Welltodo Today: Leon Sells To Billionaire Brothers, Peloton Fights Safety Concerns, Apple Fitness+ Unveils New Content

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

Leon: Billionaire Issa brothers buy fast food chain

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”.

Luxury Fitness In A Post-Pandemic World: Retailing The Workout Experience

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+ introduces new workouts, trainers, and Time to Walk guest

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.

The Pandemic Has Created A New Kind Of Burnout, Which Makes Well-Being More Critical Than Ever

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 fighting a recall request on its treadmill after a child died last month

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.

Kempinski Partners With Technogym for New Fit Rooms

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 announces new shoe made from mushroom leather

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.

Why The Time Is Now For A Real Conversation About Clean Beauty

Every Monday morning, we’ll drop new episodes. Each will dive into the complexities of beauty’s most pressing topics, guided by experts and informed by personal experiences. The episodes focus on very specific subjects within beauty-like hair loss, fragrance, ingredient labels-ultimately so we can better understand what’s actually happening, the most recent research, and why we should care about it.

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