Welltodo Today: Meditation Apps Are Booming, Forme Life Launches Retail Stores, Wellness Travel Trends

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

UK fitness sector facing fight to keep group exercise open in tier 3 areas

To the relief of the sector, the UK government confirmed yesterday (23 November) that gyms, health clubs and leisure centres will be allowed to open under all three tiers of the new COVID-19 alert system when lockdown ends on 2 December.

Forme Life, a new smart exercise mirror, launches US stores

Ready to reflect on all your hard work this year? Forme Life, the new home exercise smart mirror, is rolling out in 11 retail locations around the country this winter, after pre-orders launched online last May. A New York flagship in Westfield World Trade Center mall will open Dec.

Global Wellness Summit 2020: Four Travel Trends | Stylus

As expressed at the 2020 Global Wellness Summit (November 8-11), the pandemic has broadened the scope of wellness – including to travel. Event speakers predicted that next-gen wellness holidays will implement ultra-sustainable models.

M&S Launches Innovation Hub To Develop Plant-Based Foods & Plastic-Free Packaging Solutions

British retailer M&S will be opening an Innovation Hub to house its new “specialist team” focused on developing food solutions, including plant-based proteins and plastic-free packaging materials. It comes amid a wave of announcements from major supermarket chains and CPG giants revealing ambitious plans to pursue the fast-growing alternative protein market in response to surging consumer demand for more sustainable and healthy food choices.

Life Time Files for Access to Minnesota COVID-19 Data Used to Determine Gym Closures

After Minnesota officials closed health clubs in the state on Nov. 20, Life Time, which is based in Minnesota, requested access to the data that officials used to determine that gyms closures would help to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Vuori CEO Joe Kudla shares how the activewear brand has nearly tripled its revenue so far in 2020, despite the pandemic

Vuori, the activewear brand based in Encinitas, California, has seen its revenue nearly triple in 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. CEO and founder Joe Kudla said sales of its women’s performance jogger have been up more than 1,000% so far this year.

English Gyms Offer a New Workout: Civil Disobedience

Despite police raids and the threat of heavy fines, some health clubs have stayed open in an act of defiance against a coronavirus lockdown. LONDON – The technique is deft and the maneuver swift as the instructor first levers his pupil onto one side, then pivots to leave him prostrate and immobilized on the dark blue mat.

Meditation app Calm is booming in anxious times

Millions of people tuning in to CNN’s election night coverage were treated to a special bit of irony. The network’s “Key Race Alerts”-the bright red, panic-inducing way that CNN introduces results-were sponsored by wellness app Calm. It was a savvy move for the eight-year-old company, which isn’t alone in its quest to build the perfect app for chilling out.

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