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GWI launches new initiatives to focus on children, low-income communities and women

Children, women and low-income families are at the centre of three new initiatives launched by the Global Wellness Institute (GWI).

Wellness For Children – chaired by Christine Clinton, president of International Spa & Salon Services – aims to create awareness of the need for children and young people to be actively involved in their own wellness.

“Through holistic practices of mindfulness, meditation, energy medicine, movement and nutrition, one project we want to move forward is creating a series of lesson plans that can be easily adapted to kindergarten and school programmes and youth services,” said Clinton. “We passionately believe that education is key to long-term health and wellness. By reaching our children in the formative years and teaching them the benefits of being healthy, we begin to reduce the risk of childhood obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer.”

The team plans to put together an age-appropriate, region-specific and culturally sensitive approach to the lesson plans.

The Wellness in Low-Income Communities Initiative will focus on how low-income communities can enhance their strengths and address their challenges through evidence-based best practices in health.

Chaired by Jennifer Cabe, a US-based wellness communications leader, the initiative also aims to help evaluate how to understand, communicate about, measure and advance wellness in low-income communities globally.

Women in Leadership aims to encourage and promote ‘Lean In Circles’ throughout the wellness industry, helping to ensure that future female leaders have a framework of support and motivation.

Chaired by Sara Jones, managing director of Spa & Wellness Mexico magazine, the initiative is part of the wider Lean In non-profit organisation, which provides meeting plans, discussion points and content for motivation, innovation leadership and goal-setting. The initiative joins more than 900 Lean In partners across more than 20 industries in supporting women’s leadership.

The GWI had previously launched 16 initiatives, covering topics from career development to hot springs to wellness communities.

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Children, women and low-income families are at the centre of three new initiatives launched by the Global Wellness Institute (GWI).
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Christine Clinton, president of International Spa & Salon Services, will chair the Wellness for Children initiative
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Features
Changing rooms
Gender neutrality has never been more topical, with high-profile restaurants and museums recently replacing their male and female toilets with gender-neutral facilities. We explore if it is time for all gyms to swap single-sex communal changing spaces for gender-neutral facilities
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Buyer Insight
What factors influence decisions made by the industry’s top buyers? Tom Walker speaks to the head of procurement at David Lloyd Leisure about how the company keeps its offer fresh
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IHRSA update
The newest research on US health club consumers paints an encouraging picture of the market. IHRSA’s Kristen Walsh outlines the opportunities identified and how they outweigh the potential challenges
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Retention
Member retention is often a challenge, with operators typically losing 50 per cent of their membership annually. But a close look at the habits of clubs with impressive retention rates suggests that how you communicate with members significantly impacts their loyalty
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ukactive update
ukactive CEO Steven Ward discusses the need for a collaborative approach to solving issues in the sector
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Industry trends
Stephen Tharrett and Mark Williamson of US-based research and consulting firm ClubIntel share the take-home messages from the 2017 International Fitness Industry Trend Report
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Research
A new study has shown that combining yoga with aerobic exercise is twice as effective at reducing heart disease risk factors in patients than either done alone
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ukactive update
As a new year begins, ukactive’s CEO Steve Ward explains the not-for-profit’s plans for making 2018 the year that physical activity makes its biggest impact in society to date
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Gym design
We take a closer look at Trainyard Gym, the stunning street-art inspired, recently opened 3,500sq m Shangri-La health club in Hotel Jen, Beijing
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Research
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We took the team away for three days and asked them, ‘what does the future look like?’ What we came up with was a 360-degree wellness concept
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For gyms looking to engage with this demographic, they need to make socialising part of the mix… they at least need to have somewhere where they can offer people a cup of tea after the class
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People profile
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I often see clubs guaranteeing specific results for members, despite having little knowledge about their members’ goals or current levels of health and fitness. I wanted to avoid falling into this trap
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People often underestimate the amount of work that goes into setting up a new brand. We spent almost two years developing the concept before we launched it
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I strongly believe the fitness industry is at the beginning of an increasingly innovative period and it’s exciting to be at the heart of that as part of the FIBO team
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People profile
You could offer me a million pounds to promote something, but if it isn’t true to me or it’s damaging to my audience, I’m not going to do it
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Clear plans for a future capital realisation event, innovations such as ‘thé Yard’ and ambitious growth plans make this an exciting time to be joining énergie
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Member access schemes
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Exercise equipment
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Direct debit solutions
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Rephouse: Flooring
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