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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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08 Jun 2020
Going bust: thousands of UK gyms face 'rent timebomb' at the end of June – ukactive calls for government protection
Going bust: thousands of UK gyms face 'rent timebomb' at the end of June – ukactive calls for government protection   Thousands of UK gyms could go out of business if they're forced to pay full rent payments, which are due at the end of this month. In April, industry body ukactive successfully lobbied the government to amend the Coronavirus Act to restrict tactics being adopted by landlords who were insisting gyms and leisure .... More>>
05 Jun 2020
Reopening: critical insights from first ISPA Town Hall
Reopening: critical insights from first ISPA Town Hall   ISPA has kicked off its Town Hall Meeting series to share learnings from industry leaders as spas reopen across the globe. The first event on 3 June saw 500 people sign in to hear an expert panel tackle issues from pricing to managing challenging customers. The panel, including spa directors Tracy Harper, from .... More>>
05 Jun 2020
Barry White unveils online community of wellbeing partnered with Subtle Energies and Vinoble
Barry White unveils online community of wellbeing partnered with Subtle Energies and Vinoble   Industry figure and consultant, Barry White, has launched a collaborative spa and wellness platform and aromatherapy product line. Called Time, the organisation is designed to be a centralised resource of retail brands, wellness experts, treatments and physical wellness locations for consumers in Hong Kong and .... More>>
04 Jun 2020
David Lloyd Leisure launches outdoor classes and reveals enhanced Battlebox concept
David Lloyd Leisure launches outdoor classes and reveals enhanced Battlebox concept   David Lloyd Leisure (DLL) has reopened 50 of its clubs for socially distanced outdoor exercise. The creative move comes as the operator reveals the first iteration of its new blended offer, which combines club-based classes and activities with virtual content delivered via its [email protected] service. DLL has also .... More>>
05 Jun 2020
FORME Life home fitness studio uses machine learning and AI to personalise workouts
FORME Life home fitness studio uses machine learning and AI to personalise workouts   After four years in development, FORME Life is launching a home fitness studio concept designed to blur the line between home gym and home decor. Designed by renowned industrial designer Yves Béhar, FORME Life transforms an elegant, full-length mirror into a personal strength studio for body and mind. Available .... More>>
04 Jun 2020
Jetts 24 Hour Fitness reports trading in south-east Asia is going to plan
Jetts 24 Hour Fitness reports trading in south-east Asia is going to plan   Mike Lamb CEO, Asia of Jetts 24 Hour Fitness, which has clubs in south-east Asia, says the company’s locations in Vietnam are trading well since reopening at the end of April. Speaking at the Fit Summit in Singapore, Lamb said: “Our Vietnam business has reopened – with no glitches so far – and it’s trading line .... More>>
04 Jun 2020
Fitbit uses tech expertise to produce emergency COVID-19 ventilator
Fitbit uses tech expertise to produce emergency COVID-19 ventilator   Wearable wellness tech giant Fitbit has unveiled a low-cost, easy-to-use emergency ventilator for use during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fitbit Flow has been granted emergency-use authorisation by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which means it can only be used to treat people during the current health .... More>>
04 Jun 2020
Chaos: Scotland, Wales, England and Ireland must unify to support gym reopening process, says Huw Edwards
Chaos: Scotland, Wales, England and Ireland must unify to support gym reopening process, says Huw Edwards   The varying approaches taken by the UK's four home nations to reopening businesses is creating confusion among fitness operators who are running facilities in more than one country. Concerns have been raised by Huw Edwards, CEO of ukactive, who is calling for increased collaboration between governments in Wales, .... More>>
04 Jun 2020
SHA reopening in July with new programmes co-developed by NASA and Harvard
SHA reopening in July with new programmes co-developed by NASA and Harvard   Integrative medi-wellness facility, SHA Wellness Clinic, will be welcoming guests from 22 July 2020 with new programmes and treatments co-developed with NASA and Harvard. Upon reopening, the clinic in Alicante, Spain, will launch a dedicated immune-boosting regime to be conducted during its signature seven-day .... More>>
04 Jun 2020
RDHA's library and Komagata Maru Park project given RAIC medal
RDHA's library and Komagata Maru Park project given RAIC medal   The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has named the Springdale Library and Komagata Maru Park – designed by RDH Architects (RDHA) – among the winners of its bi-annual Governor General’s Medals. The biennial awards recognise and celebrate excellence in recently built and designed projects by Canadian .... More>>
03 Jun 2020
DataHub launches COVID-19 tracking app for gyms
DataHub launches COVID-19 tracking app for gyms   DataHub has launched a contact tracking app, specifically designed for the fitness and physical activity sector. The customer-facing Tractiv8 allows gym, health club and leisure centre members a quick and simple way to inform their facility, should they contract coronavirus. The app then uses the facility’s .... More>>
03 Jun 2020
Moederscheim Moonen reveal plans for mixed-use towers at Rotterdam stadium
Moederscheim Moonen reveal plans for mixed-use towers at Rotterdam stadium   Plans have been revealed to redevelop the Van Donge & De Roo Stadium in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, into a mixed-use complex dominated by four towers rising from the stands. Designed by architects Moederscheim Moonen, the proposals include expanding the capacity at the stadium from 4,300 to 6,500 to seats, .... More>>
03 Jun 2020
COVID-19 has kickstarted a consumer focus on self-care, says Anna Bjurstam
COVID-19 has kickstarted a consumer focus on self-care, says Anna Bjurstam   The spa and wellness industry is set to witness a renewed interest in self-care, according to Anna Bjurstam, Six Senses wellness pioneer. Bjurstam spoke to Spa Business to assess the impact of the global pandemic on the industry and discuss what’s next. “At Six Senses we think the future is going to .... More>>
03 Jun 2020
Magic Mountain app uses the power of group psychology to get people active
Magic Mountain app uses the power of group psychology to get people active   A new app, which aims to help people get physically active and build healthy habits through the power of group psychology, teamwork and friendship, has launched after securing £500,000 worth of funding. Magic Mountain is a socially interactive tool which allows users to set activity-based goals, share them with .... More>>
02 Jun 2020
Premier Global NASM appoints Dan Rees to lead UK operations
Premier Global NASM appoints Dan Rees to lead UK operations   Dan Rees has been appointed to oversee the growth of training company Premier Global NASM's operations in the UK. As managing director, Rees will be responsible for the strategic leadership and growth strategy, as the organisation looks to expand its footprint in the sport, fitness and wellbeing training .... More>>
01 Jun 2020
ukactive: government's one size fits all changes to furlough scheme a 'guarantee of redundancies'
ukactive: government's one size fits all changes to furlough scheme a 'guarantee of redundancies'   ukactive has questioned the government's decision to make all employers start paying towards the wages of their furloughed staff. On 29 May, chancellor Rishi Sunak announced changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), which will let businesses bring back staff part-time from July – but introduce a .... More>>
02 Jun 2020
Could a simple blood test show how physically fit a person is?
Could a simple blood test show how physically fit a person is?   A study on how exercise changes the body at a molecular level has suggested that a simple blood test could be used to determine how physically fit a person is. A team of researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine undertook a study based on hundreds of thousands of molecular measurements from a .... More>>
01 Jun 2020
Global Wellness Day 2020 to be celebrated in over 150 countries via 24-hour live stream
Global Wellness Day 2020 to be celebrated in over 150 countries via 24-hour live stream   Due to the global pandemic, there has been a renewed focus on health and a spotlight shone on wellness. On 13 June 2020, the ninth annual Global Wellness Day will be hosted using a 24-hour live stream to highlight the importance of wellness. The event will focus on mental health, stress, immunity, nutrition, .... More>>
01 Jun 2020
Buy shares in Gym Group says Peel Hunt, as gym reopenings in Europe raise hopes of recovery
Buy shares in Gym Group says Peel Hunt, as gym reopenings in Europe raise hopes of recovery   Corporate broking and advisory firm, Peel Hunt, has issued a 'buy' recommendation for shares in The Gym Group. Peel Hunt says if gyms in the UK can reopen soon, evidence suggests The Gym Group "could resume profitable trading soon." In this scenario, it expects its financial forecasts for the company to 'remain .... More>>
01 Jun 2020
24 Hour Fitness begins reopenings amid rumours of Chapter 11
24 Hour Fitness begins reopenings amid rumours of Chapter 11   Health club chain 24 Hour Fitness has reopened some of its sites in Texas and is preparing to open further locations in Florida and Hawaii, the three states in which it has operations and where gyms are allowed to reopen. Clubs to have already reopened are the company's six sites in Houston and 10 in Dallas/Fort .... More>>
01 Jun 2020
Plans revealed for luxury spa resort at ‘Heart chakra of the earth’ in Hungary
Plans revealed for luxury spa resort at ‘Heart chakra of the earth’ in Hungary   Architecture practice Johannes Torpe Studios has unveiled the first glimpses of the Buda Resort; a luxury spa resort located in the Visegrad Hills of Hungary and inspired by the spiritual symbolism of its setting. Situated 50km north of Budapest in a hilly landscape surrounded by forests and the Danube River; the .... More>>
31 May 2020
Samsung adds at-home wellness platform to 2020 range of smart TVs
Samsung adds at-home wellness platform to 2020 range of smart TVs   Samsung Electronics is making its digital fitness platform available for free on its entire 2020 range of smart TV models. The Samsung Health platform boasts more than 5,000 hours of free wellness activities – ranging from yoga, mindfulness, strength training and stretching to barre, pilates, dance and cardio .... More>>
29 May 2020
Webinar roundup: Reopening, sauna science and mental wellness
Webinar roundup: Reopening, sauna science and mental wellness   With lockdown measures gradually beginning to ease around the world, webinars have focused on looking to the future of wellness and preparing spas for reopening. Sessions have also focused on sauna science, mental wellness and business strategies ahead of reopening in a COVID-19 landscape. Lisa Starr shares her .... More>>
29 May 2020
PureGym joins push to engage non-members with free online platform
PureGym joins push to engage non-members with free online platform   PureGym has become the latest fitness operator to deploy a digital offering in a bid to increase visibility and engage with non-members during the COVID-19 lockdown. The budget chain has made its virtual workout platform free to everyone via its PureGym app. Previously only available to members, the .... More>>
29 May 2020
‘No room for error’ during spas reopenings, say Pitsikalis and Ryan
‘No room for error’ during spas reopenings, say Pitsikalis and Ryan   Globally, spas have only got one opportunity to get reopening right, says Frank Pitsikalis, chair of the ISPA Foundation board of directors. Speaking on a Professional Beauty webinar panel recently, Pitsikalis said the pandemic has caused a renewed focus on wellness, but that this means once the industry .... More>>
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