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First-Ever Report on the Global Economy of Physical Activity To Be Released at Global Wellness Summit

Global Wellness Institute study will provide all-new market data and trends analysis for the physical activity market, including the fitness, sports, mindful movement, equipment, apparel and technology subsectors; 18 industry sponsors ensure this data-packed report is free to all

Miami, FL – September 18, 2019 – The Global Wellness Institute™ (GWI), a nonprofit research and educational resource for the world wellness industry, today announced that its 2019 research report Move to Be Well: The Global Economy of Physical Activity will be released at the Global Wellness Summit being held at the Grand Hyatt Singapore from October 15–17.

If in 2018 the GWI found that the fitness/mind-body market was worth $595 billion, this new study broadens the scope of that segment to the “physical activity sector,” which includes the fitness, sports and active recreation, and mindful movement segments as well as supporting markets, including equipment and supplies, apparel and footwear, and technology. The 150+ page report is packed with data on all these key segments across the physical activity market (at global, regional and national levels); insights on emerging trends and business opportunities across countries; and 5-year growth projections. The generous support of 18 industry sponsors will make this much-anticipated research free to the world.

“There has been valuable research measuring the size of the gym and fitness club markets but never a report of this scope and depth that benchmarks and analyzes the entire physical activity market and its submarkets,” noted Susie Ellis, GWI chairman and CEO. “It should prove a powerful resource for anyone in this explosively growing industry and help spur the broader global health imperative to bring physical activity to all.”

“Our research sponsors make GWI’s annual studies a reality, and they’re moving the entire wellness industry forward by making this critical data and insight accessible to all,” said Michelle Gamble, VP, Business Development. “They deserve much credit.”

Research Sponsors (to date):

Titanium Sponsor:

OCTAVE Institute is a platform to help people find clarity, harmony and a new level of consciousness and freedom. It is comprised of SANGHA Retreat in Suzhou, China, an innovative, fully immersive health and wellness retreat, combining Eastern philosophies with Western science; the VILLAGE; AITIA; THE LIVING ROOM; and the annual AT ONE International Festival.

Platinum Sponsors:

Biologique Recherche is a leader in high-end, personalized beauty care, whose products are used in luxury hotel spas, medical spas and day spas in over 70 countries.

Cannuka combines the finest cannabis with the best Manuka honey to create a unique, medically inspired and unexpected beauty and skin-care line.

Technogym is a world-leading supplier of products, services and solutions in the fields of fitness and wellness. The company has over 2,000 employees; 14 branches in Europe, the U.S., Asia, the Middle East, Australia and South America; and was the official supplier for the last six Olympic Games.

Gold Sponsors:

Chōsen Experience is a network of global innovators and next-generation leaders who—through a range of lifestyle-optimization programs—strive to live courageously, confidently and healthily.

MINDBODY is the leading technology—and cloud-based business management software—platform for the wellness industry, serving 35 million consumers in over 130 countries and territories.

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, an award-winning pioneer in sustainable wellness travel, manages 18 hotels and resorts and 30 spas in 21 countries, with 19 further properties in the pipeline. It’s now part of the IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) family.

The Hydrafacial Company has been revolutionizing skin health for over 20 years and is a leading aesthetic device manufacturer for aesthetic professionals in over 87 countries.

Silver Sponsors:

Accor Hotels is a leading global travel group spanning more than 4,500 hotels, resorts and residences in 100 countries.

Best Life Rewarded delivers innovative, science-based wellness programs that improve the wellbeing of a company’s employees.

Delos is a wellness real estate and technology company dedicated to improving the wellbeing of people worldwide by improving their indoor environments.

Eterneva celebrates remarkable people and pets by turning their ashes into diamonds, through a grief-changing journey as special as the loved one and diamond itself.

Pure Global is a top global provider of healthy indoor spaces, whose technology purifies every surface and air particle to bring environmental wellness to all kinds of spaces—from hotels to homes to schools.

Rancho La Puerta: Founded in 1940, The Ranch pioneered the concept of the true destination spa and remains a world-renowned wellness retreat in the mountains of Baja California.

Subz3ro, a fast-growing spa quickly expanding in Mexico, specializes in cryostimulation, a cold therapy that safely reduces the body’s inflammation and improves skin and overall wellness.

The BodyHoliday is a unique, award-winning wellness destination in Santa Lucia that combines a great beach vacation with personalized-to-each-guest health and wellbeing.

Universal Companies, for over 30 years, has been a leading single-source supplier of products to 30,000 spa professionals in 47 countries.

WW—Weight Watchers Reimagined—is a global wellness company and the world’s leading commercial weight management program.

For more information, contact Beth McGroarty: [email protected].

About the Global Wellness Institute: The Global Wellness Institute (GWI), a nonprofit 501(c)(3), is considered the leading global research and educational resource for the global wellness industry and is known for introducing major industry initiatives and regional events that bring together leaders to chart the future. GWI positively impacts global health and wellness by advocating for both public institutions and businesses that are working to help prevent disease, reduce stress, and enhance the overall quality of life. Its mission is to empower wellness worldwide.