Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
The billionaire Issa brothers who own Asda have bought the British fast food chain, Leon. More than 70 Leon restaurants across the UK and Europe have been sold to the brothers’ giant petrol forecourt business EG Group. In a joint statement, Mohsin Issa and Zuber Issa said the firm was a “fantastic brand we have long admired”.
Pivot or go extinct was the universal business mantra for most in 2020. The luxury fitness industry were leaders of the pack in that regard. A look at AARMY and Talent Hack, two indie start-ups adapting to the new reality.
Apple Fitness+, the first fitness service built around Apple Watch, is introducing even more ways to make fitness welcoming and inclusive to all with brand new workouts geared specifically toward pregnancy and older adults, as well as several new Yoga, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), and Strength workouts for beginners.
Gallup is out with a new report on what it calls The Wellbeing-Engagement Paradox of 2020. Their findings confirm and explain what I have noticed with my clients. Typically, employee engagement and well-being rise or fall in tandem. When employees are engaged, burnout decreases, and productivity
Peloton is resisting a request a government agency to recall the Tread Plus treadmill, which was involved with the death of a child last month. The CPSC reportedly has issued an administrative subpoena that would require Peloton to provide regulators the family’s contact information so that they can investigate the incident.
Berlin, Munich, Dubai, Shanghai: These are the first Kempinski Hotels destinations offering the new room category, the Kempinski Fit Room, which the hotel group is gradually introducing in partnership with Technogym. The two brands are strengthening their long-standing partnership to offer a brand-new wellness solution for travelers around the world.
Adidas announced a new Stan Smith sneaker made from a mushroom-based material. The brand developed the material, called Mylo, in partnership with biotech company Bolt Threads. The leather alternative is vegan and also avoids using plastic-based leather substitutes like PVC. See more stories on Insider’s business page.
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