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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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06 Apr 2021
Therabody adds to ecosystem of products with compression tech launch
Therabody adds to ecosystem of products with compression tech launch   Fitness tech firm Therabody has expanded into a new area of wellness with the launch of a new compression recovery device. Using clinical pneumatic compression technology, RecoveryAir is a medical-grade device designed to reduce muscle fatigue, soreness, swelling, inflammation and increase overall circulation. .... More>>
06 Apr 2021
Irish Spa Association warns of emerging black market in beauty sector due to extended industry closure
Irish Spa Association warns of emerging black market in beauty sector due to extended industry closure   An emerging shadow economy of the Irish beauty industry will continue to grow rapidly unless the sector is allowed to reopen soon, the Irish Spa Association (ISA) has warned. ISA co-founder Anita Murray revealed that a growing number of dangerous and unregulated treatments are being conducted in people’s private .... More>>
06 Apr 2021
Les Mills uses hologram tech in Masterclass videos to overcome pandemic travel bans
Les Mills uses hologram tech in Masterclass videos to overcome pandemic travel bans   Les Mills has come up with an ingenious solution to get around the pandemic travel bans, which threatened a long tradition of its video Masterclasses featuring a global line up of instructors and presenters. COVID-19-enforced travel restrictions and border closures meant overseas presenters couldn't make it to .... More>>
03 Apr 2021
Peloton completes US$420m acquisition of Precor
Peloton completes US$420m acquisition of Precor   At-home fitness giant Peloton has officially completed the acquisition of equipment provider Precor, in a deal worth US$420m. Precor will now become a division of Peloton, with current Precor president, Rob Barker, becoming CEO of Precor and general manager of Peloton Commercial. He will report directly to .... More>>
30 Mar 2021
New TeamUp fitness app combines workouts with dating service
New TeamUp fitness app combines workouts with dating service   A new digital fitness platform has combined a digital exercise offering with online dating features which allow users to meet workout partners and find a "fitness companion". TeamUp will see members create their own activity profiles and then pick and choose from members to see if they want to meet in-person – or .... More>>
01 Apr 2021
PGA Catalunya prepares to open €5m Wellness Centre to position itself as leading European wellness destination
PGA Catalunya prepares to open €5m Wellness Centre to position itself as leading European wellness destination   PGA Catalunya will unveil its brand new https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtJzRf1voBk">Wellness Centre in Girona, Spain, on 16 April, following a €5m (£4.3m, US$5.9m) investment. Set in 540 hectares of Mediterranean Forest, PGA Catalunya offers a holistic retreat that integrates physical and mental health into a .... More>>
01 Apr 2021
Gharieni and The Product House collaborate on new treatment concepts
Gharieni and The Product House collaborate on new treatment concepts   The Product House (TPH) and Gharieni Group have partnered to develop a series of exclusive spa and wellness treatments, combining Gharieni concept beds with therapeutic treatments from internationally leading skincare brands. Called ">Ultra Therapy Concepts by Gharieni, the new launches will be offered .... More>>
01 Apr 2021
Could COVID-19 trigger diabetes?
Could COVID-19 trigger diabetes?   There is growing evidence that a COVID-19 infection could trigger diabetes in some patients. One of the studies to have made the link is a report relating to the outcomes of 47,780 COVID-19 patients within five months of hospital discharge in England. It found that 4.9 per cent of patients were diagnosed with .... More>>
31 Mar 2021
Visits to leading UK attractions fell by 70 per cent in 2020
Visits to leading UK attractions fell by 70 per cent in 2020   The UK's major visitor attractions recorded just 45.4 million visits during 2020 – a 70 per cent fall from the 151.3 million visits they received in 2019. Visitor figures for the year, released by the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) today (31 March) show how badly COVID-19 has impacted the .... More>>
31 Mar 2021
Danish health club brand Repeat files for bankruptcy
Danish health club brand Repeat files for bankruptcy   Danish health club operator Repeat, launched in 2016 by serial fitness entrepreneur Rasmus Ingerslev, has filed for bankruptcy. The news comes after the chain, which operates four clubs in Denmark and one in Sweden, had begun a reorganisation of its business in January. Like most health club operators in .... More>>
31 Mar 2021
Azerai grows portfolio with new coastal retreat in Vietnam
Azerai grows portfolio with new coastal retreat in Vietnam   Aman founder and hotelier Adrian Zecha has expanded his Azerai resort brand with a new barefoot luxury destination and spa in Southeastern Vietnam. Named Azerai Ke Ga Bay, the beachfront retreat has come to fruition after an extensive makeover of the former Princess D’Annam Resort & Spa. The resort .... More>>
31 Mar 2021
GWI appoints China-based entrepreneur and Tianren Culture co-founder Victor Koo to advisory board
GWI appoints China-based entrepreneur and Tianren Culture co-founder Victor Koo to advisory board   The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has announced that Victor Koo, chair of Heyi Holdings and co-founder of Tianren Culture, will join its advisory board. Koo previously founded and served as chair and CEO of Youku – a popular Chinese video streaming service. His current focus is investing and supporting .... More>>
30 Mar 2021
Four Seasons announces plans to breathe new life into classic 20th-century beachfront property in Mallorca
Four Seasons announces plans to breathe new life into classic 20th-century beachfront property in Mallorca   Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has announced plans to reimagine the former Hotel Formentor in Mallorca, Spain, originally opened in 1929. Four Seasons is collaborating with Emin Capital, a private equity investment company focused on hospitality and real estate, to sensitively transform the hotel into a .... More>>
30 Mar 2021
Warner Bros will tap into Japan's 'intense fandom' when Harry Potter tour opens in 2023
Warner Bros will tap into Japan's 'intense fandom' when Harry Potter tour opens in 2023   In August 2020, Warner Bros announced plans to open a Harry Potter Studio Tour in Japan – the second such attraction following the hugely popular studio experience in London, UK. Due to open in 2023, The Studio Tour Tokyo will occupy a 300,000sq ft space at the grounds of the former Toshimaen Amusement Park in .... More>>
30 Mar 2021
Office for Health Promotion launched to improve UK's physical and mental health
Office for Health Promotion launched to improve UK's physical and mental health   The UK government has launched a new Office for Health Promotion, designed to lead efforts to improve the nation's physical and mental health. Tasked with promoting physical activity, tackling obesity and improving mental health, the new office is modelled on similar schemes around the world, such as Singapore’s .... More>>
29 Mar 2021
RSG takes John Reed brand to North America with first site in Los Angeles
RSG takes John Reed brand to North America with first site in Los Angeles   Rainer Schaller's RSG Group has opened a John Reed Fitness club in downtown Los Angeles – the first in North America. Located in the city's vibrant South Park neighbourhood, the 33,000sq ft, high-end club combines functional design with a club-like atmosphere. It will offer free weights areas, cardio and .... More>>
29 Mar 2021
Xponential acquires boxing studio operator Rumble, grows portfolio to nine brands
Xponential acquires boxing studio operator Rumble, grows portfolio to nine brands   Boutique fitness behemoth Xponential Fitness has added boxing studio operator Rumble to its ever-growing portfolio of brands. Rumble delivers 45-minute, 10-round, full-body strength and conditioning workouts crafted around specially designed water-filled, teardrop-style boxing bags. The company was founded by .... More>>
26 Mar 2021
Indoor cycling platform Motosumo secures US$6m funding, will double instructor network
Indoor cycling platform Motosumo secures US$6m funding, will double instructor network   Fitness tech startup Motosumo has secured a Series A funding round, which it will use to expand and develop its at-home indoor cycling platform. The US$6m investment has been led by London, UK-based SME growth investor, Magenta Partners, with the participation from existing investors – including Danish venture .... More>>
26 Mar 2021
Hutchinson Consulting partners with Mark Hyman to maximise functional and integrative medicine recruitment
Hutchinson Consulting partners with Mark Hyman to maximise functional and integrative medicine recruitment   Hospitality industry executive search and recruiting firm Hutchinson Consulting has joined forces with functional medicine physician Mark Hyman, MD, as part of a programme designed to support functional and integrative medicine facilities and professionals. Functional medicine is an alternative medical field, .... More>>
26 Mar 2021
Preschoolers with higher levels of cardiorespiratory fitness do better in cognitive tests
Preschoolers with higher levels of cardiorespiratory fitness do better in cognitive tests   Children aged between 4 and 6 who have better cardiorespiratory health than their peers also do better on cognitive tests and other measures of brain function. The finding comes from a study, by researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), which suggests that the link between .... More>>
26 Mar 2021
Work completed on iconic M+ museum designed by Herzog & de Meuron’s in Hong Kong
Work completed on iconic M+ museum designed by Herzog & de Meuron’s in Hong Kong   Construction work has been completed on the M+ museum building in Hong Kong, ahead of its grand opening later this year. The Herzog & de Meuron-designed museum – created in partnership with TFP Farrells and Arup – is the latest addition to Hong Kong's global arts and cultural landscape and is set to become a .... More>>
25 Mar 2021
Howard Murad, Michael Pugliese and Nigel Franklyn to headline HydraFacial industry summit
Howard Murad, Michael Pugliese and Nigel Franklyn to headline HydraFacial industry summit   The HydraFacial Company has revealed a preview of its guest speaker line-up for HydraFacial Live 2021, to inspire practitioners and clinicians as lockdown lifts. Hosted on 8 April at 2pm GMT, the free virtual event has been designed to provide the aesthetic and professional beauty industry with access to .... More>>
25 Mar 2021
Alta Capital Real Estate launches new fund targeting hospitality developments focused on sustainability and wellness
Alta Capital Real Estate launches new fund targeting hospitality developments focused on sustainability and wellness   At a time when companies in the hospitality sector are facing unprecedented challenges, private equity firm Alta Capital Real Estate has grasped the opportunity to invest in undervalued wellness hospitality assets across Asia-Pacific. It recently launched the Alta Hospitality Fund Asia with the aim of .... More>>
25 Mar 2021
First images revealed of David Walliams' Gangsta Granny ride at Alton Towers
First images revealed of David Walliams' Gangsta Granny ride at Alton Towers   Merlin Entertainments has revealed images of the new Gangsta Granny: The Ride at its Alton Towers theme park in Staffordshire, UK. Due to open on Monday 17 May, once pandemic restrictions are lifted, the ride is based on – and themed according to – the Gangsta Granny universe, created by comedian and children's .... More>>
24 Mar 2021
RLA Global appoints managing director in the Middle East
RLA Global appoints managing director in the Middle East   Resources for Leisure Assets Global (RLA Global) has appointed Paul Boldy to the role of managing director of RLA Global, Middle East. The hospitality advisory group has previously worked on several projects across the region. Now, with post-lockdown recovery in sight and further EMEA assignments scheduled, RLA .... More>>
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