Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
Fitness tracker firm Jawbone is facing liquidation, and chief executive Hosain Rahman is launching a new health-based tech start-up, the BBC understands. The BBC has learned that reports of the liquidation published by news site The Information are correct. Jawbone said it had no comment.
Success: Gym Retailer WIT Fitness Quickly Secures Over £1.1 Million on Crowdcube For London Gym Facility – Crowdfund Insider
Sports retailer, WIT Fitness, has not only secured its initial 840,000 funding target on Crowdcube, but it has also surpassed over 1.1 million thanks to more than 200 investors. The campaign is seeking to raise funds for the company’s new gym facility located in London.
And it fits right into your pocket. Gym membership is a thing of the past and trainers are no longer confined within the walls of the gym. Active8me is a digital fitness, health and wellness platform that aims to change how people get fit.
Greggs is looking to shed its unhealthy image with a new diet plan that promises to help customers shed the pounds. The food chain claims its new diet, formed entirely from its own menu with treats including sausage rolls and pizza, can help dieters can hope to lose up to 2lb per week.
From mums in leggings at the school gate to yogis sporting harem pants at the coffee shop, athleisure has been an inescapable fashion trend in the last couple of years. And it is paying dividends for retailers.
In this week’s Fit For Business, Well+Good’s co-founder and CEO Alexia Brue sits down with Siggi Hilmarsson, the CEO, founder, and namesake of Siggi’s, the Icelandic yogurt brand that introduced healthy Americans to skyr. Yogurt is undeniably having a moment (beyond just breakfast)-and in a crowded field, Siggi’s has been the fastest-growing yogurt brand in the United States for the last three years, according to Nielsen.