Welltodo Today: Beverage Innovation, The Growing Cult Of F45, Smart Rings

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

Million dollar idea: The fitness tracker

The BBC’s Aaron Heslehurst explains how the fitness tracker became a million dollar idea.

‘Smashed it’: high fiving with F45, the latest fitness craze to inspire evangelical devotion

In seven years the Australian-born chain claims to have trained more than 1 million people worldwide. What’s the appeal?

Interview: Dirty Lemon Founder On Beverage Innovation And Next-Generation Customer Loyalty

Before taking the stage at PSFK’s upcoming Future of Retail Conference on January 16, Dirty Lemon founder and CEO Zak Normandin tells PSFK how he is pioneering a new kind of beverage brand built around strong customer relationships, seamless retail technology, and innovative product.

Anytime Fitness appoints CBRE to help with UK expansion

Franchised fitness operator Anytime Fitness has partnered with real estate advisor CBRE to help drive its UK expansion plans. CBRE will advise on all of Anytime’s property acquisitions and the partnership has been designed to support the fitness chain’s objective to become the UK’s largest fitness operator.

Smart rings: the fitness tracker on your finger

Fitbits are getting smaller and the latest Apple Watch is ultra-lightweight – but even these can feel clunky when you’re wearing them all day and night. Get with the progress: a new wave of high-tech smart rings are putting the power at your fingertips.

Sainsbury’s stocks edible crickets in UK supermarket first

Sainsbury’s has become the first UK supermarket to stock edible insect products, introducing crickets into 250 stores. The Smoky BBQ Crunchy Roasted Crickets are designed to have a rich smoky flavour, and can be eaten as a snack or used to garnish dishes including salads, noodles and tacos, according to Sainsbury’s.

See you at the barre: the rise of ballet fitness

“First position. Arm out to second. And, bend. Demi plié,” says Royal Ballet choreographer Bennet Gartside, as he tries to contain his laughter. I’m at the Royal Opera House in London, attending my first ballet class in over 20 years.

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