Welltodo Today: SoulCycle’s Outdoor Classes, Teaching Yoga Over Zoom, JD Gyms Acquires Xercise4Less


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

What It’s Like to Teach Yoga Over Zoom

Amanda Valdes is 38-year-old instructor in New York, who has had to move home with her parent and teach classes online. “I’ve got all my stuff from Brooklyn in my childhood bedroom, and I’ve transformed the whole family room into a yoga space.”

Top Cannabis Entrepreneur On CBD: “I Know There’s A Glut…But We’re In The Beginning Stages”

As chief marketing officer of top cannabis brand Papa & Barkley, Dillon helped grow the company to a large operation generating nearly $30 million in revenue. Last month, she launched a line of CBD hair and skincare products. Despite the CBD glut, Dillon feels it meets a need in the market.

SoulCycle Just Launched Outdoor Classes Across the U.S. – and They’ll Make You Feel Like You’re Back in the Studio

SoulCycle, the boutique spinning studio with locations all over the world, has launched an outdoor iteration of its cult-favorite workout, aptly named SoulOutside, to both reunite its fans and welcome new riders. They’ll be taking their outside classes to major cities including Boston, Hoboken, and Santa Monica.

This Clean Beauty Founder Doesn’t Give A Freck

Some people’s proverbial engines are fueled by praise, perhaps because they’ve been surrounded by people who’ve supportively cheered them on for years. Then there are others whose internal fires are stoked by criticism and from being underestimated.

Xercise4Less calls in administrators – JD Gyms picks up 50 gym estate

JD Gyms has acquired the gym estate of Xercise4Less, following the budget chain calling in administrators. Xercise4Less ran into financial trouble earlier this year after being hit badly by the COVID-19 lockdowns. It announced in May that it was being sold off by its investors, directors and shareholders, which included the BGF investment fund and Proventus Capital Partners.

USDA Wants To Change Organic Regulations To Prevent Fraud

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants to update organic regulations to prevent fraud and improve transparency. The proposed rule focuses on closing gaps in certification to improve consistency in the supply chain. Comments about the proposed rule are open until October.

I Founded BLAQUE Fitness to Make Sure Black Communities Had an Inclusive Place to Work Out

Think about any gym or boutique studio locker room you’ve ever walked into. Have you ever seen a product that was specifically designed for Black hair or skin? Because after a decade in the industry, I hadn’t.


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