Global Wellness Summit Appoints New Board Members & Other Wellness News Stories This Month

Global Wellness Summit Appoints New Board Members & Other Wellness News Stories This Month

The Global Wellness Summit added two new members to its Board of Directors. Both leading wellness experts in their respective fields, the Global Wellness Summit welcomes leadership coach and workplace wellness authority Renee Moorefield, PhD and health and wellness entrepreneur Michelle Floh to its 13-member board, which oversees the nonprofit organisation.

Renee Moorefield (left) and Michelle Floh (right) | Image courtesy of Global Wellness Summit

“I’m thrilled to welcome Renee and Michelle to the Institute’s Board of Directors. Their vast insights and unique backgrounds will inform many of the programs, initiatives and projects the GWI develops in its goal to positively impact global health and wellness,” says chairman and CEO of the Global Wellness Institute, Susie Ellis.

Moorefield and Floh join health and wellness industry leaders on the board, such as Dr Richard Carmona, 17th surgeon general of the United States and chief of health innovation at Canyon Ranch; founder of ESPA International Sue Harmsworth MBE; and Mia Kyricos, SVP & global head of wellbeing, Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Global Wellness Summit is behind education initiatives and in-depth research and studies into the US$4.5 trillion wellness industry.

On the appointment, Moorefield said: “It’s an honour to be part of an organisation that’s mission is to be a transformative platform that amplifies the principles and practices of wellness leadership across industries, geographies and sectors globally. The GWI also shares my personal goal to make wellbeing a priority wherever we work, live and play.” 

“I’m privileged to join the GWI, a trusted organisation that provides the wellness industry—and its varied sectors—with fresh ideas and best practices,” said Floh. “Success is never achieved by chance, and I look forward to participating in imagining, planning and implementing strategies based on GWI’s vision to inspire and improve access to wellness worldwide.”

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What other wellness news have you missed in the past month? 

We’re excited for the opening of more than 24 new wellness resorts in 2020: check out our full roundup of the luxury wellness resorts around the world opening in the New Year here. 

Bawah Reserve has launched two new wellness programmes for 2020, Journey to Calm and Journey to Vitality, which will focus on mindfulness and stress relief, and energising and fitness respectively. Learn more about the programmes here. 

Luxury Travel Intelligence (LTI) took on the difficult task of picking the top 10 resorts which have opened in the last decade. Read the full list here. 

A new study by Boston University has found that yoga and breathwork reduce the symptoms of depression. Improvements in sleep quality, energy, optimism, and other depression symptoms were seen as quickly as one month, with a significant improvement over three. Read more about the study here.

Aman Hotel & Resorts has announced its fourth property in Japan, Aman Niseko, which will open in 2023 in the mountainous ski resort in Hokkaido. Learn more here.

Another Aman property announcement for 2023, this time Stateside: the brand’s second urban sanctuary, AmanMiami, will include branded residences on Miami Beach. Learn more here.

Last month, Four Seasons Resort Langkawi introduced the new EoWati water bottling and filtration system, which will eliminate single-use plastic from the property and is part of larger eco-initiative. Read more on the story here. 

Reebok has revealed its plans for a ‘plant-based’ trainer, swapping out plastic components of its Forever Floatride Energy sneaker for an updated, all-natural running shoe made of algae, castor beans, eucalyptus, and natural rubber. The trainer will be launched in Q3 of 2020, so put it on your Christmas wishlist for next year. Learn more here.

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