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Cash boost for Northern Ireland in landmark VAT case
BY Tom Walker | 23 Oct 2020
UK-based creative companies launch 'Vigilante Group' to shake up experience sector
BY Tom Walker | 23 Oct 2020
Noella Gabriel promoted to Elemis’ global president in leadership shake up
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Oct 2020
Nobu continues global expansion and announces plans for debut African property in Marrakech
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Oct 2020
UK leisure centres can bid for £100m of government support
BY Tom Walker | 22 Oct 2020
COVID-19 is helping hoteliers recognise the value of spa revenue, says Emlyn Brown
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Oct 2020
ISPA launches new members-only virtual education series hosted by Patrick Huey
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Oct 2020
GSN Planet launches Sustainability Guide to inspire businesses to become conscious consumers during pandemic
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Oct 2020
BMF pivots to franchising, puts original business through a CVA and appoints Mike Evans to drive global expansion
BY Tom Walker | 21 Oct 2020
Rod Hill signs énergie Fitness master franchise deal for Spain – plans 75 gyms
BY Tom Walker | 20 Oct 2020
Remote mountain spa resort in Greece unveils seclusion retreat
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Oct 2020
Preventable lifestyle diseases are driving COVID-19 and we need a radical change of direction to deal with it, says The Lancet
BY Tom Walker | 20 Oct 2020
Elemis and Gharieni will debut in Ireland at Johnstown Estate spa following €3.5m revamp
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Oct 2020
Frontline Summit 2020: 'The world’s largest gathering of people-powered businesses'
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Oct 2020
Breaking: Gyms can stay open in tier 3 areas
BY Tom Walker | 19 Oct 2020
Largest ever global touch study reveals 54 per cent of people feel touch-hungry
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Oct 2020
ISM Spa launches new spa concept with signature journey inspired by the five elements
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Oct 2020
Little Kulala to launch holistic desert retreat in the Namib Desert wilderness reserve
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Oct 2020
Extensive new medi-wellness resort, RAKxa, will offer complete blueprint of health in Bangkok’s ‘Green Lung’
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Oct 2020
COVID-19 has exacerbated the global mental health crisis, according to WHO survey
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Oct 2020
     
 


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12 May 2020
CIMSPA: Allowing limited personal training will bring 'some relief' to fitness sector
CIMSPA: Allowing limited personal training will bring 'some relief' to fitness sector   Allowing limited personal training to resume in outdoor settings will offer "some relief" to those in the physical activity sector, according to Tara Dillon, CEO of The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA). Dillon welcomed news that, from Wednesday 13th May, outdoor .... More>>
12 May 2020
Noel Asmar addresses culture shock of face masks in spas
Noel Asmar addresses culture shock of face masks in spas   Provider of uniforms for the health and wellness industry, Noel Asmar Uniforms, is tackling the culture shock of face masks in high-touch spa environments. Company founder Noel Asmar believes that in order for the spa industry to bounce back when spas reopen, it will be crucial to restore confidence in both .... More>>
12 May 2020
Could wearing weighted vests be 'better for weight loss' than physical activity?
Could wearing weighted vests be 'better for weight loss' than physical activity?   For those looking to lose weight, wearing weighted vests could ensure better results than physical activity, according to a study by the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. Researchers studied 69 people with a body mass index (BMI) of 30–35, the lowest obesity category. The test subjects were asked to wear a .... More>>
12 May 2020
COVID-19 exit strategy: ukactive questions government's 'lack of clarity' on fitness
COVID-19 exit strategy: ukactive questions government's 'lack of clarity' on fitness   ukactive has questioned the UK government's apparent decision to class gyms and leisure centres among a group of "higher risk" industry sectors, which means that there is no definite or potential date for the reopening of facilities – and could result in a delay in getting the sector back to business. The .... More>>
12 May 2020
Spa Business roundup: five webinars not to miss
Spa Business roundup: five webinars not to miss   The spa industry is showing its strength as a sector that thrives on connections – even when the world is on lockdown, wellness leaders across the world are keeping in touch and offering insights through a whole array of webinars and online gatherings. Lisa Starr shares her highlights from the most useful ones .... More>>
11 May 2020
One-to-one outdoor personal training given the green light in England
One-to-one outdoor personal training given the green light in England   The UK government has given the go-ahead for one-to-one personal training outdoors, as part of the first stage of plans to ease COVID-19 lockdown measures. A 50-page document published today (11 May), called Our plan to rebuild: the UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy, provides details on a .... More>>
11 May 2020
World’s first energy-positive spa to open north of the Arctic Circle in 2022
World’s first energy-positive spa to open north of the Arctic Circle in 2022   The world’s first energy-positive hotel, Svart, Norway, has revealed its spa and wellness offering, due to open early 2022. Designed by the Norwegian architect firm Snøhetta, the circular 99-room hotel will be situated on the Holandsfjorden fjord at the foot of the Svartisen glacier, raised up above the fjord on .... More>>
11 May 2020
Europe Active publishes COVID-19 operating standards for gyms and health clubs
Europe Active publishes COVID-19 operating standards for gyms and health clubs   Representative body, EuropeActive, has today (11 May 2020), published new standards for gym operators advising them on operating gyms and health clubs under COVID-19. Called Summary of current recommended practices for operating under Covid-19 restrictions, the document is designed to be used in .... More>>
11 May 2020
Global gym market – who's reopening and when?
Global gym market – who's reopening and when?   Governments have begun easing their COVID-19 lockdown measures, resulting in the gradual reopening of health clubs, gyms and fitness facilities. In Australia, where the number of new cases of infections has remained below 100 a day since 11 April – gyms will be permitted to begin trading during "Step Two" of a .... More>>
11 May 2020
Government's £2bn investment in active travel a 'once in a generation opportunity'
Government's £2bn investment in active travel a 'once in a generation opportunity'   The government's pledge to invest £2bn in improving the UK's cycling and walking infrastructure has been described as a "once in a generation opportunity" to create a sustainable active travel network. The largest-ever single boost for cyclists and pedestrians, the funding aims to create a "new era for cycling .... More>>
08 May 2020
LGA: UK's public leisure centres facing 'crisis point'
LGA: UK's public leisure centres facing 'crisis point'   Leisure centre operators are facing crisis point without access to emergency government funding or support, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned. The LGA has written to culture secretary Oliver Dowden, urging the government to ensure leisure trusts are given access to the new £750m grant-based .... More>>
07 May 2020
Glion Institute's spa management students continue education despite pandemic lockdown
Glion Institute's spa management students continue education despite pandemic lockdown
  Hospitality management education group, Sommet Education, is continuing to support its spa course student’s education during the pandemic by switching to remote learning resources. The Swiss group has enlisted a dedicated task force to facilitate student’s remote learning. The team has provided students with .... More>>
07 May 2020
BIG creates spiral museum for Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet
BIG creates spiral museum for Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet   Swiss luxury watchmaker Audemars Piguet will open a museum celebrating the company history next month (June 2020). Located next to the company HQ in the village of Le Brassus in the Vallée de Joux in Switzerland, the museum has been designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and will immerse visitors in the .... More>>
07 May 2020
ukactive members and stakeholders join forces to create reopening framework for health clubs
ukactive members and stakeholders join forces to create reopening framework for health clubs   ukactive has published an operational framework for use by gyms, leisure centres and the wider UK fitness industry when reopening – once they're permitted to do so by the government. The framework has been reviewed by independent medical experts and ukactive’s Scientific Advisory Board, to ensure gym and health .... More>>
07 May 2020
On-board spa operator, One Spa World, gets cash injection from L Catterton
On-board spa operator, One Spa World, gets cash injection from L Catterton   Cruise ship and resort operator, One Spa World (OSW), has struck a rescue deal with private equity firm, L Catterton for financial pandemic assistance. The agreement will see OSW sell US$75m (£59.8m, €68.4) in common equity and warrants to Steiner Leisure, part of the L Catterton portfolio. OSW was .... More>>
07 May 2020
Hirsch Bedner's David T'Kint reassesses the future of design
Hirsch Bedner's David T'Kint reassesses the future of design   Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) are one of the foremost names in hotel and hospitality design, but as partner David T'Kint told CLAD's Stu Robarts, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced them to reassess what the future of design looks like. T'Kint moved to Dubai with his family in 2014 to develop HBA's small .... More>>
06 May 2020
Washing spa linens and uniforms in hot soapy water will kill COVID-19
Washing spa linens and uniforms in hot soapy water will kill COVID-19   As spas prepare to reopen around the world, the issue of COVID-19 transmission is top of the agenda in terms of reassuring consumers and protecting the spa teams. Some operators have been preparing to move to disposable linens, masks and uniforms to gain consumer confidence, but scientists are indicating this .... More>>
06 May 2020
Irish Spa Association delivering webinar series dedicated to industry re-activation
Irish Spa Association delivering webinar series dedicated to industry re-activation   Industry body, the Irish Spa Association (ISA), is developing a re-activation plan guided by industry experts, leaders and government agencies. The plan’s resources are designed to help the industry navigate the post-coronavirus landscape and are being released on a rolling basis through a four-part webinar .... More>>
06 May 2020
Pure Gym reveals trial of global franchise model
Pure Gym reveals trial of global franchise model   Budget operator, Pure Gym, has revealed it’s trialling a franchise offering to grow the brand globally. Speaking at the Fit Summit in Singapore today (5 May 2020), Pure’s chief strategy officer, Francine Davis, said the company is looking for master franchise partners in countries such as China, India, and Japan. .... More>>
06 May 2020
Sport England and ukactive launch This Mum Moves online workouts for pregnant women
Sport England and ukactive launch This Mum Moves online workouts for pregnant women   Sport England and ukactive have teamed up to launch a series of online workouts to help pregnant woman and new mums be physically active at home. The new This Mum Moves resource is part of a collaboration between ukactive’s This Mum Moves programme and Sport England’s Join the Movement campaign and includes a .... More>>
06 May 2020
Dermalogica launches new safety strategy to help spas re-open safely
Dermalogica launches new safety strategy to help spas re-open safely   SKincare brand Dermalogica has unveiled measures to help its spas and professional skin therapists reopen their businesses, once the time is right in their local markets. Developed with staff and consumers’ safety as the top priority, the new measures include three components: Dermalogica’s 12 Principles for .... More>>
05 May 2020
Gold's Gym files for bankruptcy protection
Gold's Gym files for bankruptcy protection   Franchised fitness giant Gold's Gym has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, as it struggles with the impact of coronavirus lockdowns. In a statement, CEO Adam Zeitsiff said that the move was part of a restructuring process which would see at least 30 company-owned gyms close permanently. He added, .... More>>
05 May 2020
Well + Good launches online wellness and fitness community called Well+
Well + Good launches online wellness and fitness community called Well+   Wellness and lifestyle media outfit, Well + Good, has launched Well+, an online wellness community which provides exclusive access to wellness apps, digital fitness classes and virtual fitness studios. Participants can sign up free and receive rewards based on a subscriber referral programme, as well as a .... More>>
05 May 2020
Five-point plan proposed for the reopening of German fitness sector
Five-point plan proposed for the reopening of German fitness sector   The trade body for the German fitness sector, Deutscher Industrieverband für Fitness und Gesundheit (DIFG), has published a detailed road map for the reopening of the country's gyms, health clubs and fitness studios. In partnership with two leading universities, DIFG has produced a "scientifically proven", .... More>>
05 May 2020
Councils told to support leisure operators which are 'falling between the cracks'
Councils told to support leisure operators which are 'falling between the cracks'   Local authorities have been told to consider deferring rents and offering interest-free loans to leisure operators which are struggling with the COVID-19 shutdowns. The Local Government Association (LGA) is advising councils to help their leisure partners during the pandemic, to avoid "long-term damage" to the .... More>>
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