Trend in the News – Week of May 11th 2022

Trend in the News: A More Intellectual Wellness Travel Week of May 11, 2022 Expedition cruises put a new spin on luxury at sea (Forget infinity pools and couples’ massages, the newest luxury ships are all about scientific discovery)–The Washington Post  The new luxury ships aren’t about decadent pampering, they’re about scientific discovery. Rather than stopping at the usual crowded European and Caribbean ports, they’re…

Trend: A More Intellectual Wellness Travel

Trend: A More Intellectual Wellness Travel May 10, 2022 Travelers now seek purpose, personal growth and new skill sets, so programming is moving beyond mindfulness to actually feed their thinking minds—from more citizen science programs to immersing people in the creative arts     Our 2022 trend, “Wellness Travel, Seekers Welcome”, argues that with social forces such as the “great resignation,” record retirements and global nomadism,…

Trend in the News – Week of April 27, 2022

Don’t Mind the Gap in Intergenerational Housing–The New York Times, September 8, 2021 An excellent overview of global senior living developments now making a point of mixing age groups, because who wants to enter the golden years surrounded by only old people? It looks at everything from the rise of the “university-based retirement community”—senior apartments that immerse residents in college campus learning and life—to Singapore’s…

Trend: Age-Segregated “Senior Living” Will Increasingly Be Retired in Favor of New Intergenerational Models

Trend: Age-Segregated “Senior Living” Will Increasingly Be Retired in Favor of New Intergenerational Models   Baby Boomers and Gen X refuse to be defined by age and socially segregated by it–so a wave of communities that intentionally mix up age groups are rising globally–whether new co-housing, university-based, “pocket neighborhood,” or urban wellness models   For years, it’s been said that 60 was the new 40.…

Trend in the News – Week of April 13, 2022

Southhall, the Farm-Focused Resort Set on Idyllic Working Farm in Historic Franklin, Tennessee Opens This Summer–Hospitality Net, April 1, 2022  Southhall is a shining example of the new farm-centered wellness resorts and the soon-to-open, 325-acre property will offer a unique menu of farm, wellness and adventure programming that will give guests acres of land for foraging and very immersive, hands-on farming education and experiences.   How the…

Trend: Farm Livin’

Trend: Farm Livin’   Several of our 2022 wellness trends explore how big farms and farm-focused experiences are becoming much more central in wellness real estate and at wellness resorts—and how the home gardening and foraging trends just continue to bloom and evolve   Next Friday, April 22, is Earth Day—so we thought we’d spotlight how the getting-people-back–to-the-earth trends of farming and gardening are a…

Trend in the News – Week of March 30th, 2022

We could all use a health coach–The New York Times, June 7, 2021  This article by just-retired, influential New York Times health columnist, Jane Brody, really helped put certified health and wellness coaches on the map. She argues that they’re a woefully underutilized weapon in fighting chronic disease, and that everyone really needs one, because “health happens in the 99.9% of your life when you’re…

Trend: The Certified Health & Wellness Coach Is Rising…FINALLY

Trend: The Certified Health & Wellness Coach Is Rising…FINALLY   Coaches trained in the art and science of motivating healthy changes have been the missing link in both healthcare and wellness. The Future? They’ll work with more doctors, insurers, employers, physical therapists, fitness trainers, wellness resorts and people independently   The world spends $8.3 trillion a year on healthcare, and $4.4 trillion on wellness, and…

Trend in the News – Week of March 16th, 2022

What Is ‘Bigorexia’? –The New York Times, March 9, 2022  This new, in-depth article on the trend explores how a social media diet of perfect bodies is leading to a muscle dysmorphia (“bigorexia”) issue for teen boys. The most popular TikTok and YouTube accounts reveal a landscape dominated by musclemen—and more young men are now becoming obsessed with weightlifting and dieting. It’s a crisis worsened by…

2022 Trend: Toxic Muscularity Comes Clean

2022 Trend: Toxic Muscularity Comes Clean  How bulging biceps and rippling abs have had a negative ripple effect on male body image—and how the conspiracy of silence around the rising crises of muscle dysmorphia for men and boys is finally being addressed   For a decade, we’ve seen so much forward progress around women’s body positivity in a culture that has long held such unrealistic standards…