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23 Apr 2024
Six Senses unveils urban wellness retreat in Kyoto inspired by Japanese Zen culture
Six Senses unveils urban wellness retreat in Kyoto inspired by Japanese Zen culture   Six Senses Kyoto opens its doors today, marking the eco-luxury hotel and spa operator’s entry into Japan and a new addition to its urban collection. Situated in the historic Higashiyama district, the 81-key hotel is designed to offer guests an urban sanctuary in Kyoto – thought to be the cultural and .... More>>
23 Apr 2024
RSG opens flagship John Reed in Berlin, as its builds out its 'world city' portfolio
RSG opens flagship John Reed in Berlin, as its builds out its 'world city' portfolio   With the launch of its 49th John Reed, RSG Group is looking for more opportunities for its high-end brand in the US and Europe. Cosmopolitan cities are on the hit list, with sites already up and running in Budapest, Prague, Venice, Zurich, Istanbul, Paris, Los Angeles and Vienna. RSG is extremely selective .... More>>
23 Apr 2024
PureGym's new results set it up for accelerating growth
PureGym's new results set it up for accelerating growth   PureGym saw revenues rise by 15 per cent in 2023, with the company announcing plans to develop 200 new clubs in the next three to four years. Memberships were up 11 per cent across the group and by 16 per cent in the UK compared with 2022, with more than 100 million visits during the year and more than two .... More>>
23 Apr 2024
UAE’s first Dior Spa debuts in Dubai at Dorchester Collection’s newest hotel, The Lana
UAE’s first Dior Spa debuts in Dubai at Dorchester Collection’s newest hotel, The Lana   The UAE’s first-ever Dior Spa has officially launched at The Lana, Dubai – the Dorchester Collection’s debut property in the Middle East. Bathed in natural daylight on the hotel’s 29th floor, Dior Spa The Lana was designed by architecture and interior design firm Gilles & Boissier. The 4,300sq ft spa – Dior’s .... More>>
22 Apr 2024
Deloitte says European health club market hit an all-time high for revenues in 2023
Deloitte says European health club market hit an all-time high for revenues in 2023   Following three disrupted lockdown years, the European fitness market bounced back in 2023, according to Deloitte and EuropeActive’s hot off the press European Health & Fitness Market Report 2024. The recovery is reflected in all key European market indicators: revenues were up 14 per cent; memberships .... More>>
19 Apr 2024
Treningshelse Holding snaps up another Norwegian fitness chain as it sets its sight on market leadership
Treningshelse Holding snaps up another Norwegian fitness chain as it sets its sight on market leadership   Norwegian health club operator, Treningshelse Holding, which owns the Aktiv365 and Family Sports Club fitness chains, has acquired fellow Norwegian operator, Aktiv Trening. The purchase of 19 Aktiv Trening clubs brings the number of sites in its portfolio to 72, with around 100,000 members. Treningshelse Holding has ambitious to become Norway’s leading .... More>>
19 Apr 2024
Missed FIBO? Catch up with the HCM roundup
Missed FIBO? Catch up with the HCM roundup   The HCM team were busy at the recent FIBO Global Fitness event in Cologne, Germany, distributing a special FIBO edition of HCM in support of the event as its global media partner. FIBO 2024 boasted over 1,000 exhibitors and is expected to have welcome 120,000 visitors – a post-pandemic record. The .... More>>
18 Apr 2024
Xplor kicks off international expansion for its Mariana Tek software with 1Rebel deal
Xplor kicks off international expansion for its Mariana Tek software with 1Rebel deal   Atlanta-based boutique fitness software company, Xplor Mariana Tek, has kicked off a push for international expansion. Shannon Tracey, VP of sales and marketing, says the company is eyeing the UK and Australasia as targets for the next 12 months. Boutique gym brand, 1Rebel, which has studios in London and the .... More>>
18 Apr 2024
US named world’s largest wellness economy, reaching US$1.8 trillion valuation
US named world’s largest wellness economy, reaching US$1.8 trillion valuation   The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has released new data on the US’ wellness economy, valuing it at US$1.8 trillion. According to the organisation's recent report – called The Global Wellness Economy: United States – the US is the world’s leading wellness economy and is now double the size of China’s .... More>>
17 Apr 2024
Remedy Place to launch two new social wellness clubs annually as part of rollout strategy
Remedy Place to launch two new social wellness clubs annually as part of rollout strategy   Remedy Place, a US-based social wellness club brand, is poised for steady expansion in the coming years, with plans to open two new clubs annually moving forward Remedy Place is the brainchild of Dr Jonathan Leary, who has a doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine and came up with the concept while working in .... More>>
16 Apr 2024
Planet Fitness reveals Colleen Keating as its next CEO
Planet Fitness reveals Colleen Keating as its next CEO   Planet Fitness has a new CEO – Colleen Keating. She will take up the position on 10 June. The announcement follows a search which began with the ousting of former CEO, Chris Rondeau on 16 September last year. Shareholder, Craig Benson, has been covering the role in the interim and will remain on the board. .... More>>
16 Apr 2024
Clinique La Prairie to operate health resort at Tri Vananda in Phuket
Clinique La Prairie to operate health resort at Tri Vananda in Phuket   Swiss longevity brand Clinique La Prairie (CLP) has inked a deal with Montara Hospitality Group to operate a resort at Tri Vananda – a purpose-built wellness community in Phuket, Thailand. Tri Vananda, envisioned as a haven for holistic wellbeing, has been in the works since 2018 and is backed by a significant .... More>>
16 Apr 2024
UK Active Awards for excellence open for nominations
UK Active Awards for excellence open for nominations   UK Active has announced details of its annual health and fitness industry awards ceremony, which will take place in Birmingham on the evening of Thursday 3 October at the International Convention Centre. The trade body has created 16 award categories for 2024, including new additions, with the Outstanding .... More>>
15 Apr 2024
Six Senses La Sagesse launches with lagoon-fronted spa inspired by Caribbean fishing villages
Six Senses La Sagesse launches with lagoon-fronted spa inspired by Caribbean fishing villages   Six Senses has announced the grand opening of its first-ever property and spa in the Caribbean, called Six Senses La Sagesse. With a picturesque beachfront setting and surrounded by verdant hills, Six Senses La Sagesse features 56 pool suites and 15 villas, providing a serene escape for visitors. The resort .... More>>
15 Apr 2024
Basic-Fit trials corporate wellness drive across its Spanish clubs
Basic-Fit trials corporate wellness drive across its Spanish clubs   Basic-Fit has signed up to trial Wellhub across its recently expanded Spanish network, giving access to subscribers and enabling them to use all 152 of its Spanish clubs. This includes the 42 McFit and five Holmes Place locations it acquired recently from RSG Group. The move is a change of tack for Basic-Fit, .... More>>
15 Apr 2024
Go Fit CEO, Mário Barbosa, unveils expansion plans in this month’s HCM
Go Fit CEO, Mário Barbosa, unveils expansion plans in this month’s HCM   Having redefined the model of public-private collaboration in Spain, Go Fit is now expanding into Italy and has ambitious plans to grow its estate, memberships and profits. Speaking exclusively in this month’s HCM, Go Fit’s new CEO, Mário Barbosa, talks about the company’s ambitions to enter new markets, .... More>>
12 Apr 2024
US$60m Zion Canyon Hot Springs project breaks ground in Southern Utah
US$60m Zion Canyon Hot Springs project breaks ground in Southern Utah   A brand new desert hot springs oasis, called Zion Canyon Hot Springs, is set to open in Southern Utah in Q3 of 2025. Situated 30 minutes from the majestic Zion National Park, the US$60 million (€55.9 million, £47.9 million) destination broke ground in March and is located in the scenic landscapes of La Verkin. .... More>>
11 Apr 2024
Dedicated recovery clubs tipped to become a trend
Dedicated recovery clubs tipped to become a trend   Recovery, social wellness and longevity were talking points at PerformX recently, tipped by many speakers as upcoming trends, while the exhibition halls featured infrared saunas, compression therapy and ice baths. The UK is currently lagging behind the US – where ice bath searches increased by more than 500 per .... More>>
11 Apr 2024
Research: Kundalini yoga provides cognitive benefits to postmenopausal women at risk of Alzheimer's
Research: Kundalini yoga provides cognitive benefits to postmenopausal women at risk of Alzheimer's   A new study by UCLA Health found Kundalini yoga provided several benefits to cognition and memory for older women at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Benefits included restoring neural pathways, preventing brain matter decline and reversing ageing and inflammation-associated biomarkers – improvements not .... More>>
10 Apr 2024
New lakeside spa oasis set to open at The Ritz-Carlton-Reynolds, Lake Oconee
New lakeside spa oasis set to open at The Ritz-Carlton-Reynolds, Lake Oconee   Luxury lakeside retreat The Ritz-Carlton-Reynolds, Lake Oconee in Georgia, US, is gearing up to unveil its new-look destination spa this May following a comprehensive makeover. Spanning 27,000sq ft, the newly renovated spa will feature entirely redesigned spaces plus new fitness, beauty and wellness programming. .... More>>
09 Apr 2024
Europe's premier Evian Spa unveiled at Hôtel Royal in France
Europe's premier Evian Spa unveiled at Hôtel Royal in France   Europe’s first Evian Spa has opened at the five-star Hôtel Royal in Evian-les-Bains, France – the birthplace of the Danone-owned mineral water brand Evian. The spa has been realised following a comprehensive 12-month renovation of the hotel's – also owned by Danone – existing wellness facilities and was curated .... More>>
10 Apr 2024
Top operators gather from across Europe for EHFF
Top operators gather from across Europe for EHFF   Industry experts are gathering in Cologne for today's European Health & Fitness Forum (EHFF), followed by FIBO from 11-14 April, which will feature almost 1,000 exhibitors. EuropeActive is partnering with FIBO for the 11th time to run EHFF and this year's theme is Futureproofing your business through strategic .... More>>
10 Apr 2024
Jason Worthy joins Myzone as group CEO to drive international growth
Jason Worthy joins Myzone as group CEO to drive international growth   Jason Worthy has been appointed group CEO of Myzone to lead the 'next stage of growth', with current group CEO, David Stalker, stepping back to take up an advisory role. Worthy has held a series of leadership roles in the industry, including being president of Life Fitness and leading it through a private equity .... More>>
09 Apr 2024
John Kersh and Garrett Marshall leave Xponential Fitness
John Kersh and Garrett Marshall leave Xponential Fitness   John Kersh has announced he is leaving boutique franchisor, Xponential Fitness, after eight years with the company – seven of them driving international growth across multiple brands and the best part of a year with Pure Barre at the start. As chief international development officer, Kersh has been responsible .... More>>
08 Apr 2024
Atzaró Okavango Camp and wellness retreat to launch in Botswana wildlife haven
Atzaró Okavango Camp and wellness retreat to launch in Botswana wildlife haven   A boutique safari and wellness escape will open in Botswana’s wildlife-rich Okavango Delta this May, marking the latest venture from Ibiza's Atzaró Group. The Atzaró Okavango Camp will be a 12-suite property, situated by the Moremi Game Reserve, and feature an intimate wellness retreat. The 130sq m facility .... More>>
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