Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
Since Lululemon helped turn yoga pants into a $100 item, getting a nearly identical pair has gotten a lot easier. But the apparel company’s new head says tapping the market for high-end athleticwear has only begun.
Nutrafol, an ingestibles brand focused on hair-loss prevention and regrowth, announced on Tuesday a $35 million Series B funding round led by L Catterton. It plans to put the investment toward marketing, conducting scientific studies and scaling its personalized product offerings, as well as bringing the wellness movement to hair care.
Marathons, fasting, and silent retreats-the psychology behind hardcore health E mily Fonnesbeck says her issues with diet and exercise started after her first son was born. “I was a new mom and feeling pressure to recover from the pregnancy body, and I started eating less and exercising more,” she says.
Connected exercise equipment and streaming platforms and apps are taking the boutique studio experience out of the gym. “There are 162 million people with gym memberships globally who could have a superior experience at a better value from the comfort of their homes,” says Peloton CEO John Foley, whose company first delivered equipment with streaming classes into users’ living rooms. Today, he’s competing with a slew of new players.
Soylent is preparing to take its meal replacement drinks and powders into a new snack format, after it debuted a range of bars called Soylent Squared. Described by the company as the category’s “first 100kcal mini-meal bar”, the new addition contains 5g of plant proteins and 36 different types of nutrients and probiotics for digestive health.
The wellness revolution is turning droves of ordinary people into part-time athletes. You know the sort: permanently in training for marathons, triathlons and Iron Man competitions, and whose bucket list (which might well be the very thing that finishes them off) includes running for six days straight across the Sahara in the Marathon des Sables.