Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
Nike has given its head office employees in the US a week off to “destress” and recover from the pressures of the Covid-19 pandemic. The sportswear and trainers brand said workers at its headquarters in Oregon would be “powering down” until Friday, with senior leaders encouraging staff to ignore all work responsibilities to aid their mental health.
Before the pandemic, Tracy Tutor was a regular at the Dogpound, a boutique gym in Los Angeles popular with celebrities. It’s where she met her boyfriend, personal trainer Erik Anderson. But when Covid-19 forced gyms to shut down, the couple found themselves without a place to exercise.
It did the job, and then some: Fast-forward two years, and Hadid is now officially a cofounder and partner of Kin Euphorics alongside CEO Jen Batchelor. While celebrity endorsements and brand ambassador roles are nothing new, as cofounder, Hadid is taking on a significant role within the company.
After already reaching what could be called its pinnacle during the U.S. period of Covid-19 quarantine, the wellness appeal of sex products has not faded.
Awareness of our health and well-being kicked into overdrive last year and shows no sign of slowing. In 2021, these wellness innovators will change the way we all (not just a select few) eat, move, think, and care for ourselves and each other. Learn their names… you’ll be hearing much more from them.
When Heather Rose started her American Sign Language SoulCycle class, she worried she wouldn’t get enough students. Now, she thinks the fitness chain could grow and attract new riders simply by making its classes more accessible for people with disabilities.