Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
Orangetheory said on Thursday that it will roll out a new device early next year that will sync customers’ Apple Watches with its own heart-rate monitoring system. It will also roll out new iPhone and iPad apps to employees.
Britain’s biggest health and fitness club operator has made its first foray overseas after agreeing to acquire a low-cost Danish group for about £350 million.Pure Gym is buying Fitness World Group, a company with 240 gyms across Denmark, Switzerland and Poland with a total of 600,000 members. The co
iFit, which has tech-enabled exercise equipment for users to stream workouts with trainers, just raised $200 million in a round of funding led by hedge fund sponsor Pamplona Capital Management. Now, normally here at Crunchbase News we write about startups and venture capital.
Wellness trends like sophrology and body combing come and go, but some stick around longer than others, particularly if they’ve got a natty term attached to them. So it’s no surprise that when we first heard about dopamine fasting – the new trend taking over Silicon Valley that encourages you to take a break from certain stimuli – we were instantly intrigued.
8Greens founder Dawn Russell got the idea for her wellness business a painful way: by surviving a terrible diagnosis. “I hate to start the conversation with cancer, but it really was what brought me into what I’m doing today,” Russell said on this week’s episode of the Glossy Beauty Podcast.
Cultivated meat start-up Meatable has raised $10 million in seed funding to accelerate the development of its first pork prototype. The capital comes mainly from an existing investor base including BlueYard Capital, with supplemental funds from angel investors including Taavet Hinrikus, co-founder of TransferWise, and Albert Wenger, managing partner at Union Square Ventures.