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14 Jul 2023
Velas Group unveils plans for seventh Mexican spa resort in Los Cabos
Velas Group unveils plans for seventh Mexican spa resort in Los Cabos   A brand new spa is due to open at the Grand Velas Boutique in Los Cabos, Mexico, inspired by the ocean and traditions of the region. Opening in late 2023, the up-scale adults-only inclusive property will feature 79 guestrooms and mark the Velas Group’s seventh destination in Mexico. The resort’s wellness .... More>>
14 Jul 2023
Gym Group shares jump after lifts in memberships and revenues
Gym Group shares jump after lifts in memberships and revenues   Shares in The Gym Group have jumped sharply, after it reported substantial gains in membership and revenue following a period of trading with founder John Treharne at the helm. Treharne took back control of the business in January this year following the resignation of CEO Richard Darwin. Publishing its trading .... More>>
14 Jul 2023
UFC Gym Australia's parent companies go into administration after losing court case
UFC Gym Australia's parent companies go into administration after losing court case   The three parent companies behind UFC Gym Australia have entered voluntary administration after being told to pay more than AU$5m in compensation to franchisee owners who took them to court. Ultimate Franchising Group, UFC Gym Prospect and Ultimate Franchising Group Properties held the master franchise .... More>>
14 Jul 2023
Young V&A opens its doors in London
Young V&A opens its doors in London   Young V&A, a new museum dedicated entirely to children, has opened its doors in London, UK. The new, £13m attraction has been created to "herald a shift in the way museums are designed for young people". Designed by De Matos Ryan and AOC Architecture – in collaboration with children – the free museum .... More>>
13 Jul 2023
Tempo adds 3D body scanning to its AI-based training solutions
Tempo adds 3D body scanning to its AI-based training solutions   Fitness tech company Tempo has released a large update, adding a number of features which leverage the capabilities of both iPhone and AI. The main addition is the new Body Composition Scanner, which uses the depth camera sensors in an iPhone. Utilising the iPhone's tech, the Tempo app can now scan the .... More>>
13 Jul 2023
Boutique Greek island retreat unveils new spa with waterfall treatment rooms
Boutique Greek island retreat unveils new spa with waterfall treatment rooms   Calilo, a luxury boutique resort on the picturesque Greek island of Ios, has refreshed its offering with a new spa and fitness centre. The four-year-old family-owned hotel – with a philosophy based on sustainability, art and intentional design – has been updated with this dedicated wellness space so guests can .... More>>
12 Jul 2023
Treatwell introduces LGBTQIA+ friendly badge to signpost safe salons for inclusive treatment
Treatwell introduces LGBTQIA+ friendly badge to signpost safe salons for inclusive treatment   Beauty and wellness services booking platform Treatwell has launched a LGBTQIA+ friendly badge on its platform in a bid to make the beauty, spa and wellness industries more inclusive. According to Treatwell, the sectors are struggling with inclusivity which has resulted in limited accessibility, gendered .... More>>
12 Jul 2023
Egym secures $225m from Jared Kushner's Affinity Partners. Signals plans to double in size and do an IPO
Egym secures $225m from Jared Kushner's Affinity Partners. Signals plans to double in size and do an IPO   Egym has completed a Series F financing round which will see it raise up to €207m (US$225m) in growth capital. The new investment was led by Affinity Partners, a global investment firm based in Miami, US and also included contributions from existing investors, Mayfair Equity Partners and Bayern Kapital. .... More>>
12 Jul 2023
Horizon Leisure acquires Sports Direct gym and reopens it as a wellbeing facility
Horizon Leisure acquires Sports Direct gym and reopens it as a wellbeing facility   Charitable leisure trust, Horizon Leisure, has acquired a former Sports Direct gym in Guildford and transformed it into a health, fitness and wellbeing facility. The trust has invested £1m in redeveloping the facility, which it acquired earlier this year for an undisclosed sum. It is the first time Horizon .... More>>
11 Jul 2023
Anytime Fitness says its accelerating growth across Europe – enters the French market
Anytime Fitness says its accelerating growth across Europe – enters the French market   Self Esteem Brands (SEB) is taking its Anytime Fitness brand to France, following the signing of a master franchisee deal. Anytime France SARL, a company set up for the venture, will oversee the brand's growth in the country, with initial openings secured in six locations – Paris, the wider Ile-de-France .... More>>
11 Jul 2023
GWI launches worldwide wellness traveller survey 
GWI launches worldwide wellness traveller survey    ‌A survey which takes a deep dive into global wellness travellers’ motivations and needs has been launched by the Global Wellness Institute's (GWI) Wellness Tourism Initiative.  The aim is to make the Wellbeing Check-In Survey the largest in the world and the GWI is calling for spa and wellness .... More>>
11 Jul 2023
Virtuagym launches AI-powered digital coach
Virtuagym launches AI-powered digital coach   Virtuagym has added to its range of training solutions with the launch of Virtuagym AI Coach. Powered by artificial intelligence, AI Coach can create tailored workouts for users based on their specific requirements, which are shared via a chat interface. This enables users to specify their requests, .... More>>
10 Jul 2023
Gröna Lund death coaster will remain closed this season
Gröna Lund death coaster will remain closed this season   The Gröna Lund theme park in Stockholm, Sweden has reopened its doors 10 days after a guest died and nine other were injured in an incident involving the park's Jetline rollercoaster. One of the trains on Jetline – a ride which reaches a height of 30m (90ft) and a speed of 90km/h (55mph) – came partly off the .... More>>
10 Jul 2023
Pedro and Connie Ruiz sell VivaFit and Personal20 to Balance Company
Pedro and Connie Ruiz sell VivaFit and Personal20 to Balance Company   Pedro Simão, CEO of Balance Company, says the company has acquired a 100 per cent shareholding in international franchise brands VivaFit and Personal 20 from founders Pedro Ruiz and Connie Ruiz for an undisclosed amount. VivaFit is a brand of boutique gym for women, while Personal20 is a boutique EMS studio .... More>>
07 Jul 2023
Crystal Cruises refreshes spa concept and signs five-year deal with OneSpaWorld
Crystal Cruises refreshes spa concept and signs five-year deal with OneSpaWorld   Crystal Cruises has appointed cruise ship and resort spa operator OneSpaWorld as its exclusive spa and wellness partner for the next five years. OSW will operate all spa, salon, medi-spa and fitness services onboard Crystal’s newly updated Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony liners, as well as .... More>>
06 Jul 2023
US research shows record numbers taking part in outdoor exercise
US research shows record numbers taking part in outdoor exercise   The number of people taking part in outdoor exercise and recreation in the US reached an all time record of 168.1 million in 2022 following year-on-year growth of 2.3 per cent. The trend is reflected in activity across the physical activity sector, including health clubs and gyms, which are increasingly including .... More>>
06 Jul 2023
Stormzy and Wilfried Zaha take control of AFC Croydon Athletic
Stormzy and Wilfried Zaha take control of AFC Croydon Athletic   Multi-award-winning musician, Stormzy, has joined forces with Crystal Palace FC forward Wilfried Zaha to take over non-league football club, AFC Croydon Athletic. Both Zaha and Stormzy – real name Michael Owuo Junior – grew up in the south London borough and have connections to the club. Zaha also scored his .... More>>
06 Jul 2023
Myzone launches raft of anywhere features and integrations, including MZ-Maps
Myzone launches raft of anywhere features and integrations, including MZ-Maps   Myzone has launched a premium suite of services, offering health club operators three elements which utilise its heart-rate tracking tech – MZ-Club, MZ-Together and MZ-On Demand. The elements have been designed to enable operators to offer members access to the Myzone ecosystem and live heart rate tracking wherever they are – in the gym, outdoors or at home. .... More>>
04 Jul 2023
Diana Mestre devises temple of wellness spa concept for Belizean jungle retreat
Diana Mestre devises temple of wellness spa concept for Belizean jungle retreat   Spa consultant Diana Mestre and design firm Saballos Architects have co-created a new wellness temple concept for five-star boutique resort Ka'ana in San Ignacio, Belize. Mestre – of Mestre & Mestre Spa & Wellness Consultants – says the spa will open at the end of 2024 and showcase ancient Mayan traditions in .... More>>
04 Jul 2023
Taichi Kuma creates seashell-inspired sauna on Japan’s famous art island
Taichi Kuma creates seashell-inspired sauna on Japan’s famous art island   Taichi Kuma, son of the celebrated Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, has designed a striking new sauna for the Sana Mane glamping destination in southern Japan. Nestled between a forest and a beach, the 150-layer wooden sauna is built from 5,000 pieces of stacked plywood and curves upwards into a spiral shape .... More>>
03 Jul 2023
Xponential fights back from damning Fuzzy Panda report
Xponential fights back from damning Fuzzy Panda report   Xponential Fitness shares are recovering following a fightback by the directors after the publication of a damning report on its prospects and conduct from Fuzzy Panda Research last week. Fuzzy Panda made a series of allegations about Xponential CEO Anthony Geisler and the general trading position of the .... More>>
03 Jul 2023
Precor launches distribution division with Stages Cycling the first brand on board
Precor launches distribution division with Stages Cycling the first brand on board   Precor has signed a global distribution deal with Stages Cycling, manufacturer of commercial indoor cycles, power meters and cycle computers. The strategic partnership will see Precor become the worldwide distributor of Stages Cycling’s commercial product lines, leveraging Precor’s existing sales, service, and .... More>>
03 Jul 2023
Continuum reveals reimagined Loch Ness centre to celebrate Scotland's brand icon
Continuum reveals reimagined Loch Ness centre to celebrate Scotland's brand icon   Continuum Attractions, which acquired the Loch Ness Centre in Scotland in January, has officially reopened its doors following a £1.5m refurbishment. The visitor attraction is located in Drumnadrochit near Inverness. The 12-week redevelopment has reinvigorated the centre, which will now focus on telling .... More>>
03 Jul 2023
Minor Hotels planning second Anantara Resort in Brazil, Anantara Preá Ceará Resort
Minor Hotels planning second Anantara Resort in Brazil, Anantara Preá Ceará Resort   Hotel owner, operator and investor Minor Hotels has announced plans to unveil a second Anantara property in Brazil. Slated to launch in 2026, the new-build Anantara Preá Ceará Resort will be located in the state of Ceará on the country’s northeast coast. Soon to start development on Preá Beach in the .... More>>
30 Jun 2023
Six Senses Belize to open with secret beach and private island in 2025
Six Senses Belize to open with secret beach and private island in 2025   Six Senses is set to open a new tropical island retreat on a stretch of secret beachfront in Belize by mid-2025. Six Senses Belize will be home to 45 resort villas and 24 overwater residences set across two areas – Secret Beach and a 10-acre private island about two miles away. According to Six Senses, a .... More>>
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