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The Wellness Industry Needs a Diversity Overhaul

The Wellness Industry Needs a Diversity Overhaul

Leslie Barrie, Skift

It will likely take years for the wellness industry to really fix its diversity problem. But the process could speed up if more people start to speak out about it.

4 days ago

Hot Springs as Wellness Destination Takes Hold in U.S.

Hot Springs as Wellness Destination Takes Hold in U.S.

Leslie Barrie, Skift

This week in wellness news, the hot springs movement gains traction in the U.S. Meanwhile, mental health apps aim to address the rising tide of anxiety in the U.S. Admirable, yes, but it’s debatable whether apps that gamify the quest toward beating anxiety can really catch on.

2 weeks ago

Why the Hot Springs Movement Is Gaining Steam in the United States

Why the Hot Springs Movement Is Gaining Steam in the United States

Laura Powell, Skift

The ancient Greeks did it. So did the ancient and not-so-ancient Romans, Japanese, and Chinese. Heck, even some of the founding fathers of the United States did it too. But despite its illustrious past, the idea of taking the waters has never really caught on in the United States, until now. Hot springs could be on the verge of a major wellness moment.

2 weeks ago

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Skift Forum Asia Video: Quantum Leadership as the Catalyst and Enabler for Transformational Wellness

Skift Forum Asia Video: Quantum Leadership as the Catalyst and Enabler for Transformational Wellness

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Wellness may be booming, but there’s still plenty of opportunity to do something new, said Octave Institute founder Fred Tsao. His holistic vision, based around the idea of Quantum Leadership, could become a new model for the sector.

4 months ago

Fitness CEO Taryn Toomey Shares her Wellness-Filled Travel Routine

Fitness CEO Taryn Toomey Shares her Wellness-Filled Travel Routine

Mark Ellwood, Bloomberg

Travel takes a toll on the body. Here's how Taryn Toomey — whose business is wellness — lessens the negative impacts when she travels.

2 weeks ago

Peloton’s IPO Shows There May Be Trouble Ahead

Peloton’s IPO Shows There May Be Trouble Ahead

Leslie Barrie, Skift

Peloton had been sitting on quite a pedestal of late — with its loyal fan base willing to pay a premium price for its bikes and streaming service. But after the less-than-stellar IPO performance and a recent lawsuit, cracks at the company may be starting to appear.

3 weeks ago

The Athleisure Stretch Into the Billion Dollar CBD Market

The Athleisure Stretch Into the Billion Dollar CBD Market

Leslie Barrie, Skift

Athleisure is a growing market, but brands still have to come up with ways to stand out from the pack. However, infusing workout clothes with CBD oil probably isn't the most viable way to attract long-term customers.

4 weeks ago

Casper Won’t Rest Until It Becomes the ‘Nike of Sleep’

Casper Won’t Rest Until It Becomes the ‘Nike of Sleep’

Leslie Barrie, Skift

Casper wants to dominate all things sleep, but there are so many companies in the space that the mattress maker will likely struggle to win over the whole category.

1 month ago

The Future Is Female When It Comes to Wellness Adventure Travel

The Future Is Female When It Comes to Wellness Adventure Travel

Leslie Barrie, Skift

Empowerment, connection, and an adrenaline rush are drawing women to women-only wellness trips. The trend appears to have a few years of staying power, but smart marketing could make it last longer.

1 month ago

Wellness for Business Travel Is an Uphill Slog

Wellness for Business Travel Is an Uphill Slog

Leslie Barrie, Skift

It only makes sense that business travel — including meetings and conventions — would incorporate more aspects of the wellness movement. While industrywide changes are happening, it’s debatable whether they’ve made a real impact on the lives of business travelers yet.

1 month ago

A New Wellness Hotel Gambles on Las Vegas

A New Wellness Hotel Gambles on Las Vegas

Leslie Barrie, Skift

It’s difficult to say whether a wellness-themed hotel in Las Vegas can really take off. If the current state of the wellness industry is any indicator, the odds are (sort of) good.

2 months ago

The Traditional Spa Experience Is Changing — and Welcoming More Men

The Traditional Spa Experience Is Changing — and Welcoming More Men

Leanne Italie, Associated Press

On the heels of the wellness movement, it's about time the spa industry updated its offerings to modern consumer tastes and veer more gender-neutral in the process.

2 months ago