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08 Mar 2024
€38m geothermal spa and leisure centre to revitalise Croatian city of Bjelovar
€38m geothermal spa and leisure centre to revitalise Croatian city of Bjelovar   A multi-million-euro geothermal spa and leisure centre, called Terme Bjelovar, is scheduled to open in the Croatian city of Bjelovar in Q3 of 2025. Already six years in the making, the project in Veliko Korenovo is projected to cost €38 million (US$41.2 million, £32.6 million) to complete – according to Dario .... More>>
08 Mar 2024
Global Wellness Day 2024 to champion reconnecting with nature
Global Wellness Day 2024 to champion reconnecting with nature   Global Wellness Day (GWD) is set to mark its 13th annual celebration on 8 June 2024, under the theme #MagentaNature, emphasising the vital connection between humanity and the natural world. Founded in 2012 by Belgin Aksoy, GWD is always celebrated annually on the second Saturday of June with free wellness .... More>>
07 Mar 2024
Two Santani eco-friendly wellness resorts coming to Oman, partnered with Omran Group
Two Santani eco-friendly wellness resorts coming to Oman, partnered with Omran Group   Sri Lankan retreat brand Santani Wellness Resorts has joined forces with the Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran Group) to develop and operate two new locations in Oman, marking its international debut outside of Sri Lanka. The resorts, located in the Jabal Shams in Ad Dakhiliyah and Dhofar Governorates, will .... More>>
07 Mar 2024
IHRSA rebrands with literal name to stand out in the lobbying world
IHRSA rebrands with literal name to stand out in the lobbying world   US lobbying organisation for the health and fitness sector, IHRSA, has announced a name change today, becoming the Health & Fitness Association. IHRSA president and CEO, Liz Clark, made the announcement during her president’s address, prior to the keynote, at the annual convention and trade show in Los Angeles. “Every industry evolves, and the next step of .... More>>
06 Mar 2024
Technogym launches Checkup, an assessment station with AI personalisation
Technogym launches Checkup, an assessment station with AI personalisation   Technogym is launching Checkup, an assessment station which uses AI to personalise training programmes in order to create more effective workouts. The AI-based system scans body composition, balance, mobility and cognitive abilities, as well as analysing strength from workouts on resistance equipment within the .... More>>
05 Mar 2024
WTTC’s Hotel Sustainability Basics verification surpasses 1,700 properties
WTTC’s Hotel Sustainability Basics verification surpasses 1,700 properties   The World Travel & Tourism Council's (WTTC) Hotel Sustainability Basics verification (Basics) has achieved a significant milestone, with over 1,700 hotels verified across 70 countries. Launched in 2023, Basics aims to enhance sustainability ratings for hoteliers globally and offers an easy-to-understand .... More>>
05 Mar 2024
Kerzner shows confidence in its Siro wellness hotel concept, revealing plans to open 100
Kerzner shows confidence in its Siro wellness hotel concept, revealing plans to open 100   Following the launch of its Siro wellness hotel brand, in the form of Siro One Za’abeel in Dubai, Kerzner International has revealed it plans to create a global chain of properties under the brand. Speaking this weekend at the World Spa and Wellness Convention in London, Zoe Wall, vice president Siro and Wellness .... More>>
04 Mar 2024
Fitness on Demand does a deal to deliver Les Mills content on its platform
Fitness on Demand does a deal to deliver Les Mills content on its platform   Fitness On Demand (FOD) has teamed up with Les Mills, to offer an omnichannel fitness solution to operators. Fitness on Demand is owned by Lift Brands, the outfit behind Snap Fitness. The partnership will enable facility partners of Les Mills that don’t provide a bespoke or branded app to their members to .... More>>
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>>
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