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05 Oct 2022
Neil Randall is new CEO at Urban Gym Group as Kool ups stake in TRIB3
Neil Randall is new CEO at Urban Gym Group as Kool ups stake in TRIB3   Former CEO of Anytime Fitness Neil Randall has been appointed the new CEO of TrainMore and Clubsportive at Urban Gym Group (UGG). His role will start in November 2022 and Jordy Kool, who has been interim co-CEO with Marjolijn Meijer since January 2021, will stay on as chairman of the board as Meijer transitions to .... More>>
05 Oct 2022
Nerio Alessandri to be honoured with 2023 ISPA Visionary Award
Nerio Alessandri to be honoured with 2023 ISPA Visionary Award   The International Spa Association (ISPA) has named Technogym CEO and founder Nerio Alessandri as the 2023 ISPA Visionary Award winner. ISPA will present Alessandri with the award at the 31st annual ISPA Conference at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, from 9-11 May, 2023. The ISPA .... More>>
04 Oct 2022
Historic number of winners crowned at 2022 Aufguss World Championships
Historic number of winners crowned at 2022 Aufguss World Championships   From 12-17 September, the world’s top aufguss masters gathered in the Netherlands to celebrate the power of sauna and participate in the annual Aufguss World Championship. Aufguss is an entertaining, communal sauna ritual that – at its simplest – involves an aufguss master waving a towel to distribute the .... More>>
04 Oct 2022
Centred Wellness acquires PT platform Bua Fit to create $25m company
Centred Wellness acquires PT platform Bua Fit to create $25m company   Centred Wellness – a travel and lifestyle platform connecting members with health and wellness services and products – has acquired Bua Fit, a UK marketplace providing outdoor and online fitness classes. The companies claim that the combined entity is estimated to be worth around US$25m. London-based Bua Fit .... More>>
04 Oct 2022
Barry’s gets into bikes with Ride in New York City
Barry’s gets into bikes with Ride in New York City   Barry’s has launched a HIIT spin and strength class called Ride in New York City. The club is located next to Barry’s existing Chelsea studio and each space includes 21 bikes with corresponding floor set ups to make 42 spots. The 50-minute sessions combine strength and cycling-focused cardio workouts led by .... More>>
04 Oct 2022
Dave & Buster's to enter Middle East with Al Hokair partnership
Dave & Buster's to enter Middle East with Al Hokair partnership   US-based amusement franchise Dave & Buster’s has revealed plans to launch sites across the Middle East. The deal with Abdul Mohsen Al Hokair Holding Group will result in 11 units being opened in Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt. To help drive the expansion into a new region, Dave & Buster's has developed .... More>>
03 Oct 2022
Holmes Place launches into the boutique market with first site in Berlin
Holmes Place launches into the boutique market with first site in Berlin   The first Holmes Place Boutique Studio, which provides group classes in a small, intimate format, has opened its doors in Berlin, in the trendy area of Friedrichshain. Holmes Place reports that the demand for boutique-style classes has grown since the start of the pandemic, so the new club has been designed to .... More>>
03 Oct 2022
Scientists develop video game that adjusts difficulty based on player emotions – has applications for attractions and fitness
Scientists develop video game that adjusts difficulty based on player emotions – has applications for attractions and fitness   Korean scientists have developed a dynamic way of adjusting the difficulty of video games – by estimating the players' emotions based on in-game data. A team at the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) have come up with a model in which the difficulty level is tweaked accordingly to maximise .... More>>
03 Oct 2022
Magleby Development unveils plans for family-friendly Utah wellness community, Velvære
Magleby Development unveils plans for family-friendly Utah wellness community, Velvære   Work has begun on a new 60-acre wellness community in Utah, adjacent to Park City’s Deer Valley ski resort. Dedicated to providing residents and club members with a sense of holistic wellbeing and adventure-centric lifestyle, the 115-home community is called Velvære and will embrace nature and intentional living. .... More>>
30 Sep 2022
Pliability integrates with Whoop to offer personalised recovery
Pliability integrates with Whoop to offer personalised recovery   Mobility app Pliability has integrated with digital health and fitness tracker Whoop to create a smart, personalised tool that helps users recover quicker and maintain optimal health based on their body data. Pliability draws on a user’s metrics from Whoop, including sleep data, heart rate variability (HRV), .... More>>
30 Sep 2022
David Lloyd reveals acquisitions in Europe and a new green club concept for the UK
David Lloyd reveals acquisitions in Europe and a new green club concept for the UK   David Lloyd Leisure (DLL) has acquired fitness clubs ABC Serrano and La Finca in Madrid. Once refurbished they will open in 2024. La Finca is located 20 minutes from the heart of Madrid and will become a family-focused facility. The ABC Serrano club spans four floors above the ABC Serrano shopping centre and .... More>>
30 Sep 2022
Foster and Partners reveal design for sustainable marine life centre on the Red Sea
Foster and Partners reveal design for sustainable marine life centre on the Red Sea   The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), the developer behind the AMAALA tourism project on the shores of the Red Sea, has revealed detailed plans for a marine life institute. Designed by Foster and Partners, the institute will function as both a scientific research centre and a tourist destination, with 10 .... More>>
30 Sep 2022
Mountain wildflowers underpin spa rituals at newly-launched Mandarin Oriental Palace, Luzern
Mountain wildflowers underpin spa rituals at newly-launched Mandarin Oriental Palace, Luzern   Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group (MOHG) has unveiled its new Swiss destination Mandarin Oriental Palace, Luzern, after an extensive renovation of one of the city’s Belle Epoque era landmarks. The overhaul project was overseen by local architects Iwan Bühler Architekten and London-based interior designers Jestico + .... More>>
29 Sep 2022
Live-streaming 'digital tour' enters the attractions sector
Live-streaming 'digital tour' enters the attractions sector   Live-streaming platform Heygo has ventured into the cultural visitor attractions sector by partnering with a number of museums in the UK and US. Launched during the COVID-19 pandemic, Heygo uses live-streaming to offer guided tours across the world, with a mission to "create unforgettable experiences" for .... More>>
28 Sep 2022
Research reveals the impact of gymtimidation on market growth
Research reveals the impact of gymtimidation on market growth   A recent OnePoll survey on behalf of The Gym Group (TGG) has found one in three Brits (33 per cent) suffer from gymtimidation and fear feeling out of place in the gym, while over half of women (53 per cent) are put off joining up due to preceived pressure to wear lycra. In addition, half of the women surveyed .... More>>
28 Sep 2022
Minor Hotels and VLCC unveil medical wellness centre at Avani+ Hua Hin Resort in Thailand
Minor Hotels and VLCC unveil medical wellness centre at Avani+ Hua Hin Resort in Thailand   Avani+ Hua Hin Resort in Thailand has introduced a new medical wellness centre in partnership with VLCC, an India-based beauty and wellness operator with a strong presence across Asia. The new opening is the product of a partnership deal inked between VLCC and Avani’s parent company, Minor Hotels, in 2019. .... More>>
28 Sep 2022
Women are less active than men finds Eurobarometer. The European Commission is tackling inequality with a raft of new initiatives
Women are less active than men finds Eurobarometer. The European Commission is tackling inequality with a raft of new initiatives   New Eurobarometer research results, published by the European Commission, show conclusively that women remain less active than men. In an exclusive interview with HCM – undertaken as part of a collaboration with Europe Active – European Commissioner, Mariya Gabriel, says she's targeting this inequality .... More>>
27 Sep 2022
Elaine Jobson buys Jetts Fitness from FLG – announces expansion
Elaine Jobson buys Jetts Fitness from FLG – announces expansion   Jetts Fitness Australia CEO, Elaine Jobson, has led an MBO to acquire the franchised Jetts Fitness business from parent company Fitness & Lifestyle Group (FLG). The deal sees Jobson take control of 129 franchised clubs in Australia, as well as international franchise businesses in the UK and the Netherlands. .... More>>
27 Sep 2022
Pure Gym founder Peter Roberts raises £5m to expand Gymfinity Kids
Pure Gym founder Peter Roberts raises £5m to expand Gymfinity Kids   Gymfinity Kids, the club and nursery operator launched by Pure Gym founder, Peter Roberts, has raised more than £5m to support the next stage of its expansion. The brand promotes the physical and mental wellbeing of children and provides movement, nourishment and development through gymnastics and ninja .... More>>
26 Sep 2022
moonbird unveils breathwork device to relieve stress and improve sleep
moonbird unveils breathwork device to relieve stress and improve sleep   According to Belgian tech startup, moonbird, using breathwork as a way to relax is growing rapidly in popularity. To answer this demand, the company has recently developed a pocket-sized intuitive breathwork coach tool to guide people through breathing exercises and improve their sense of wellbeing. The compact .... More>>
23 Sep 2022
Queen Elizabeth II to be commemorated by Thames' Illuminated River
Queen Elizabeth II to be commemorated by Thames' Illuminated River   Illuminated River, described as the world’s longest public artwork, will be lit in commemoration of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen, Elizabeth II. Incorporating nine bridges across the river Thames in London, UK, Illuminated River’s main colour scheme will be threaded with tones of purple and silver in .... More>>
23 Sep 2022
Roman bathing and ancient mythology inspire design for Six Senses Rome spa, opening 2023
Roman bathing and ancient mythology inspire design for Six Senses Rome spa, opening 2023   Six Senses has announced its first Italian property and spa, Six Senses Rome, is on track to open in early 2023. Designed to set a new level of consciousness in sustainability and wellness in a downtown setting, Six Senses envisions the hotel will become a green oasis amid Rome's urban rush. Six Senses Rome .... More>>
23 Sep 2022
Marc Cohen named Peninsula Hot Springs medical director
Marc Cohen named Peninsula Hot Springs medical director   Integrative medicine expert, professor Marc Cohen has been appointed as the medical director of Australian hot springs operator Peninsula Hot Springs (PHS), based in Victoria. Cohen – who has a background as a medical doctor and a professor of health sciences and complementary medicine – has a long history with .... More>>
22 Sep 2022
Vinotherapy, wellness butlers and wine tasting collide as SB Winemaker’s House & Spa Suites launches in Argentina
Vinotherapy, wellness butlers and wine tasting collide as SB Winemaker’s House & Spa Suites launches in Argentina   Argentina’s first female winemaker Susana Balbo has opened her flagship hotel in the Mendoza wine region, called SB Winemaker’s House & Spa Suites. After four decades dedicated to the wine industry, Balbo created the bespoke estate and luxury boutique hotel in Argentina with her daughter, Ana Lovaglio Balbo. .... More>>
21 Sep 2022
Auberge Resorts unveils Halehouse Spa in California wine country, created in collaboration with TLEE Spas + Wellness
Auberge Resorts unveils Halehouse Spa in California wine country, created in collaboration with TLEE Spas + Wellness   Global spa development firm TLEE Spas + Wellness recently teamed up with Auberge Resorts Collection to realise a new 12,000sq ft spa at wellness destination resort Stanly Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection. With design by Overland Partners and CCID, the new resort and spa have been brought to life on a historic .... More>>
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