HCM Issue 2 2022

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news GWS unveils 2022 global wellness trends report

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he Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has launched its annual trends report revealing the top 10 trends for health and wellness. The Future of Wellness 2022 predicts that there are 10 major shifts for the sector.: The GWS’ 10 Wellness Trends for 2022 ■ Dirt-y Wellness: The Health of the World’s Soil Becomes More Important. ■ Toxic Muscularity Comes Clean. ■ From Wellness Tech to Technological Wellness. ■ Senior Living Disrupted. ■ Wellness Travel: Seekers, Welcome. ■ Innovative Tech Closing the Gender Gap in Medical Research. ■ Urban Bathhouses & Wellness Playgrounds. ■ Next-Gen Naturalism: The Return of Self-Reliance. ■ Health & Wellness Coaching Gets Certified. ■ Wellness Welcomes the Metaverse.

The report charts the top 10 wellness trends and shifts for 2022

The evidence-based forecast is based on the insights of global executives of wellness companies, economists, doctors, investors, academics and technologists that gather each year at the GWS. The report contains individual chapters dedicated to each of the top trends.

The authors – which include leading industry journalists, analysts and wellness experts and professionals – highlight each trend and include examples of the innovators and companies that are pioneering each concept. More: http://lei.sr/u4d5v_H

F45 loses lawsuit against Body Fit Training

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Body Fit Training has won a law suit brought by F45 in Australia

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ody Fit Training (BFT), the Australian fitness franchise, has successfully defended a court action brought by F45 in the Australian Federal Court. The lawsuit is part of an ongoing global dispute over business strategies and the use of technology. It began in late 2019, when F45 filed a lawsuit in the Australian Federal Court against BFT over an alleged patent infringement, aiming to protect the way it manages its franchises through a central computer system. F45 asserted that BFT had infringed its intellectual property rights in relation to the proprietary software it uses to manage its locations, however, Justice Nicholas ruled that F45 had no proprietary rights and that two F45 patents were invalid.

The court determined that both F45’s innovation patents are invalid Cameraon Falloon

Joint CEOs of BFT, Cameron Falloon and Richard Burnet, said: ”The Federal Court has determined that both of F45’s innovation patents are invalid and that – even if those patents had been valid – BFT did not infringe them in any event.” More: http://lei.sr/a7u2N_H