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22 Aug 2023
'Fat burning zones' on much commercial gym equipment are not accurate, finds research
'Fat burning zones' on much commercial gym equipment are not accurate, finds research   The best heart rate for burning fat differs hugely between individuals and often does not align with the suggested “fat burning zone” on commercial gym equipment and exercise machines. That is the headline finding of a study by Icahn School of Medicine (ISM) at Mount Sinai, which researched exercise intensity .... More>>
22 Aug 2023
Amanda Al-Masri: Modern wellness travellers prioritise nature, sense of place and 360° wellness touchpoints
Amanda Al-Masri: Modern wellness travellers prioritise nature, sense of place and 360° wellness touchpoints   Hilton’s 2023 Trends Report reveals travellers are focusing on more engaging experiences and enhanced wellness offerings. In the 2023 Spa Business Handbook, Hilton’s vice president of wellness Amanda Al-Masri outlines how wellness professionals can prepare to meet these evolving needs. 1. .... More>>
21 Aug 2023
Zwift loses UCI esports contract to My Whoosh
Zwift loses UCI esports contract to My Whoosh   The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) – the world governing body for cycling – is moving its Esports World Championships onto the My Whoosh platform. The decision brings to an end a three-year partnership with virtual racing and online fitness platform, Zwift. Zwift hosted the first three editions of the .... More>>
21 Aug 2023
World’s first in-flight Wellbeing Zone to debut aboard Qantas' A350 in 2025 with workout options
World’s first in-flight Wellbeing Zone to debut aboard Qantas' A350 in 2025 with workout options   Australian airline Qantas has introduced a Wellbeing Zone as part of the new cabin design for its Airbus A350. Once Qantas adds 12 Airbus A350s to its fleet in late 2025, it claims it will be the first airline in the world to offer an in-flight wellness space that encourages guests to stretch, hydrate and spend .... More>>
18 Aug 2023
David Lloyd Leisure fined £2.5m over death of three-year-old boy following guilty plea
David Lloyd Leisure fined £2.5m over death of three-year-old boy following guilty plea   David Lloyd Leisure has been fined more than £2.5m after pleading guilty to charges brought under the UK's Health and Safety at Work Act. The company was also ordered to pay £258,355 costs. The case against DLL was brought following the death of a three-year-old boy, Rocco Wright, at the David Lloyd Leisure Club .... More>>
18 Aug 2023
Getting employees physically active 'cuts company healthcare costs by 35 per cent'
Getting employees physically active 'cuts company healthcare costs by 35 per cent'   Companies which successfully encourage their employees to become more physically active could see their healthcare costs being cut by more than a third. A study by corporate wellness platform, Gympass, shows that employees who engaged in physical activities at least five times a month resulted in a 35 per cent .... More>>
18 Aug 2023
Olympic gold-medallist Simone Biles to headline Global Wellness Summit 2023
Olympic gold-medallist Simone Biles to headline Global Wellness Summit 2023   Seven-time Olympic medalist Simone Biles has been confirmed as a keynote speaker for the 2023 Global Wellness Summit in Qatar, taking place from 6-9 November. Widely regarded as one of the most gifted gymnasts of all time, Biles is the most decorated gymnast in history with 32 Olympic and World Championship .... More>>
17 Aug 2023
Otherworld Philadelphia is a place where 'anything is possible'
Otherworld Philadelphia is a place where 'anything is possible'   A new immersive, interactive art experience – described as a place where 'anything is possible' – has opened in Philadelphia. Called Otherworld, the attraction occupies a 40,000sq ft space in a building located in north Philadelphia that previously housed a discount retail outlet, Formal Mills. Designed .... More>>
16 Aug 2023
Sir Nick Varney to headline VAC as conference celebrates 20th anniversary
Sir Nick Varney to headline VAC as conference celebrates 20th anniversary   Sir Nick Varney has been revealed as the headline speaker at this year's VAC. Taking place on 5 October at the QEII Centre in London, VAC – the UK’s leading conference for visitor attractions – celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2023. Varney – who was instrumental in Merlin Attractions becoming second only .... More>>
16 Aug 2023
Shares in F45 plummet after it delists from NY Stock Exchange and 'goes dark'
Shares in F45 plummet after it delists from NY Stock Exchange and 'goes dark'   The share price of F45 Training has fallen by 75 per cent, after the franchised fitness group announced plans to delist from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and deregister its common stock – 92 per cent down on the year – valuing it at US$88m. The company had already received a notice from the NYSE that it is .... More>>
16 Aug 2023
Mandarin Oriental opens first retreat in Greece and announces upcoming Sardinian property and spa
Mandarin Oriental opens first retreat in Greece and announces upcoming Sardinian property and spa   Luxury hotel operator Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group (MOHG) has announced the opening of its first Greek property and spa, Mandarin Oriental, Costa Navarino. Described as a sustainably-driven destination, the new beachfront resort in Messenia has been developed in collaboration with Temes – the property owner and .... More>>
16 Aug 2023
Dragon Steven Bartlett invests in PT disruptor Until to drive UK and US growth
Dragon Steven Bartlett invests in PT disruptor Until to drive UK and US growth   Entrepreneur Steven Bartlett, perhaps most famous for his role in BBC's Dragon's Den, has invested in Until, provider of high-end workspaces for PTs and wellness professionals. Until was launched in August 2021 with its first site in London’s Soho. Located ​​within the new Ilona Rose House near Tottenham .... More>>
16 Aug 2023
Bürgenstock Collection creates new programming to educate guests about how to best use hydrothermal facilities
Bürgenstock Collection creates new programming to educate guests about how to best use hydrothermal facilities   Premium Swiss hospitality and wellness brand The Bürgenstock Collection will launch new hydrothermal experiences across its spas from October 2023. The complementary, self-led programmes have been developed to improve the wellness experience for all guests, guiding them on how to best use the hydrothermal .... More>>
14 Aug 2023
Harry Houdini and Zsa Zsa Gabor inspire new AWAY Spa at W Budapest
Harry Houdini and Zsa Zsa Gabor inspire new AWAY Spa at W Budapest   Marriott International’s W Hotels brand has expanded its signature AWAY Spa portfolio with a striking new urban spa in Budapest. Housed within W Hotels’ flagship Hungarian outpost, W Budapest, the 700sq m subterranean wellness retreat has been inspired by some of Hungary’s most iconic public figures, as well as .... More>>
14 Aug 2023
Disney reaches preliminary settlement in Magic Key lawsuit
Disney reaches preliminary settlement in Magic Key lawsuit   Disney is looking to settle a lawsuit with Magic Key passholders over the alleged "deceptive practices" tied to the access programme. A Magic Key passholder, Jenale Nielsen, filed a class-action lawsuit against Disneyland in Anaheim, alleging the park "misled and deceived" passholders by artificially limiting .... More>>
14 Aug 2023
Musculoskeletal rehab programmes are turning health clubs into health hubs
Musculoskeletal rehab programmes are turning health clubs into health hubs   Parkwood Leisure, in partnership with its subsidiary companies Legacy Leisure and Lex Leisure, has launched two rehabilitation programmes across 24 leisure centres in England and Wales. Doing so, Parkwood has become the latest operator to pilot a project which forms part of a wider strategy, driven by UK .... More>>
14 Aug 2023
Alton Towers founder and attractions industry legend, John Broome CBE, dies aged 80
Alton Towers founder and attractions industry legend, John Broome CBE, dies aged 80   John Broome CBE, the man who developed Alton Towers theme park from humble beginnings to one of Europe's biggest, has passed away aged 80. In a statement, his property development group, Imperial Corporate Capital, said: "It is with profound sadness that I must convey the news of the passing of our esteemed .... More>>
11 Aug 2023
Michael Tompkins recognised with 2024 ISPA Visionary Award
Michael Tompkins recognised with 2024 ISPA Visionary Award   The International Spa Association (ISPA) has announced Michael Tompkins – managing director and executive recruiter at Hutchinson Consulting: An Arch Amenities Group company – as its 2024 ISPA Visionary Award winner. The accolade is presented each year to someone in the spa industry who has made significant .... More>>
11 Aug 2023
Ella Kent promoted to director of spa and wellness at Spa At Sea Island
Ella Kent promoted to director of spa and wellness at Spa At Sea Island   Industry figure Ella Kent has been appointed director of spa and wellness at Sea Island – a Forbes Five-Star coastal resort in Georgia, US. Kent has taken on the role at The Spa at Sea Island following a nine-year tenure with the resort where she has served as the resort's director of rooms since 2019. From .... More>>
09 Aug 2023
Third Space joins Six Senses at luxury development The Whiteley
Third Space joins Six Senses at luxury development The Whiteley   Third Space has signed a deal to open a club at The Whiteley, the iconic West London landmark which is undergoing a £1bn (US$1.3bn, €1.2bn) transformation into a mixed-use development. The luxury fitness operator will take 34,000sq ft of space across three floors within The Whiteley, directly accessed via .... More>>
09 Aug 2023
Lancôme launches first Latin American spa in Brazil at Oetker Collection's Palácio Tangará
Lancôme launches first Latin American spa in Brazil at Oetker Collection's Palácio Tangará   Luxury French beauty brand Lancôme has entered the Latin American spa market with a new hotel spa in the Brazilian city of São Paulo. Originally a fragrance house, Lancôme manufactures skincare and makeup products and is owned by L'Oréal. The company has previously delved into the world of wellness and opened .... More>>
09 Aug 2023
GymNation – owned by JD Gyms – opens latest club in Dubai and plans Middle East expansion
GymNation – owned by JD Gyms – opens latest club in Dubai and plans Middle East expansion   GymNation, which was acquired by JD Gyms in 2022, has opened its latest health club in Dubai, bringing the number of sites in its UAE portfolio to 11. GymNation Downtown Dubai features more than 500 pieces of Matrix and Eleiko equipment across a 40,000sq ft space. There are also three group exercise .... More>>
09 Aug 2023
Entertainment resort and waterpark planned for Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Entertainment resort and waterpark planned for Tashkent, Uzbekistan   A world-scale, integrated resort is being planned for Tashkent, Uzbekistan’s capital city. Feature unique water attractions, a themed hotel, immersive dining, and live entertainment, the development will be located close to urban regeneration district, New Tashkent City and is being designed with both local .... More>>
08 Aug 2023
Corinthia Hotels names Kerry Turpin head of spa and wellness
Corinthia Hotels names Kerry Turpin head of spa and wellness   Kerry Turpin has been appointed by luxury international hotel brand Corinthia Hotels to spearhead its spa and wellness agenda. An experienced industry professional, Turpin joins Corinthia as global head of spa and wellness following more than two-and-a-half years spent as senior manager of luxury spa for the .... More>>
05 Aug 2023
UK Active to crank up cross-sector collaborations as part of Vision 2030 work
UK Active to crank up cross-sector collaborations as part of Vision 2030 work   UK Active has published the latest update to its Vision 2030 strategy – the blueprint which has the stated goal of getting five million more people active by 2030. Each year, the industry body sets a number of milestones to guide its activities for the next 12 months. The priorities identified for the year .... More>>
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