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100 countries set to participate in Global Wellness Day 2016

More than 3,000 properties across 100 countries are expected to take part in Global Wellness Day (GWD) 2016 on 11 June, as the grassroots initiative continues its rapid growth.

The event – a not-for-profit day of wellness activities founded by Belgin Aksoy of Aksoy Hotel Group and owner of destination spa Richmond Nua – had the support of more than 600 properties in 73 countries for 2015’s event, and Aksoy expects this year to be even bigger.

Across the world workouts, workshops and classes covering mindfulness, yoga, Pilates and many more areas will be on offer to celebrate the fifth annual GWD. Aiming to remove the barriers of exclusivity, this year’s theme is “Wellness for Everyone!’’ with a range of cities, tourism boards, health clinics and national dance companies putting on sessions to educate and inspire the public about the benefits of proactive wellness and mind-body fitness.

“Living well is the simple necessity for every human being on the planet,” said Aksoy, who wants to spread awareness of the importance of good physical and mental health.

“To overcome the global problems such as depression and lead a healthier and happier life, we need an inspiring beginning. The name of that beginning is Global Wellness Day.”

Aksoy also revealed that this year’s event will pay tribute to popular wellness industry figure Charlene Florian – former chief creative officer of Kerstin Florian International – who died late last month. To honour and commemorate her memory, Aksoy has dedicated GWD 2016 to Charlene Florian’s legacy.

Among the well-known hospitality and spa brands already committed to company-wide participation for GWD 2016 are: Accor Luxury Brands – Sofitel, Pullman and MGallery; Anantara; Constance; Four Seasons; Grace; GOCO; Jumeirah Hotels; Mandarin Oriental; Marriott Americas & Europe; Oberoi; Red Door Spas; Resense Spas; Rosewood; Six Senses; WTS International and SpaFinder Wellness 365.

“The discovery and practice of wellness activities invites everyone to enjoy a revitalised body, a clear mind and a peaceful heart,” added GWD international co-ordinator Jean Guy de Gabriac, who is CEO of Belgium-based spa training and consultancy company Tip Touch International.

“The world needs these three free and renewable sources of energy now more than ever. How long we have on this planet is not as important as what we actually do which each day that is granted to us.”

More than 3,000 properties across 100 countries are expected to take part in Global Wellness Day (GWD) 2016 on 11 June, as the grassroots initiative continues its rapid growth.
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