Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
Kaia Personal Trainer has potential to ‘democratise sustainable fitness’ | Leisure Opportunities news
Kaia Health, a digital health specialist, has created a new personal training app that could potentially be used in clubs to offer virtual personal training to its members. The Kaia Personal Trainer app was developed with physiotherapists and fitness experts and combines AI-powered motion tracking technology with personalised training to offer customised full-body workouts.
Humans are hard-wired for narrative. We see our own lives through stories, and stories are how we connect with others. Nor are stories just about making sense of our past – they can also change our lives going forward by giving us the kind of wisdom and insight we can’t get in any other way.
A Los Angeles-based startup wants to be the Airbnb of the insta-buzziest concept of the 2010s: wellness. WellSet calls itself a discovery platform for “wellness services” like massages and acupuncture. On WellSet, users can find practitioners through a platform search or through recommendations
A new report from the New York Times reveals that Amazon may be considering adding another grocery store to its list of assets, only this one wouldn’t be bought-it would be built from the ground up. Amazon, you might recall, barged into the grocery business in June 2017, buying organic-food market Whole Foods for $13.4 billion.
The Beverly Hilton feels pretty peak Los Angeles. Under a bright blue sky, valets park luxury cars with views of palm trees. In the lobby, chandeliers twinkle for the guests who will soon be heading out to a pool cabana.
CBD-infused snack and beverage maker Weller has raised $3 million in a funding round led by Brand Foundry Ventures, the company announced Friday. As part of the raise, Brand Foundry founder and general partner Andrew Mitchell will gain a seat on Weller’s board of directors.
As the boundaries between health and beauty increasingly blur, smart brands are capitalising on the momentum of the wellness economy. One of the latest is US fragrance subscription service Scentbird, which is moving beyond its core business by adding holistic offerings to its portfolio.
SoulCycle, the cult American indoor cycling workout – beloved by The Beckhams, Beyoncé, Jay-Z and former First Lady Michelle Obama – has opened its first London studio. Set on Soho’s Great Marlborough Street, 63 state-of-the-art bikes line one side of the studio and mirrors line the other.