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19 Jul 2019
Townsville takes a shine to new Halo light show
Townsville takes a shine to new Halo light show   A spectacular light and sound event is launching today (19 July) in Townsville, north-eastern Queensland in Australia. Halo, which is created by Sydney-based AGB Events, will run in the evenings until 4 August, and is being staged in conjunction with the inaugural North Australian Festival of Arts. The event will .... More>>
19 Jul 2019
First plans for London's Horniman Museum redevelopment are unveiled
First plans for London's Horniman Museum redevelopment are unveiled   The Horniman Museum and Gardens in London is seeking feedback on concept plans produced by Studio Egret West that are designed to make the museum more accessible, enhance the visitor experience and develop more income-generating opportunities. Overlooking Dulwich in south-east London, the Grade II*-listed .... More>>
19 Jul 2019
Flyger, Fraenkel join GSN
Flyger, Fraenkel join GSN   The Green Spa Network has elected to new board members to its team: Teresa Flyger, director, global brand wellness at Hilton Worldwide and Sallie Fraenkel, founder and president of Mind Body Spirit Network. As a development project manager within the spa and fitness industry for the past 20 years, Flyger .... More>>
18 Jul 2019
Former president Chris Clawson returns to Life Fitness as CEO. Augie Nieto invests and joins the Board.
Former president Chris Clawson returns to Life Fitness as CEO. Augie Nieto invests and joins the Board.   Life Fitness has appointed Chris Clawson as its CEO, succeeding the outgoing Jason Worthy. Clawson previously served as President of Life Fitness – from 2010 to 2016 – and most recently was chair of the Sports and Fitness Industry Association. He first joined Life Fitness in 1994 in a product development role .... More>>
18 Jul 2019
Physical activity boosts brain function in overweight individuals
Physical activity boosts brain function in overweight individuals   Exercise has the ability to improve brain function in previously sedentary, overweight individuals. The University of Tübingen in Germany studied a group of overweight or obese (an average BMI of 31) people, who underwent two brain scans before and after an eight-week exercise intervention, which included .... More>>
18 Jul 2019
We can help politicians to help the museum sector, says NEMO chief
We can help politicians to help the museum sector, says NEMO chief   Julie Ward – a member of the European Parliament – had an interesting and informative day, hands-on as an intern at the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht, The Netherlands. She had an introduction to the museum and its collections by the artistic director. Then she got to stand at the information counter, .... More>>
17 Jul 2019
Second Lefay Resort with 5,000sq m spa set for August opening
Second Lefay Resort with 5,000sq m spa set for August opening   Destination spa Lefay will open its second luxury eco spa resort in the Italian Dolomites on 1 August. Located in the ski area of Madonna di Campiglio, Lefay Resort & Spa Dolomiti features 88 suites and 22 branded residences, as well as a 5,000sq m Lefay spa – one of the largest spas in the Alpine region. .... More>>
17 Jul 2019
Architect Bill Bensley to speak about sustainability at Global Wellness Summit
Architect Bill Bensley to speak about sustainability at Global Wellness Summit   The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has announced that landscape-designer-turned-architect Bill Bensley will deliver a keynote speech on hospitality design and sustainability at this year's summit in Hong Kong. Bensley's keynote will challenge delegates to rethink how hotels and resorts are designed and built, by .... More>>
17 Jul 2019
Nautilus appoints former Microsoft executive Jim Barr as CEO
Nautilus appoints former Microsoft executive Jim Barr as CEO   Fitness equipment giant Nautilus has named James "Jim" Barr IV as its chief executive officer. Barr will take over the role on July 29 and will also join Nautilus' board of directors. A digital and e-commerce veteran, Barr joins Nautilus from Ritchie Bros., a specialist in sales of used industrial .... More>>
17 Jul 2019
Iowa waterpark to expand with new theme park
Iowa waterpark to expand with new theme park   The owners of Lost Island Waterpark, in Waterloo, Iowa, US, have announced plans to augment their attraction with a new US$100m (€89.2m, £80.6m) theme park. The Lost Island Themepark, which will sit on land more than twice the size of the 27-acre waterpark, is projected to attract twice as many visitors. .... More>>
17 Jul 2019
Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim museum added to UNESCO World Heritage List
Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim museum added to UNESCO World Heritage List   The World Heritage Committee has inscribed the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, US on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The museum is one of eight Wright-designed US buildings to have made the list, after the American architect's 20th century works were awarded the honour. The .... More>>
16 Jul 2019
Third World Wellness Weekend will be the largest to date
Third World Wellness Weekend will be the largest to date   This year's World Wellness Weekend (WWW) will be the largest to date, with more than 2,000 spas, fitness studios and health clubs taking part across 100 countries. Now in its third year, the WWW aims to highlight the importance of wellness and help people adopt healthier lifestyles – as well as foster positive .... More>>
16 Jul 2019
Microsoft adds cultural heritage to artificial intelligence programme
Microsoft adds cultural heritage to artificial intelligence programme   Cultural heritage has become the latest focus for Microsoft in its AI for Good portfolio – a five-year commitment to using artificial intelligence to tackle some of society's biggest challenges. Already included in the US$125m (€111.4m, £100.6m) programme are AI for Earth (providing for tools for startups working .... More>>
16 Jul 2019
Two killed and 15 injured as pendulum ride breaks apart at Indian amusement park
Two killed and 15 injured as pendulum ride breaks apart at Indian amusement park   Two people have been killed and 15 seriously injured in India, following an accident at the Kankaria Adventure Park in Ahmedabad. The accident occurred when the arm of a spinning pendulum ride snapped, smashing into the ride's structure before falling to the ground. "The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation .... More>>
16 Jul 2019
Virgin Galactic merger brings commercial space travel closer
Virgin Galactic merger brings commercial space travel closer   Virgin Galactic believes it has the necessary financial muscle to reach commercialisation with its proposed space tourism flights, after merging with investment partnership Social Capital Hedosophia (SCH). The transaction, which is due to complete during the second half of 2019, will deliver US$1.3bn (€1.16bn, .... More>>
16 Jul 2019
David Lloyd commits to 'silver fitness' – will have trainer aged 55 or over in every club
David Lloyd commits to 'silver fitness' – will have trainer aged 55 or over in every club   David Lloyd Clubs (DLC) has revealed plans to become the first fitness operator to commit to having a fitness trainer aged 55 or over in every one of its clubs by the end of 2022. The move has been designed to attract more older people to DLC clubs by offering them support from fitness professionals they can .... More>>
15 Jul 2019
Rollercoaster dedicated to Pittsburgh Steelers opens at Kennywood
Rollercoaster dedicated to Pittsburgh Steelers opens at Kennywood   A new record-breaking ride dedicated to American Football team the Pittsburgh Steelers has come to Kennywood in Pennsylvania, US. Named after the legendary Steelers defensive line from the 1970s, the Steel Curtain is the signature attraction for Steelers Country – a new area of the park which features .... More>>
15 Jul 2019
Jurassic World - The Ride opens at Universal Hollywood
Jurassic World - The Ride opens at Universal Hollywood   Revamped and completely reimagined, Universal's popular Jurassic Park thrill ride has undergone a full rebranding and retheming as Jurassic World – The Ride. Inspired by the popular IP's new set of Jurassic World films, the Vekoma-manufactured ride, which first opened in 1996, now features Chris Pratt, Bryce .... More>>
15 Jul 2019
2020 opening schedule announced for new jungle habitats at Auckland Zoo
2020 opening schedule announced for new jungle habitats at Auckland Zoo   New Zealand's Auckland Zoo has revealed a timetable for opening each part of its new South East Asia Jungle Track project ‒ a NZ$58m (US$39m, €34.6m, £31m) investment that's part of the zoo's wider 10-year, NZ$150m (US$100.9m, €89.5m, £80.4m) evolution programme, funded by Auckland Council. The development .... More>>
15 Jul 2019
ClassPass accelerates European growth plans – appoints UK GM
ClassPass accelerates European growth plans – appoints UK GM   Fitness subscription platform ClassPass has appointed a UK general manager as it looks to grow its presence on the British market. The appointment of Will Brereton as GM of ClassPass UK follows London becoming the company's third largest market globally (measured by number of studios and users). ClassPass said .... More>>
15 Jul 2019
Borgo Egnazia partners with Blue Zones for retreats
Borgo Egnazia partners with Blue Zones for retreats   Italy’s Borgo Egnazia has become the first hospitality partner to offer Blue Zones Retreats certified by the Blue Zones Institute. Founded by Dan Buettner, Blue Zones reflects the lifestyle, traditions and environment of the world’s longest-lived people. Buettner is a National Geographic Fellow and York Times .... More>>
15 Jul 2019
Fivelements Habitat opens in Hong Kong
Fivelements Habitat opens in Hong Kong   Integrated wellness lifestyle company Fivelements has officially launched its new urban wellness concept, Fivelements Habitat, with the opening of the first outpost in Hong Kong on 12 July. The 15,000sq ft integrative wellness destination offers a wide range of classes, workshops and trainings – yoga, .... More>>
15 Jul 2019
Best way to prevent dementia – living a healthy life
Best way to prevent dementia – living a healthy life   Regular exercise, a balanced diet, quitting smoking and cutting down on alcohol are the best ways to prevent dementia – even if the illness runs in the family. That is the key finding from research by Exeter University, which shows that a healthy lifestyle may help offset a person’s genetic risk of dementia. .... More>>
12 Jul 2019
Abu Dhabi aquarium on track for 2020 opening
Abu Dhabi aquarium on track for 2020 opening   What is set to be the Middle East's biggest aquarium is due to open in 2020, with construction of the attraction in Abu Dhabi reportedly about 70 per cent complete. The National Aquarium will be a cornerstone of the upcoming dining and entertainment destination Al Qana, which is being created by Al Barakah .... More>>
12 Jul 2019
Last surviving jekt vessel at centre of new Norwegian shipping museum
Last surviving jekt vessel at centre of new Norwegian shipping museum   A new museum that celebrates centuries-old Norwegian shipping practices has been opened in Bodø, north-western Norway. Created by architects Rintala Eggertsson and exhibition design studio Kvorning Design & Communication, the Norwegian Jekt Trade Museum pays tribute to the jekt: an open freight vessel, .... More>>
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