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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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21 Apr 2021
IHRSA moves 2021 convention and trade show to Dallas in October
IHRSA moves 2021 convention and trade show to Dallas in October   The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) has moved its Annual International Convention & Trade Show from Los Angeles to Dallas, Texas. Taking place 13-15 October 2021, the event is now in its 40th year and the move is to ensure that the show goes ahead. California is still struggling .... More>>
21 Apr 2021
SSA launches #SpaWasteNotChallenge to inspire global spa teams to embrace sustainability
SSA launches #SpaWasteNotChallenge to inspire global spa teams to embrace sustainability   The Sustainable Spa Association (SSA) has partnered with sustainability specialist Stephanie Hodgson from MeettheFiveR’s to help global spas understand the importance of a circular economy. The #SpaWasteNotChallenge campaign brief focuses on helping spas find a creative solution for one of their waste streams .... More>>
21 Apr 2021
Regular exercise could cut COVID-19 death risk by one third
Regular exercise could cut COVID-19 death risk by one third   Undertaking regular physical activity could cut the risk of dying from infectious diseases – such as COVID-19 – by more than a third (37 per cent), according to new research. A study by an international team of researchers, led by Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), also found that physical activity can reduce .... More>>
21 Apr 2021
PureGym describes 'brutal' pandemic year as revenue fell by £177m
PureGym describes 'brutal' pandemic year as revenue fell by £177m   PureGym saw its group-wide revenue decline by £177m during 2020, as it lost 37 per cent of its trading days due to pandemic lockdowns. Announcing its full-year results, the budget operator said it had experienced a "brutal year", but that it had emerged a "stronger business" as a result of it. PureGym .... More>>
20 Apr 2021
New franchise called Rise targets outdoor fitness market
New franchise called Rise targets outdoor fitness market   Outdoor workouts have become increasingly popular over the past year, as pandemic lockdowns – and subsequent gym closures – have made people explore their environments for exercise. Now a new fitness franchise is looking to tap into this emerging outdoor exercise market in the UK. Called Rise, the franchise .... More>>
20 Apr 2021
MuseumNext launches digital income summit to help attractions tap into new revenue streams
MuseumNext launches digital income summit to help attractions tap into new revenue streams   A new event will offer museums and attractions actionable advice on how they can better use technology to boost their income. Taking place in June 2021, The Digital Income Summit, organised by MuseumNext, will bring together more than thirty speakers to share insights, experiences and innovations which address .... More>>
20 Apr 2021
Berlin's new Exile Museum set for 2025 opening
Berlin's new Exile Museum set for 2025 opening   A new museum telling the stories of the people exiled from Germany by the Nazi regime is set to open in Berlin in 2025. The Exile Museum will incorporate the ruins of the Anhalter Bahnhof railway station, which was used by people fleeing the country during World War II before it was bombed in 1943. The museum .... More>>
20 Apr 2021
Iconic Radio City Music Hall to get rooftop garden and 'skybridge'
Iconic Radio City Music Hall to get rooftop garden and 'skybridge'   The iconic Radio City Music Hall in New York will soon feature an innovative, landscaped rooftop park, after proposals were approved by the city's Landmarks Preservation Commission. The plans, by G3 Architecture Interiors Planning, Tishman Speyer and HMWhite, will see a pedestrian bridge being built to connect .... More>>
19 Apr 2021
Disney reveals concept designs for upcoming Fantasy Springs at Tokyo DisneySea
Disney reveals concept designs for upcoming Fantasy Springs at Tokyo DisneySea   Disney has unveiled three videos showing parts of the concept model for Fantasy Springs, a new themed port set to open at Tokyo DisneySea Park in 2023. The ¥250bn (US$2.26bn, €1.95bn, £1.7bn) expansion will include a Disney luxury hotel and three separate areas, each dedicated to a different Walt Disney .... More>>
19 Apr 2021
Peloton disputes consumer safety body's concerns over Tread+
Peloton disputes consumer safety body's concerns over Tread+   At-home fitness giant Peloton said it is "troubled" by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission's (CPSC) decision to urge consumers to stop using the Peloton Tread+ equipment. CPSC published a statement on 17 April "warning consumers about the danger" posed by the Peloton Tread+ exercise machine after "multiple .... More>>
19 Apr 2021
The future of wellness: New report investigates changing consumer attitudes and behaviour in wellness market
The future of wellness: New report investigates changing consumer attitudes and behaviour in wellness market   A new report by McKinsey & Company reveals insights into shifting consumer attitudes and behaviour towards wellness across the globe. The Future of Wellness Survey surveyed 7,500 consumers in Brazil, China, Germany, the US and the UK during August 2020. Authored by McKinsey’s Shaun Callaghan, Martin .... More>>
20 Apr 2021
The Farm at San Benito curates mental health and pain management programmes
The Farm at San Benito curates mental health and pain management programmes   Holistic medical wellness resort The Farm at San Benito has launched new retreats at its tropical eco-retreat in the Philippines to target pain and mental health concerns. Situated amongst 48 hectares of lush green jungle and stunning mountain ranges, The Farm has partnered with integrative medicine .... More>>
19 Apr 2021
Therme Group invests in experiential art company Superblue
Therme Group invests in experiential art company Superblue   Global wellbeing organisation Therme Group has become a strategic investor in experiental art company Superblue. The investment has been made through the group's Therme Art arm and will see the group provide expertise and resources to Superblue in order to advance their "aligned visions" for the realisation of .... More>>
19 Apr 2021
Plans approved for huge The Arc viewing platform in Bristol
Plans approved for huge The Arc viewing platform in Bristol   Plans have been approved for a major new visitor attraction in Bristol, UK. The Arc will see a glass cabin, suspended between two super-strong carbon fibre masts, lift 42 passengers up to the height of 69m where they can enjoy a "magical 20-minute scenic flight". Passengers will be lifted as the masts pivot on .... More>>
18 Apr 2021
Disney adds inclusion to its key values, allows staff to wear jewellery and display tattoos
Disney adds inclusion to its key values, allows staff to wear jewellery and display tattoos   Disney has added a fifth "key" to its famous set of values which have guided its approach to guest service for more than 65 years. The four existing keys – safety, courtesy, show and efficiency – have been joined by inclusion, which will result in a visible change in the appearance of Disney's customer-facing .... More>>
17 Apr 2021
New KidzADVENTURE Tower opens at Atlantis Aquaventure in Dubai
New KidzADVENTURE Tower opens at Atlantis Aquaventure in Dubai   The Atlantis Aquaventure in Dubai, UAE, has unveiled its latest new addition to its water ride lineup. Designed and supplied by water ride specialist ProSlide, the new KidzAdventure Tower is located in the park’s Splasher’s Cove family area and combines a number of slides and features. The tower includes a .... More>>
16 Apr 2021
Premedion to open integrative health and wellbeing retreat in Middle Eastern wildlife oasis
Premedion to open integrative health and wellbeing retreat in Middle Eastern wildlife oasis   In August 2021, an authentic Middle Eastern retreat named Zoya Wellbeing & Health Resort Zoya at Al Zorah ​will open in Ajman, UAE, developed and operated by Premedion; an international spa consultancy and management company with expertise in wellbeing, fitness and health. The five-star spa and holistic .... More>>
16 Apr 2021
Herschend Enterprises acquires Vancouver Aquarium
Herschend Enterprises acquires Vancouver Aquarium   Herschend Enterprises has acquired Vancouver Aquarium from the Ocean Wise Conservation Association, adding the attraction to the group's growing portfolio of properties. The aquarium has been hit particularly hard by the pandemic and the resulting lockdowns, losing millions of dollars since the start of the .... More>>
16 Apr 2021
Health clubs in Northern Ireland to open on 30 April, group exercise must wait until 24 May
Health clubs in Northern Ireland to open on 30 April, group exercise must wait until 24 May   Health clubs and gyms will be able to open their doors to individual training sessions on 30 April. As with other home nations, however, indoor group exercise will have to wait a bit longer – in Northern Ireland's case, until 24 May. Competitive outdoor sport, meanwhile, will return on 23 April. The .... More>>
15 Apr 2021
'Mind-blowing' experiential art space Superblue opens its doors in Miami
'Mind-blowing' experiential art space Superblue opens its doors in Miami   Experiential art company Superblue has launched its first venue in Miami, US. The 50,000sq ft art centre is located in the city’s Allapattah neighbourhood – directly across from the Rubell Museum – and features more than 30,000sq ft of flexible installation space. There is also a 5,000sq ft flexible programming .... More>>
15 Apr 2021
Operators advised to 'be firm' with members in enforcing COVID-19 protocols
Operators advised to 'be firm' with members in enforcing COVID-19 protocols   As health clubs and gyms reopen following lockdowns, it is "absolutely crucial" operators take a tough stance when it comes to enforcing social distancing and other COVID-19 safety protocols. Paul Roberts, CEO of sentiment analysts, MyCustomerLens, says unless fitness staff are empowered to go beyond their .... More>>
15 Apr 2021
IHRSA and Fitness Brasil formalise event partnership to support the industry as Brazil logs record COVID-19 deaths
IHRSA and Fitness Brasil formalise event partnership to support the industry as Brazil logs record COVID-19 deaths   IHRSA and Fitness Brasil say they have signed a partnership agreement that will see the two organisations working together on industry events for 'at least six years'. The move will see the two strengthening their operations on the Brazilian health and fitness market and comes at a time when Fitness Brasil .... More>>
15 Apr 2021
Sauna trance: art and sauna bathing collide at mesmerising new Tokyo art exhibition
Sauna trance: art and sauna bathing collide at mesmerising new Tokyo art exhibition   Global art collective teamLab has combined art and sauna to offer an immersive exhibition in Roppongi, Tokyo, called teamLab & TikTok, teamLab Reconnect: Art with Rinkan Sauna Roppongi. Running until the end of August 2021, the dynamic and interactive sensory exhibition invites guests to view mesmerising .... More>>
14 Apr 2021
EuropeActive joins the ‘All Policies for a Healthy Europe’ Initiative
EuropeActive joins the ‘All Policies for a Healthy Europe’ Initiative   EuropeActive has joined the All Policies for a Healthy Europe (APHE) initiative, as part of its strategy to increasingly engage with EU health policymaking. Launched in 2018, APHE is an intersectoral initiative that brings together a diverse group of NGOs, think tanks, associations, companies, and individuals. .... More>>
14 Apr 2021
Lack of exercise is the strongest risk factor in death from COVID-19
Lack of exercise is the strongest risk factor in death from COVID-19
  Lack of exercise is a major cause of death from COVID-19, according to new research, with only advanced age and organ transplant leading to greater risk. Lack of exercise creates greater levels of risk than smoking, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and cancer A large US study, .... More>>
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