Welltodo Today: This Men’s Wellness Startup Is Worth $200M, Lululemon’s Latest Fight, How PureGym Built A Fitness Empire


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

Millennial Viagra Startup Hims Is Now Worth $200 Million

Hims, a San Francisco-based e-commerce startup selling men’s wellness products, has raised $40 million in funding from venture firms IVP and Redpoint Ventures, according to sources familiar with the deal. The new round values Hims at $200 million not including the funding, the sources said.

How PureGym’s Humphrey Cobbold built up a fitness empire

Humphrey Cobbold surveys the weights room of a brightly lit gym in Oval, south London, where a few brawny individuals are working on their dead lifts. “Give it an hour and it’ll be packed in here,” promises the neatly coiffed chief executive of PureGym, Britain’s biggest fitness chain. He is right.

Healthy eating? Too expensive, say millennials

We all assume millennials are obsessed with avocado and acai berries. But research suggests that they may not be splashing out on healthy brunches as much as we think – because they are worried the food is too expensive.

Quadrant buys stake in Young Rich lister’s fitness empire

Eight years ago Emily Skye started posting fitness workout tips on a Blogspot account. Now, more than 200,000 subscribers pay from $US48.95 to $US119.95 for her four-week exercise plan designed to “tone and shape your hips, thighs, tummy and arms”, according to her website.

Can Lululemon get its mojo back?

Four years ago, I broke up with Lululemon. And I didn’t just stop doing ambassador events or quietly push my piles of famously butt-flattering black pants to the back of the closet. Instead, I wrote an “I quit” screed that went viral, calling out the retailer for shamelessly selling “empowerment” and “self-care” to women while enabling misogyny at its highest ranks.

The new stone age – how crystals became a magical style trend

Wellness is taking over the world. The latest figures from the Global Wellness Institute – a not-for-profit organisation that unpacks where we are at with health, wealth and self – values the industry at $3.7tn (£2.6tn) globally. On one hand, this is not suprising.

Traveling To New York? No Need To Pack Your Workout Gear

As The Gear Diva, I bring function and style to active women’s lives Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. It just keeps getting easier to work out on the road, which is a double-edged sword – less excuses for travelers to cut back on fitness!

What’s on offer at Harrods’ new Wellness Clinic

The Wellness Clinic has opened in Harrods and boasts an array of holistic treatments and services, all designed to provide the ultimate in wellness and relaxation. How does it fare when put to the test? Find out below… What is on offer?


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