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Global Wellness News™ | April 14th, 2022

The rise of the wellness social club

Frequented by celebrities including Kourtney Kardashian, Rita Ora and Shaun White, Remedy Place is one of L.A.’s most exclusive new social clubs. Similar to Soho House, it has a membership-based model and happy hours complete with bartenders and live DJs. But instead of cocktails, there are mocktails.

Galeries Lafayette Haussmann to reveal space dedicated to wellness

Paris department store Galeries Lafayette Haussmann has said it will be unveiling a new space in its main Cupola building, completely dedicated to wellness offerings. To be opened this coming summer, the location will span an entire 3,000 square metre floor and aims to “democratise access to wellness”, a sector the retailer said is still “highly segmented” in France.

Peloton activist Blackwells Capital takes aim at new CEO, again pushes for sale

Activist Blackwells Capital is reiterating its push for Peloton to consider a sale, arguing that the connected fitness company has made little to no progress under new Chief Executive Barry McCarthy, according to a new presentation seen by CNBC.

Lululemon launches ‘Like New’ program nationwide – trade in gently worn clothes for store credit

The program will kick off on Earth Day. Following a successful pilot program in Texas and California last year, lululemon is re-introducing its Like New re-commerce program nationwide. The program allows shoppers to trade in gently worn lululemon clothing in exchange for an e-gift card at one of its 390+ participating U.S.

As Baby Boomers Retire, Developers Bet Urban Senior Living Will Take Off

Baby boomers aren’t going to tolerate being put out to pasture. That’s the thinking behind an expected surge in development of luxury senior-living communities in dense urban settings.

Japan’s women-led start-ups are making period cups and the pill a thing

TOKYO – The cosmetics section of the luxury department store Isetanoffered a retail experience last month that no doubt prompteda double take from Tokyo shoppers: a pop-up store with a sprawling display of colorful menstrual cups, vibrators, kegel balls and period underwear. Are you on Telegram?

Fitbit gets approval for potentially lifesaving new feature

Fitbit has received approval from the US Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) for a new algorithm that can detect signs of an irregular heartbeat while you go about your day, and give you early warning of potential problems. As TechCrunch reports, the validation was partly a result of a 2020 heart study, which followed 450,000 people for five months and found Fitbit’s technology 98% as effective as a purpose-built ECG patch when it came to detecting atrial fibrillation episodes.

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