Welltodo Today: Doggie Wellness Startup Raises $49M, FaceGym Plans US Expansion, Extreme Biohacking,


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

Manual raises £5M to build its ‘wellbeing guide’ for men

Manual, a ‘wellbeing platform’ for men, has closed £5 million in seed funding. Backing the round is the U.K.’s Felix Capital, Germany’s Cherry Ventures, and U.S.-based Cassius Capital. The first iteration of the startup’s offering is being launched today: a new website…

This doggie wellness startup raised $49M to help your pup eat, feel, and smell better

With consumers spending $70 billion a year on pets, one startup is finding success in a trend that was more recently confined to their human owners: healthy eating. The Farmer’s Dog, a direct-to-consumer startup that delivers crafted fresh pet food to one’s door, just closed $39 million in Series B financing.

FaceGym takes a page from Peloton as it plans US expansion – Glossy

The brand that dubs its services as a “workout for your face” is entering a stage of rapid expansion, with a soft-launch taking place for a stand-alone location in New York, a launch of four products in March, another store opening in Los Angeles in April and the debut of an app by early-2020.

The Workout Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Swears By Is Coming To London

If a personal trainer’s client roster includes some of the most sculpted bodies in the world – Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Chrissy Teigen and Reese Witherspoon, to name but a few – they must be doing something right. The trainer in question? Simone De La Rue, the trainer that half of Hollywood has on speed dial.

Stretching Studios Are the Boutique Fitness Trend of 2019

Photo: Shutterstock / fizkes We strive to eat healthy and go to the gym in our quest for optimal wellness, yet we often forgo one of the most important elements of a healthy body-recovery. The end-of-workout stretch gets nixed when we’re in a time crunch, but that trend is coming to an end as a slew of stretch-specific studios are popping up across the country.

In the wellness era, sexual pleasure products are self-care tools

After decades of being relegated to the back aisles of drug stores and seedy storefronts, sex products from lube to vibrators are getting a much-needed rebranding. And the companies that make them are doing it- like many other industries -by aligning with the wellness industry.

Extreme biohacking: the tech guru who spent $250,000 trying to live for ever

Silicon Valley millionaire Serge Faguet thinks pills, injections and implants will turn him into a superhuman. Could they?


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