Spa bookings agency adds 'plus size' category to its search criteria | Leisure Opportunities
Leaderboard
Leisure Opportunities

Leisure Opportunities

Job Search
see all jobs
Job opportunities
JORVIK Viking Centre
£20,000 per year
York, United Kingdom
Celtic Manor Resort
Competitive
Newport, United Kingdom
National Trust
£30,507 pa
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Active Lifestyles Learning
Nottingham/Birmingham, United Kingdom
Rudding Park
Excellent salary and package on offer
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Spa bookings agency adds 'plus size' category to its search criteria

Job opportunities
Rudding Park
Excellent salary and package on offer
location: North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Celtic Manor Resort
Competitive
location: Newport, United Kingdom
Bamford Spa
£19-21k Depending upon experience
location: Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
more jobs

UK spa bookings agency, spaseekers.com has introduced a ‘plus size’ spa category to its website to help visitors identify the nation’s size-friendly wellness facilities.

The agency – which represents over 500 spas across the UK – has received an increasing number of customers requesting larger-sized bath robes, bigger towels and wider treatment couches. Some of these spas offer spacious individual changing rooms, larger shower cubicles and wider dining chairs without arm rests.

Over 80 spas have initially signed up to feature in the new category, including luxury-branded Macdonald Hotels and Q Hotels. spaseekers.com expects the number of spas that will register under this category to rise to over 100 over the next two weeks.

“The average woman in the UK is a size 16, but the average robe is a size 10-12,” Jason Goldberg, director and founder of spaseekers.com told Spa Opportunities. “For our customers sake, we must meet the request of the average-sized lady and above. We cannot be discriminatory towards women who wear a size 16 and above.”

The ‘plus size’ category is designed to help consumers find spas which welcome and accommodate all shapes and sizes.

“We want to make the whole booking experience as simple and stress-free as possible. This way all our visitors can find the spa experience that’s right for them,” Goldberg added.

While retailers must meet demand, it could be argued that wellness facilities should promote healthier lifestyles for their 'plus size' customers rather than capitalising on afternoon tea and spa packages.

“In regards to healthy minds and bodies, we promote wellness throughout our spas,” Goldberg continued. “Nowadays, spa breaks don’t tend to focus so much on weight loss, but focus more on women getting away for a break and enjoying themselves via relaxation and not panicking about diets constantly.

“We have enabled women to feel they can spa without feeling like an outcast for being large,” Goldberg concluded.

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
UK spa bookings agency, spaseekers.com has introduced a ‘plus size’ spa category to its website to help visitors identify the nation’s size-friendly wellness facilities.
SAB,HHR,HOT
324194_319201.jpg
More

News

Construction is underway on two new live music venues and a leisure-filled “urban gallery” in central London, designed by British architects Orms. The St Giles ... Read more
The UK attracted a record number of overseas visitors during June – thanks largely to the collapse in the value of the pound since the ... Read more
Gym and health club operators need to engage with their members and focus on customer service to help them retain numbers. In the latest issue ... Read more
European low-cost gym chain Basic-Fit is on target to open 100 clubs this year after it reported revenue growth of 26 per cent in the ... Read more
Culture and tech projects in the North of England will soon be able to bid for a slice from a £15m (US$19.3m, €16.5m) funding pie, ... Read more
Fitness franchise énergie Group has opened thé Yard - a new signature training concept that will be rolled out at its énergie and Fit4less clubs ... Read more
Focus Training
Focus Training
Swiss artist Felice Varini and the Chilean architecture practice Pezo von Ellrichshausen have been commissioned to design an ambitious temporary outdoor structure in the historic ... Read more
Tech startup Neurable has taken virtual reality to the next level, creating computer interfaces for the brain to allow users to control the technology using ... Read more
The historic Grayshott Spa in Surrey has been acquired by Austria-based health and medical resort specialists the Lanserhof Group. The family-run Lanserhof, which owns spas ... Read more
A curatorial development fund worth £500,000 (US$645,000, €550,000) has been created to help already established curators of museums and galleries in the UK learn new ... Read more
The All England Club is pushing forward with its plans to cover the No. 1 Court at Wimbledon. The new, retractable roof will form part ... Read more
One of the biggest misconceptions made in the physical activity sector is that retired people cannot train hard. Writing in the latest issue of Health ... Read more
Spirit Fitness UK
Spirit Fitness UK
One of the UK's biggest destination spas, the Lifehouse Spa and Hotel in the village of Thorpe le Soken, Essex, has had expansion plans scuppered ... Read more
Table Tennis England’s public funding has been reinstated after the national governing body finally agreed to a package of reforms compliant with the government’s Code ... Read more
An increasing number of local authority-owned leisure centres are being upgraded with spa facilities, as operators embrace the emerging trend to provide members with wellness. ... Read more
1 - 15 of 36,649