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Global Wellness News™ | May 16th, 2023

The Wildest Fitness Trend is Jumping Like a Bunny

More casual gym-goers are going wild. Major chains are offering new classes where participants act like animals by getting down on all fours and imitating apes, donkeys, crabs and scorpions. Another teaches “caveman calisthenics.” Copyright ©2023 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 87990cbe856818d5eddac44c7b1cdeb8

US spa industry reaches record-breaking US$20bn revenue mark | spabusiness.com news

The International Spa Association (ISPA) unveiled its five key US spa industry financial indicators from its 2023 US Spa Industry Study today during its 2023 Conference and Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. Known as the “Big Five”, these statistics are revealed annually and include total revenue, total spa visits, number of spa locations, revenue per visit and the total number of US spa industry employees.

Water park wellness center coming to DC

A destination unlike anything D.C. has experienced before is coming soon – at least, that’s the plan. Mayor Muriel Bowser made the announcement Thursday morning, saying the District has entered into an agreement with the Therme Group to bring a new health and wellness destination to the city.

11 investors predict a colorful, if difficult, future for psychedelic startups

How far has the psychedelics medicines industry come over the past 12 months? Well, it depends on where you look.

Solarea Bio Announces First Close of Series B Financing Round

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. , /PRNewswire/ — Solarea Bio, a clinical stage biotechnology company based in Cambridge, MA developing food-derived microbial-based solutions to aid human health, announced today a first closing of $15m in a Series B financing led by S2G Ventures with continued participation of Bold Capital Partners, Viking Global Investors, and GG 1978 SICAF SIF.

Peloton recalls 2.2 million exercise bikes over safety hazard

Peloton is recalling 2 million exercise bicycles over safety concerns, the second major recall the fitness company has faced. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a release Thursday that the bikes’ seat posts can break during use, posing fall and injury hazards to users.

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