Headlines in the Global Wellness Economy

Global Wellness News™ | March 23rd, 2023

Fitness chains add financial muscle as more Americans hit the gym

March 22 (Reuters) – Tighter budgets may not be a constraint for Americans looking to get back into shape, keeping gym operators financially fit, even as inflation pinches other consumer-focused sectors.

Canyon Ranch announces death of founder Mel Zuckerman | spabusiness.com news

Melvin “Mel” Zuckerman, industry legend and founder of iconic US wellness lifestyle brand Canyon Ranch, has died aged 94 years. Revered as one of the early pioneers of the wellness movement, Zuckerman opened the flagship Canyon Ranch property in Tucson, Arizona, in 1978 to help people rebalance their minds, bodies and spirits.

Quell’s gamified home fitness tech drums up $10M

Today, London-based Quell announced a $10 million Series A led by Tencent and featuring Khosla Ventures and Heartcore Capital.

Ness Announces the First Premium Health and Wellness Credit Card with Partner sweetgreen and Other Top Brands

NEW YORK–()– Ness, the next great credit card company putting health first, today announced the public beta launch of the Ness Card issued by The Bank of Missouri and powered by Mastercard.

Maven Clinic picks up digital health startup Naytal to boost growth in the UK, Europe

Naytal was the first platform in the U.K. to offer on-demand access to dedicated perinatal psychologists and has since expanded its healthcare provider network to more than 25 specialties. Many of Naytal’s accredited U.K.-based women’s health providers will join Maven’s network of providers around the world.
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John Mackey’s New Business Enters Telehealth

The Whole Foods co-founder has been busy after departing the grocery chain last year. Holistic health. While details remain sparse, Mackey has already raised $31M for a new business venture described as an “evidence-based lifestyle company.” Incorporated as Health America LLC but operating under the Love.Life banner, early reports teased physical locations that combined food, healthcare, and wellness services.

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