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Wellness real estate market booming – forecast to reach $913bn by 2028, reports GWI
The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has released promising new research on the wellness real estate market at its third-annual Wellness Real Estate & Communities Symposium in Manhattan.
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BY Megan Whitby | 17 May 2024
This Girl Can launches campaign to get women outdoors
Sport England’s This Girl Can team has launched a new campaign, Let’s Get Out There, which is aimed at getting more women active outdoors.
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BY Kath Hudson | 15 May 2024
UK Active and Savanta launch quarterly consumer engagement insight
Improving physical strength and fitness, mental health and confidence are the main reasons for joining a health club, while cost, time and motivation are the main reasons for leaving.
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BY Kath Hudson | 15 May 2024
Banyan Group appoints Paul Hawco to spearhead wellness strategy
Paul Hawco, a seasoned figure in the international wellness industry, has assumed the role of executive director – integrated wellbeing at independent, hospitality group Banyan Group.
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BY Megan Whitby | 14 May 2024
Snap Fitness' holding company – Lift Brands – is up for sale
Speaking to HCM, global CEO of Lift Brands, Ty Menzies, has confirmed that the company –  owner of Snap Fitness and Fitness On Demand – is up for sale.
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BY Kath Hudson | 13 May 2024
Planet Fitness increases price of basic membership for first time in over 20 years
Planet Fitness has announced the repurchase of 314,000 shares at a rate of US$20 million. The Class A common stocks were repurchased and retired, using cash.
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BY Kath Hudson | 12 May 2024
Xponential dumps Geisler as company faces investigation by US Attorney’s Office
Xponential Fitness today indefinitely suspended founder and CEO, Anthony Geisler, saying it had been notified on 7 May that the company is facing a legal challenge by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California.
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BY Liz Terry | 11 May 2024
Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee, unveils new-look lakeside destination spa
The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee in the southeastern US state of Georgia is celebrating a new milestone after unveiling its newly renovated 27,000sq ft destination spa.
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BY Megan Whitby | 10 May 2024
Editor's letter: Peak experiences
Peak experiences have the power to transform us, and attractions should be seeking to create them
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10 May 2024
People: Jess Turtle
The Museum of Homelessness has a permanent home at last
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10 May 2024
People: Atiba Edwards
Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s new CEO shares his plans for the 125-year-old institution
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10 May 2024
People: Gerard Everden
On learning from history in the design of a major new cultural centre for Shanghai
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10 May 2024
News feature: Grand Egyptian Museum captured ahead of opening
New details and photos of the much-delayed and highly anticipated $1 billion museum of antiquities. Are we almost there?
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10 May 2024
Interview: Sabrina de Carvalho
Changes are coming for Italian theme park Gardaland, with the launch of a major new attraction and an upcoming milestone. Its CEO lets us into the plans
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10 May 2024
Theme parks: Adventure unleashed
Some seriously exciting new rides and theme parks are taking shape across the globe. We highlight a few of our favourites
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10 May 2024
Immersive attractions: Sam Bompas
From fireworks displays that you can taste to a breathable cocktail cloud, Bompas & Parr redefine immersive experiences. We hear about their latest project
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10 May 2024
Technology: Beyond the rides
How can holographic technology be used to wow visitors and connect with audiences? We get an expert opinion
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10 May 2024
Talking point: Peak experiences
People are increasingly searching for experiences that transcend their daily lives. How can attractions create environments that spark joy and transformation?
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10 May 2024
Immersive attractions: Tom Lionetti-Maguire
In 2015, an unemployed actor caught the public mood when he launched the Crystal Maze Live Experience. Now the CEO of Little Lion is moving into the world of live video games
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10 May 2024
The arts: Light fantastic - Olafur Eliasson
As the Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson launches his latest solo show, we take a look back at his career
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10 May 2024
First person: Mastering the magic
When it comes to using architecture to evoke emotion in theme park design, none do it better than Disney, argues Justyn Smith. Here’s what we can learn from the magic-makers
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10 May 2024
Fast Fitness Japan acquires master franchisee rights to Anytime Fitness Germany
Fast Fitness Japan, master franchisee of Anytime Fitness in Japan, has acquired Eighty-8 Health & Fitness, giving the company master franchisee rights to Anytime Fitness in Germany.
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BY Kath Hudson | 09 May 2024
Art-inspired urban spa to launch at stylish new London hotel, Art’otel London Hoxton
Art’otel, Radisson’s contemporary art-inspired lifestyle hotel brand, has strengthened its presence in London with a new hotel in Hoxton fusing art, design and hospitality.
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BY Megan Whitby | 09 May 2024
Peloton considers de-listing to draw a line under pandemic challenges
Peloton Interactive Inc is believed to be working to get its costs under control in a bid to align with the expectations of private equity investors as it considers de-listing.
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BY Liz Terry | 08 May 2024
Exclusive: Yuki Kiyono goes behind the scenes of Aman’s social wellness brand Janu
Luxury hotel brand Aman, widely known for its strong spa focus, has just launched its much- talked-about sister brand Janu in Tokyo – complete with a 4,000sq m urban wellness retreat.
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BY Megan Whitby | 08 May 2024
Xplor Capital launches in the US to help small businesses access funding
Xplor Technologies has unveiled a financing solution for small businesses, which aims to counter the traditional lending process and help business owners get swift access to cash.
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BY Kath Hudson | 08 May 2024
Saga Holographic hits Kickstarter target to roll out holographic indoor bike
HoloBike, a holographic training bike that simulates trail rides in lifelike 3D, is aiming to push indoor cycling technology up a gear.
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BY Kath Hudson | 08 May 2024
Research: Keep up the cardio
Research from the University of South Australia has found cardiorespiratory fitness is the most important for good health
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08 May 2024
Disneyland Paris renames theme park as part of $2 billion transformation
Disneyland Paris has unveiled a new name for Walt Disney Studios Park as part of the park’s US$2 billion transformation.
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BY Magali Robathan | 07 May 2024
'Huff and Puff' – Australian research emphasises the importance of keeping up the cardio
Having good levels of cardiorespiratory fitness cuts disease and premature death by 11 to 17 per cent according to new research from the University of South Australia.
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BY Kath Hudson | 07 May 2024
SHA Wellness shares vision for “world’s first healthy living island” in UAE
Spanish wellness brand SHA Wellness Clinic is busy preparing to bolster its wellness portfolio in 2026 with a hyper-exclusive island wellness enclave in AlJurf, UAE.
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BY Megan Whitby | 07 May 2024
Equinox teams up with Dr Mark Hyman's Function Health to offer $40k annual healthspan programme
Equinox, has teamed up with health platform, Function Health, to offer 100 comprehensive laboratory tests, giving members vital insights into their internal health.
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BY Kath Hudson | 07 May 2024
Editor's letter: Cardio crisis
We’re having a cardio crisis says Liz Terry, and it’s time for the industry to take charge
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07 May 2024
HCM People: Belinda Steward
The MD of leisure, health and wellbeing at Places Leisure talks about the opportunities she sees in a post-COVID world
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07 May 2024
HCM People: Jen Holland
The new CEO of Edinburgh Leisure talks about plans to build active and thriving communities against a backdrop of council funding shortfalls
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07 May 2024
HCM People: Ross Stewart Campbell
The CEO of BeyondActiv explains plans for the global expansion of the company’s fitness industry events
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07 May 2024
Interview: Ty Menzies
Snap Fitness is seeking a new investor to help achieve its goal of 35 per cent growth by 2028. We talk to the CEO of Lift Brands, to find out more
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07 May 2024
Everyone's talking about: Indoor cycling
With a rumours of a downturn in indoor cycling in some parts of the sector, we get expert viewpoints from operators and suppliers in this space
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07 May 2024
Research: Clear trading
The European fitness sector is beating pre-pandemic numbers and getting back on track, according to the latest market report by Deloitte and EuropeActive
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07 May 2024
Insight: Healthy partnerships
What really needs to happen for the physical activity sector to effectively integrate with healthcare? Leaders in the field share their thoughts
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07 May 2024
Sponsored: Fitronics – Revolutionise engagement
Coaching workshops from Keith Smith and Adam Daniel have been designed to empower your team and transform your service
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07 May 2024
Life lessons: Steve Schwartz
The CEO of Midtown Athletics Club talks about how the timings of a major funding round and COVID threatened the existence of his family-founded company
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07 May 2024
Insight: Boomtime for pilates
As Pilates moves into the mainstream, we ask suppliers how they’re responding to the increasing demand for kit and training
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07 May 2024
Show preview: Get Elevated
The Elevate trade show and conference will be held at London’s Excel centre in June, with a fresh look for 2024. HCM takes a look
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07 May 2024
John Kersh joins Crunch Fitness following exit from Xponential
US gym chain, Crunch Fitness, has bolstered its global expansion plans with the appointment of John Kersh as managing director of international development.
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BY Kath Hudson | 04 May 2024
Kempinski to make Vietnamese debut with riverside resort and spa designed by Kengo Kuma
High-end five-star hotel company Kempinski Hotels is making its mark in Vietnam with a luxury waterfront property overlooking the Saigon River.
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BY Megan Whitby | 03 May 2024
Breakers Hotel in Long Beach to relaunch as Fairmont property with tech-forward spa in 2024
The historic Breakers Hotel in Long Beach, California, is set to reopen in mid-2024 as a Fairmont Hotels & Resorts property after a significant restoration and redevelopment project.
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BY Megan Whitby | 03 May 2024
Barry’s considers next investor move, as North Castle Partners looks to exit
Barry’s – known for its HIIT workouts combining treadmills and weights – is thought to be looking at strategic options, including taking on a new backer.
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BY Kath Hudson | 02 May 2024
Mark Tweedie joins Miova to lead on pivot to active wellbeing
Consultancy and change architects, Miova, have welcomed industry veteran Mark Tweedie on board.
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BY Kath Hudson | 02 May 2024
Active Oxfordshire secures £1.3 million to tackle shocking levels of inequality
Active Oxfordshire has received £1.3 million to tackle inactivity and inequality and launch a new programme for children.
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BY Kath Hudson | 02 May 2024
Belgian start-up, Moonbird, is on a mission to teach the world to breathe
Moonbird is a tactile breathing coach, which provides real-time biofeedback, measuring heart rate and heart rate variability. Studies show it can reduce anxiety and improve sleep quality.
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BY Kath Hudson | 02 May 2024
Marriott to realise Ritz-Carlton Reserve at Trojena, the Mountains of Neom
Marriott International has signed a new deal with Neom to open a Ritz-Carlton Reserve property as part of Trojena, a brand new year-round mountain adventure destination in Saudi Arabia.
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BY Megan Whitby | 01 May 2024
Providence Equity Partners takes control of VivaGym and its Fitness Hut brand
US private equity fund, Providence Equity Partners, is acquiring a majority stake in VivaGym from Bridges Fund Management, which will exit as a shareholder. Financial terms have not been disclosed.
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BY Kath Hudson | 30 Apr 2024
UK's Royal attractions had a bumper year in 2023
Numbers from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions, (ALVA) show that Royal attractions saw a huge increase in visitor numbers during 2023 – the coronation year of King Charles III.
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BY Liz Terry | 27 Apr 2024
Bannatyne has bounced back from the pandemic
The Bannatyne Group says it has officially bounced back from the pandemic, with both turnover and profits restored to pre-2020 levels in 2023, according to its year-end results.
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BY Kath Hudson | 27 Apr 2024
Efteling to convert steam trains to electric as part of green drive

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BY Magali Robathan | 27 Apr 2024
Sport England’s Active Lives insight finds record activity levels, but enduring health inequalities
While British adults are the most active they’ve been in a decade, health inequalities remain with the same groups missing out, according to Sport England’s latest Active Lives Adults Report.
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BY Kath Hudson | 26 Apr 2024
Basic-Fit hints Spanish Holmes Place clubs might be sold
There is speculation that Basic Fit will sell the five Spanish Holmes Place clubs it has just acquired from RSG Group in a 47-club deal.
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BY Kath Hudson | 26 Apr 2024
Kerzner to expand Siro portfolio with recovery-focused hotels in Los Cabos and Riyadh
Kerzner International has signed deals to operate two new Siro recovery hotels in Mexico and Saudi Arabia, following the launch of the inaugural Siro property in Dubai this February.
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BY Megan Whitby | 25 Apr 2024
Nuffield Health calls for National Movement Strategy as research shows decline in fitness levels among some consumers
Nuffield Health’s fourth annual survey, the Healthier Nation Index, has found people moved slightly more in 2023 than 2022, but almost 75 per cent are still not meeting WHO guidelines.
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BY Kath Hudson | 25 Apr 2024
Shannon Malave appointed spa director at Mohonk Mountain House
Spa and wellness veteran Shannon Malave has been named spa director at iconic US spa destination Mohonk Mountain House.
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BY Megan Whitby | 24 Apr 2024
US spa industry hits record-breaking US$21.3 billion in revenue in 2023
The US spa industry is continuing its upward trajectory, achieving an unprecedented milestone with a record-breaking revenue of US$21.3 billion in 2023, surpassing the previous high of US$20.1 billion in 2022.
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BY Megan Whitby | 24 Apr 2024
Immediate rewards can motivate people to exercise, finds new research
Short-term incentives for exercise, such as using daily reminders, rewards or games, can lead to sustained increases in activity according to new research.
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BY Kath Hudson | 24 Apr 2024
UAE’s first Dior Spa debuts in Dubai at Dorchester Collection’s newest hotel, The Lana
The UAE’s first-ever Dior Spa has officially launched at The Lana, Dubai – the Dorchester Collection’s debut property in the Middle East.
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BY Megan Whitby | 23 Apr 2024
RSG opens flagship John Reed in Berlin, as its builds out its 'world city' portfolio
With the launch of its 49th John Reed, RSG Group is looking for more opportunities for its high- end brand in the US and Europe, but is pausing UK expansion.
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BY Kath Hudson | 23 Apr 2024
PureGym's new results set it up for accelerating growth
PureGym saw revenues rise by 15 per cent in 2023, with the company announcing plans to develop 200 new clubs in the next three to four years.
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BY Kath Hudson | 23 Apr 2024
Six Senses unveils urban wellness retreat in Kyoto inspired by Japanese Zen culture
Six Senses Kyoto opens its doors today, marking the eco-luxury hotel and spa operator’s entry into Japan and a new addition to its urban collection.
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BY Megan Whitby | 23 Apr 2024
Deloitte says European health club market hit an all-time high for revenues in 2023
Following three disrupted lockdown years, the European fitness market bounced back in 2023, according to Deloitte and EuropeActive’s hot off the press European Health & Fitness Market Report 2024.
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BY Kath Hudson | 22 Apr 2024
Four Seasons’ Sacred River Spa in Bali relaunching in Q3 following extensive renovation
The Sacred River Spa at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan will reopen later this year with an all-new design plus enhanced treatments and experiences inspired by its river valley home.
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BY Megan Whitby | 22 Apr 2024
Workers' Educational Association and CLUK team up to launch Carbon Literacy Course
Community Leisure UK is helping the public sector’s drive to net zero with the launch of a bespoke Carbon Literacy course.
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BY Kath Hudson | 21 Apr 2024
Mytime Active calls a halt to dumping 432,000 pairs of plastic overshoes into landfill each year
Charitable trust, Mytime Active, has removed all single-use plastic overshoes from its swimming pools and leisure centres, as part of ongoing sustainability efforts.
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BY Kath Hudson | 21 Apr 2024
Circadian Trust invests in wellness to support its NHS partnerships
Operator Circadian Trust has launched a five-year growth drive designed to support health and wellbeing across South Gloucestershire, UK. The initiative will see a £2.4m investment in its five Active Lifestyle Centres.
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BY Kath Hudson | 20 Apr 2024
Missed FIBO? Catch up with the HCM roundup
The HCM team were busy at the recent FIBO Global Fitness event in Cologne, Germany, distributing a special FIBO edition of HCM in support of the event as its global media partner.
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BY Kath Hudson | 19 Apr 2024
Galgorm Resort gears up to host UK Aufguss Championships next week
UK sauna enthusiasts will converge at Galgorm Resort in Northern Ireland next week for the highly anticipated second annual UK Aufguss Championships.
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BY Megan Whitby | 19 Apr 2024
Treningshelse Holding snaps up another Norwegian fitness chain as it sets its sight on market leadership
Norwegian health club operator, Treningshelse Holding, which owns the Aktiv365 and Family Sports Club fitness chains, has acquired fellow Norwegian operator, Aktiv Trening.
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BY Kath Hudson | 19 Apr 2024
Xplor kicks off international expansion for its Mariana Tek software with 1Rebel deal
Atlanta-based boutique fitness software company, Xplor Mariana Tek, has kicked off a push for international expansion.
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BY Kath Hudson | 18 Apr 2024
Andy King launches The Conveners podcast to champion the pivot to wellbeing
The fitness sector’s pivot to active wellbeing is being discussed in a new weekly podcast, called The Conveners, and hosted by chair of GM Active and director of Miova, Andy King with industry veteran, John Oxley, as a guest presenter.
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BY Kath Hudson | 18 Apr 2024
US named world’s largest wellness economy, reaching US$1.8 trillion valuation
The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has released new data on the US’ wellness economy, valuing it at US$1.8 trillion.
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BY Megan Whitby | 18 Apr 2024
Everyone Active launches Everyone Golf – plans to link health and fitness and sport portfolios
Everyone Active has launched a golfing brand, Everyone Golf, after new contract wins made it the UK’s second-largest golf operator in the UK, with ten courses.
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BY Kath Hudson | 17 Apr 2024
Remedy Place to launch two new social wellness clubs annually as part of rollout strategy
Remedy Place, a US-based social wellness club brand, is poised for steady expansion in the coming years, with plans to open two new clubs annually moving forward.
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BY Megan Whitby | 17 Apr 2024
Planet Fitness reveals Colleen Keating as its next CEO
Planet Fitness has a new CEO – Colleen Keating. She will take up the position on 10 June.
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BY Liz Terry | 16 Apr 2024
Hospitality veteran Belinda Steward takes the helm at Places Leisure
Social enterprise, Places Leisure, which is part of the Places for People Group, has appointed Belinda Steward as MD.
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BY Kath Hudson | 16 Apr 2024
Clinique La Prairie to operate health resort at Tri Vananda in Phuket
Swiss longevity brand Clinique La Prairie (CLP) has inked a deal with Montara Hospitality Group to operate a resort at Tri Vananda – a purpose-built wellness community in Phuket, Thailand.
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BY Megan Whitby | 16 Apr 2024
UK Active Awards for excellence open for nominations
UK Active has announced details of its annual health and fitness industry awards ceremony, which will take place in Birmingham on the evening of Thursday 3 October at the International Convention Centre.
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BY Liz Terry | 16 Apr 2024
Go Fit CEO, Mário Barbosa, unveils expansion plans in this month’s HCM
Having redefined the model of public-private collaboration in Spain, Go Fit is now expanding into Italy and has ambitious plans to grow its estate, memberships and profits.
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BY Kath Hudson | 15 Apr 2024
Basic-Fit trials corporate wellness drive across its Spanish clubs
Basic-Fit has signed up to trial the Wellhub network across its recently expanded Spanish network, giving access to subscribers and enabling them to use all 152 of its Spanish clubs.
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BY Kath Hudson | 15 Apr 2024
Six Senses La Sagesse launches with lagoon-fronted spa inspired by Caribbean fishing villages
Six Senses has announced the grand opening of its first-ever property and spa in the Caribbean, called Six Senses La Sagesse.
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BY Megan Whitby | 15 Apr 2024
Planet Fitness trans debacle shows need for global industry guidelines
Planet Fitness has become the subject of a hate campaign by certain groups of consumers and seen share values slide, in the wake of a trans person having been photographed using the women’s locker room at an Alaskan gym.
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BY Kath Hudson | 13 Apr 2024
US$60m Zion Canyon Hot Springs project breaks ground in Southern Utah
A brand new desert hot springs oasis, called Zion Canyon Hot Springs, is set to open in Southern Utah in Q3 of 2025.
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BY Megan Whitby | 12 Apr 2024
Dedicated recovery clubs tipped to become a trend
Recovery, social wellness and longevity were talking points at the recent PerformX Live, tipped by many speakers as upcoming trends, while the exhibition halls featured infrared saunas, compression therapy and ice baths.
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BY Kath Hudson | 11 Apr 2024
Research: Kundalini yoga provides cognitive benefits to postmenopausal women at risk of Alzheimer's
A new study by UCLA Health found Kundalini yoga provided several benefits to cognition and memory for older women at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
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BY Megan Whitby | 11 Apr 2024
Jason Worthy joins Myzone as group CEO to drive international growth
Jason Worthy has been appointed group CEO of Myzone to lead the 'next stage of growth', with current group CEO, David Stalker, stepping back to take up an advisory role.
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BY Kath Hudson | 10 Apr 2024
Top operators gather from across Europe for EHFF
Industry experts are gathering in Cologne for today's European Health & Fitness Forum (EHFF), followed by FIBO from 11-14 April, which will feature almost 1,000 exhibitors.
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BY Kath Hudson | 10 Apr 2024
New lakeside spa oasis set to open at The Ritz-Carlton-Reynolds, Lake Oconee
Luxury lakeside retreat The Ritz-Carlton-Reynolds, Lake Oconee in Georgia, US, is gearing up to unveil its new-look destination spa this May following a comprehensive makeover.
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BY Megan Whitby | 10 Apr 2024
Europe's premier Evian Spa unveiled at Hôtel Royal in France
Europe’s first Evian Spa has opened at the five-star Hôtel Royal in Evian-les-Bains, France – the birthplace of the Danone-owned mineral water brand Evian.
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BY Megan Whitby | 09 Apr 2024
Oxygen Consulting deep dives into padel with forthcoming report
Oxygen Consulting is about to launch its first UK Padel Report, which investigates this fast-growing sport.
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BY Kath Hudson | 09 Apr 2024
John Kersh and Garrett Marshall leave Xponential Fitness
John Kersh has announced he is leaving boutique franchisor, Xponential Fitness, after eight years with the company – seven of the driving international growth across multiple brands and the best part of a year with Pure Barre.
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BY Kath Hudson | 09 Apr 2024
Atzaró Okavango Camp and wellness retreat to launch in Botswana wildlife haven
A boutique safari and wellness escape will open in Botswana’s wildlife-rich Okavango Delta this May, marking the latest venture from Ibiza's Atzaró Group.
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BY Megan Whitby | 08 Apr 2024
Global summit will bring together industry leaders in health, fitness and wellness
Global publishing outfit, Leisure Media, has announced details of its new annual conference for decision- makers across the health, fitness and wellness markets. The event – the HCM Summit – will be held at the QEII Conference Centre in Westminster, London on 24 October 2024, with pre-summit events the day before.
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BY Kath Hudson | 05 Apr 2024
Ronaldo crashes the app store with launch of new wellness, fitness and health app, Erakulis
Portugese footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo, has launched a health and wellness app that harmonises advice on fitness, nutrition and mental wellness in one seamless experience.
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BY Kath Hudson | 05 Apr 2024
New research shows BMI fails as a measure of childhood obesity, leading to flawed policy
Waist circumference-to-height ratio is a more reliable measure of obesity in children and adolescents than BMI according to a new study, published in Pediatric Research.
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BY Kath Hudson | 04 Apr 2024
Research: Timing of exercise more important than workout type or length in ensuring health benefits
Spas which offer a fitness element might benefit from thinking about the timings of sessions, according to new research from Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands.
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BY Megan Whitby | 03 Apr 2024
GWI’s new Wellness Policy Toolkit proposes shift from wellness tourism to ‘wellness in tourism’
Industry research organisation, the Global Wellness Institute (GWI), has announced the release of a new report called Wellness Policy Toolkit: Wellness in Tourism.
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BY Megan Whitby | 01 Apr 2024
Rosewood's Asaya portfolio to expand with lakeside Austrian spa, opening in July
Reservations are now open for Rosewood Hotels and Resorts' second Austrian property in Salzburger Land, called Rosewood Schloss Fuschl.
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BY Megan Whitby | 28 Mar 2024
4Global and UK Active launch private sector health club benchmarking
The first annual Private Sector Benchmarking report was released today (27 March). A collaboration between UK Active and 4Global, the aim of the research is to provide accurate insight into the state of UK-based private sector health clubs.
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BY Kath Hudson | 28 Mar 2024
Clinique La Prairie unveils health resort in China after two-year project
Swiss medical wellness and longevity brand Clinique La Prairie has unveiled its highly- anticipated health resort in Anji, China. The opening marks the brand's debut in China and its first international Health Resort outside of Switzerland.
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BY Megan Whitby | 28 Mar 2024
GoCo Health Innovation City in Sweden plans to lead the world in delivering wellness and new science
A new urban city centre in Gothenburg, Sweden is in development with the aim of accelerating health innovation.
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BY Kath Hudson | 28 Mar 2024
Letters: Write to reply
Anna Langridge details work by 1FitLife to help Parkinson’s sufferers get active and improve their symptoms, while Martyn Allison asks a critical question
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28 Mar 2024
HCM People: Cristiano Ronaldo
The footballing legend is launching a wellness app to deliver wellbeing and health to his fans and followers
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28 Mar 2024
HCM People: Dr Jonathan Leary
The CEO of Remedy Place talks about growing the company’s concept of ‘social wellness’, and the launch of its new and free holistic fitness education platform
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28 Mar 2024
Interview: Mário Barbosa
The CEO of Go Fit talks to Kate Cracknell about the company’s year of record revenues, reaching new demographics and its expansion into Italy
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28 Mar 2024
Everyone's talking about: Mental health training
Now mental health is the number one reason people join health clubs, do teams need a grounding in counselling? We ask the experts
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28 Mar 2024
Sponsored: Technogym – transition to wellness
University of Sheffield Sport has opened the doors of its flagship Goodwin Sports Centre following a major refurbishment
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28 Mar 2024
Insight: Mental wellness
An ACE summit on mental health shared methods fitness professionals can build into their toolkit, as Kath Hudson reports
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28 Mar 2024
Sponsored: BLK BOX – Shared ethos
The partnership between PureGym and Belfast-based supplier BLK BOX is transforming the gym floor
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28 Mar 2024
Life lessons: Sondre Gravir
Imposter syndrome over a promotion taught the CEO of SATS that behaving authentically is the most important part of leadership
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28 Mar 2024
Sponsored: Perfect Gym – strong foundations
GymNation is pioneering the future of fitness with software specialist Perfect Gym providing a scalable tech platform to power and sustain its growth
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28 Mar 2024
Design: McFit gets a makeover
The original low-cost gym concept is getting its third major makeover since being established in 1996, with the first club opening in Cologne. Liz Terry takes a look
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28 Mar 2024
Sponsored: InBody – Attract & retain
Francesca Cooper-Boden says health assessment services can boost health club retention
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28 Mar 2024
News report: Basic franchise
Basic-Fit – which has been scaling rapidly across Europe –  is considering franchising to ramp up growth further afield
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28 Mar 2024
Sponsored: Servicesport – a decade of excellence
Nuffield Health has worked with ServiceSport UK for more than ten years, ensuring the equipment in its clubs is commercially optimised
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28 Mar 2024
Specifier: Strong growth
The explosion in consumer demand for strength training is driving a raft of innovative new launches from equipment suppliers, as Steph Eaves report
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28 Mar 2024
Sponsored: Brawn – The heart of the club
Operators, prepare to revolutionise the way members connect with personal trainers in your club, with the ground-breaking Brawn platform.
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28 Mar 2024
News report: Set for growth
Will Orr, has been talking to HCM about the company’s new strategy for 2024, as Kath Hudson reports
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28 Mar 2024
Sponsored: D2F – take a fresh look
D2F had updated its brand styling to keep pace with business growth. MD, John Lofting and operations director, Matt Aynsley, explain the rationale
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28 Mar 2024
Sponsored: Epassi – Well at work
Epassi, a provider of workplace wellness benefits, is creating a fitter and more productive workforce, one membership at a time 
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28 Mar 2024
News report: Growth tactics
Egym has announced deals designed to position it for growth acceleration, as Kath Hudson reports
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28 Mar 2024
Sponsored: Keiser – Complete ride experience
The New Keiser M3i Studio Bike brings ride data to life to engage and delight members
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28 Mar 2024
Supplier showcase: Jon Williams
The group MD of Forest House offers a glimpse into how Safe Space Lockers helped turn concept into reality
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28 Mar 2024
Research: False readings
New research from the Children’s Health and Research Centre at the University of Exeter, UK, has found BMI is not accurate as a measure for children
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28 Mar 2024
Thailand's first lady attends APSWC Awards ceremony recognising industry excellence
The Asia Pacific Spa & Wellness Coalition (APSWC) recently marked another year of industry achievement with a prestigious awards ceremony held during the 2024 APSWC Round Table event in Bangkok, Thailand.
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BY Megan Whitby | 27 Mar 2024
Egym snaps up Hussle as it moves to dominate the corporate wellness market with its Wellpass product
Egym, has signalled its intention to become a dominant force in the corporate wellness sector with the acquisition of UK-based aggregator, Hussle.
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BY Kath Hudson | 27 Mar 2024
Editor's letter: Mental health training
With consumers telling us their main motivation for joining a health club is to improve their mental health, the stage is set for a new phase in the development of the industry, says Liz Terry
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27 Mar 2024
Recovery: Cool systems
As clubs look to add more recovery options to meet growing demand, Steph Eaves looks at what cryotherapy and ice bathing technology can bring to the mix
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27 Mar 2024
Aman plans UAE debut with beachfront Dubai hotel and signature Aman Spa
Luxury hotel Aman Resorts and Hotels has announced plans to debut in the UAE with an all- suite hotel and spa in Dubai.
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BY Megan Whitby | 26 Mar 2024
Total Fitness turns a profit as it beats pre-COVID membership
Total Fitness has released results for its most recent financial year (to June 23), which saw a return to pre-COVID membership levels following a year-on-year uplift in membership numbers of 5 per cent.
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BY Kath Hudson | 26 Mar 2024
Anytime Fitness announces expansion into the UAE with master franchise deal backed by Mark Mobius
With a new master franchisee on board, the rollout of Anytime Fitness in the Middle East will get underway later this year, with the first club opening Dubai.
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BY Kath Hudson | 26 Mar 2024
The Ranch Hudson Valley sets April launch date
Luxury health and wellness brand The Ranch is gearing up to open its first East Coast destination in the Hudson Valley near Tuxedo Park, New York, on 18 April.
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BY Megan Whitby | 25 Mar 2024
Entrepreneurs share secrets of building a fitness business at PerformX
Enjoy building your business because the journey can be as good or better than the destination was one takeaway of the industry titans’ panel on empire building, comprised of three industry entrepreneurs.
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BY Kath Hudson | 25 Mar 2024
Four Seasons announces luxury wellness resort and residences at Amaala
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is the latest brand to join the collection of luxury hospitality partners at Saudi Arabia's upcoming regenerative tourism destination Amaala.
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BY Megan Whitby | 22 Mar 2024
Myzone removes the hardware barrier with launch of MZ-Open, making its system available on smart watches
Myzone is now available on smart watches, allowing Android and AppleWatch wearers to record workouts without an additional device, and taking the tech company into the multi-billion dollar smart watch market.
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BY Kath Hudson | 22 Mar 2024
The Covery inks partnership with Aura Spa to bring recovery services to Northeastern US
The Covery, a lifestyle optimisation wellness brand, has announced a new licensing partnership with Aura Spa, solidifying its commitment to broadening access to recovery and wellness therapies throughout the US.
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BY Megan Whitby | 21 Mar 2024
Steve Barton, former UK MD at Technogym, joins top team at Egym
Egym, which raised €207 million last year in new investment, continues to build its top team with the appointment of former Technogym MD, Steve Barton, as country director for the UK.
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BY Liz Terry | 21 Mar 2024
Interview: Lyndell Nelis
The wellness director for Atlantis Resorts explains how its two Dubai properties are 'smashing it' when it comes to spa performance
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21 Mar 2024
2024 ISPA Consumer Study reveals spa-goer trends and preferences
The International Spa Association (ISPA) Foundation has released the 2024 edition of its Consumer Snapshot research initiative, shedding light on the behaviours and preferences of regular spa-goers in the US.
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BY Megan Whitby | 20 Mar 2024
The Gym Group appoints Alison Sagar as chief commercial officer to drive next phase of growth
Having announced its intention to open 50 low cost gyms in the next three years, The Gym Group has appointed Alison Sagar as chief commercial officer to drive its plans forward.
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BY Kath Hudson | 20 Mar 2024
Spa People: Yuki Kiyono
On how social wellness and playful expression underpin the spa concept of Aman's new sister brand Janu
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20 Mar 2024
Spa People: Celine Vadam
Charged with rolling out Blue Zones retreats globally
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20 Mar 2024
Spa People: Dr Jonathan Leary
The Remedy Place co-founder says the self-care industry is going to blow up
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20 Mar 2024
Profile: King of Bhutan
Plans for a 'mindfulness city' nearly as big as Hong Kong have been unveiled by the King of Bhutan. Katie Barnes takes a closer look
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20 Mar 2024


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