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Garden of the Gods Resort and Club appoints Tania McCorkle as wellness director
Strata Integrated Wellness and Spa at Garden of the Gods Resort and Club, Colorado, is under new leadership with the appointment of Tania McCorkle as director of wellness.
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BY Megan Whitby | 16 May 2022
Derby's new Moorways Sports Village unites fitness, sport, wellness and waterplay
The new £42m Moorways Sports Village will open its doors to the public on Saturday 21 May. The community-focused development is the result of a partnership between Derby City Council and Everyone Active – which will run the facility and the adjacent Moorways Stadium with its outdoor athletics track and football pitches.
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BY Frances Marcellin | 13 May 2022
WTS International rebrands and joins Arch Amenities Group
Arch Amenities Group has been formed by the amalgamation of WTS International, corporate fitness and amenity solution provider LifeStart and Meet Hospitality – a hospitality services and hosted meetings company.
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BY Megan Whitby | 12 May 2022
Revenues jump 67 per cent at Planet Fitness ahead of expansion into new markets
Planet Fitness saw its Q1 2022 revenue increase by 66.9 per cent (to US$186.7m) on 2021 – the latest sign that the US fitness market is bouncing back.
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BY Tom Walker | 11 May 2022
Harm Tegelaars returns to fitness industry – joins the board of Hussle
Fitness industry veteran Harm Tegelaars has returned to the fitness industry by joining the board of directors at Hussle.
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BY Tom Walker | 11 May 2022
Ella Kent and Kerstin Florian honoured with ISPA achievement awards
The International Spa Association (ISPA) championed dedication and innovation at its recent Las Vegas conference.
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BY Megan Whitby | 11 May 2022
Planet Fitness gives teens free access to its gyms and app
Planet Fitness is offering high-school students free access to any of its 2,200 locations in the US and Canada from 16 May to 31 August. Once enrolled, users can also get their Summer Pass digital key and access the accompanying app.
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BY Frances Marcellin | 10 May 2022
Vitruvian raises US$15m to accelerate production and US expansion
AI-driven home-strength platform, Vitruvian, raises US$15m Series A funding to ramp up production. Investors include Larsen Ventures and Steve Baxter’s Ten13. Baxter is known for his TV role as a 'shark' in Australia’s Shark Tank.
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BY Frances Marcellin | 10 May 2022
Puy du Fou to create first US attraction
Puy du Fou is set to enter the US attractions market with its iconic, immersive themed visitor experience, after securing a partnership with the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indian (ECBI).
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BY Tom Walker | 10 May 2022
Mather & Co-designed Gretna Green Experience opens to the public
A visitor attraction celebrating the history of the Scottish parish of Gretna Green – and its heritage as a destination for 'runaway marriages – has opened to the public.
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BY Tom Walker | 10 May 2022
Wim Hof appears on Accor’s new Health to Wealth podcast exploring culture of wellbeing
Hotel giant Accor has launched a new podcast series exploring hot topics in wellbeing with cutting edge speakers from a wide range of fields.
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BY Megan Whitby | 10 May 2022
Sport England puts £5.25m on the table to tackle inequalities in partnership with UK Active
Sport England and UK Active have signed a five-year partnership agreement which will see the two organisations tackle inequalities within the sport and physical activity sector.
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BY Tom Walker | 10 May 2022
bbspa_Group reimagines classical Roman baths to create new spa in Florence
A new urban wellness sanctuary has opened in the heart of Florence, Italy, inspired by ancient civilisations and their tradition of thermal bathing.
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BY Megan Whitby | 09 May 2022
Energy sobriety will be the key theme at European Energy Transition Conference
How can organisations, including health club and leisure businesses, decarbonise, generate clean energy and harness attitudes of 'energy sobriety' to reduce CO2 emissions? These are some of the issues to be discussed at this year’s European Energy Transition Conference.
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BY Frances Marcellin | 09 May 2022
Editor's letter: Mega players
Can one operator succeed where another has failed? asks Liz Terry
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09 May 2022
Write to reply: Building better facilities is a priority
Modern, sustainable buildings are key to redefining our sector, says Sharron Davies MBE
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09 May 2022
HCM People: Gunnar Peterson
F45’s new chief of athletics on developing exclusive new workouts for the brand
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09 May 2022
HCM People: Louis Rennocks
The Grndhouse co-founder tells us how his brand plans to dominate the strength training space in the UK, and beyond
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09 May 2022
HCM People: Jon Wright
The serial entrepreneur and founder of Feel Electric talks about bringing his new chain of EMS studios to the UK
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09 May 2022
Interview: Dave Courteen
The industry veteran and new chair of the UK Active Membership Council shares insights into growing his business over 35 years and reveals his aims for his new role at UK Active
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09 May 2022
Everyone's talking about: NHS partnerships
Can exercise professionals gain the wider trust of the medical community, and play a pivotal role in the wellbeing agenda?
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09 May 2022
Sponsored: Technogym: leading with innovation
Yate Leisure is one of the largest sites in Circadian Trust’s portfolio, with around 4,000 members. Ben Beasley, director of commercial development, explains why they were an early adopter of Technogym Biocircuit, and how the offer has evolved
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09 May 2022
Annual report: Deloitte European Report
Karsten Hollasch reports on the ninth European Health and Fitness Market Report from Deloitte and Europe Active
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09 May 2022
Research: Automaticity – creating exercise habits that stick
Bryce Hastings reveals new research into exercise motivation and adherance
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09 May 2022
Q&A: Get real
DLL is pushing back against social media ‘fitfluencers’ says Andrea Dearden
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09 May 2022
Postbag: Celebrating 300 editions
HCM celebrated 300 issues last month. We share our postbag of verdicts from our readers
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09 May 2022
Supplier showcase: Pulse Fitness: trusted partner
Pulse Fitness and Bolsover District Council have been collaborating for many years to deliver dedicated community activity spaces
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09 May 2022
Insight: Safe and essential
We go behind the scenes of the biggest ever collaboration on COVID safety data. Lizzie Broughton tells the story
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09 May 2022
Insight: Boston Strong
Jane Kitchen reports from the recent Global Wellness Summit in Boston, US
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09 May 2022
Tech: Software solutions
Leading software specialists reveal how they’ve solved specific tech challenges for individual health clubs
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09 May 2022
Facilities: Change it up – lockers
You want to refresh your lockers and changing rooms on a budget. HCM’s panel of experts advises
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09 May 2022
Research: Exercise can counter diabetes damage
Exercise can stimulate the growth of new blood vessels when existing ones are ravaged by diabetes, find researchers
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09 May 2022
Research provides new evidence of how exercise can counter diabetes damage
Being physically active can counter the damage of diabetes by enabling the activation of a natural system that grows new blood vessels.
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BY Tom Walker | 06 May 2022
AI-driven personal trainer platform Altis secures investment after signing LA Fitness deal
Altis, an artificial intelligence-based personal trainer solution, has secured more than US$3m worth of financing, bringing the total investments made in the fit tech brand to date to US$10.5m.
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BY Tom Walker | 06 May 2022
Global Wellness Institute announces new respiratory wellness initiative
As climate change, air pollution and COVID-19 impact millions worldwide, the Global Wellness Institute (GWI) is uniting physicians, scientists, and health and wellness business leaders to improve the quality of our air we breathe.
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BY Megan Whitby | 06 May 2022
Zoe Wall hints future One&Only spas may partner with iconic fashion house
In the latest issue of Spa Business, Kerzner’s new global wellness director Zoe Wall gives the lowdown on the resort developer and operator’s long term wellness gameplan.
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BY Megan Whitby | 05 May 2022
US Congress Physical Activity Challenge uses Myzone’s MZ-Switch
Members of the United States Congress and Washington DC staff are competing against each other in this year’s Congressional Physical Activity Challenge.
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BY Frances Marcellin | 05 May 2022
Editor's letter: Supersensory
With our growing insight into how to engage visitors’ more complex senses, it’s time for a new approach, says Magali Robathan
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05 May 2022
People: Jakob Wahl
IAAPA’s new executive VP and COO shares his plans
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05 May 2022
People: Philippe Chiwy
De Pinxi’s founder on Choco-Story Bruges and the SpaceBakery project
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05 May 2022
People: Cassie Poland and Ollie Smith
On taking over the attraction they grew up in – Drusillas
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05 May 2022
Immersive experiences: Joseph Wisne
Truly ambitious attractions providers need to push the boundaries of immersive design by engaging visitors’ senses of pain, danger, balance, justice and more, argues Roto’s CEO
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05 May 2022
Interview: Esther Dugdale
As the Burrell Collection relaunches and Eden Qingdao takes shape, Event’s creative director shares her tips for creating experiences that spark joy and curiosity
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05 May 2022
The arts: Room to grow
Could the space age, ultra flexible design of the new Taipei Performing Arts Center provide a model for future attractions spaces?
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05 May 2022
Museums: Ones to watch
From an AI museum built by robots to the long-awaited Grand Egyptian Museum, we take a look at some exciting 2022 openings
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05 May 2022
Research: Slavery links
As demand for growing honesty in relation to links to slavery and colonialism grows, should attractions be open about their history? Jon Young investigates
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05 May 2022
Opinion: Vince Kadlubek
Art engages and delights visitors. Kadlubek argues that attractions should embrace and support artists and look for shared initiatives
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05 May 2022
Waterparks: Waves of change
As The Wave inland surf lake announces plans to open six more sites, we go along for a surf and a sit down with CEO Craig Stoddart
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05 May 2022
Experience economy: Joe Pine
Experience platforms represent one of the biggest growth opportunities in today’s experience economy, argues Joe Pine. Here’s how to get them right
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05 May 2022
Interview: Cale Heit
With new themed coasters open at Motiongate Dubai and some intruiging projects underway, Forrec is making the most of the pent up demand for shared experiences. CEO Cale Heit tells us more
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05 May 2022
Perspire Sauna Studio signs 28 new US franchise deals
Perspire Sauna Studio, the infrared and red light therapy (RLT) sauna franchise, has reported a record-breaking first quarter in 2022.
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BY Megan Whitby | 04 May 2022
1Rebel snaps up Core Collective in pre-pack administration deal – reveals international growth plans
1Rebel has acquired two Core Collective clubs as part of a pre-pack administration deal, along with London studio Sweat It which it bought from liquidators in February.
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BY Frances Marcellin | 04 May 2022
Great Spa Towns of Europe celebrate creation of new industry association
The Great Spa Towns of Europe, one of UNESCO's newest World Heritage Sites, has launched an association to deliver the future management and protection of its member spa towns and cities.
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BY Megan Whitby | 03 May 2022
Wellness Hall of Fame announces Deborah Szekely as inaugural Fellow on her 100th birthday
Deborah Szekely, philanthropist, social activist, teacher and entrepreneur, has been inducted into the Wellness Hall of Fame (WellHOF) as its inaugural Fellow on the day of her 100th birthday.
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BY Megan Whitby | 03 May 2022
US spa industry hit more than US$18bn in revenues in 2021, reports ISPA
Spas across the US generated US$18.1bn (€17.2bn, £14.4bn) in revenues in 2021, marking an almost 50 per cent increase compared to 2020 (US$12.1bn, €11.5bn, £9.7bn).
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BY Megan Whitby | 03 May 2022
Basic-Fit membership numbers up 46 per cent in Q1 2022
Basic-Fit opened a record number of 72 clubs in the first quarter of 2022. Fifty-five in France, eight in the Netherlands, two in Belgium and seven in Spain, despite closures and restrictions caused by the pandemic.
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BY Frances Marcellin | 03 May 2022
Urban Gym Group raises €16m to fuel European expansion
Multi-brand fitness chain Urban Gym Group (UGG) has raised €16m in capital. The funds will be used to drive company growth through acquisitions, branching out to new locations and territories, and expanding the management team.
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BY Frances Marcellin | 03 May 2022
Wahoo acquires RGT Cycling and Launches Wahoo X subscription service
Wahoo has acquired virtual cycling platform RGT Cycling as part of plans to strengthen its ecosystem of integrated smart training solutions.
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BY Tom Walker | 28 Apr 2022
Project to save last major bellfoundry which cast bells for St Paul's and Washington National Cathedral
A project to save the UK's last major bellfoundry has moved to the next stage, with the launch of a tender to find contractors for the redevelopment work.
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BY Tom Walker | 28 Apr 2022
Zero carbon health club and sports centre planned for Toronto
Global design practice Perkins & Will has unveiled plans for a net-zero operational carbon community sports centre, health club and cultural hub in Toronto, Canada.
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BY Tom Walker | 28 Apr 2022
Berlin cools its famous pools to make political statement on Russian gas
Those looking to have a dip in Berlin's famous heated outdoor pools this summer will be in for a chilly surprise.
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BY Tom Walker | 28 Apr 2022
Hettema Group and Themespace merge to form THG
Experiential design firms The Hettema Group and Themespace have merged to create a new company called THG.
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BY Tom Walker | 28 Apr 2022
W3Spa EMEA sees spa and wellness industry gather in Spain
Industry event W3Spa EMEA has kicked off in Tarragona, Spain, hosted at Le Méridien Ra Beach Hotel & Spa.
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BY Megan Whitby | 27 Apr 2022
Svart Eiendom chooses Six Senses to run the world's first off-grid hotel in the Arctic Circle
Svart Eiendom AS, owner and developer of Svart, one of the world’s first energy-positive hotels, has brought in Six Senses as its management company.
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BY Liz Terry | 27 Apr 2022
Egym acquires Gymlib to expand corporate fitness portfolio
Fitness tech firm Egym has acquired French corporate fitness and wellbeing business Gymlilb for what has been described as a 'high double-digit million' purchase price.
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BY Tom Walker | 27 Apr 2022
Global Wellness Summit 2022 theme revealed
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) will host its 2022 conference in Tel Aviv, Israel, from 31 October – 3 November with a theme of 'Open Minds. Open Hearts. Open for Business'.
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BY Liz Terry | 26 Apr 2022
Zoya flagship launches in Ajman to set new standards for wellness in UAE
A new integrative retreat named Zoya Health and Wellbeing has opened in a protected nature reserve in Ajman, in the UAE.
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BY Megan Whitby | 26 Apr 2022
GWS schedules functional medicine symposium in Bangkok this May
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) is gearing up for its Future of Functional Medicine Symposium scheduled for 20 May in Bangkok, Thailand.
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BY Megan Whitby | 25 Apr 2022
World’s first living waterslides announced for Therme Manchester
Therme Manchester – the £250m indoor ‘next generation’ waterpark, thermal bathing and a wellbeing spa, opening in 2025 – will include the world's first "living waterslides".
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BY Tom Walker | 25 Apr 2022
Core Health & Fitness acquires Wexer
Core Health & Fitness, has acquired Digital fitness content provider Wexer Holding, for an undisclosed sum.
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BY Tom Walker | 25 Apr 2022
L'Occitane strengthens Accor partnership with new wellness concept at Dubai spa
French luxury brand L'Occitane en Provence has strengthened its partnership with hotel giant Accor with the launch of a new wellness concept at the Sofitel Dubai The Palm hotel.
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BY Tom Walker | 22 Apr 2022
New David Lloyd club is revamped Virgin Active
David Lloyd Leisure (DLL) has opened a new club in Cricklewood Lane, London. The launch completes phase one of a £5.25m redevelopment initiative that forms part of the company’s mergers and acquisitions strategy.
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BY Frances Marcellin | 22 Apr 2022
FIBO 2022 attendance sees fitness events industry bouncing back
After a three-year hiatus, FIBO’s return on 7-10 April 2022 heralded a strong restart for the world’s largest health and fitness trade fair.
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BY Frances Marcellin | 21 Apr 2022
Fitness First pulls out of Hong Kong as COVID closures wreak havoc
Evolution Wellness has closed all its Fitness First operations in Hong Kong. The pandemic’s impact and the government’s Zero COVID strategy proved too much for the operator, which has put its entire Hong Kong business into liquidation with Kroll.
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BY Frances Marcellin | 21 Apr 2022
Astral Spa inspired by Roaring 20s opens in historic Hot Springs National Park
Celebrated as one of America’s most popular spa destinations, Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas has gained a new spa and wellness destination.
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BY Megan Whitby | 21 Apr 2022
Pure Gym plans to double in size by 2030
Pure Gym has revealed it's planning to double the number of clubs in its portfolio, with a target of reaching more than 1,000 clubs by 2030.
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BY Tom Walker | 21 Apr 2022
Kirsty MacCormick named Crerar Hotels' new group spa manager
Scottish hotel group Crerar Hotels has announced industry figure Kirsty MacCormick as its new group spa manager.
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BY Megan Whitby | 21 Apr 2022
Q&A: Patrizia Bortolin
Lisa Starr talks to the award winning visionary who’s injecting new vigour into Preidlhof
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21 Apr 2022
Regent Phu Quoc launches in Vietnam complete with tropical wellness retreat
IHG Hotels & Resorts has unveiled the Regent Phu Quoc resort in Vietnam – its first destination in South East Asia under its luxury Regent Hotels & Resorts brand.
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BY Megan Whitby | 20 Apr 2022
First Person: Siempre Mejor!
After 82 years, Rancho La Puerta is still beloved among guests around the world, who return year after year for a dose of holistic wellbeing. Jane Kitchen spent a week at the Mexican resort to discover how the spirit of ‘Siempre mejor!’ or ‘Always better!’ lives on in the 21st century
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20 Apr 2022
Researchers crack the code for exercise motivation
Exercise scientists at the Les Mills Research Lab have identified the trait of automaticity – turning exercise into a habit like brushing your teeth – as the key differentiator between active and inactive people.
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BY Frances Marcellin | 14 Apr 2022
Toronto Zoo unveils 10-year masterplan
Toronto Zoo in Ontario, Canada ​​has revealed an ambitious master plan, designed to transform the 287-acre attraction's visitor experience.
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BY Tom Walker | 14 Apr 2022
Liteboxer launches VR boxing workouts
Liteboxer has launched a VR version of its at-home boxing workouts called Liteboxer VR. The programme provides gaming-style boxing sessions through Meta’s Oculus Quest 2 system.
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BY Liz Terry | 14 Apr 2022
New baking course teaches recipe for mindfulness
Baking is the focus of a new one-day course designed to help people learn about mindfulness in the wake of the pandemic
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BY Megan Whitby | 14 Apr 2022
Mindbody unveils Mindbody Capital to help power wellness industry's recovery
Industry tech business Mindbody has launched Mindbody Capital, an offering designed to provide wellness businesses with easy access to funding.
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BY Megan Whitby | 13 Apr 2022
Mintel flags up latest US exercise trends
More than a third of consumers are working out more than before the pandemic, but they miss the personal connection that the gym offers, reveals a study on the US fitness market from Mintel.
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BY Liz Terry | 13 Apr 2022
Heatherwick reveals Volcano-inspired opera house designs for Hainan
Heatherwick Studio has revealed its designs for an opera house and performing arts centre for the island province of Hainan in China.
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BY Tom Walker | 13 Apr 2022
Scandinative Nordic spa concept to debut in Washington DC in 2023
Scandinative, a brand new Nordic spa-themed wellness concept will land in Alexandria, Washington DC, in 2023.
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BY Megan Whitby | 11 Apr 2022
SeaWorld Abu Dhabi set to become world's largest aquarium
Construction work is set to be completed later this year (2022) on the world's largest aquarium.
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BY Tom Walker | 11 Apr 2022
Fiit raises $1m to build chain of hybrid fitness studios and drive Assault Fitness partnership
Cross-platform fit tech business Fiit, has hit a £1 million crowdfunding target in seven days.
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BY Liz Terry | 11 Apr 2022
Mangroves and constellations inspire upcoming St. Regis Kanai Resort in Mexico
Marriott International is growing its St.Regis' brand presence in Mexico in 2022, with the upcoming opening of St. Regis Kanai Resort.
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BY Megan Whitby | 08 Apr 2022
Peloton jumps into strength training with AI-assisted Peloton Guide
Cardio giant Peloton has launched its first home strength-training product.
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BY Frances Marcellin | 08 Apr 2022
Professor Gerry Bodeker to headline 2022 Healing Summit
The organisers of the 2022 Healing Summit have confirmed Professor Gerry Bodeker will keynote at their two-day conference in Portugal from 3-4 September.
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BY Megan Whitby | 07 Apr 2022
Final report from UK Active shows health clubs beating COVID
UK Active has released its final report on COVID-19 cases among health club, leisure centre and swimming pool customers.
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BY Frances Marcellin | 07 Apr 2022
Martin Seibold’s LifeFit Group buys In Shape
LifeFit Group has added regional club operator, In Shape, to its growing portfolio of brands.
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BY Tom Walker | 07 Apr 2022
Natural history museum planned for Abu Dhabi
A new natural history museum in Abu Dhabi will take visitors on a 13.8-billion-year journey through time and space.
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BY Tom Walker | 06 Apr 2022
Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som opens with spa rituals rooted in Qatari and wider Arabic culture
Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som – claimed to be the world’s first resort to showcase Traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine (TAIM) – has begun welcoming guests following a two- and-a-half-year project.
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BY Megan Whitby | 06 Apr 2022
The Spa and Wellness Hall of Fame announced – Deborah Szekely to be first inductee on her 100th birthday
Liz Terry, CEO of Leisure Media, has announced the creation of The Spa and Wellness Hall of Fame.
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BY Megan Whitby | 06 Apr 2022
Energised EHFF Conference kicks off in Cologne after three-year hiatus
The ninth European Health & Fitness Forum (EHFF) has kicked off at the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany today (5 April).
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BY Tom Walker | 06 Apr 2022
Clifford's Tower opens to the public after £5m redevelopment
Clifford’s Tower in York, considered one of England’s most important buildings, has opened to the public following a £5m redevelopment.
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BY Tom Walker | 06 Apr 2022
Deloitte says European fitness sector is recovering: memberships and number of clubs up in 2021
The number of people with a gym membership in Europe increased by 1 million (or 2 per cent) during 2021 – from 55.2 million in 2020 to 56.3 million by year-end 2021.
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BY Tom Walker | 06 Apr 2022
Controversial London music venue, MSG Sphere, gets full planning permission
The MSG Sphere, a controversial auditorium and music globe designed by Populous, has been given full planning permission by the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC).
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BY Liz Terry | 06 Apr 2022
World Spa and Wellness Awards 2022 winners unveiled
The winners of the World Spa and Wellness (WSW) Awards have been crowned as part of the official 2022 WSW Conference, hosted on 3 and 4 April at Excel Centre in London.
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BY Megan Whitby | 05 Apr 2022
Glasgow's iconic Burrell Collection reopens after five-year, £68.5m revamp
The Burrell Collection in Glasgow, UK has reopened following a £68.25m refurbishment which took five years to complete.
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BY Tom Walker | 05 Apr 2022
Andrea Bell is the new chair of the Global Health & Fitness Alliance
The Global Health & Fitness Alliance (GHFA) has announced Andrea Bell, director and chief people officer of Inspire Brands Asia, is to serve as the new chair of its advisory council.
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BY Frances Marcellin | 05 Apr 2022
Therme Group reveals updated design for £250m Therme Manchester Wellbeing Resort
Thermal wellbeing organisation and developer Therme Group has unveiled its updated plans for Therme Manchester, the UK’s first city-based wellbeing resort at TraffordCity in Manchester, UK.
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BY Megan Whitby | 05 Apr 2022
On the cover: Deborah Szekely
"When you know you're doing things right, you have power" – Deborah Szekely talks to Spa Business
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04 Apr 2022
Editor's letter: Announcing WellHOF
Liz Terry celebrates the purpose and passions of Deborah Szekely
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04 Apr 2022
Spa People: Suzanne Corcoran
Suzanne Corcoran explains her new Scandinative Nordic spa model
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04 Apr 2022
Spa People: Zoe Wall
Zoe Wall talks about driving the global spa and wellness agenda at Kerzner
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04 Apr 2022
New opening: Zoya
Zoya, a new integrative health and wellbeing retreat, is opening in the Middle East, as Megan Whitby reports
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04 Apr 2022
Interview: Deborah Szekely
As the 'godmother of spa' approaches her 100th birthday, Jan Kitchen travelled to Rancho La Puerta to find out more about her extraordinary life
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04 Apr 2022
Everyone's talking about: Going gender neutral
Operators have the opportunity to adopt compassionate practices that welcome all members of the community, as Kath Hudson discovered
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04 Apr 2022
Sponsored: Phytomer: Celebrating the sea
The story surrounding Phytomer is one of a unique wellness vision, a loyal family, remarkable marine science and pioneering skincare. We talk to deputy general manager Mathilde Gédouin-Lagarde as the company celebrates its 50th anniversary
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04 Apr 2022
GWS: Boston strong
If you missed the GWS – or even if you were there – Jane Kitchen's detailed report will give you endless useful actionable insights
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04 Apr 2022
Promotion: Yon-ka: Plant power
Benefiting from its founders’ passion for plants, Yon-Ka’s new brand identity reflects its past and its continued research into the healing power of plants which enables the company to craft innovative formulas that deliver results
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04 Apr 2022
First person: Paradise at Preidlhof
Lisa Starr travelled to Italy to interview Patrizia Bortolin for Spa Business and experience all that Preidlhof has to offer
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04 Apr 2022
Promotion: ISPA
After a two-year absence, ISPA’s annual Conference offers its members an opportunity to reconnect and to learn more about the available tools that can help them recharge their businesses
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04 Apr 2022
Q&A: Daniele Vastolo
Chiva-Som has opened a major new property in Qatar, with treatments focused on Traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine. We talk to the GM
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04 Apr 2022
Research: Human nature
Anne Dimon reports on the latest research insights from the Wellness Tourism Association
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04 Apr 2022
Saunas: Aufguss
The first aufguss sauna experience in the US has opened in Las Vegas, as Cassandra Cavanah reports
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04 Apr 2022
Software: Getting (Hyper) personal
Software that drives generational marketing can create hyper-personalised offerings, as Karen Maxwell discovers
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04 Apr 2022
Supplier showcase: Art of Cryo: Best of both worlds
Art of Cryo is blending its high-performance cryotherapy solutions with intermittent vacuum therapy to offer a complete and effective whole-body wellness experience
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04 Apr 2022
Promotion: Comfort Zone
From 2022, Comfort Zone’s products are going plastic-neutral, certified by Plastic Bank
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04 Apr 2022
Promotion: Iyashi Dôme driving profits at the VL Paris ‘beauty apartment’
When Vanessa Landreau set up VL Paris she installed an Iyashi Dôme sauna bed to complement her salon’s integrated, preventive and regenerative beauty treatment concept.
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04 Apr 2022
Finishing touch: Elevating sound
Sound therapy has gone up a gear, with new service launches and tech hitting the market, as Spa Business reports
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04 Apr 2022
designstudio ltd channels Louis XVI’s Versailles to create AWAY Spa at the W Philadelphia
designstudio ltd has revealed the inspiration behind its recently unveiled project, the AWAY Spa at the W Philadelphia.
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BY Megan Whitby | 03 Apr 2022
Stylish Armani hotel and luxury spa coming to Saudi Arabia
High-end fashion house Armani has chosen to open its third global hotel location in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
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BY Megan Whitby | 01 Apr 2022
Trib3 enters Greek and Cypriot fitness markets with 10-site development deal
Tribe3 is accelerating the pace of its expansion plans with a multi-site development deal across Greece and Cyprus.
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BY Tom Walker | 01 Apr 2022
Six Senses Kaplankaya hosting wellness festival Harvest Kaplankaya in May
Wellness festival Harvest Kaplankaya will return to Six Senses Kaplankaya, Turkey, from 11– 15 May 2022.
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BY Megan Whitby | 01 Apr 2022
Legoland Korea park completed - set to open on 5 May
Merlin has confirmed that Legoland Korea Resort in the city of Chuncheon, the country’s first global theme park, will open to the public on 5 May 2022.
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BY Tom Walker | 31 Mar 2022
Auberge Resorts to manage Wildflower Farms retreat in New York's Hudson Valley
Auberge Resorts Collection has been appointed to manage Wildflower Farms, a new resort nestled on 140 secluded acres in New York’s Hudson Valley.
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BY Megan Whitby | 31 Mar 2022
Emlyn Brown, Mia Kyricos and Franz Linser headlining World Spa & Wellness Convention
The 2022 World Spa and Wellness Convention will kick off this weekend, hosted from 3-4 April at London’s ExCeL exhibition centre.
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BY Megan Whitby | 31 Mar 2022
Digme denies reports of 'collapse'
The founders of boutique operator Digme Fitness have dismissed reports in the UK's national press which claimed that the company has "collapsed".
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BY Tom Walker | 31 Mar 2022
Forte Village’s Acquaforte Spa receiving nature-inspired makeover
Sardinian resort Forte Village is revealing its refreshed spa and wellness facility next month after undergoing a large-scale redevelopment programme costing €2.5m (£2.1m, US$2.8m).
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BY Megan Whitby | 30 Mar 2022
Biologique Recherche unveils new Parisian institute and plans sites in LA, Rome and Shanghai
French skincare brand Biologique Recherche has opened its second urban beauty institute in Paris named Ambassade Biologique Recherche Rive Gauche.
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BY Megan Whitby | 29 Mar 2022
Prehab4Cancer programme cuts treatment time for cancer patients
A new cancer prehabilitation programme is achieving groundbreaking results by bringing the health and fitness and activity sectors together with medics.
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BY Liz Terry | 29 Mar 2022
Research: music enhances wellbeing and quality of life
Singing, listening to or playing music can improve mental wellbeing and quality of life, according to a recent research review.
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BY Megan Whitby | 29 Mar 2022
4Global reveals growth plans following IPO, hires Kerstin Obenauer to drive global expansion
Sports data analysis and consultancy firm 4Global has appointed Kerstin Obenauer as chief customer officer as part of a new growth strategy.
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BY Liz Terry | 29 Mar 2022
TLEE Spas appoints Jeanie Klueter to spearhead design
Spa development firm TLEE Spas + Wellness has named Jeanie Klueter as its new architect and design specialist.
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BY Megan Whitby | 28 Mar 2022
First Mandarin Oriental spa and hotel launching in Egypt in 2024
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group (MOHG) has announced a management agreement to rebrand the Shepheard Hotel in Cairo, marking its first foray into Egypt.
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BY Megan Whitby | 25 Mar 2022
Hot springs industry to reunite in Hot Springs National Park this May
The North American thermal spa industry will come together once again on 9-12 May in Hot Springs, Arkansas, for the annual Hot Springs Connection conference.
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BY Megan Whitby | 24 Mar 2022
Mud baths return to Dr Wilkinson’s Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs following extensive overhaul
Dr Wilkinson’s Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs, the resort and spa claimed to first bring mud baths to the Californian spa town of Calistoga, has completed a multimillion-dollar restoration.
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BY Megan Whitby | 24 Mar 2022
300th edition: A pause for thought
As we celebrate the publication of the 300th edition of HCM, we invite industry experts to give their insights on the health and fitness sector: why they joined, the most exciting development to date, and what they think we’ll be reporting on in the next 300 issues
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24 Mar 2022
Supplier showcase: Clubbercise
Clubbercise classes deliver proven results for fitness facilities.
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24 Mar 2022
Sponsored: Driving active communities
The new UK Leisure Framework has been set up to deliver £2bn of developments, as Paul Cluett, MD of Alliance Leisure explains
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24 Mar 2022
GLL to manage Lee Valley's sporting venues
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority (LVRPA) has appointed Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) to manage its range of sports facilities on a 10-year contract.
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BY Tom Walker | 23 Mar 2022
David Beckham announced as partner in new London gym
David Beckham has opened an F45 studio in London, as part of the franchised fitness operator's plans to highlight its UK expansion push.
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BY Tom Walker | 23 Mar 2022
Increased spend on physical activity, sports bras and plant-based food show changing consumer wellness habits
Consumers’ growing interest in exercise, health and wellness have been highlighted by changes to the UK government’s inflationary measures, with sportswear and healthy food in the ascendance and participation in exercise and activity making its first-ever appearance.
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BY Frances Marcellin | 23 Mar 2022
Editor's letter: Marking a milestone
HCM is celebrating 300 issues this month and reflecting on the journey so far, says Liz Terry
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23 Mar 2022


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