Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
Just two years ago, Well+Good predicted that the Aussie fitness franchise F45 Training would explode in a big way. And with plans to open hundreds of new studios internationally in 2018, it’s fair to say it’s well on its way to becoming the next boutique workout model to enter the mainstream, alongside Orangetheory, CorePower Yoga, and Pure Barre.
Six o’clock in the evening is the hour I like to call feeding time at the zoo. It’s not an actual zoo, you understand, rather my kitchen – but the biggest difference here is that zoo animals don’t turn their noses up every time they’re fed.
John Treharne, founder of The Gym Group, will step down from his role as CEO in September. The surprise announcement was made this morning (30 May) by the company’s board. Treharne has led the Company through its first 10 years, growing the portfolio from a single gym in Hounslow to 133 gyms today.
It wasn’t long ago we had convenience stores actually named ‘Fags & Booze’. As shocking as the title of the former West Midlands establishment may sound to today’s consumer, it did what it said on the tin. Convenience retailers were somewhere to pop in for cigarettes, alcohol, crisps or chocolate.
A lot can change in a year. Walk into any London gym with an Evian bottle last summer and no one would have bat an eyelid. Walk in today and it’s enough to make you blush: plastic is the ultimate fitness faux pas.
It’s a rainy Monday evening and I’m running down The Mall towards Buckingham Palace as a peloton of cyclists whizz past. My friend overtakes me so I speed to catch her up just as my Apple Watch tells me I’ve hit the 10k mark. Not bad considering I haven’t even left the house.
Following the healthy living trend, Whole Foods has announced a new home goods expansion. The Amazon property opened Plant & Plate, collection of artisanal pottery, plants, crafts, candles, and other feel-good home decor and gardening products that are most likely in line with the healthy grocer’s ethos.