Welltodo Today: Snap Fitness UK’s 40-Club Expansion, Eco-Friendly F&B Packaging, A Gym Made From Knives?


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

The Plus Factor: Why your entire closet may soon be made up of fitness fashion brands

Isn’t it crazy to think that less than 10 years ago, fitness fashion as we now know it didn’t really exist? Sure, you may have had a drawer full of Stella McCartney for Adidas sports bras and Lululemon leggings, but they probably weren’t getting much play outside of the gym.

The community gym where the kit is made from confiscated knives

Marcus Barnes e plan to fail; when there’s no more knife steel to build with then our job has been a success. Sadly, at the moment, there’s more than enough to utilise but hopefully one day we’ll run out.”

Snap Fitness UK begins 40-club expansion with six new sites

Twenty-four-hour gym franchise Snap Fitness UK has announced plans for 36 more clubs in 2018, after opening six new sites in the first week of the year. The mid-market brand more than doubled its presence last year, reaching 44 locations by Christmas, up from 21 at the start of 2017.

Duni acquires 75% stake in packaging producer Biopac – FoodBev Media

Swedish packaging manufacturer Duni has announced it has acquired a 75% stake in UK-based sustainable packaging producer Biopac. Biopac produces eco-friendly food and drink packaging from sustainable sources for restaurants, cafés and other businesses in the foodservice sector. Biopac’s product range includes 100% compostable drink cups made from cornstarch, compostable coffee cups and paper straws.

Body: how to find love at the gym

A man I’ve never met is punching me in the stomach. “You OK?” he pants, between thwacks. “Of course,” I reply, trying to convince him that his fists are bouncing off my rock-solid abs. But they’re not and I’m grimacing. “I’m sorry,” he says, sweat dripping from his temples.

Singapore’s foodtech startup Grain raises pre-Series B funding from Majuven, others after clocking 330 per cent growth

Grain’s meal boxes are focused on individuals and small groups while its buffets cater to corporate offices and events

Fitness Retreats Tout Vacation Perks: Workouts and Wine

High-profile instructors are increasingly taking their shows on the road to far-flung locations, catering to demand from boutique fitness clients who want to have exotic getaways and their classes, too.


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