Headlines in the Global Wellness Economy
Global Wellness News™ | May 17th, 2022
DUBAI: In a bid to become a global wellness hub, AMAALA has merged under the aegis of The Red Sea Development Co. with tourism plans of its own.
Regal Hotels also entered The Sandbox in April with MetaGreen, a project to develop an ESG (environmental, social, and governance) themed “green metropolis” in The Sandbox.
Peloton’s annual Homecoming event is for the fans. It’s where the fitness tech company teases new products, as well as drops new features and content. It’s also a chance for fans to take live classes taught by their favorite instructors and attend special panel discussions.
It’s the revenge of the gyms. What’s happening: Fitness chains like Life Time and Planet Fitness reported sharp increases in revenue and users this week at the same time as Peloton’s slump deepens. It’s a dramatic reversal of their fortunes from the early going of the pandemic, when fitness facilities were shuttered and stay-at-home workout stocks were flourishing.
What Happened: The pandemic has unexpectedly made a hit livestreamer of singer and actor Liu Genghong. On Douyin, Liu and his wife Vivi Wang have sparked a fitness revolution: they gained more than 64 million followers within a single month (for perspective, the fitness app Keep took seven years to accumulate 34 million monthly active users) and their livestreams have been viewed roughly 100 million times.
For perfect-skin obsessives of a certain age, the 1997 book “Absolute Beauty: Radiant Skin and Inner Harmony Through the Ancient Secrets of Ayurveda ” was required reading. A primer on the millennia-old system of Indian medicine, written by Ayurvedic doctor and Soho spa owner Pratima Raichur, it helped readers suss out that whole mysterious dosha (bodily energy) thing.