Welltodo Today: Nike Launches Maternity Activewear, Plant-Based Meat Goes DTC, UK Gyms Target Empty Retail Sites

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

Now you can meditate with Deepak Chopra in your pocket

Deep breath: Deepak Chopra-the meditation expert and author-today brings us Chopra Meditation and Well-Being, a retreat-in-your-pocket app that features over 400 meditations and practices aimed at overall well-being. Chopra Global (the company) says that Chopra (the app) differs from other meditation apps because of Chopra (the man), who has taught meditation and expanded consciousness since before the tech bros backing other mindfulness apps were born.

Gym Group targets empty retail sites

Gym Group, the budget gym operator, is planning to snap up sites left empty by distressed retailers despite falling to a £27m loss while its estate was closed during the lockdown period. The UK-listed fitness group said it planned to invest in “high quality site opportunities at reasonable rents” as retailers and other leisure businesses fell into administration as a result of the pandemic.

Nike launches a maternity line-after facing criticism for treatment of pregnant athletes

The four-piece capsule, which includes a bra, a tank top, a cardigan, and tights, is made from stretchy fabrics meant to adapt to a woman’s body as it changes throughout pregnancy and continue to look flattering after she has given birth. The items, which cost $45 to $80, will be available on Nike’s website starting September 18.

UK organic food and drink sales boom during lockdown

Sales of organic food and drink rose sharply in the UK during lockdown – and have soared by double the rate of non-organic equivalents over the past year. Organic bananas, chicken, eggs and wine are among the standout winners that, from January, helped supermarkets enjoy the highest sales growth in the sector since December 2016.

From SoulCycle To SLT, New York’s Boutique Fitness Industry Fights For Survival As Other Gyms Reopen Today

From posh sweat studios to gritty boxing gyms, the boutique fitness industry in New York City is feeling the financial crunch with orders to remain closed while regular gyms are allowed to reopen today.

Now you can get Beyond Meat and Impossible Burgers delivered right to your door

Finding the best ways to do good. Plant-based meat is doing big business during the pandemic – and it’s about to get even bigger. Beyond Meat has launched a new e-commerce site that allows you to order its meatless products, including the popular Beyond Burger, right to your door.

How COVID-19 Pushed Our Homes To Become a Room-by-Room Reflection of Wellness

Over the last six months, the COVID-19 pandemic has shape-shifted our universes, shrinking them down to the size of our homes. Many of us are working at home, working out at home, and only leaving for the “essentials,” which means that the spaces we once reserved for eating, sleeping, and bingeing Big Little Lies now serve entirely new purposes.

No-Touch Wellness Services Are Now A Thing

These days the world is more stressful than ever, and hotel and spa operators have had to rethink how they typically help guests decompress (massages, exercise classes, facials, etc.) due to social distancing concerns.

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