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10 Jul 2020
Jubilation as spas set to reopen in England and Scotland following gruelling lobbying campaign
Jubilation as spas set to reopen in England and Scotland following gruelling lobbying campaign   England and Scotland have become the most recent countries to announce their spas will reopen, following a hard-fought campaign by industry associations, operators and the media. Spas will be permitted to reopen from Monday 13 July in England, with pools having a deadline of 25 July. Spas will reopen in Scotland .... More>>
09 Jul 2020
Olafur Eliasson, Gehl and Sebastian Behmann team up to turn Copenhagen road into car-free city park
Olafur Eliasson, Gehl and Sebastian Behmann team up to turn Copenhagen road into car-free city park   A team of architects have revealed plans to transform a multi-lane road in central Copenhagen into a green and car-free city park. The project will turn a famously congested passage to an inviting living space, where "nature is merged into the urban space". The road will be replaced by trees, water, .... More>>
09 Jul 2020
BREAKING: Gyms can reopen on Saturday 25 July
BREAKING: Gyms can reopen on Saturday 25 July   The UK's fitness industry can finally get back to business on Saturday 25 July, following the government's announcement today (9 July) that gyms and leisure centres can reopen their doors to the public. Culture minister, Oliver Dowden, made the announcement at the government's 5.00pm press conference. Dowden .... More>>
09 Jul 2020
Gyms thrash pubs by over 2,000% in google reopening searches
Gyms thrash pubs by over 2,000% in google reopening searches   Interest in gym reopening in England is reaching fever pitch, with an announcement expected any time now. To calibrate interest and lighten the mood at this tense time, HCM has done an analysis of google search results. We found the search term 'When will UK gyms reopen?' has been used 1,400,000,000 .... More>>
09 Jul 2020
Exercise and bone health could be the key to anti-ageing
Exercise and bone health could be the key to anti-ageing   Exercising increases levels of a protein hormone secreted by the bones which has a powerful anti-ageing effect on the rest of the body. Osteocalcin, which is secreted by osteoblasts (the cells that synthesise bone), has been proven to be one of the elements that bones use to "communicate" with the rest of the .... More>>
09 Jul 2020
Todd Walter appointed president of WTS
Todd Walter appointed president of WTS   WTS International has snapped up Todd Walter as its new president, following the demise of Mynd Spa & Salon – formerly The Elizabeth Arden Red Door Salon & Spa – where he was CEO. Walter will oversee the WTS portfolio of managed facilities and design, feasibility and pre-opening work, reporting to CEO and .... More>>
08 Jul 2020
Free COVID-safe training offered for all via CIMPSPA's new ReActivate platform
Free COVID-safe training offered for all via CIMPSPA's new ReActivate platform   A free-to-access training platform has launched to help the sport and fitness workforce confidently return to work, as lockdown measures are eased. The £250,000 ReActivate initiative has been funded by Sport England, commissioned by CIMSPA and delivered by a consortium of online training partners, led by .... More>>
08 Jul 2020
Wellness specialists from Rancho La Puerta and The Farm to host virtual masterclass on healing journeys
Wellness specialists from Rancho La Puerta and The Farm to host virtual masterclass on healing journeys   Healing Hotels of the World is hosting a virtual Master Class with wellness experts from luxury destination spas, Rancho la Puerta and The Farm at San Benito. Sarah Livia Brightwood, president of Rancho La Puerta in Mexico, and Dr Marian Alonzo, medical chief at The Farm at San Benito in the Philippines, will .... More>>
08 Jul 2020
Dubai government gives green light for spas to reopen
Dubai government gives green light for spas to reopen   The government of Dubai has announced that spas and massage centres across the emirate can now open for business following the coronavirus lockdown on 15 March. It revealed the news on 3 July in its Next Phase of Reopening plans, with facilities being able to open on 4 July. Spas in the list include those inside .... More>>
07 Jul 2020
Glasgow Life announces opening dates for its gyms
Glasgow Life announces opening dates for its gyms   Glasgow Life, which runs leisure and culture facilities on behalf of Glasgow City Council, has said that it will begin opening its gyms and fitness facilities from 17 August. The operator said the first site to open will be its Glasgow Club Scotstoun, where the gym, fitness studios and outdoor pitches will be .... More>>
07 Jul 2020
GWS announces venue change – will be held at The Breakers, Florida
GWS announces venue change – will be held at The Breakers, Florida   The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has switched venues from Tel Aviv to the US following travel disruption due to the pandemic. The event will now take place from 8-11 November 2020 at The Breakers in Palm Beach, with Tel Aviv hosting the following summit from 15-18 November 2021. The Breakers is well known .... More>>
07 Jul 2020
Nautilus Inc is selling Octane Fitness to focus on home gym market
Nautilus Inc is selling Octane Fitness to focus on home gym market   Fitness equipment firm Nautilus Inc is looking for a buyer for its commercial equipment brand Octane Fitness – less than five years after acquiring it. The firm, which purchased Octane from North Castle Partners in a deal worth US$115m in late 2015, says the move is part of a strategy to "focus solely on .... More>>
06 Jul 2020
Government agrees £320m PE and school sport funding after high-profile campaign by activists
Government agrees £320m PE and school sport funding after high-profile campaign by activists   The government has confirmed that the £320m Physical Education and Sport Premium will be made available for the next school year (2020-21), starting this September. The Premium provides a ring-fenced, top-up to school funding to ensure every primary school-age child gets at least 60 minutes of physical activity .... More>>
06 Jul 2020
Gymbox says it's had threats of legal action over reopening plans, but no explanation as to why the government is keeping gyms closed
Gymbox says it's had threats of legal action over reopening plans, but no explanation as to why the government is keeping gyms closed   Boutique gym operator, Gymbox, faced threats of legal action over its bid to reopen on 4 July, with CEO, Marc Diaper deciding not to proceed as a result. In late June, following the government's decision to open pubs before gyms, Gymbox CEO Diaper took to social media, questioning the government's motives. He .... More>>
03 Jul 2020
Technogym launches live streaming and on-demand classes
Technogym launches live streaming and on-demand classes   Technogym has announced the launch of live streaming and on-demand classes. The new content will be delivered via the Technogym Mywellness app. The service will offer operators the opportunity to stream their own content to their community whenever and wherever they are, so users can connect to their favourite .... More>>
03 Jul 2020
Breaking: gyms could reopen ‘in a couple of weeks’, says Boris Johnson
Breaking: gyms could reopen ‘in a couple of weeks’, says Boris Johnson   Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that gyms may be able to reopen in a ‘couple of weeks’. Johnson made the comments during an interview with radio station LBC this morning (3 July). "We are going to reopen gyms as soon as we can do it in a COVID-19-secure way and I think that the date for reopening .... More>>
02 Jul 2020
Consumer confidence rises as people 'eagerly await' reopenings
Consumer confidence rises as people 'eagerly await' reopenings   UK consumer confidence has improved significantly since the beginning of the lockdown, with a fifth of households now thinking they will be better off in the next 12 months. PwC’s June 2020 Consumer Sentiment Survey, puts overall confidence at -11, a huge improvement on the -26 figure recorded at the .... More>>
02 Jul 2020
PGA Tour procures 1,000 WHOOP fitness trackers after golfer Nick Watney was alerted to COVID-19 virus by his device
PGA Tour procures 1,000 WHOOP fitness trackers after golfer Nick Watney was alerted to COVID-19 virus by his device   The PGA Tour has recently bought 1,000 Whoop bands for its golfers, after PGA Tour golfer Nick Watney said he was alerted via his Whoop band that he may have COVID-19. Having worn the tracker for more than a year, Watney noticed one morning when checking the app that his respiratory rate had spiked. Despite not .... More>>
01 Jul 2020
Kathryn Moore launches Hall of Wellness Awards to recognise industry excellence
Kathryn Moore launches Hall of Wellness Awards to recognise industry excellence   Kathryn Moore, founder of Spa Connectors, has announced the launch of the Hall of Wellness Awards (HOW Awards) to recognise those excelling in their fields in the global spa, beauty and wellness industry. The awards have been developed to recognise extraordinary individuals while elevating the global spa, beauty .... More>>
01 Jul 2020
Government inspects gyms, as sector pushes hard for consent to reopen
Government inspects gyms, as sector pushes hard for consent to reopen   Industry body ukactive has today (1 July) hosted a delegation of government and public health officials on visits to a number of gyms and leisure centres. The delegation, which included deputy chief medical officer, professor Jonathan Van-Tam, and representatives of Sport England was given the opportunity to see .... More>>
01 Jul 2020
GO fit secures 'COVID-19 safe' certification
GO fit secures 'COVID-19 safe' certification   Health and fitness company Ingesport – which operates the GO fit chain of gyms in Spain and Portugal – has secured an official certification by AENOR for its protocols against COVID-19. AENOR (the Spanish Association for Standardization and Certification) is responsible for standardisation and certification .... More>>
01 Jul 2020
Gym chain takes legal action over order to close when restaurants remain open
Gym chain takes legal action over order to close when restaurants remain open   Mountainside Fitness in Arizona has filed a lawsuit against state's governor, Doug Ducey, after he ordered gyms to shut their doors again for at least a month to tackle a "second spike" in coronavirus cases. CEO and founder, Tom Hatten, said he made the decision to take legal action immediately after Ducey .... More>>
30 Jun 2020
Half the population 'feeling guilty' for not exercising as lockdown workouts fizzle out
Half the population 'feeling guilty' for not exercising as lockdown workouts fizzle out   Physical activity levels in England have continued to fall from those recorded at the initial phase of lockdown – partly due to schools, shops and workplaces reopening, giving people less time to exercise. Latest figures from Savanta ComRes for Sport England – based on data collected from 2,000 adults between 19 .... More>>
30 Jun 2020
Club Pilates in post-lockdown expansion trail with 21 new sites, while owner Xponential launches GO platform
Club Pilates in post-lockdown expansion trail with 21 new sites, while owner Xponential launches GO platform   Franchise operator Club Pilates has shown that there is growing confidence in the US fitness and wellness sector, by revealing details of an expansion push which will see 21 new locations opening in June alone. While some of the new studio openings had been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of .... More>>
30 Jun 2020
Borgo Egnazia refreshes its Happiness Break retreat to start from pre-arrival
Borgo Egnazia refreshes its Happiness Break retreat to start from pre-arrival   Italian destination spa, Borgo Egnazia, has reopened to guests and updated its popular Happiness Break to begin at home, with a new set of pre-arrival digital consultations and classes. Borgo Egnazia’s team of therapists has added a new phase to their wellness programme which aims to create balance and increase .... More>>
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