces 'a new normal' – guidance published for the reopening of UK pools
Swimming faces 'a new normal' – guidance published for the reopening of UK pools   Swimming pool users will have to adapt to a ‘new normal’ to ensure the safety of everyone visiting and working at the UK's pool facilities – according to guidance published by Swim England. The Returning to the Pool guidance,, is spread across five detailed documents and includes recommendations for .... More>>
23 Jun 2020
Luxury nature spa in the Dolomites reopens with new outdoor spa and wellness garden
Luxury nature spa in the Dolomites reopens with new outdoor spa and wellness garden   A five-star nature hotel and spa set in the mountains of South Tyrol, in Italy, has reopened with a new outdoor-focused wellness offering to help guests relax in nature, following lockdown. Hotel Quelle’s new Wellness Garden concept has transformed the hotel’s 5,000sq m gardens into an outdoor spa with a new .... More>>
23 Jun 2020
Spaticchia leads successful MBO – re-acquires énergie
Spaticchia leads successful MBO – re-acquires énergie   Jan Spaticchia, founder of énergie Fitness, has led a successful management buyout to reacquire the business which he founded in 2003. Spaticchia sold the company to Bridges Fund Management in August 2019, however, in May, the directors of énergie brought in FRP Advisory to recapitalise the business. FRP decided .... More>>
23 Jun 2020
Exclusive: Xercise4Less deal to be completed when gyms open
Exclusive: Xercise4Less deal to be completed when gyms open   Budget fitness chain, Xercise4Less, will have a new ownership structure and financing set-up by the time the UK's gyms are allowed to open their doors to customers. The chain, which operates 51 gyms across the UK, was put up for sale in May 2020 by its current investors, directors and shareholders, which .... More>>
23 Jun 2020
Pubs will reopen before gyms. Johnson backs away from 4 July reopening
Pubs will reopen before gyms. Johnson backs away from 4 July reopening   Pubs are to open before gyms, to the bitter disappointment of the health and fitness sector. Following a week of leaks and briefings, which indicated gyms and spa and wellness facilities would be included in the list of leisure businesses allowed to reopen on 4 July, Boris Johnson told the House of Commons today .... More>>
23 Jun 2020
Ananda unveils personalised online Ayurvedic wellbeing services
Ananda unveils personalised online Ayurvedic wellbeing services   Destination spa, Ananda in the Himalayas, in Uttarakhand, India, has launched a series of virtual Ayurvedic wellbeing programmes to help people continue their wellness journey during lockdown. With a menu of three digital programmes, guests can access a range of experiences which use Ayurvedic practises and .... More>>
22 Jun 2020
Webinar highlights: Retention, resilience and recovery
Webinar highlights: Retention, resilience and recovery   In some of the latest wellness-focused webinars, speakers highlighted the value of looking to other industries for inspiration on how to cope with challenges presented by the COVID crisis. Topics also focused on retention tips, consumer behaviour insights and mindfulness. Lisa Starr rounds up her key takeaways .... More>>
22 Jun 2020
Vivacity terminates contract with Peterborough council, citing £8m COVID-19 loss
Vivacity terminates contract with Peterborough council, citing £8m COVID-19 loss   Leisure trust Vivacity, which terminated its contract with Peterborough City Council council last week, has confirmed it's lost £8m as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Vivacity manages eight leisure centres with gyms, 10 libraries, a theatre and a museum – all owned by the council. The trust was launched .... More>>
19 Jun 2020
GLL’s transformation programme for Belfast wins RICS social impact award
GLL’s transformation programme for Belfast wins RICS social impact award   Belfast’s £105m Leisure Transformation Programme has been recognised for its social impact by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The programme won the leisure category at the inaugural RICS Social Impact Awards, Northern Ireland. The awards recognise the built environment's "positive and .... More>>
19 Jun 2020
Government extends rent protection for gyms and leisure facilities
Government extends rent protection for gyms and leisure facilities   The government has announced that it will keep the Moratorium of Forfeiture, which protects businesses from rent enforcement activity, in place for a further three months. The measure will now be in place until the end of September, providing relief for gyms and leisure centres which were facing the next .... More>>
22 Jun 2020
Healthcare professionals gifted complimentary wellness retreats at Four Seasons’ Hawaiian island resort
Healthcare professionals gifted complimentary wellness retreats at Four Seasons’ Hawaiian island resort   Hawaiian community organisation, Pulama Lanai, is gifting wellness retreats to health care professionals at luxury wellness enclave, Sensei Lāna‘i, A Four Seasons Resort, on the Hawaiian island of Lāna‘i. The ‘Heroes Relaxation Retreat’ packages are designed to thank Hawaiian medical staff putting their lives at .... More>>
19 Jun 2020
Fitness4Less shuts Bristol gym permanently
Fitness4Less shuts Bristol gym permanently   Budget gym operator Fitness4Less has revealed that it will not be reopening its Bristol club when lockdown measures are lifted. Attributing the closure to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company said in a statement that it had "no option" but to make the decision to shut the site permanently. "While we have been .... More>>
18 Jun 2020
Palace Merano reopens with revived programming
Palace Merano reopens with revived programming   Luxury five-star hotel and wellness facility, Palace Merano, has reopened in Italy with a refreshed offering for its wellness guests. The move comes after Henri Chenot, who ran his flagship destination spa there since 1980, left in December 2019. The hotel features a 6,000sq m health and wellness centre and spa .... More>>
18 Jun 2020
Time is 'running out' to save gyms from landlord legal actions
Time is 'running out' to save gyms from landlord legal actions   Thousands of gyms, restaurants and retail outlets in the UK will be going out of business if the government fails to extend protection from rent enforcement activity. That is the message from three leading industry bodies, representing more than 80,000 members from across the leisure, hospitality and retail .... More>>
18 Jun 2020
Under Armour unveils Sportsmask, a performance facemask for intense training
Under Armour unveils Sportsmask, a performance facemask for intense training   Sports footwear and clothing firm Under Armour has used its expertise in high-performance textiles to produce a facemask designed for intense exercise and elite sports training. The Under Armour Sportsmask features a unique, three-layer model engineered to offer protection during strenuous fitness training and .... More>>
17 Jun 2020
'Sports city' plans revealed for Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano stadium
'Sports city' plans revealed for Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano stadium   Madrid city council (Ayuntamiento de Madrid) has set out plans to develop a number of sports facilities in the surrounding areas of the existing Wanda Metropolitano stadium. The "sports city" project, in the eastern San Blas-Canillejas district, is led by the council and is set to transform a site which was .... More>>
17 Jun 2020
Operators partner with medical institutions to enhance hygiene standards
Operators partner with medical institutions to enhance hygiene standards   A growing number of operators are joining forces with medical bodies to develop enhanced cleanliness standards following COVID-19. As spas look to develop themselves as places of safe-touch, operators are making allegiances with hospitals and medical research institutes to develop cleanliness certifications, to .... More>>
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