Headlines in the Global Wellness Economy
Global Wellness News™ | May 24th, 2022
Simply feeling relaxed on vacation doesn’t cut it anymore for a growing number of travelers. Many say they are more intently focused on their mental health and overall wellness on their trips as they have navigated the stresses of the pandemic.
F45 Announces First-of-its-kind $150 Million Financing Facility to Accelerate Franchise Expansion in the U.S.
AUSTIN, Texas, May 16, 2022–F45 Training Holdings Inc. (NYSE:FXLV) (“F45” or the “Company”), the fastest growing fitness franchisor in the world according to Entrepreneur, today announced a strategic financing facility with affiliates of Fortress Credit Corp. (“Fortress”).
A small army of startups see integrated scent as being key to our future digital world. But some see the tech as a distraction from the bigger picture.
A new app promises to reward people for ‘healthy actions’ they already do, like exercising. Points earned through the Ness Rewards App can be redeemed at popular wellness brands. Users will also have access to wellness experts like dietitians and health coaches. The company is launching a suite of credit cards to help users earn even more points.
A new movement, tang ping, or “lying flat” (躺平) arose among China’s youth last year. It represents an attitude that refuses to engage with the country’s grueling ” ” work culture – that is, working 9am to 9pm, six days a week. Despite going viral online, is this trend indicative of a widespread cultural change?
Dating app Hinge is introducing a new “Self-Care Prompts” feature that is designed to inspire initial conversations between matches about self-care priorities. Hinge’s in-app prompts are conversation starters that users answer as part of their profiles and are displayed to potential matches.