Welltodo Today: Rowbots Set To Expand, Roman Heads To Walmart, Athleisure With A Message

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Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.

Rowbots has agreed a deal to open its second site in London

Business Leisure & Retail A fitness centre startup that was co-founded by footballer Gareth Bale, has agreed a deal to open a new branch close to Liverpool Street station. Rowbots will take around 2700 square feet on the ground floor at the Broadgate Quarter, a office-led development owned by private equity group Blackstone.

Meet the Athleisure Brands With a Message

Fashion has always been a means to a message. From Maria Grazia Chiuri’s spring 2017 collection featuring graphic tees that read “We Should All Be Feminists” to Pyer Moss’s America, Also: Lesson 2 spring 2019 collection, designers have historically embraced fashion’s ability to provoke change, inspire conversation, and educate the masses.

Designers Are Rethinking Senior Living-With a Focus on Wellness

At Inspīr Carnegie Hill, a new luxury building for seniors on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, upgraded HVAC systems, UV lighting for sanitation, and larger spaces for amenities and distanced socializing also come into play.

Under Armour’s CEO Was ‘Broke’ After Year One. Here’s What Happened Next.

5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In 1995, Kevin Plank founded Under Armour after dreaming of a non-sweaty T-shirt while working out on his football team. The inspiration is classic startup fodder… but one year in, it wasn’t going so hot.

Allbirds, Reformation join largest class of Climate Neutral Certified companies

As retailers expand their sustainability initiatives, either from a sense of purpose or consumer pressure – or both – the companies that enable more sustainable business operations are also growing. Climate Neutral, which certifies companies that offset their carbon emissions on an annual basis, is ringing in its biggest class in the company’s three-year history.

Fitness start-up backed by PM’s personal trainer raising up to £14.4m

A fitness start-up backed by the Prime Minister’s personal trainer is raising up to $20million (£14.4million) to reboot Britons’ fitness after the pandemic. Harry Jameson, who was hired to help Boris Johnson lose weight after he was hospitalised with Covid last spring, is an ambassador for NURVV, a British ‘wearable tech’ company founded in 2019 by entrepreneur Jason Roberts.

Exclusive: Roman Enters 4,600+ Walmart Stores in First Retail Partnership

When picking digitally native brands for their shelves, wholesale retailers have recently found health is wealth. Lola, the period care brand, expanded its partnership with Walmart to reach 2,900+ stores last year. Across the strip mall, labels from Thinx (menstrual underwear) to Care/of (vitamins) have joined Target’s shelves in recent months.

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