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11 Dec 2023
First Wellness Hospitality Conference attracts 500 attendees to Milan – dates revealed for 2024 event
First Wellness Hospitality Conference attracts 500 attendees to Milan – dates revealed for 2024 event   The first edition of the Wellness Hospitality Conference (WHC), co-organised by Teamwork Hospitality and InSpaTime, was recently hosted at the NH Hotel in Milan and attracted more than 500 delegates. The event was created to encourage the exchange of ideas among professionals from the wellness and hospitality .... More>>
07 Dec 2023
Auberge Resorts channels mindful movement for 2024 with exclusive Sanctum retreats
Auberge Resorts channels mindful movement for 2024 with exclusive Sanctum retreats   Global mindful movement specialist Sanctum will debut in the US in 2024 thanks to a new year-long partnership with Auberge Resorts Collection. Practised with headphones and a curated playlist, Sanctum’s signature workout combines modern fitness, HIIT training, martial arts, breathwork and functional movement. .... More>>
06 Dec 2023
Google launches Gemini AI – its ChatGPT killer
Google launches Gemini AI – its ChatGPT killer   Google has just released Gemini, a new multimodal AI which is being billed as a "ChatGPT Killer". Unlike ChatGPT, it can take inputs in text, code, audio, image and video, making it far more powerful and extending the range of applications. Gemini comes in three sizes – Ultra, Pro and Nano – to function across a .... More>>
06 Dec 2023
Mental health certification launches for fitness professionals
Mental health certification launches for fitness professionals   The world’s first certification for fitness professionals to support mental wellbeing will be launched early next year. Created by the John W Brick Mental Health Foundation, the Mental Well-Being certification for Fitness Professionals will provide the tools to create self-care programmes and environments to .... More>>
06 Dec 2023
Bear Grylls launches meditation app for men
Bear Grylls launches meditation app for men   Survivalist, Bear Grylls has partnered with four mental health heavyweights and former TV producer, Neil Smith, to create an app targeted directly at men. Described as the only mental fitness toolkit built for men, Mettle, is designed to promote sleep, help people manage stress and improve mental focus. “We .... More>>
04 Dec 2023
Gibbon Slacklines launches SlackFit programme to offer fresh option for group exercise
Gibbon Slacklines launches SlackFit programme to offer fresh option for group exercise   Gibbon Slacklines has announced the launch of the SlackFit, a series of playful group workout programmes that focus on core strength and balance. Founded by Robert Kaeding, Gibbon Slacklines has been instrumental in popularising the concept of slacklining – similar to tightrope walking – around the world. The .... More>>
04 Dec 2023
Xponential snaps up 11th brand – move into metabolic health with the acquisition of Lindora and does deal with Kinrgy dance brand
Xponential snaps up 11th brand – move into metabolic health with the acquisition of Lindora and does deal with Kinrgy dance brand   Xponential Fitness has acquired metabolic health business, Lindora, as its eleventh brand from Solis Capital Partners and Innovate Partners. The move marks the company's first foray into the weight management market and responds to the increasing consumer demand for holistic health solutions. Xponential said .... More>>
04 Dec 2023
Sport Alliance appoints Erwin Korst to drive globalisation following $100 million investment
Sport Alliance appoints Erwin Korst to drive globalisation following $100 million investment   Sport Alliance has named Erwin Korst vice president sales international. The appointment comes as the company announces US$100m of new funding from PSG Equity to drive growth. This latest round of funding follows PSG’s initial investment of US$65m in August 2021, since which time Sport Alliance has more than .... More>>
03 Dec 2023
Shocking health inequalities in England prompt £250m investment in physical activity
Shocking health inequalities in England prompt £250m investment in physical activity   New insight from UK quango, Sport England has found that healthy life expectancy in England – ie, the number of years people live without debilitating disease – can vary by up to 17 years, depending on where they live. This – in turn – leads to lifespans that are shortened by up to nine years for people living .... More>>
02 Dec 2023
PureGym ramps up expansion after strong quarterly results
PureGym ramps up expansion after strong quarterly results   PureGym has delivered a positive set of third quarter results, with revenues increasing to £137.7m, for the three months ending 30 September – up 15.8 per cent on Q3 2022 (£118.9m). This was partly due to a 14.9 per cent increase in members and a 2.2 per cent increase in average revenue, thanks to price .... More>>
01 Dec 2023
Das Central, Sölden’s new rooftop spa area connects guests with the outdoors
Das Central, Sölden’s new rooftop spa area connects guests with the outdoors   A new rooftop spa has been added to modern alpine escape Das Central in the heart of Sölden, high in the Austrian Alps, to refresh the property’s wellness offering. The new Summit Spa has been added to the existing spa as part of a property-wide overhaul. The update has also added a new lobby, 31 rooms and .... More>>
01 Dec 2023
Sony Pictures to launch immersive Wonderverse entertainment destination
Sony Pictures to launch immersive Wonderverse entertainment destination   Sony Pictures is set to launch an immersive indoor entertainment park at Oakbrook Center in Chicago in December, featuring escape rooms, interactive exhibits, racing simulators, VR attractions, bumper cars and food and drink. Called Wonderverse, the entertainment destination will occupy a 45,000sq ft retail .... More>>
29 Nov 2023
Arch Amenities expands into Canada and announces collaboration with Natura Bissé
Arch Amenities expands into Canada and announces collaboration with Natura Bissé   Arch Amenities Group (AAG)* has branched into Canada with the acquisition of Personal Best Health and Performance, a Canadian leader in corporate wellness services. Personal Best, based in Palgrave, Ontario, provides consultative and management services designed to maximise the benefit of employee fitness and .... More>>
29 Nov 2023
Xponential opens 3,000th location – confirms plans to buy more brands
Xponential opens 3,000th location – confirms plans to buy more brands   Xponential Fitness, the largest global franchisor of boutique fitness brands, has announced the opening of its milestone 3,000th studio – a CycleBar in Loveland, Colorado – with more expansion in the pipeline, as well as the planned acquisition of an eleventh brand. Speaking exclusively to HCM, .... More>>
23 Nov 2023
Minor names Sandie Johannessen group director of spa and wellness
Minor names Sandie Johannessen group director of spa and wellness   Sandie Johannessen has been appointed the new group director of spa and wellness at Minor Hotels – international hotel owner, operator and investor. A seasoned spa industry figure, Johannessen now oversees the Asia branch of Minor’s spa management arm called MSpa International. Operating over 70 spas .... More>>
22 Nov 2023
Clinique La Prairie's urban Longevity Hub concept launching in Taipei this November
Clinique La Prairie's urban Longevity Hub concept launching in Taipei this November   Clinique La Prairie (CLP) is preparing for the imminent opening of its fourth global Longevity Hub Taipei in Taiwan on 25 November. Following the launch of the urban hub concept in Madrid, Bangkok and Doha, the new destination will offer a distilled version of the Swiss brand’s signature offerings grounded in .... More>>
22 Nov 2023
Emlyn Brown predicts crucial wellness travel trends for 2024
Emlyn Brown predicts crucial wellness travel trends for 2024   Athlete-inspired wellness, social wellbeing and active nutrition are three of the hottest trends set to shape the wellness sector in 2024, according to Emlyn Brown, Accor’s global senior vice president of wellbeing strategy, design and development. Brown says it’s widely acknowledged among the global .... More>>
22 Nov 2023
Dave Stalker headlines at W3Fit 2023 in Croatia
Dave Stalker headlines at W3Fit 2023 in Croatia   The second W3FIT event took place in Croatia recently, drawing buyers and suppliers together from across the EMEA region for three days of meetings, networking and educational sessions at the Le Méridien Lav in Split. Organised by wellness event outfit We Work Well, the W3FIT event – and sister event, W3Spa .... More>>
22 Nov 2023
Exercise for Health Summit draws global experts together in Madrid
Exercise for Health Summit draws global experts together in Madrid   The Exercise for Health Summit (EfHS), organised by EuropeActive, kicked off today at the Melia Castille in Madrid, with the timing designed to coincide with the Spanish Presidency of the European Council, in the second half of 2023 The two-day event has been designed to explore the opportunities for promoting health-enhancing physical activity and its impact on .... More>>
21 Nov 2023
JD Gyms sells GymNation to MBO team
JD Gyms sells GymNation to MBO team   JD Gyms, part of listed company, JD Sports Fashion plc, has sold UAE health club operator, GymNation, to a management buy-out team backed by investors TriCap Investments and Ruya Partners, which has revealed it invested SAR 94 million (US$25 million) private credit into GymNation. JD Gyms, bought GymNation from Select Investments Ltd in February 2022. The MBO was .... More>>
20 Nov 2023
Exercise is '1.5 times more effective than counselling or medication' in treating depression and anxiety
Exercise is '1.5 times more effective than counselling or medication' in treating depression and anxiety   Physical activity is 1.5 times more effective than counselling or leading medications when it comes to managing and treating mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. The finding comes from research conducted by the University of South Australia (UOSA) in Adelaide, Australia and published in the .... More>>
20 Nov 2023
Shenzhen art museum opens exhibition showcasing work of MAD Architects
Shenzhen art museum opens exhibition showcasing work of MAD Architects   Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Art and Urban Planning (MoCAUP) has opened an exhibition which provides a retrospective of the research and practices of MAD Architects. Called Ma Yansong: Landscapes in Motion, the exhibition occupies an expansive space of more than 3,000sq m and takes visitors on a .... More>>
20 Nov 2023
SHA Mexico to debut in January 2024 with genome-inspired design
SHA Mexico to debut in January 2024 with genome-inspired design   Spanish wellness brand SHA Wellness will open its Latin American flagship in January in Costa Mujeres, a secluded beach destination just north of Cancun. Joining SHA’s Alicante flagship, SHA Mexico’s opening will mark the first phase of SHA’s global expansion plans with an additional Emirates forest destination .... More>>
20 Nov 2023
Life Time gets into the medical wellness market with new Miora brand
Life Time gets into the medical wellness market with new Miora brand   Life Time is launching into the medical wellness market with a longevity and performance concept called Miora. A pilot is in soft launch at Life Time's Target Centre health club in Minneapolis, US, with an official opening date set for 27 November. The company was already offering a wide range of wellness .... More>>
19 Nov 2023
The Fitness Group partners with My PT Hub
The Fitness Group partners with My PT Hub   Training provider, The Fitness Group, has teamed up with personal training app, My PT Hub, to make it easier for aspiring personal trainers to set up their own businesses. The partnership will see My PT Hub being integrated into the education courses provided by The Fitness Group. Graduates will learn how they .... More>>
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