Welltodo Today: High Street Gyms, The Goopification Of Grapes, Spa Hotels Adapt


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

Gong baths, hot-tub reservations and woodland meditation

Boringdon Hall, Devon This strikingly contemporary three-storey wellness temple near Plymouth now has a strict one-in, one-out pool policy and you need to book the hot tubs (£25 for 30 minutes). The eye-catching countryside views towards Dartmoor are as stress-busting as ever. Indulgent massage rituals remain on the menu, but lunch at the spa doesn’t.

Gyms on the high street – it’s a go!

Gyms will be free to open on high streets across England from September 1, following changes to legislation, following intense lobbying from industry body, ukactive, supported by the industry. HCM highlighted the issue earlier this month.

Danone sees strong sales of plant-based products while small-format bottled water drops 32%

Sales across the company rose +3.1% for the first half of 2020, with much of its key growth occurring in Q1 2020 at the height of pandemic panic shopping, according to the company’s H1 2020 financials report​​.

Beauty industry resumes brick-and-mortar expansion plans despite Covid-19 – Glossy

Now that places like New York City have started a phased re-opening of stores and salons, beauty companies are restarting their own expansion plans. This is despite Covid-19’s ongoing presence in the U.S.

What is the future of fitness?

Covid-proofing Coronavirus isn’t transmitted through sweat, but for many, the idea of being in close, perspiration-flecked quarters will be dissuasion enough: “it is up to [gyms]to be incredibly vigilant when it comes to cleaning and social distancing,” says Hannah Lanel, co-founder of boutique fitness studio The Fore, who recognises “the unease that comes from having to trust strangers in a studio environment, not necessarily for a client’s own health and well-being, but for their friends and family who are in more vulnerable groups.”

This new app from choreographer Benjamin Millepied lets you train at home with some of dance’s biggest stars

As I gracelessly rose up for a port de bras last Wednesday morning, I wondered what my L.A.-based instructor, Janie Taylor, thought about my conspicuous lack of form as she watched me over Zoom. Taylor, a former principal dancer at the New York City Ballet, is now with the L.A.

The Goopification of grapes: why ‘clean wine’ is a scam

Cameron Diaz gives a happy sigh. “I’m really excited,” she says to her friend Katherine Power. On the table are two bottles of their new wine, Avaline, launched mid-July. “We were mad for a while,” adds Diaz. “You were a little bit more mad than I was. You had some real anger.”

Eight Black Wellness Experts To Have On Your Radar This National Wellness Month

As the almighty world of wellness has taken off in recent years, growing to the $4.2 trillion behemoth it is today, it seems the field has infiltrated every facet of life, from the way we eat and workout to the how we organize our calendars.


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