Welltodo Today: The Rise & Rise Of Fitness Festivals, CBD Retail Explodes, The Evolution Of Fitness

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

New York City Is Now Home to a Three-story CBD Emporium from Standard Dose

Standard Dose, the online CBD wellness retailer, has opened a 2,400-square-foot flagship in Manhattan. For the uninitiated: CBD is shorthand for cannabidiol, a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. It’s not psychoactive in the same way as THC, its more potent cousin.

ClassPass Was a Beautiful Website and a Cool Company–With No Users or Investors. Here’s How the Founder Turned It Around

Payal Kadakia started the precursor to ClassPass, a subscription service for dance and fitness classes at studios and gyms, in 2012 after imposing on herself a 14-day time limit in which to come up with a winning idea for a startup.

Hong Kong Wellness Group H&H Acquires British Skin Care Brand Aurelia Probiotics

LONDON – U.K. brand Aurelia Probiotic Skincare has been acquired by Health & Happiness, the Hong Kong-based wellness group that owns French nutrition brand Biostime and Australian vitamins and supplements brand Swisse. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. “I am hugely confident and passionate about Aurelia Probiotic Skincare sitting within the Health & Happiness Group.

Holland & Barrett preps brand refresh to shake off ‘dusty’ image

The health and beauty retailer is planning to revamp initiatives including its loyalty scheme and introduce new ranges such as food-to-go as it looks to expand its offering and bring new customers in. In a move it hopes will help it compete with the likes of Boots, the health and beauty brand will begin trialling the on-the-go range in six stores in a few weeks’ time.

Crunch CEO on How the Fitness Sector Is Evolving

Are you a gym rat or a fan of Peloton? Jim Rowley, CEO of Crunch, sat down with TheStreet to talk about how the sector is changing in light of IPO’s from companies like Peloton. “The biggest change has really been to formats.

Barry’s Bootcamp partners with Just Water to reduce plastic | Well+Good

Last October, at a dinner in celebration of the By 2050, Well+Good Council, Barry’s Bootcamp CEO Joey Gonzalez hinted that the boutique-fitness giant was in the process of making big, green moves. Now, one of those eco-positive changes is happening: Beginning today, all Barry’s Bootcamp studios in the United States and United Kingdom-a total of 43-are discontinuing the sale of plastic water bottles.

Forget the beer and bands

It used to be the case that you came back from a festival and needed a week off to recover. But a new breed of event has emerged that focuses on health not hedonism, where mosh pits have been replaced by mindfulness workshops and you’re more likely to be sipping a cold pressed juice than a lukewarm beer.

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