Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
Known for four-figure ticket prices and experiences like shaman crystal rituals and aura photography, Goop’s signature In Goop Health summit is going virtual for the first time due to Covid-19. The ninth In Goop Health wellness summit by Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand will be exclusively online via a livestream on September 12 using Vimeo; additional recorded videos will be available to ticket holders for three weeks.
Fitbit has debuted two new smartwatches, the Sense and the Versa 3. The $329 Sense is the flagship option and is the most capable Fitbit wearable yet. The Versa 3 succeeds the Versa 2 and will cost $229. Preorders for both watches begin today through Fitbit’s site, and they’ll release in the US in late September.
Lightlife Foods announced a new “Clean Break” campaign today to highlight the latest version of their plant-based burger-a vegan patty reformulated to have just eleven ingredients. In an open letter to market leaders Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods advertised in newspapers including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, Lightlife President Dan Curtin writes, “Enough with the hyper-processed ingredients, GMOs, unnecessary additives and fillers, and fake blood.”
If you’ve been following Kate Hudson’s non-showbiz ventures over the past several years, you already know the actress and entrepreneur is passionate about health and wellness. In 2013, she co-founded activewear subscription service Fabletics, which has since amassed a loyal membership following; late last year, Hudson dipped a toe in a different kind of wellness space by launching King Street Vodka, a clean craft liquor label and instant must-add to any bar cart.
Attention lawmakers: The battered gym industry – who has been left out of stimulus measures thus far – could also use a few bucks when you get around to passing a fresh round of COVID-19 fiscal relief. That’s the rallying cry from Orangetheory Fitness co-founder and CEO David Long, who oversees some 1,000 locations worldwide.
It was in May when lockdowns were lifted in most parts of the world. Businesses from across industries were all eager to bounce back after months of closure. Just the same, they were also anxious about ensuring the safety of both staff and clients.