Welltodo Today: Is ClassPass Looking For Funding? Mental Health Awareness, SoulCycle’s IPO


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

TuringSense scores $3 million to build fitness trackers smart enough to train athletes

TuringSense announced today that it’s closed a $3 million early funding round, an investment that brings the Bay area-based sports tracker startup’s total investment to $6 million. The company’s entering a crowded space, dominated by the likes Zepp, which has scored some high profile partnerships with major league sports and high profile players like Mike Trout and David Ortiz.

Tracksuits are officially back for men

Just when you thought tracksuits were the sole reserve of British Grime stars, the sportswear staple has made a valiant return to the runway and in good time, to your wardrobe. A cultural icon in its own right, up until now the tracksuit has remained relatively untouched by fashion’s fixation with all things athletic.

ClassPass Funding: Temasek, M13 Invest

ClassPass has undergone quite a bit of change in an effort to focus on profitability-it reworked its business model, discontinued its popular unlimited class option, and hiked membership prices. All of this caused backlash from users, but Lanman and Kadakia say it was good for the company’s bottom line.

Survival of the Fittest

Sporting-apparel retailers in the U.S. are suffering and even shuttering, as many grapple with heavy debt loads while facing increasing competition from online alternatives (a prime example: Sports Authority). But at least one corner of the health-and-wellness world continues to flourish, and that’s boutique fitness studios.

Instagram launches #HereForYou campaign for mental health awareness

Instagram announced the launch of its new campaign that addresses mental health issues head-on, using social media on “Good Morning America” today. “GMA” got an exclusive first look at the campaign, which employs the hashtag #HereForYou to encourage users to open up about their own struggles with…

Presenting Gymder: Tinder, But For Really Strong Gym People

Have you noticed how many fitness couples there are nowadays? Strutting down the street in matching ‘#BEAST MODE’ vests, vascular hand in vascular hand, flirting about protein pancakes or whatever. Common sense dictates that they must have met at the gym – which is weird, because etiquette states that you should not, under any circumstances, go cruising around fitness equipment.

Nuffield Health introduces health assessments for businesses

Nuffield Health has launched a series of bespoke health assessments for UK businesses as it looks to help tackle work-related illness. Four personalised health assessment modules have been developed for employees following research by the not-for-profit healthcare organisation into current and future trends of workers’ health concerns.


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