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22 Oct 2021
A million people in England have stopped exercising due to COVID
A million people in England have stopped exercising due to COVID   The pandemic has had an "unprecedented" impact on physical activity levels in England, with 1 million more adults becoming physically inactive in the 12 months to May 2021. The figure comes from the latest edition of Sport England's annual Active Lives study – just published – which covers the period .... More>>
22 Oct 2021
Little Amal, a puppet of a refugee girl, has walked 5,000km across Europe
Little Amal, a puppet of a refugee girl, has walked 5,000km across Europe   A puppet of a refugee girl has 'walked' across Europe on a 5,000km (3,100m) journey, with the help of eleven puppeteers and is now nearing the end of her journey from Syria to the UK. Called Little Amal – a name meaning 'hope' in Arabic – she has been created as part of an artistic project representing the .... More>>
22 Oct 2021
Fairmont Century Plaza’s 14,000sq ft spa opens to underpin hotel’s mission to become sanctuary for the health-conscious
Fairmont Century Plaza’s 14,000sq ft spa opens to underpin hotel’s mission to become sanctuary for the health-conscious   Fairmont Spa Century Plaza is now open at the new Fairmont Century Plaza hotel, in Los Angeles, formerly home to the iconic crescent-shaped former Century Plaza Hotel. Since opening in 1966, the property has hosted generations of Hollywood celebrities, foreign dignitaries and multiple US presidents. Fairmont's .... More>>
21 Oct 2021
énergie opens first club in Spain as part of global expansion
énergie opens first club in Spain as part of global expansion   The first énergie Fitness club has opened in Spain as part of a push for global expansion. énergie Barcelona St Cugat will be operated by industry veterans and business partners Rod Hill and George Houtenbos, who in 2020 signed a master franchise agreement with Empowered Brands – owners of énergie fitness – to .... More>>
21 Oct 2021
Eden Project Qingdao reaches construction milestone
Eden Project Qingdao reaches construction milestone   Construction work on the Eden Project Qingdao visitor attraction in China has reached a major milestone. The main truss of the large, single biome of the project has now been topped out It will then be enclosed with triangular ETFE-pillows, similar to the hexagonal ones used at Eden Project Cornwall. .... More>>
21 Oct 2021
ESPA designs holistic treatment series for One&Only and will plant at least one tree for every ritual booked
ESPA designs holistic treatment series for One&Only and will plant at least one tree for every ritual booked   Luxury resort operator One&Only Resorts and international skincare and spa brand ESPA have partnered to bring new spa programming to select One&Only resorts. Named Nature’s Resonance by ESPA, the concept is crafted to re-connect guests’ minds, bodies and senses to the environment around them through the use of .... More>>
21 Oct 2021
World’s first UNESCO digital trail launches in Scotland
World’s first UNESCO digital trail launches in Scotland   Scotland's UNESCO World Heritage Sites are being brought together through the world’s first ever UNESCO digital trail. The trail connects the country’s 13 place-based UNESCO designations, including World Heritage Sites, Biospheres, Global Geoparks and Creative Cities to form a dedicated digital trail. Designed .... More>>
21 Oct 2021
Marriott innovating to relaunch two of its major hotel spa concepts, reveals Kenneth Ryan
Marriott innovating to relaunch two of its major hotel spa concepts, reveals Kenneth Ryan   Marriott International's global head of spa Kenneth Ryan has revealed the company is preparing two new major spa concepts for its St. Regis and W Hotels hospitality brands, during an exclusive interview with Spa Business. The new concept for St. Regis – called simply, St. Regis Spa – will be rolled out .... More>>
20 Oct 2021
2021 World Spa and Wellness Award winners announced
2021 World Spa and Wellness Award winners announced   The winners of the World Spa and Wellness (WSW) Awards have been crowned as part of the official 2021 WSW Conference, hosted on 17 and 18 October at Excel Centre in London. Launched in 2012, the accolades recognise destinations that set the standards in client service and care, business management and .... More>>
20 Oct 2021
Jakob Wahl appointed IAAPA's chief operating officer
Jakob Wahl appointed IAAPA's chief operating officer   Jakob Wahl has been named executive VP and chief operating officer of global attractions industry body IAAPA. In the new role, Wahl – who has spent nine years at IAAPA across two stints – will oversee the regional operations of the global association. He will report directly to CEO Hal McEvoy and lead the .... More>>
20 Oct 2021
International Longevity Centre launches global fitness competition
International Longevity Centre launches global fitness competition   A global innovation competition has been launched to find ways to encourage and support more older workers to return or remain in the workplace. The "Work for tomorrow: Innovating for an ageing workforce" challenge aims to provide solutions to powering current and future organisations with more experienced .... More>>
20 Oct 2021
Virtual Healing Summit to explore how to heal the self, the community and the earth
Virtual Healing Summit to explore how to heal the self, the community and the earth   Anne Biging and Dr Elisabeth Ixmeier, founders of Healing Hotels of the World and the Healing Summit, are gathering activists, scientists and inspired leaders to host a virtual Healing Summit event on 23 October. Called the Visionaries’ Table, the three-hour event will explore the connection between healing and .... More>>
20 Oct 2021
World Food Center Experience will be ‘Silicon Valley’ of food
World Food Center Experience will be ‘Silicon Valley’ of food   Plans for the World Food Center Experience in Ede, Netherlands, have been given the final green light by the Provincial Executive of Gelderland. The approval means that the project can now move ahead and is set to open to the public in 2023. The visitor attraction will form part of the larger, World Food .... More>>
20 Oct 2021
Creative legends behind iconic Spider-Man ride team to give talk at IAAPA Expo
Creative legends behind iconic Spider-Man ride team to give talk at IAAPA Expo   The creative geniuses behind the Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man darkride at Universal’s Islands of Adventure park in Orlando, Florida will offer their insights into the creative process behind the iconic attraction. When it opened in 1999, the ride – which combines 3D projection and other immersive effects .... More>>
20 Oct 2021
WilkinsonEyre-designed Compton and Edrich stands revealed at Lord's Cricket Ground
WilkinsonEyre-designed Compton and Edrich stands revealed at Lord's Cricket Ground   Work has been completed on two new spectator stands at Lord's Cricket Ground in London, UK, adding 2,600 seats to the total capacity of "the home of cricket". The Compton and Edrich stands, designed by WilkinsonEyre, form an integral part of the Marylebone Cricket Club’s (MCC) plans to future-proof the historic .... More>>
19 Oct 2021
Xponential hits 1,000 sites outside of North America following US$44m Body Fit Training deal
Xponential hits 1,000 sites outside of North America following US$44m Body Fit Training deal   Xponential Fitness has acquired Body Fit Training in a deal worth US$44m. The deal takes the number of studios open – or contracted to open – across the Xponential Fitness estate outside of North America to 1,000. The Australia-based functional fitness operator becomes the 10th brand in Xponential's portfolio .... More>>
18 Oct 2021
Virtuagym launches new video workout platform
Virtuagym launches new video workout platform   Virtuagym has launched a Video Workout platform which is natively integrated into its existing suite of products. The feature will allow Virtuagym customers to create their own workout libraries in the Virtuagym portal and make them available for end-users in their own customisable club mobile app. Users can .... More>>
18 Oct 2021
Exercise stops cancer growth
Exercise stops cancer growth   Exercise has been highlighted as a crucial weapon in cancer patients’ battle against the disease. Research from Edith Cowan University (ECU) in Perth, Australia, has found that myokines – proteins that are secreted into the blood during exercise – can suppress the growth of cancer cells and trigger mechanisms .... More>>
18 Oct 2021
Global fitness industry gets back to live events
Global fitness industry gets back to live events   The global health and fitness industry is returning to a busy programme of live trade shows and industry events, following an 18-month period in which the pandemic disrupted gatherings. This week has seen the 40th Annual IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show (IHRSA 2021) take place in Dallas, Texas, US, .... More>>
15 Oct 2021
Intelivideo signs partnership with Matrix Fitness
Intelivideo signs partnership with Matrix Fitness   Matrix and Intelivideo have signed a strategic partnership, which will see Intelivideo's fitness content integrated into Matrix's premium commercial equipment. Intelivideo's on-demand and trainer-led programming will be accessible through the Matrix Touch and Touch XL consoles, as well as Matrix's new Virtual .... More>>
15 Oct 2021
Nadine Dorries says sport and physical activity must be 'at the heart of pandemic recovery'
Nadine Dorries says sport and physical activity must be 'at the heart of pandemic recovery'   Nadine Dorries, the recently appointed secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport at the DCMS, has promised that the government will place sport and physical activity "at the heart of pandemic recovery". Speaking at the ukactive Conference at London's Guildhall this week, Dorries said that the .... More>>
15 Oct 2021
Europa Park extends winter opening for the first time as part of Hallowinter celebration
Europa Park extends winter opening for the first time as part of Hallowinter celebration   For the first time in its history, Europa-Park has announced it will remain open between Halloween and the start of its winter schedule as part of a ‘HALLOWinter’ offering. The move is the latest in a series of special openings that has seen the park extending its season. Europa Park will be open every day .... More>>
14 Oct 2021
Minor Hotels to unveil medi-wellness facility in Thailand in partnership with VLCC
Minor Hotels to unveil medi-wellness facility in Thailand in partnership with VLCC   Minor Hotels is realising its first location in collaboration with established India-based beauty and wellness brand VLCC, two years after the partnership was announced in 2019. Founded in India in 1989, VLCC manages a chain of wellness centres across Asia, operates beauty and nutrition training academies, .... More>>
14 Oct 2021
The convergence of healthcare and wellness: Global Wellness Summit announces key topics for 2021 conference
The convergence of healthcare and wellness: Global Wellness Summit announces key topics for 2021 conference   The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has today announced its first round of speakers for the 2021 Summit. The 15th annual conference will take place in person in Boston, Massachusetts, and virtually all over the world, during 30 November - 3 December. The event’s theme is “A New New Era in Health & .... More>>
13 Oct 2021
Mindbody buys ClassPass
Mindbody buys ClassPass   Mindbody has announced it's buying ClassPass, the consumer wellness subscription service that enables people to use a range of gyms, studios and wellness facilities for one monthly subscription. The deal will bring two of the industry’s most prominent tech businesses together to offer both business- and .... More>>
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