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04 Mar 2024
Maui's Wailea Resort lifts curtain on new US$55m moon-inspired open-air spa
Maui's Wailea Resort lifts curtain on new US$55m moon-inspired open-air spa   Maui’s iconic Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort has announced the opening of its highly anticipated Kilolani Spa, an all-new luxury wellness retreat inspired by Hawaii’s natural beauty. At 50,000sq ft, Kilolani Spa is claimed to be the largest spa in the state and is designed to honour the island of Maui's .... More>>
04 Mar 2024
SHA Wellness receives top accolade at 2024 World Spa and Wellness Awards
SHA Wellness receives top accolade at 2024 World Spa and Wellness Awards   Eight of the world’s leading spa operations were honoured at the annual World Spa and Wellness Awards during a glamorous ceremony held in London over the weekend. A highlight of the annual World Spa and Wellness Conference industry event, the awards champion spa and wellness destinations that set the standards .... More>>
01 Mar 2024
Xponential’s first Kinrgy dance fitness studio opens in West Hollywood
Xponential’s first Kinrgy dance fitness studio opens in West Hollywood   The first bricks and mortar Kinrgy studio opens today (1 March) in West Hollywood. Founded by Emmy Award-winning dancer, Julianne Hough, the brand started as a dance and fitness platform. Hough announced a partnership with boutique brand franchisor, Xponential Fitness at the end of last year to turn the online .... More>>
29 Feb 2024
Orangetheory and Self Esteem Brands are to merge to form a $3.5 billion business
Orangetheory and Self Esteem Brands are to merge to form a $3.5 billion business   Orangetheory and Self Esteem Brands have revealed plans to merge 'as equals' creating a new company with around US$3.5 billion a year in sales and 7,000 franchises in 50 countries. The deal will be an all-stock transaction, creating one of the largest fitness, health and wellness businesses globally. The name .... More>>
29 Feb 2024
Samsung launches first smart ring to support health, fitness and wellness
Samsung launches first smart ring to support health, fitness and wellness   Samsung has unveiled a smart ring, packed with innovative technologies to aid health and wellbeing, which will be available later this year. The Galaxy Ring is one of a range of new products unveiled by Samsung at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week that are aimed at giving consumers more information, and more control, over their health and wellbeing. The .... More>>
29 Feb 2024
Tennis legend Andre Agassi joins Life Time as company announces record revenues
Tennis legend Andre Agassi joins Life Time as company announces record revenues   In the same week as tennis legend, Andre Agassi, was appointed to the board of Life Time, the company has released strong year-end results, achieving record revenues and EBITDA. Total revenue increased 18.2 per cent to US$558.8 million (€516 million, £442 million) for the fourth quarter and 21.6 per cent to .... More>>
28 Feb 2024
Yale study shows HIIT can reverse nerve damage caused by Parkinson’s
Yale study shows HIIT can reverse nerve damage caused by Parkinson’s   According to a pilot study by Yale School of Medicine, exercise can not only slow down the neurodegeneration associated with Parkinson’s Disease, there is evidence it can also reverse the damage. Parkinson’s is currently the most increasingly prevalent neurological disease and estimated to impact more than 12 .... More>>
28 Feb 2024
Mountain wellness retreat to open among US$2.4bn Omani Mountain Destination
Mountain wellness retreat to open among US$2.4bn Omani Mountain Destination   Oman’s Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning (MoHUP) has revealed plans for an ambitious high-altitude mixed-used development project called Omani Mountain Destination (OMD) on Jabal al Akhdar. Situated 2,400m above sea level and 95 miles from Oman’s capital of Muscat, the US$4.2 billion project will .... More>>
28 Feb 2024
Self Esteem Brands reports results, does deal with Apple Fitness and reveals plans to crank up international expansion
Self Esteem Brands reports results, does deal with Apple Fitness and reveals plans to crank up international expansion   Self Esteem Brands (SEB), owner of Anytime Fitness, has released year-end results which show year-on-year revenues up by 12.3 per cent and the launch of 500 new franchise units globally. US-based companies do not routinely reveal their profitability, as happens in Europe and the UK. International expansion .... More>>
28 Feb 2024
Basic-Fit announces major moves to democratise health and fitness
Basic-Fit announces major moves to democratise health and fitness   Basic-Fit has introduced a new approach to tackle gymtimidation and create an inclusive environment in its clubs. The ‘Be Comfortable’ programme includes behavioural guidelines for members to foster a friendly attitude; staff training to ensure clubs’ employees can help create a more comfortable environment; .... More>>
27 Feb 2024
Safety guidelines address dangers of cold water immersion
Safety guidelines address dangers of cold water immersion   Australian exercise and active health trade body, AUSactive, has partnered with the national Royal Life Saving and Swimming Pool & Spa Association to develop a position statement on cold water immersion therapy (CWI). The new eight-step approach aims to equip individuals and businesses with essential safety .... More>>
26 Feb 2024
Kerzner’s first Siro fitness and recovery hotel now open in Dubai
Kerzner’s first Siro fitness and recovery hotel now open in Dubai   Kerzner International has ushered in a new era of wellness-centric hospitality and unveiled its highly-anticipated flagship Siro resort in Dubai. Situated within the striking One Za'abeel development (also home to Kerzner’s latest One&Only Resort), Siro One Za'abeel is designed to empower guests to unlock their .... More>>
26 Feb 2024
Espa unveils urban spa at Marriott's Paragraph Freedom Square in Tbilisi
Espa unveils urban spa at Marriott's Paragraph Freedom Square in Tbilisi   A new three-floor Espa spa has opened in Tbilisi – the capital city of Georgia – at Marriott's new hotel, Paragraph Freedom Square, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Tbilisi. The spa is situated on the upper three levels of the 220-room hotel and offers breathtaking panoramic views of Tbilisi's skyline. The spa’s .... More>>
23 Feb 2024
Planet Fitness gears up to enter Spain after a strong year-end
Planet Fitness gears up to enter Spain after a strong year-end   As Planet Fitness announces strong year-end results there are reports the company is planning a move into the Spanish market. CFO Tom Fitzgerald is also stepping down. The company's forecasts for 2024 show it expects to slightly underperform targets this year. With its low-cost model and non-intimidating .... More>>
22 Feb 2024
Xponential Fitness tells HCM it will vigorously defend itself as class action lawsuit is filed in California
Xponential Fitness tells HCM it will vigorously defend itself as class action lawsuit is filed in California   Xponential Fitness has told HCM it will vigorously defend itself against claims made in a class action lawsuit being brought against the company for financial damages. The lawsuit – City of Taylor General Employees Retirement System v Xponential Fitness Inc – was filed on 9 February in the state of .... More>>
22 Feb 2024
Gymshark goes all-in on live consumer fitness experiences and launches new premium range called Everywear
Gymshark goes all-in on live consumer fitness experiences and launches new premium range called Everywear   “2024 is going to the be biggest year for Gymshark ever,” says CEO and founder, Ben Francis following the release of year-end results that were up by 15 per cent. Francis said that despite a difficult start to 2023, with the cost of living crisis, revenues increased to £556m ($709m, €649m) and EBITDA grew in line .... More>>
21 Feb 2024
Muse headset teaches meditation and lulls users to sleep
Muse headset teaches meditation and lulls users to sleep   More consumers are realising meditation is beneficial, but many give up because it’s difficult to master the mind. The Muse headset has been designed to tackle this pain point. Via seven sensors attached to a headband, Muse passively measures brain activity, heart rate, breath and body movement. It's supported by .... More>>
21 Feb 2024
Les Mills refreshes its top team and gears up for new workout launches
Les Mills refreshes its top team and gears up for new workout launches   Les Mills has been through a senior management refresh following the recent departure of CEO Clive Ormerod and Keith Burnet, who was CEO of global markets. Founder, Phillip Mills, has stepped back into the overall leadership role as group managing director and is now working closely with James Graham, the new .... More>>
21 Feb 2024
Raffles to open mountainside retreat in Neom’s Trojena project
Raffles to open mountainside retreat in Neom’s Trojena project   Accor’s high-end brand Raffles Hotels & Resorts is set to land in northwestern Saudia Arabia in 2027 as part of Trojena, a brand new year-round adventure sports destination. Launching in 2026, Trojena will be a mountainside tourism location within the vast US$500 billion (€462.7 billion, £396 billion) Neom* .... More>>
20 Feb 2024
Soul Padel to get seed investment status – takes on Ben Davies as non-exec
Soul Padel to get seed investment status – takes on Ben Davies as non-exec   Mark Hewlett, founder of padel tennis operator Soul Padel has told HCM the company is in the process of securing seed investment status, which will enable backers to get tax breaks on investments in the business to drive growth. The status is coming via the UK government HMRC seed enterprise investment .... More>>
19 Feb 2024
As the strength training trend gathers pace, researchers highlight the benefits of keeping up the cardio
As the strength training trend gathers pace, researchers highlight the benefits of keeping up the cardio   While strength training gives valuable muscular gains it doesn’t give the heart health benefits of aerobic exercise, according to new research from Iowa State University. The newly-released research – Aerobic, resistance, or combined exercise training and cardiovascular risk profile in overweight or obese .... More>>
16 Feb 2024
Will the next generation of wearables be earrings and jewellery? University of Washington researchers think so
Will the next generation of wearables be earrings and jewellery? University of Washington researchers think so   University of Washington researchers have created a wireless wearable in the form of a thermal earring that continuously monitors a user’s earlobe temperature. In a study of six users, the earring outperformed a smartwatch at sensing skin temperature during periods of rest. It also showed promise for monitoring .... More>>
15 Feb 2024
Nike takes on Les Mills and Adidas with the launch of Nike Well Festival
Nike takes on Les Mills and Adidas with the launch of Nike Well Festival   Nike, is launching a one-day fitness, wellness and mindfulness festival in London next month, before taking the event around the world. Scheduled to take place on 2 March, at the Woolwich Works, the Nike Well Festival is being organised by the Nike Well Collective, which was launched last year to deliver .... More>>
14 Feb 2024
Heartbreak for Swedish theme park, Liseberg, as fire breaks out
Heartbreak for Swedish theme park, Liseberg, as fire breaks out   A fire has destroyed part of the new water world, Oceana, at Liseberg in Sweden, and a construction worker has been reported missing. According to Per Nyqvist, the rescue chief at the Gothenburg Fire Department, the fire was reported on Monday 12 February at 10.06am: there was an early occurrence of a fire gas .... More>>
13 Feb 2024
Global Wellness Summit predicts 2024’s top 10 wellness trends
Global Wellness Summit predicts 2024’s top 10 wellness trends   The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has released its annual Future of Wellness report, forecasting what will make waves in the diverse world of wellness in the year ahead. Predictions in the 120-page report range from climate-adaptive wellness – offering new ways for us to cool our communities and homes as .... More>>
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