Welltodo Today: Booking Fitness Classes Via Instagram, Pure Gym Sees Profits Rise, The $134bn Wellness Real Estate Industry

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

Get ready to book your fitness classes directly via Instagram

Last month, when the boutique-fitness booking platform Mindbody went down for a few hours, many workout warriors realized for the first time time just how reliant they are on the service for reserving studio sweat seshes at beloved fitness dens like Y7, Physique57, and Exhale.

Why This Vegan Entrepreneur Rejected An Investment Deal On Dragons’ Den For Her Healthy Snacks Brand

LoveRaw’s Rimi Thapar went on the UK’s version of Shark Tank seeking cash and expertise from some of the country’s wealthiest business owners and investors – but despite one of them making her an offer, she wasn’t afraid to walk away.

WTRMLN WTR Launches BLNDS Line Extension – BevNET.com

Similar to the existing Lemon, Ginger and Cherry SKUs, the new BLNDS varieties are a combination of cold-pressed watermelon juice and other flavors, in this case Blood Orange, Cayenne, Cucumber, and Mint.

SoulCycle CEO Melanie Whelan’s advice to young career women: Find a role where you own a P&L

Melanie Whelan became CEO of SoulCycle in 2015 after three years as the fitness company’s chief operating officer. In our series, “Two Questions with Adam Bryant,” she shares the headwinds she faced as a woman climbing the career ranks and how she overcame them.

Pure Gym pumps iron as no-frills model powers profits

The Sir Chris Hoy-backed low-cost gym operator Pure Gym has booosted its membership by more than 100,000 as fitness enthusiasts continue to flock to operators that eschew long-term contracts. The Leeds-based company said it had 927,000 members after a near 13pc rise in 2017 across its 192-strong gym estate.

Why Wellness Real Estate Is Now a $134 Billion Industry

The ancient Roman poet Virgil once said, “The greatest wealth is health.” And those in contemporary times increasingly agree-a 2017 study by the Global Wellness Institute (GWI) found that wellness real estate is now a $134 billion industry. Katherine Johnston, a senior researcher at GWI, says the wellness economy has experienced a consistent upward trajectory in the last 10 years.

Nike Aims to Transform Troubled Workplace With New Diversity Initiatives

Nike’s Flyknit sneakers | Source: Courtesy BEAVERTON, United States – Nike is introducing new measures to improve workplace diversity as the company grapples with allegations of gender discrimination and inappropriate behaviour that led to the departure of nearly a dozen senior executives.

Rite Aid-Albertsons: We’ll Be Top 5 Health, Food And Wellness Player

As Rite Aid and Albertsons work through their merger, they are touting growth potential and the ability to compete with retailers Walmart, CVS Health, Walgreens Boots Alliance and grocer Kroger on a national level.

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