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02-04 Sep 2014
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02-04 Sep 2014
PlayFair 2014
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04-05 Sep 2014
THINC Indonesia
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07-12 Sep 2014
2014 World Leisure Congress
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08-09 Sep 2014
Event Organisers Summit
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08-14 Sep 2014
Pinks Boutique Organic Beauty Festival
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08-14 Sep 2014
Spa Longevity Week
09 Sep 2014
European Sport Development Network 2014
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10-11 Sep 2014
Health+Fitness Business Expo & Interbike Expo
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10-11 Sep 2014
APSE Annual Seminar 2014
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10-12 Sep 2014
Global Spa and Wellness Summit
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13 Sep 2014
GFX Series Belfast
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16-17 Sep 2014
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17-18 Sep 2014
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29 Aug 2014
EAS set to inspire industry attendees
Attractions industry insiders are gearing up for the biggest European event of the calendar, with the Euro Attractions Show (EAS) being held in Amsterdam, Netherlands, in less than a month’s time. Organisers are promising more than 400 exhibitors .... More>>
29 Aug 2014
Free-to-use virtual reality gaming museum launches on Oculus Rift
A museum dedicated to video games has been made available in a fully immersive virtual world using the Oculus Rift headset technology. Initially released in beta format in June by indie .... More>>
29 Aug 2014
CIMSPA embarks on new partnership with IQL and IoS
The Chartered Institute for Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) has announced a new partnership with aquatics bodies the Institute of Qualified Lifeguards (IQL) and the Institute of Swimming (IoS) to deliver its pool plant operator .... More>>
29 Aug 2014
Gharieni launches its spa consultancy division
High-end spa equipment manufacturer Gharieni Group has launched an in-house spa consultancy division to support all its partners, offering services such as space planning, renderings and access to the suppliers’ worldwide contacts. Founded by Sammy Gharieni in 1992 in Duisburg, Germany, the manufacturing company was initially focused on beauty and medical equipment. Over the last ten years the spa and beauty sections of the .... More>>
29 Aug 2014
Breakfast is not 'the most important meal of the day': study
Breakfast is not the most important meal of the day, contrary to popular belief that food eaten after a good night’s sleep is vital to kickstart metabolism and prevents snacking later in the day – according to a study by researchers at The University .... More>>
29 Aug 2014
UK trainers lend expertise to UAE's Al Ain Zoo to run training scheme
Al Ain Zoo in Ail Ain, UAE, is hosting two UK trainers from Durrell Conservation Academy in Jersey, UK, to oversee a joint development and training programme for all of the zoo’s senior .... More>>
28 Aug 2014
Action-packed GSWS daily agenda revealed
The Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) has announced the final daily programme for its eighth annual conference between 10-12 September, where delegates from more than 45 nations will gather at the Four Seasons Resort Marrakech, Morocco, to discuss the future of wellness tourism. Exploring the future of technology, design, brain science, retailing, marketing and .... More>>
28 Aug 2014
Have scientists cracked the brain's code for exercise motivation?
Scientists may have discovered the part of the brain responsible for exercise motivation, according to a study in the Journal of Neuroscience. The research, conducted by scientists at both the Seattle Children’s Research Institute’s Centre .... More>>
28 Aug 2014
Ryder Cup invests in RFID fan technology
Fans attending The 2014 Ryder Cup in Gleneagles, Scotland next month are set to enjoy one of the most technologically advanced golf events in history, thanks to the use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology. Spectators will receive a .... More>>
28 Aug 2014
International Rugby Board to rebrand as World Rugby
The International Rugby Board (IRB) will renamed World Rugby later this year, as part of a major rebranding programme. The new brand, which includes a new logo, will be revealed at the IRB World Rugby Conference and Exhibition in London on 17 .... More>>
28 Aug 2014
French hotel group Accor purchases 13 UK properties
French hotel group Accor has spent €89m (US$117.m, £71m) on acquiring 13 UK properties as it looks to gain ownership over the hotels it currently leases. The transition away from the often-popular asset-light strategy deployed by other hotel .... More>>
28 Aug 2014
Losing weight could help to increase brain power: study
Losing weight and reducing BMI levels could lead to increased brain power, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Having a high BMI has already been found to have significant impacts on the function of the brain, with one study suggesting that obesity .... More>>
27 Aug 2014
Cambridge, UK, to become 'living museum' for special event
The city of Cambridge, UK, is to be transformed into a ‘living museum’ for five weeks starting in October as part of a major event called Curating Cambridge. Funded by Arts Council England and backed by Cambridge City Council, experts and curators from the city’s University museums will exhibit an array .... More>>
27 Aug 2014
Yoga pilot scheme added to Heathrow Airport Exclusive Lounge spa experience
Global airline alliance SkyTeam's Exclusive Lounge, which opened in 2009 at London Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 4, is offering a two-month yoga pilot project to customers on any of its 13 member airlines. This scheme builds on SkyTeam’s existing .... More>>
27 Aug 2014
Second LAX premium health club launches in South Kensington
LA fitness has converted its flagship South Kensington club into the chain’s second LAX site, signalling its commitment to driving forward with the new premium health club brand. Having .... More>>
27 Aug 2014
Revealed: The top 10 biggest gym pet peeves
Selfie-snapping narcissists are the biggest pain in the gluteals for British gymgoers, according to a survey uncovering the nation’s most annoying health club habits. 76 per cent of gym users listed fellow fitness enthusiasts taking endless photos .... More>>
27 Aug 2014
Equipment from Glasgow 2014 distributed to boost grassroots sport
More than £600,000 worth of sports equipment, used at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, will be distributed across Scotland as part of legacy plans to help the country’s grassroots sport. More than £200,000 worth of equipment will be given to sport governing bodies, with another £200,000 going directly to .... More>>
27 Aug 2014
Gen X consumers are being ignored by marketing strategies: study
Sandwiched between millennials (ages 19-33) and baby boomers (ages 51-68), Gen X consumers (ages 34-50) are being overlooked by marketing campaigns, according to the Outlook on the Millennial Consumer 2014survey by Hartman Group. The study, .... More>>
27 Aug 2014
60,000 UK youngsters take part in activity initiative targeting deprived areas
Approximately 7,500 trained sports leaders helped over 61,000 young people run, jump, skip and dance their way to activity participation this summer as part of a widespread schools initiative. Starting back in April, 360 Asda Active Sports Days – .... More>>
26 Aug 2014
Kempinski loses UK presence after terminating contract on The Stafford London
International hotel operator Kempinski no longer has a presence in the UK market after the management agreement for The Stafford London by Kempinski was terminated. The company took over management of the century-old hotel – home to the famous American Bar – in 2010 and oversaw a £6m (US$9.9m, €7.5m) refurb in .... More>>
26 Aug 2014
Steve Barrett to join fitness startup 1Rebel as programme director
Soon to be launched gym chain 1Rebel has scored an early coup by securing the services of marketing and fitness guru Steve Barrett as the group’s programme director. Barrett, who has more 20 years’ experience in the fitness industry, has worked on .... More>>
26 Aug 2014
Boston United's £100m mixed-use stadium development plans gain initial approval
Non-league football team Boston United’s £100m mixed-use project, which includes a new 5,000-seat community stadium, has gained initial approval from the local council. The scheme, which .... More>>
26 Aug 2014
US Open heralds new batch of tennis wearable tech
American and Canadian tennis enthusiasts could soon get the chance to record metrics and data from recent performances to help improve their game, with Sony preparing to launch its .... More>>
26 Aug 2014
Exclusive: Martin Long scotches LA fitness sell-off speculation
LA fitness CEO Martin Long has played down media speculation that LA fitness will offload more than the 33 clubs outlined in its CVA (company Voluntary Arrangement) and says the company is focused on pushing forward. Reports implied that the appointment of private equity specialist Michael O’Donnell – who replaces outgoing chair Fred Turok – could be a precursor to the sale of further LA fitness sites, however Long was swift .... More>>
26 Aug 2014
Hatha yoga improves brain function in senior adults: study
Practising hatha yoga three times a week for eight weeks improved sedentary older adults’ cognitive performance, according to a research report by the University of Illinois – published in The Journals of Gerontology. 108 adults between the .... More>>
26 Aug 2014
Contracts exchanged in £40.5m deal for Swindon's Regents Circus leisure development
UK Commercial Property Trust (UKCPT) has exchanged contracts to acquire the Regent Circus leisure development in Swindon for £40.5m from developers Ashfield Land. The Regent Circus .... More>>
26 Aug 2014
Susie Ellis says human spa staff won't be replaced by robots
After Starwood’s plan to add robot butlers to its workforce in as many as 100 hotels worldwide was branded a “gimmick” by a UK workers’ union, Susie Ellis – chair and CEO of GSWS and president of Spafinder Wellness 365 – exclusively told Spa Opportunities that robots will never be able to replace the human interaction required in the spa industry. The machine currently being tested by Starwood in its Aloft Hotel in .... More>>
26 Aug 2014
London is Europe's most expensive city for culture
A visit by two people to an art gallery, a museum, a heritage site, the opera, the ballet and a classical concert in London will cost £256 (US$424, €321), making it the most expensive city for culture in Europe, according to a recent survey. The .... More>>
22 Aug 2014
Natural & Organic Products Asia show kicks off next week
More than 140 exhibitors from 25 countries are expected to attend the Natural & Organic Products Asia trade show at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in China between 27 and 29 August. Retailers, distributors, health and beauty .... More>>
22 Aug 2014
Think-tank proposes GPs prescribe fitness classes in local parks
Think-tank Policy Exchange has suggested that the UK government pilots a scheme to allow GPs to refer patients to non-clinical sources of support, such as fitness classes held in local parks. The idea would see the patient pay a standard .... More>>
22 Aug 2014
Green dream? Suburban living linked to obesity epidemic in US study
Despite its long-held connotations with health and wellbeing, leafy suburban living could in fact be a contributing factor in obesity, diabetes and heart disease, according to two American academics. Assistant professors of engineering Norman Garrick (University of Connecticut) and Wesley Marshall (Colorado .... More>>
22 Aug 2014
Sponsored Knowledge Workshops precede the Global Spa & Wellness Summit
The Global Spa & Wellness Summit has extended its agenda to include its first ever sponsored Knowledge Workshops, taking place before the event officially kicks off. The workshops will be held on 9 September ahead of the Summit scheduled for 10-12 September. The three workshops include Moroccan Hammam: Its .... More>>
22 Aug 2014
IKEA offers in-store spa sleepover to 150 customers
Swedish furniture retailer IKEA is inviting 150 customers from its IKEA Family membership scheme to spend the night in-store to indulge in an array of spa treatments. Dubbed the IKEA Retreat, this wellness sleepover is one of many in-store .... More>>
21 Aug 2014
Employers should provide a wide range of wellness activities – not just gym memberships
Nine out of every 10 employees who try a new fitness or wellness activity feel inspired to continue it on a consistent basis and try other healthy activities as a result, according to a survey conducted in June by Corporate Wellness 365. 1,078 .... More>>
21 Aug 2014
Pregnancy Spa Guide added to UK spa booking website
Online spa bookings specialist spaseekers.com has added a new Pregnancy Spa Guide to its website to advise mothers-to-be on the kind of treatments that can provide targeted relief from common complaints including backache, water retention, .... More>>
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