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21 May 2022
Strava integrates with injury-prevention app
Strava integrates with injury-prevention app   Strava, a leading social platform for athletes, has acquired Recover Athletics, a startup providing evidence-based prehab workouts to runners. The move gives Strava subscribers access to Recover Athletics’ app, which includes personalised injury prevention plans and exercises. “Recover Athletics addresses a .... More>>
21 May 2022
UN picks Go Fit’s public-private model as example of best practice
UN picks Go Fit’s public-private model as example of best practice   Go Fit has been selected by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) as an example of best practice for public–private partnership collaboration (PPP). The company’s core values, model and achievements were presented in a case study at the 6th UNECE International PPP Forum, in Barcelona. The .... More>>
20 May 2022
Four Seasons spa launches in New Orleans with rooftop infinity pool and panoramic Mississippi River views
Four Seasons spa launches in New Orleans with rooftop infinity pool and panoramic Mississippi River views   Four Seasons has opened the doors to a brand new luxury hotel spa in downtown New Orleans, within its Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans. According to the hotel group, the wellness facility is inspired by the allure of the bon vivant lifestyle and a hint of excess. “In our concept, we drew inspiration .... More>>
19 May 2022
Gurney’s Montauk announces completion of US$20m spa renovation
Gurney’s Montauk announces completion of US$20m spa renovation   Gurney’s Montauk Resort in Long Island, US, has relaunched its Seawater Spa following a US$20m top-to-toe refresh focused on holistic wellness, innovation and sustainability. What’s new? The Gurney’s team tapped architecture firm Alonso Designs to realise the renovation – the group responsible for .... More>>
19 May 2022
Ness raises US$15m for health rewards app ahead of credit card launch delivering health insurance in the US
Ness raises US$15m for health rewards app ahead of credit card launch delivering health insurance in the US   Ness, a US startup that is developing a range of wellness-driven credit cards, has launched its first product, the Ness Rewards app, with longer-term plans to deliver health insurance in the US via its credit cards. The company, founded by Derek Flanzraich, former CEO and founder of health website Greatness has .... More>>
19 May 2022
F45 targets military veterans as franchisees and launches $300m loan financing deal with Fortress
F45 targets military veterans as franchisees and launches $300m loan financing deal with Fortress   Following a history of supporting US military and service members, F45 has announced a new initiative called F45 After, which offers US military personnel exclusive financing to become franchisees. While the programme has only just launched, the company has already received 2,500 inquiries from potential .... More>>
19 May 2022
Scruffy Dog and Simtec launch Fisher-Price themed trackless ride
Scruffy Dog and Simtec launch Fisher-Price themed trackless ride   Scruffy Dog Creative Group and Simtec Systems have partnered to launch a new immersive trackless dark ride featuring the popular Mattel IP, Fisher-Price. The ride's narrative and concept were developed by Scruffy Dog, while Simtec designed the trackless system. With a capacity for six to nine people, the .... More>>
18 May 2022
BIG's designs Prague concert hall to be vibrant centre of life
BIG's designs Prague concert hall to be vibrant centre of life   Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) have been selected as the architect for the Vltava Philharmonic Hall in Prague, Czech Republic. The first national concert hall to be built in the country in 100 years, the venue will be the home of the famous Prague Symphony Orchestra and will have an audience capacity of more than .... More>>
18 May 2022
Dohmen and Bertens join forces to launch Tourist Development and Attraction Consultants
Dohmen and Bertens join forces to launch Tourist Development and Attraction Consultants   Former Efteling COO, Coen Bertens, and former BRC Imagination Arts exec, Bart Dohmen, have partnered to set up a consultancy for the tourism and visitor attraction sectors. Called Tourist Development and Attraction Consultants (TDAC), the firm will be structured as around a group of associates and will .... More>>
18 May 2022
Hyatt is piloting private gyms that can be rented by the hour
Hyatt is piloting private gyms that can be rented by the hour   Hyatt is piloting private gyms in five of its US hotels as part of its Stay Fit Private Fitness programme. The exercise spaces are located in converted guest rooms and offer a collection of cardio and strength-training equipment. Guests can book the gyms for US$25 an hour, giving them access to a Peloton bike, .... More>>
17 May 2022
Aman New York launching in August with urban spa sanctuary
Aman New York launching in August with urban spa sanctuary   Luxury hotel group Aman has announced its long-awaited urban property in New York City will welcome guests as of 2 August 2022. Aman New York will open in the 1921 Crown Building on Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, overlooking the city’s iconic Central Park. The destination will be topped with a three-storey, .... More>>
17 May 2022
Circuit Society signs first London franchise – will open in Dubai in 2023
Circuit Society signs first London franchise – will open in Dubai in 2023   New fitness franchise, Circuit Society, has signed its first London location in Bayswater. The 3,000sq ft (280sq m) micro-gym, run by franchisee Liz Benjamin, will open in August 2022 following a period of construction starting in June. Another Circuit Society club is due to open in St Albans in July this year. .... More>>
16 May 2022
Active Nottingham publishes a free book called Can We Splash? to get families into swimming
Active Nottingham publishes a free book called Can We Splash? to get families into swimming   Active Nottingham, part of Nottingham City Council, has released a children’s book called Can We Splash? to encourage more parents to take children swimming. The team at Active Nottingham became aware that many families in the area have never been swimming and the book has been developed to help parents .... More>>
16 May 2022
Tillt gamifies running with financial rewards
Tillt gamifies running with financial rewards   Tillt, an athletic performance-based betting app – where runners get paid if they win – has been launched by co-founders Sam Mackie and Taber Gifford. Described as an athletic companion app users view each other’s data-led profiles and decide who they can compete fairly against. Competitions are focused on .... More>>
16 May 2022
Garden of the Gods Resort and Club appoints Tania McCorkle as wellness director
Garden of the Gods Resort and Club appoints Tania McCorkle as wellness director   Strata Integrated Wellness and Spa at Garden of the Gods Resort and Club, Colorado, is under new leadership with the appointment of Tania McCorkle as director of wellness. McCorkle has been promoted from her prior role as director of spa and fitness where she led the team to create new multi-faced wellness .... More>>
12 May 2022
WTS International rebrands and joins Arch Amenities Group
WTS International rebrands and joins Arch Amenities Group   A brand new amenity management firm named Arch Amenities Group has been formed by the amalgamation of spa and wellness consultancy and management company WTS International, corporate fitness and amenity solution provider LifeStart and Meet Hospitality – a hospitality services and hosted meetings company. The trio .... More>>
11 May 2022
Ella Kent and Kerstin Florian honoured with ISPA achievement awards
Ella Kent and Kerstin Florian honoured with ISPA achievement awards   The International Spa Association (ISPA) championed dedication and innovation at its recent Las Vegas conference. The organisation handed out four awards to reward individuals for their contributions to the industry. The dedicated contributor Ella Kent received the ISPA Dedicated Contributor .... More>>
11 May 2022
Harm Tegelaars returns to fitness industry – joins the board of Hussle
Harm Tegelaars returns to fitness industry – joins the board of Hussle   Fitness industry veteran Harm Tegelaars has returned to the fitness industry by joining the board of directors at Hussle. Tegelaars founded the Cannons Group in 1980 and built it from one club into a national brand with more than 3,500 employees and 60 sites – which were absorbed into the Nuffield Health .... More>>
11 May 2022
Revenues jump 67 per cent at Planet Fitness ahead of expansion into new markets
Revenues jump 67 per cent at Planet Fitness ahead of expansion into new markets   Planet Fitness saw its Q1 2022 revenue increase by 66.9 per cent (to US$186.7m) on 2021 – the latest sign that the US fitness market is bouncing back. Even more impressively, the figure marks an increase on Q1 2019 revenues (US$148.8 million) – the last comparable quarter not impacted by the pandemic. The .... More>>
10 May 2022
Sport England puts £5.25m on the table to tackle inequalities in partnership with UK Active
Sport England puts £5.25m on the table to tackle inequalities in partnership with UK Active   Sport England and UK Active have signed a five-year partnership agreement which will see the two organisations tackle inequalities within the sport and physical activity sector. The systems partnership, spanning seven strategic areas, includes £5.25m worth of funding over the five-year period, provided by .... More>>
10 May 2022
Planet Fitness gives teens free access to its gyms and app
Planet Fitness gives teens free access to its gyms and app   Planet Fitness is offering high-school students free access to any of its 2,200 locations in the US and Canada from 16 May to 31 August. Once enrolled, users can also get their Summer Pass digital key and access the accompanying app (PlanetFitness.com/SummerPass). From virtual tours to equipment tutorials and .... More>>
10 May 2022
Vitruvian raises US$15m to accelerate production and US expansion
Vitruvian raises US$15m to accelerate production and US expansion   AI-driven home-strength platform, Vitruvian, has raised US$15m Series A funding to ramp up production. Investors include Larsen Ventures and Steve Baxter’s Ten13. Baxter is known for his TV role as a “shark” in Australia’s Shark Tank. The company's V-Form Trainer was launched in 2020 following a US$2.5m raise .... More>>
10 May 2022
Puy du Fou to create first US attraction
Puy du Fou to create first US attraction   Puy du Fou is set to enter the US attractions market with its iconic, immersive themed visitor experience, after securing a partnership with the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indian (ECBI). The EBCI Tribal Council has approved plans to provide US$75m worth of funding for phase 1 of The 407: Gateway to Adventure .... More>>
10 May 2022
Mather & Co-designed Gretna Green Experience opens to the public
Mather & Co-designed Gretna Green Experience opens to the public   A visitor attraction celebrating the history of the Scottish parish of Gretna Green – and its heritage as a destination for 'runaway marriages – has opened to the public. Gretna Green, located just inside Scotland on the border with England, first became famous for its weddings nearly 260 years ago, following .... More>>
09 May 2022
Energy sobriety will be the key theme at European Energy Transition Conference
Energy sobriety will be the key theme at European Energy Transition Conference   How can organisations, including health club and leisure businesses, decarbonise, generate clean energy and harness attitudes of 'energy sobriety' to reduce CO2 emissions? These are some of the issues to be discussed at this year’s European Energy Transition Conference. Held from 31 May to 2 June at Palexpo, .... More>>
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