Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
‘If you don’t sweat, it’s not a threat! Get that MONEY!!’ shouts Derek, a hench ex-con who is instructing my class in a dark, claustrophobic studio on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The workout isn’t easy – high-intensity flutter-kicks, push-ups and squats are among the exercises in the 45-minute class.
Tennis star Venus Williams is no stranger to wellness. Now, with an investment in Asutra, Williams has taken her commitment one step further. She is also now chief brand officer at the company. “I love their focus on active self care,” Williams said.
New York fitness company SoulCycle is overhauling its customer relationship management platform in order to better serve its consumer base. With the help of a United Commerce Cloud Platform from enVista, SoulCycle will be able to streamline its ordering system and improve the customer service experience.
Lululemon UK: Menswear? From Lululemon? We know. We were surprised too. But the company’s pivot to get men in on its comfy gym kit means it’s created a new collection with Robert Geller, which is worth taking a look at.
I visited Singapore’s incredible new wellness hub and it’s inside the actual airport (with a forest and waterfall)
Singapore, famous for its spotless, squeaky clean streets, world-class gardens and biodiverse landscapes, has no doubt earned its reputation for being a ‘City in a Garden’. But when I heard that this ranking had extended to the new Jewel complex in Changi Airport, I was apprehensive at first…
At the San Francisco research lab of online mattress-in-a-box brand Casper, you can find mechanical engineers and technical engineers, but don’t expect to find any ex-mattress-industry employees. That’s a fact Casper CEO and cofounder Philip Krim would proudly relay if you asked him about the company’s plan to stand out in an increasingly crowded field.
Curefit has raised $75 million in the first tranche of series D round of funding. Its range of investors now include Anand Piramal Trust, Accel Partners, Kalaari Capital, IDG Ventures among others. This takes the startup’s reported valuation to $500 million. Health and fitness startup Curefit has raised $75 million in a series D round.
Barney’s New York was the first to fling the doors open to cannabis acceptance among luxury retailers earlier this year with The High End and now Saks Fifth Avenue is next to follow suit in the form of a dedicated space.
Welcome to Glossy’s Beauty and Wellness Briefing. This exclusive and inside look at the beauty and wellness industries is meant to dig into the topics that really matter and shed light on the elephants in the room. S ign up here to get the briefing delivered to your inbox every Wednesday .