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23 Sep 2020
Bear Grylls leads activities on another successful National Fitness Day
Bear Grylls leads activities on another successful National Fitness Day   The UK's physical activity sector has come together to get millions of people active during National Fitness Day 2020. Gyms, leisure facilities and activity providers have hosted thousands of free events, helping to make it the most physically active day of the year. Schools took part in a syncronised 10 .... More>>
23 Sep 2020
Color Up launches CBD education programme for wellness professionals and new scholarship scheme
Color Up launches CBD education programme for wellness professionals and new scholarship scheme   CBD-infused skincare line, Color Up has announced a new CBD training course and scholarship programme. The company has added to its existing catalogue of CBD training programmes and upgraded its Cannabis Master Programme to include another pathway dedicated to training wellness professionals. The Master .... More>>
23 Sep 2020
Exercise and depression – promising research published
Exercise and depression – promising research published   A study by Rutgers University has suggested that it could be possible to predict which young adults with major depression would benefit most from exercise. The Rutgers-led team studied two groups of young adults with major depression, focusing on aerobic exercise and its impact on depressive symptoms. For a .... More>>
23 Sep 2020
Pinewood Studios, home to James Bond and Star Wars, set to house major visitor attraction
Pinewood Studios, home to James Bond and Star Wars, set to house major visitor attraction   The UK's best-known film studio, used for the filming of blockbusters such as the James Bond and Star Wars franchises, is set to house a major new visitor attraction. Called "Pinewood Studio Experience", the 350,000sq ft themed attraction will be inspired by the hit films and older classics to have been filmed at .... More>>
22 Sep 2020
California gyms sue state over COVID-19 closures
California gyms sue state over COVID-19 closures   Health club and gyms operators in California are suing state governor Gavin Newsom in an attempt to reopen the state’s fitness facilities. The California Fitness Alliance (CFA) filed the lawsuit in response to Newsom’s measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 – which CFA says "unfairly targets" the fitness .... More>>
22 Sep 2020
GWS appoints ­fitness industry thought leader, C. Victor Brick, to advisory board
GWS appoints ­fitness industry thought leader, C. Victor Brick, to advisory board   The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has announced the appointment of C. Victor Brick, CEO of Planet Fitness Growth Partners (PFGP) and chair of the John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation, to its 12-person advisory board. As a board member, Brick will help the GWS further extend its reach and impact within the .... More>>
21 Sep 2020
Letter to Boris: give us a central role in COVID-19 recovery, says activity sector
Letter to Boris: give us a central role in COVID-19 recovery, says activity sector   More than 100 sport and physical activity bodies have sent a letter to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, urging him to give the sector a central role in the nation’s COVID-19 recovery plans. The coalition requests an urgent support package from the government – similar to the one provided to the arts and .... More>>
21 Sep 2020
Gyms in the UK are continuing to control COVID-19 – research
Gyms in the UK are continuing to control COVID-19 – research   Gyms in the UK are continuing to successfully control COVID-19 transmisssion, according to the latest figures released by industry body, ukactive. There were 22 million visits to fitness facilities during the two months following reopening, with the number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 visits logged as 0.34, .... More>>
21 Sep 2020
LG enters fitness market with touchscreen TV designed for gym equipment
LG enters fitness market with touchscreen TV designed for gym equipment   Electronics giant LG has entered the fitness and wellness market with the launch of a new 15-inch touchscreen display created especially for the exercise equipment sector. The new 15LU766A display has been designed specifically for fitness environments by offering higher-than-normal brightness settings and robust .... More>>
21 Sep 2020
People believe exercising is the best way to support the NHS
People believe exercising is the best way to support the NHS   Exercise has been voted the number one way the public can help the NHS – ahead of paying taxes and cutting down on smoking and drinking. A study of 2,123 UK adults by Savanta ComRes found people believe being physically active to improve their health will support the NHS and reduce pressure on its services. .... More>>
18 Sep 2020
Gyms could get payouts on business interruption insurance following high court ruling
Gyms could get payouts on business interruption insurance following high court ruling   Hundreds of thousands of small companies in the UK – including those operating in fitness and leisure – are set to receive payouts on interruption insurance policies, following a high court judgment in a test case brought by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The case examined the policy wording of eight .... More>>
18 Sep 2020
Boutiques back to 91 per cent of pre-COVID levels in some world regions
Boutiques back to 91 per cent of pre-COVID levels in some world regions   Boutique gym attendance and class bookings in some world regions have bounced back to around 91 per cent of pre-COVID levels. The figure comes from research by gym management software provider, Glofox, which collated and analysed data from gym attendance and class bookings globally – including online classes – .... More>>
21 Sep 2020
Hyatt’s wellbeing brand, Exhale, teams up with Amazon over newly launched Halo service
Hyatt’s wellbeing brand, Exhale, teams up with Amazon over newly launched Halo service   Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced a new collaboration between its spa and fitness brand, Exhale, and the newly launched Amazon Halo service. Powered by a mobile app and accompanying wristband, the newly launched Amazon Halo service is offering access to Exhale’s streaming video platform, Exhale On Demand .... More>>
18 Sep 2020
Celebrating Terence Conran
Celebrating Terence Conran   Following the death of Design Museum and Habitat-founder, Terence Conran, aged 88, we celebrate his wide ranging influence on the museum, hospitality and leisure industries. In a tribute, his family said: “Terence Conran was a visionary who enjoyed an extraordinary life and career that revolutionised the way we .... More>>
18 Sep 2020
Government's extension of commercial rent protections a 'lifeline' for gyms
Government's extension of commercial rent protections a 'lifeline' for gyms   The government has further extended protection from rent enforcement activity until the end of the year. The measure, in force for England and Wales, provides relief for gyms and leisure centres and had been set to expire at the end of September. According to industry body, ukactive, many of its members were .... More>>
17 Sep 2020
TENG technology: could wearables of the future be self-powered?
TENG technology: could wearables of the future be self-powered?   A breakthrough in technology means wearable devices and other fitness products could soon be self-powered. Scientists from Loughborough University and the University of Surrey have created a unique device based in triboelectric nanogenerators (TENG), which generate electricity from motion – in much the same way .... More>>
21 Sep 2020
Four Seasons to manage historic San Domenico Palace in Taormina, Italy
Four Seasons to manage historic San Domenico Palace in Taormina, Italy   Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is collaborating with developer, Gruppo Statuto, to transform the celebrated San Domenico Palace in Sicily, Italy, into San Domenico Palace, Taormina, A Four Seasons Hotel. The hilltop destination was formerly an ancient 15th century Dominican monastery until it was updated in .... More>>
18 Sep 2020
Susan Bonner appointed OneSpaWorld CCO as Glenn Fusfield announces plans to retire as CEO
Susan Bonner appointed OneSpaWorld CCO as Glenn Fusfield announces plans to retire as CEO   Cruise ship and resort operator, OneSpaWorld Holdings (OSW) has announced that Susan Bonner will join the company as chief commercial officer, starting 12 October, 2020. In this newly created position, Bonner will be part of the executive leadership team and have global responsibility for overseeing the .... More>>
17 Sep 2020
Investors, led by Tacit Capital, are working to buy Town Sports International out of Chapter 11
Investors, led by Tacit Capital, are working to buy Town Sports International out of Chapter 11   Town Sports International – which operates a raft of brands, including the New York Sports Club and Boston Sports Club – is looking to secure a takeover deal to safeguard its long-term future, following its recent move into Chapter 11. On 14 September, Town Sports became the latest US fitness operator to file .... More>>
18 Sep 2020
Rainer Bolsinger appointed CMO and CSO of artofcryo.com
Rainer Bolsinger appointed CMO and CSO of artofcryo.com   Industry figure, Rainer Bolsinger, has recently been appointed chief sales officer and chief marketing officer for artofcryo.com, a new division of L&R Kältetechnik GmbH & Co. KG. L&R has a 30-year history with -110°C solutions and has been building, installing, and servicing whole body cryo systems for over 25 .... More>>
17 Sep 2020
Luxury Caribbean resort offering underwater wellness programme
Luxury Caribbean resort offering underwater wellness programme   Breathwork is known globally as a key pillar of wellness and its positive effects are well documented on the physical, mental and emotional state. In St Lucia, Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort and Spa has blended the technique with diving and yoga to create a new underwater wellness programme. Based .... More>>
16 Sep 2020
Jean-Michel Gathy to design new Aman holistic wellness centre and urban residences in Bangkok
Jean-Michel Gathy to design new Aman holistic wellness centre and urban residences in Bangkok   Luxury hotel and resort brand Aman has unveiled plans for urban Aman Residences in Bangkok, with design by world-renowned architect, Jean-Michel Gathy. Aman has signed a long-term partnership with Nai Lert Park Development, a subsidiary of Nai Lert Group, to manage Aman Nai Lert Bangkok, which will comprise of .... More>>
16 Sep 2020
Apple unveils two new smartwatch models and a virtual workout service
Apple unveils two new smartwatch models and a virtual workout service   Apple has unveiled two new versions of its smartwatch at a digital event on 15 September – Apple Watch Series 6, which is the brand's most advanced smartwatch yet, and a cheaper model, Apple Watch SE. Apple also unveiled Apple Fitness+, its new subscription service for virtual fitness classes. The new Apple Watch .... More>>
15 Sep 2020
Smart rings to be used to get stroke survivors more physically active
Smart rings to be used to get stroke survivors more physically active   Wearable tech firm Formsense has secured a technology partnership with an inter-interdisciplinary team of researchers looking to help stroke survivors be more physically active. The team is developing a mobile health (mHealth) system to monitor and encourage movement and activity in the weak upper limb of stroke .... More>>
15 Sep 2020
Les Mills unveils ‘blended fitness solutions' to help operators create hybrid model
Les Mills unveils ‘blended fitness solutions' to help operators create hybrid model   Les Mills has launched a trio of digital solutions to help fitness operators shift towards a hybrid model. Designed to future-proof studios and clubs, the products are intended to help operators expand their reach in the online fitness space, while complementing their live offerings. Describing them as a .... More>>
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