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30 Mar 2020
MOD's all-white house provides a canvas for the future and glimpses of the past
MOD's all-white house provides a canvas for the future and glimpses of the past   Ministry of Design (MOD) have completed an all-white co-living house aimed at making the residents its "prominent features" and giving them a blank canvas for the future. Canvas House is set in a heritage shophouse in Singapore and is intended to inspire dreams about what could be while retaining historical .... More>>
29 Mar 2020
YouTube star Joe Wicks 'in talks' with national channels
YouTube star Joe Wicks 'in talks' with national channels   Joe Wicks, the personal trainer who has become a global star thanks to his daily exercise sessions for families, is understood to be in talks with at least two major UK TV channels. Broadcasting 30-minute exercise sessions each morning through his BodyCoach TV YouTube channel, Wicks is getting families – stuck .... More>>
27 Mar 2020
OMA-designed department store looks like a rock with a gemstone seam
OMA-designed department store looks like a rock with a gemstone seam   A newly opened department store in South Korea, designed by OMA, has the appearance of a rock with a gemstone seam running through it. Created for luxury retailer Galleria, the store has a gross floor area of 137,000sq m (1,475,000sq ft) and is located in the town of Gwanggyo, just south of Seoul. Textured .... More>>
27 Mar 2020
Tracy Lee unveils Spa Alkemia at Zadún for Ritz Carlton Los Cabos
Tracy Lee unveils Spa Alkemia at Zadún for Ritz Carlton Los Cabos   Spa consultancy, TLee Spas, has unveiled Spa Alkemia at Zadún, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, in Los Cabos, Mexico. The 30,000sq ft spa’s treatments and design are inspired by Mexican traditions and culture with a natural aesthetic. ‘Alkemia’ – alchemy in Spanish – has a focus on positive transformation and a .... More>>
27 Mar 2020
Michael Sorkin dies after contracting COVID-19
Michael Sorkin dies after contracting COVID-19   American architect, critic and educator Michael Sorkin has died as a result of complications associated with COVID-19, it has been announced. Sorkin founded his Michael Sorkin Studio design practice in 1980, growing the firm from its base in New York to open additional offices in the Chinese cities of Shanghai .... More>>
27 Mar 2020
OdySea Aquarium entertains quarantined guests with new online initiatives
OdySea Aquarium entertains quarantined guests with new online initiatives   OdySea Aquarium in Scottsdale, Arizona, has launched two online initiatives to help keep guests entertained and engaged with the aquarium during its enforced closure. The first, called 'Your Oceanic Adventure… From Home', is an e-learning series, available on the aquarium's website, that offers educational .... More>>
27 Mar 2020
Thor actor Chris Hemsworth offers free access to home-fitness app Centrfit
Thor actor Chris Hemsworth offers free access to home-fitness app Centrfit   Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth is making his online fitness programme Centrfit available for free for the next six weeks. The Australian actor and fitness enthusiast – whose role as Thor in the Marvel blockbusters has made him one of the highest-paid actors in the world – announced the move on his Instagram .... More>>
27 Mar 2020
ACE calls on US government to offer financial support to self-employed fitness professionals
ACE calls on US government to offer financial support to self-employed fitness professionals   American Council on Exercise (ACE) has urged US policymakers to not leave the fitness sector's independent contractors, sole proprietors and small family businesses behind in its efforts to prop up US economy during the Coronavirus outbreak. Speaking exclusively to HCM, Graham Melstrand​, ACE's executive vice .... More>>
27 Mar 2020
National parks in Africa close down to protect endangered gorillas and chimpanzees from coronavirus
National parks in Africa close down to protect endangered gorillas and chimpanzees from coronavirus   All of the national parks in Congo and Rwanda featuring primates have closed their doors to visitors in an effort to avoid Africa's endangered mountain gorillas and chimpanzees from contracting COVID-19. According to experts, primates are very likely to be sucesptible to the disease, with complications arising .... More>>
27 Mar 2020
Humphrey Cobbold tells BBC Question Time about the impact of coronavirus on Pure Gym
Humphrey Cobbold tells BBC Question Time about the impact of coronavirus on Pure Gym   Humphrey Cobbold, CEO of Pure Gym, appeared on BBC Question Time last night (26 March 2020), along with Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet, Emily Thornberry, shadow foreign secretary and Robert Jenrick, housing, communities and local government secretary. The ‘audience’ was beamed in via .... More>>
27 Mar 2020
International WELL Building Institute creates respiratory health task force
International WELL Building Institute creates respiratory health task force   The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) has created a task force that will define the role buildings, organisations and communities can play in tackling COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses. The Task Force on Coronavirus will focus on how the places in which we spend our lives can support respiratory .... More>>
26 Mar 2020
Immune system repair now on offer at The Farm at San Benito
Immune system repair now on offer at The Farm at San Benito   Holistic medical wellness resort The Farm at San Benito, Philippines, is offering an immune system strengthening programme designed to protect the body’s cells and enable them to fight infection. Since it opened in 2002, the resort’s team of certified medical and wellness experts has focused on integrated .... More>>
26 Mar 2020
Cognitive Design's body-positive gym design draws on clinical psychology
Cognitive Design's body-positive gym design draws on clinical psychology   Cognitive Design have designed a gym in Georgia, US, with an emphasis on shared experiences, body image, dignity, motivation and community engagement. Clarity Fitness describes itself as "the place for people anywhere in their fitness journey who want to become active participants in a healthy life. It is a place .... More>>
26 Mar 2020
Public comes to zoo's aid following call for animal food donations
Public comes to zoo's aid following call for animal food donations   Local residents and businesses have come to the aid of a zoo which said it might have to euthanise animals after panic buying disrupted its supply feed. The Tropiquaria Zoo in Somerset, UK, made and urgent appeal for members of the public to donate spare fruit and vegetables to local zoos, with empty shelves and .... More>>
26 Mar 2020
BALPPA moves annual expo to November
BALPPA moves annual expo to November   The British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions (BALPPA) has postponed its upcoming expo and tradeshow in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The show, which was originally meant to take place in April, will now take place from 24 - 26 November 2020 at Drayton Manor in Staffordshire, UK. During .... More>>
26 Mar 2020
Babor achieves milestone announcing it’s gone carbon-neutral
Babor achieves milestone announcing it’s gone carbon-neutral   German skincare brand Babor has announced it has reached climate neutrality. The brand uses green electricity, photovoltaics, and climate-neutral renewable natural gas, production at its headquarters in Aachen, Germany, which has been carbon-neutral since 2014. Working together with a carbon footprint offset .... More>>
26 Mar 2020
Waterfrom Design create clinical, technological Chinese medicine spa
Waterfrom Design create clinical, technological Chinese medicine spa   Waterfrom Design's Exhibition of Frozen Time spa in Beijing, China, was conceived to eschew the traditional impression of Chinese medicine in favour of a more clinical and technological approach. Created for Aqua Health Clinic, the facility was conceived to use "medical principles of pulse diagnosis, medication .... More>>
26 Mar 2020
ClassPass makes app and website available for studios to offer live-streaming
ClassPass makes app and website available for studios to offer live-streaming   ClassPass will begin offering its partners the opportunity to live-stream classes through its app and website. The fitness subscription platform will make the service available immediately and will keep it open at least until 1 June 2020. ClassPass hopes to use its database of more than one million .... More>>
26 Mar 2020
David Lloyd launches live streaming and fitness on-demand classes.
David Lloyd launches live streaming and fitness on-demand classes.   Gym operators are pivoting to digital in a stampede to engage with members during the coronavirus shutdown, with David Lloyd Leisure (DLL) being the latest operator to show its hand. David Lloyd Clubs @Home – just announced – will offer a range of virtual and live streaming workouts, as well as advice and .... More>>
26 Mar 2020
Jean-Philippe Nuel: historic buildings make for creative projects
Jean-Philippe Nuel: historic buildings make for creative projects   Hotel and hospitality designer Jean-Philippe Nuel has explained that working on older buildings often makes for more interesting results. Speaking to CLAD in an interview, Nuel said: "Paradoxically, historic buildings often result in more creative projects than new builds because the constraints mean certain .... More>>
26 Mar 2020
Technogym's Mywellness Cloud to offer at-home workouts to keep members engaged and active
Technogym's Mywellness Cloud to offer at-home workouts to keep members engaged and active   Fitness giant Technogym will enable club operators to offer at-home training and coaching services to members remotely via its Mywellness Cloud platform. Aiming to keep members engaged and motivated while gyms are temporarily shut, the Mywellness app will offer a workout of the day challenge, with three new .... More>>
26 Mar 2020
PETA wins court case banning Florida zoo from owning endangered tigers
PETA wins court case banning Florida zoo from owning endangered tigers   Dade City's Wild Things (DCWT), a privately-owned animal park in Dade, Florida, has been banned from possessing endangered tigers, a court has ruled. The United States District Court in Tampa handed down the judgement earlier this week following a three-year court battle in which the People for the Ethical .... More>>
25 Mar 2020
Work continues on Universal's global theme park projects despite COVID-19 pandemic
Work continues on Universal's global theme park projects despite COVID-19 pandemic   Universal has revealed that it's continuing work on its Super Nintendo expansion in Japan, its new theme park in Orlando and its Beijing theme park despite the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Universal will not welcome visitors to any of its resorts until at least April, but an update from Universal Parks and Resorts .... More>>
25 Mar 2020
‘Heal the world’ – Deepak Chopra calls us all to action with global meditation event
‘Heal the world’ – Deepak Chopra calls us all to action with global meditation event   Deepak Chopra’s wellness company – Chopra – has partnered with The Well to unite people in a call to action to stay home and have hope through a free live-streamed global meditation event called H(om)e. Chopra works to advance a culture of wellbeing through a mix of digital content, live events and personalised .... More>>
25 Mar 2020
Frame opens online studio – offers free membership for NHS, police and teachers
Frame opens online studio – offers free membership for NHS, police and teachers   Boutique fitness brand Frame has launched an 'online studio', offering a selection of virtual exercise classes for its members to take part in at home. The Frame Online platform has been designed to keep members engaged and will offer three genres of workouts with a "class to suit every mood". The Sweat, .... More>>
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