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26 Nov 2022
Educational charity NCFE acquires Active IQ from Ascend Learning
Educational charity NCFE acquires Active IQ from Ascend Learning   Active IQ has been acquired by educational charity NCFE from its parent company, US-based Ascend Learning. The move follows Ascend's decision to close down its other UK-based brand, Premier Global NASM – a move that was announced in June this year and takes effect at the year-end. The NCFE deal marks the final .... More>>
25 Nov 2022
Bob Iger's return to Disney sparks major restructuring focused on creativity and storytelling
Bob Iger's return to Disney sparks major restructuring focused on creativity and storytelling   Disney is set to undergo a "major restructuring" following the shock return of CEO Bob Iger. Iger, who steered Disney as CEO from 2005 until 2020 – when his contract expired – returned to the entertainment giant this week. His return follows the exit of Bob Chapek, who took over as Disney CEO from Iger in .... More>>
25 Nov 2022
l’Orange Bleue to launch 450 new gyms and day spas in next five years
l’Orange Bleue to launch 450 new gyms and day spas in next five years   José Nercellas, CEO of l’Orange Bleue, is planning to open 450 new European gyms and day spas over the next five years to build an estate of 850 sites. The chain was founded by Thierry Marquer in 1996 – Nercellas came on board earlier this year from the retail industry, having steered successful expansions of .... More>>
25 Nov 2022
Battersea Power Station's chimney experience whisks guests up 109m in a glass elevator
Battersea Power Station's chimney experience whisks guests up 109m in a glass elevator   The highly anticipated chimney lift experience at the Battersea Power Station has opened to the public. Called Lift 109, the glass elevator adds a unique experience to the capital's wide range of visitor attractions, offering guests an ascent of 109m up to the top of one of the power station's iconic chimneys .... More>>
25 Nov 2022
CIDESCO International and Wellness for Cancer create Oncology Wellness Diploma
CIDESCO International and Wellness for Cancer create Oncology Wellness Diploma   Leading spa and beauty organisation CIDESCO International has partnered with cancer education charity Wellness for Cancer to launch a new global qualification. The two organisations believe the best way to advance the spa and beauty profession and its role in oncology wellness is through therapist awareness, .... More>>
24 Nov 2022
Fit tech – 10 of the best Black Friday deals
Fit tech – 10 of the best Black Friday deals   Black Friday, which falls on 25 November, will be one of the busiest retail days of 2022, marking the start of this year’s Christmas shopping season. Now extending into ‘cyber week’ and finishing on Cyber Monday, it's a time when shops and companies offer significant discounts on their products. According to .... More>>
24 Nov 2022
Eureka! tackles STEM with new Science + Discovery Centre
Eureka! tackles STEM with new Science + Discovery Centre   Eureka! Science + Discovery Centre in Seacombe, UK has opened its doors to the public. The attraction is the second in the Eureka! family, following the opening of the original and much loved Eureka! The National Children's Museum in Halifax in 1992. Using interactive and immersive exhibits and attractions, .... More>>
24 Nov 2022
Exercise should be considered a core treatment for arthritis
Exercise should be considered a core treatment for arthritis   Exercise should be considered as a core treatment for those suffering from arthritis caused by wear-and-tear. New draft guidelines, published for the UK's National Health Service (NHS) by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), state that physical activity can ease pain and help .... More>>
23 Nov 2022
Therme Group plans US$200m urban wellbeing resort in South Korea
Therme Group plans US$200m urban wellbeing resort in South Korea   Thermal wellbeing organisation and developer Therme Group has partnered with the Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ) to create a year-round wellbeing destination in the South Korean city of Incheon. Therme has announced that it’s working with the mayor of Incheon Metropolitan City Yoo Jeong-bok and IFEZ .... More>>
23 Nov 2022
Trib3’s Kevin Yates named as an Entrepreneur of the Year at Great British Entrepreneur Awards
Trib3’s Kevin Yates named as an Entrepreneur of the Year at Great British Entrepreneur Awards   Kevin Yates, founder and CEO of Trib3 has been awarded Entrepreneur of the Year in the Great British Entrepreneur Awards. He joins eight other winners in the health and beauty section, which includes the fitness industry. "It’s fantastic that entrepreneurs building a healthier, fitter future are getting .... More>>
23 Nov 2022
Digital art installation in Nanjing helps the public keep an eye on exoplanets
Digital art installation in Nanjing helps the public keep an eye on exoplanets   A permanent public art sculpture allows the public to observe the galaxy's exoplanets – which human life could potentially exist on. Data Gate is the brainchild of creative media studio, Ouchhh, and is comprised of 360 LED installations. Commissioned by the Chinese Government and located in Nanjing, the .... More>>
22 Nov 2022
Raffaella Dallarda launches new book showcasing best of Italian spa culture
Raffaella Dallarda launches new book showcasing best of Italian spa culture   Spa industry personality Raffaella Dallarda has launched her first book called E-SPAnsive exploring Italian spa culture and highlighting the country’s top spa and wellness destinations. Dallarda is an industry blogger, wellness specialist and qualified practitioner who travels around the world to explore .... More>>
22 Nov 2022
World Health Organization, FIFA and Qatar launch gamified movement-tracking app
World Health Organization, FIFA and Qatar launch gamified movement-tracking app   Sport for Health, a collaboration between The World Health Organization (WHO), FIFA and Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health, has released an app called Gen Move Season 1 to coincide with the World Cup in Qatar, with the aim of increasing physical activity among millions of children worldwide. Game developer G13R, .... More>>
21 Nov 2022
Third Space opens new club in London with membership 40% above projections
Third Space opens new club in London with membership 40% above projections   Third Space has opened the doors to its new 27,000 sq ft club in London's Moorgate, with CEO, Colin Waggett telling HCM membership numbers are already well ahead of projections. "Reading the press you might think the world has stopped and working from home has killed trading in health clubs in the City, .... More>>
21 Nov 2022
Geothermal bathing sanctuary Alba Thermal Springs & Spa opens in Australia with 30+ pools
Geothermal bathing sanctuary Alba Thermal Springs & Spa opens in Australia with 30+ pools   A new hot springs facility and day spa destination has opened in Victoria, Australia, complete with a 3,500sq m two-level spa and 31 thermal pools. Called Alba Thermal Springs and Spa, the carbon-neutral destination has opened within 15 hectares of landscaped property in Fingal on the Mornington Peninsula. Alba .... More>>
21 Nov 2022
SimEx-Iwerks reveals first customised fly film in collaboration with Red Raion. Celebrates 30th anniversary in 2023
SimEx-Iwerks reveals first customised fly film in collaboration with Red Raion. Celebrates 30th anniversary in 2023   Immersive cinema specialist SimEx-Iwerks, which celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2023, has created its first custom-production fly film in collaboration with CGI Specialist, Red Raion. Frostbite: Dino Island III takes guests to a mysterious island in Antarctica for the opportunity to see frozen dinosaurs .... More>>
18 Nov 2022
Dubai's Real Madrid theme park will immerse fans in the club's culture
Dubai's Real Madrid theme park will immerse fans in the club's culture   The first-ever Real Madrid-themed experience is set to open in Dubai next year. A partnership between the Spanish football club and Dubai Holding Entertainment group, the visitor attraction will be located within Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region's largest integrated theme park destination. The park has been .... More>>
18 Nov 2022
New study investigating leadership in global health and wellbeing industries launched by Wisdom Works
New study investigating leadership in global health and wellbeing industries launched by Wisdom Works   Wisdom Works Group (WWG) has launched a study into leadership across the global wellness economy, as well as the adjacent industries of healthcare and human potential and development. WWG is a US-based social enterprise with a mission to make “thriving a standard of effective leadership”. The organisation wants .... More>>
18 Nov 2022
Google’s Health Connect launches to the public in beta mode
Google’s Health Connect launches to the public in beta mode   Google’s Health Connect is now accessible to the public in beta mode and can be downloaded from Google Play. The app’s development started earlier this year in a tie-up with Samsung, with early adopters such as MyFitnessPal, Oura and Peloton. Today there are more than ten apps available, adding the likes of .... More>>
17 Nov 2022
Thermea Spa Village | Whitby served with $5m lawsuit by customers affected by staph outbreak
Thermea Spa Village | Whitby served with $5m lawsuit by customers affected by staph outbreak
  On 6 October 2022, thermal spa operator Groupe Nordik opened one of North America's biggest spas in Ontario after a 10-year project. More than a month later, the new Thermea Spa Village | Whitby has been served with a civil lawsuit following a staphylococcus (or staph) outbreak in its saltwater pool. Calling .... More>>
17 Nov 2022
Oslo’s historic public baths brought back to life as Sommerro unveils urban wellness retreat
Oslo’s historic public baths brought back to life as Sommerro unveils urban wellness retreat   Nordic Hotels & Resorts’ newest luxury hotel in Oslo, Sommerro, has announced the grand opening of its wellness space Vestkantbadet to guests, locals and members. Serving as the largest city resort wellness space across the Nordic countries and comprising one of Norway’s last remaining public baths from 1932, .... More>>
17 Nov 2022
Ergatta’s members can now race based on effort in new gamified rowing experience
Ergatta’s members can now race based on effort in new gamified rowing experience   Connected rowing company Ergatta has released a new gaming experience called Vortex which has been designed to 'level the virtual playing field' across its community of 75,000 users. Rather than competing by fitness level, Vortex enables players of any ability – from professional athlete to beginner – to race .... More>>
16 Nov 2022
High-intensity exercise cuts risk of metastatic cancer by 72 per cent
High-intensity exercise cuts risk of metastatic cancer by 72 per cent   A new medical study from Tel Aviv University, Israel, has found that the risk of developing metastatic cancer, the leading cause of death in Israel, drops by up to 72 per cent with regular, high-intensity aerobic exercise. The study, An exercise-induced metabolic shield in distant organs blocks cancer .... More>>
16 Nov 2022
Armah Sports launches luxury Optimo health club brand in Riyadh
Armah Sports launches luxury Optimo health club brand in Riyadh   The first luxury health club from Armah Sports, Optimo, has opened in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It is new concept, combining high-end hotel design with upscale fitness facilities. Two further sites will open in the next three to six months. Optimo is led by Armah Sports' co-founder and CEO Fahad Alhagbani, who .... More>>
16 Nov 2022
SHA Wellness founder launches global real estate development firm, AB Living Group
SHA Wellness founder launches global real estate development firm, AB Living Group   Alfredo Bataller, founder of established Spanish destination spa Sha Wellness Clinic (SHA), has launched a real estate development firm called AB Living Group (AB Living). AB Living is the totality of AB Wellness (responsible for the SHA brand), AB Hospitality and AB Properties. The new firm’s first .... More>>
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