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31 May 2022
RSG exits Polish market to focus on US growth
RSG exits Polish market to focus on US growth   Medicover, the private medical insurance provider, has acquired the Polish network of budget gym mega-brand McFit, owned by RSG Group. There are 14 McFit clubs in Poland across ten cities, including Warsaw, Wroclaw, Katowice and Szczecin. The deal brings the size of Medicover’s steadily growing gym network to .... More>>
30 May 2022
Countdown begins on Museum of London's epic move to Smithfield Market
Countdown begins on Museum of London's epic move to Smithfield Market   Museum of London in the UK will move to its new home in Smithfield in the heart of the capital at the beginning of 2023. The popular attraction is moving to the historic General Market buildings that have remained derelict for more than three decades. Described as one of Europe's biggest cultural projects, .... More>>
30 May 2022
Hussle owner goes bust owing £5.4m – pre-pack deal snapped up by Tegelaars and Chmyshuk
Hussle owner goes bust owing £5.4m – pre-pack deal snapped up by Tegelaars and Chmyshuk   The company behind fitness aggregator Hussle – Sandcroft Avenue Ltd – has collapsed, owing £5,362,000. A new company, Archway Fitness Ltd, set up on 12 April, has acquired the Hussle name and assets for £175,000 as part of a pre-pack administration deal which concluded on 6 May. Archway is owned 50:50 by .... More>>
31 May 2022
Countdown kicks off for Global Wellness Day 2022 this June
Countdown kicks off for Global Wellness Day 2022 this June   Saturday 11 June 2022 will mark the 11th anniversary of Global Wellness Day (GWD), an annual event hosted to emphasise the importance of wellness and taking care of health and wellbeing. Belgin Aksoy founded GWD in 2012 and it has since been celebrated annually on the second Saturday of June with free wellness .... More>>
30 May 2022
Industrial Light & Magic creates groundbreaking virtual ABBA concert
Industrial Light & Magic creates groundbreaking virtual ABBA concert   ABBA, the 70s icons behind hits such as Dancing Queen and Mamma Mia, has returned to live concerts after a 40-year break – in digital form. Featuring ground-breaking augmented reality and other digital technologies, the new ABBA Voyage concerts recreate the sights and sounds of Abba in their 1970s heyday. .... More>>
27 May 2022
New ISPA research shines spotlight on consumers' spa habits and concerns
New ISPA research shines spotlight on consumers' spa habits and concerns   The International Spa Association (ISPA) Foundation has released the 11th volume of its Consumer Snapshot initiative titled New Era, New Consumer. The study sought to examine the habits, attitudes and expectations of consumers as they consider the pandemic’s lingering effects and continue to evaluate .... More>>
26 May 2022
Science Museum's major exhibition on cancer opens to the public
Science Museum's major exhibition on cancer opens to the public   A major free exhibition on the treatment and understanding of cancer has opened at the Science Museum in London, UK. Described as a "world-first", the Cancer Revolution exhibition reveals the past, present and future of how cancer is prevented, detected and treated. With more than 100 objects and numerous .... More>>
25 May 2022
GSN Planet develops app to help spas monitor and improve sustainability credentials
GSN Planet develops app to help spas monitor and improve sustainability credentials   Spa teams can now measure and improve their sustainability credentials following the launch of Green Spa Network (GSN) Planet’s new sustainability calculator. The measurement tool is packaged as a mobile app and designed to bring spas’ sustainability performance into focus. Free to download, the GSN Planet .... More>>
24 May 2022
Fairmont signals entry into Japan with plans for urban retreat in Tokyo
Fairmont signals entry into Japan with plans for urban retreat in Tokyo   Hospitality giant Accor and Japan-based real estate company Nomura Real Estate Development have unveiled plans to open a Fairmont property in Tokyo in 2025. Opening in the heart of the capital city, Fairmont Tokyo will mark the luxury brand’s first hotel and is being designed as an urban sanctuary in the heart .... More>>
24 May 2022
Studio Apostoli brings the outdoors in for nature-centric spa project in Hudson Valley
Studio Apostoli brings the outdoors in for nature-centric spa project in Hudson Valley   International spa and wellness design firm Studio Apostoli is realising a new private members’ spa in New York’s verdant Hudson Valley. The studio is creating the Shin Rin Spa for Silo Ridge Field Club, an exclusive 850-acre gated community and private members’ club located two hours from New York City. .... More>>
23 May 2022
GWI spotlights country-specific wellness economy data with new Geography of Wellness microsite
GWI spotlights country-specific wellness economy data with new Geography of Wellness microsite   The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has launched the Geography of Wellness microsite to showcase different countries’ wellness economies. The new platform is designed to provide a clear picture of where each country is positioned in the wellness market and give countries a platform to showcase their wellness .... More>>
21 May 2022
Strava integrates with injury-prevention app
Strava integrates with injury-prevention app   Strava, a leading social platform for athletes, has acquired Recover Athletics, a startup providing evidence-based prehab workouts to runners. The move gives Strava subscribers access to Recover Athletics’ app, which includes personalised injury prevention plans and exercises. “Recover Athletics addresses a .... More>>
21 May 2022
UN picks Go Fit’s public-private model as example of best practice
UN picks Go Fit’s public-private model as example of best practice   Go Fit has been selected by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) as an example of best practice for public–private partnership collaboration (PPP). The company’s core values, model and achievements were presented in a case study at the 6th UNECE International PPP Forum, in Barcelona. The .... More>>
20 May 2022
Four Seasons spa launches in New Orleans with rooftop infinity pool and panoramic Mississippi River views
Four Seasons spa launches in New Orleans with rooftop infinity pool and panoramic Mississippi River views   Four Seasons has opened the doors to a brand new luxury hotel spa in downtown New Orleans, within its Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans. According to the hotel group, the wellness facility is inspired by the allure of the bon vivant lifestyle and a hint of excess. “In our concept, we drew inspiration .... More>>
19 May 2022
Gurney’s Montauk announces completion of US$20m spa renovation
Gurney’s Montauk announces completion of US$20m spa renovation   Gurney’s Montauk Resort in Long Island, US, has relaunched its Seawater Spa following a US$20m top-to-toe refresh focused on holistic wellness, innovation and sustainability. What’s new? The Gurney’s team tapped architecture firm Alonso Designs to realise the renovation – the group responsible for .... More>>
19 May 2022
Le Pal launches Smash & Reload dark ride, designed by Triotech and Bold Move
Le Pal launches Smash & Reload dark ride, designed by Triotech and Bold Move   French theme park and zoo, Le Pal, has launched its first interactive, media-based ride. Called Smash & Reload, the dark ride features a story built around "crazy mushrooms" and mixes humour with a sustainability message to engage modern audiences. Replacing an ageing 4D-cinema experience, the new ride was .... More>>
19 May 2022
Ness raises US$15m for health rewards app ahead of credit card launch delivering health insurance in the US
Ness raises US$15m for health rewards app ahead of credit card launch delivering health insurance in the US   Ness, a US startup that is developing a range of wellness-driven credit cards, has launched its first product, the Ness Rewards app, with longer-term plans to deliver health insurance in the US via its credit cards. The company, founded by Derek Flanzraich, former CEO and founder of health website Greatness has .... More>>
19 May 2022
F45 targets military veterans as franchisees and launches $300m loan financing deal with Fortress
F45 targets military veterans as franchisees and launches $300m loan financing deal with Fortress   Following a history of supporting US military and service members, F45 has announced a new initiative called F45 After, which offers US military personnel exclusive financing to become franchisees. While the programme has only just launched, the company has already received 2,500 inquiries from potential .... More>>
19 May 2022
Scruffy Dog and Simtec launch Fisher-Price themed trackless ride
Scruffy Dog and Simtec launch Fisher-Price themed trackless ride   Scruffy Dog Creative Group and Simtec Systems have partnered to launch a new immersive trackless dark ride featuring the popular Mattel IP, Fisher-Price. The ride's narrative and concept were developed by Scruffy Dog, while Simtec designed the trackless system. With a capacity for six to nine people, the .... More>>
18 May 2022
BIG's designs Prague concert hall to be vibrant centre of life
BIG's designs Prague concert hall to be vibrant centre of life   Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) have been selected as the architect for the Vltava Philharmonic Hall in Prague, Czech Republic. The first national concert hall to be built in the country in 100 years, the venue will be the home of the famous Prague Symphony Orchestra and will have an audience capacity of more than .... More>>
18 May 2022
Dohmen and Bertens join forces to launch Tourist Development and Attraction Consultants
Dohmen and Bertens join forces to launch Tourist Development and Attraction Consultants   Former Efteling COO, Coen Bertens, and former BRC Imagination Arts exec, Bart Dohmen, have partnered to set up a consultancy for the tourism and visitor attraction sectors. Called Tourist Development and Attraction Consultants (TDAC), the firm will be structured as around a group of associates and will .... More>>
18 May 2022
Hyatt is piloting private gyms that can be rented by the hour
Hyatt is piloting private gyms that can be rented by the hour   Hyatt is piloting private gyms in five of its US hotels as part of its Stay Fit Private Fitness programme. The exercise spaces are located in converted guest rooms and offer a collection of cardio and strength-training equipment. Guests can book the gyms for US$25 an hour, giving them access to a Peloton bike, .... More>>
17 May 2022
Aman New York launching in August with urban spa sanctuary
Aman New York launching in August with urban spa sanctuary   Luxury hotel group Aman has announced its long-awaited urban property in New York City will welcome guests as of 2 August 2022. Aman New York will open in the 1921 Crown Building on Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, overlooking the city’s iconic Central Park. The destination will be topped with a three-storey, .... More>>
17 May 2022
Circuit Society signs first London franchise – will open in Dubai in 2023
Circuit Society signs first London franchise – will open in Dubai in 2023   New fitness franchise, Circuit Society, has signed its first London location in Bayswater. The 3,000sq ft (280sq m) micro-gym, run by franchisee Liz Benjamin, will open in August 2022 following a period of construction starting in June. Another Circuit Society club is due to open in St Albans in July this year. .... More>>
16 May 2022
Active Nottingham publishes a free book called Can We Splash? to get families into swimming
Active Nottingham publishes a free book called Can We Splash? to get families into swimming   Active Nottingham, part of Nottingham City Council, has released a children’s book called Can We Splash? to encourage more parents to take children swimming. The team at Active Nottingham became aware that many families in the area have never been swimming and the book has been developed to help parents .... More>>
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