Wellness Weekly Round Up: SoulCycle's New Concept, Accor's Latest Investment and Wellness in the Office

Wellness Weekly Round-up 

Each week we pull together our top articles on the latest in the spa, wellness and hospitality industries.    

SOULCYCLE'S NEW FITNESS CONCEPT

Cult spinning studio SoulCycle has launched a new fitness concept called 'SoulAnnex' in NYC's flatiron district, and get this — there are no bikes involved.  This new concept offers 3 new class types: MOVE, DEFINE and ALIGN.  For SoulCycle, this extension is staying true to their mission to do what feels good to the soul.  Given that they have a global audience of over 10,000 riders a day, it's pretty certain this new platform will only add to their cult status.  Click here for the full article from Well to Do Global.

 Photo Credit: SoulCycle

Photo Credit: SoulCycle

ACCORHOTELS INVESTS IN ORIENT EXPRESS

Furthering their reach into the luxury market, AccorHotels has purchased a 50% share in Orient Express, the iconic luxury train travel brand.  Though few details are known at this point about what will transpire after this recent change, we can't wait to see how AccorHotels approaches wellness within the luxury train environment.  Click here for the full article from Skift.

 Image Source: Society of International Railway Travelers

Image Source: Society of International Railway Travelers

A HEALTHIER WAY TO WORK

It seems like we're finally getting the hint that a sea of cubicles is as awful to look at as it is to work in!  HR Drive's piece on the movement towards office design with a focus on both branding and wellness shows that the shift is happening.  All employees deserve a safe, healthy and comfortable place to work — keeping this in mind helps to increase productivity, and it all starts with design.  Office designers must consider a mix of spaces for collaboration and quiet work, as well as access to natural light and air quality, among other features. 

 Image Source: HR Drive

Image Source: HR Drive

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