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Technogym – Global Wellness – Riyadh

Cycle for a variety of reasons – Girlahead loves her recently-acquired electric bike for its ability to dispense with hills’ pain while allowing the gain of good-healthy leg exercise without too much strain. We all know about Peloton’s fantastic rise in value over the past year, and an increasing number of achievers worldwide have them now, in their home ‘gyms’. Others opt for that industry leader in a variety of fitness machines, Italian-essential Technogym. Latest news from that company is Technogym’s Mycycling smart-trainer partnership, via its Team Manager Ivan Basso, with EOLO-KOMETA, a new team currently training for Giro d’Italia.

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Fitness leads to wellness. From its New York headquarters, the nonprofit Global Wellness Institute GWI, continually to advance. Latest announcement is the addition to its board of Victor Koo, chairman of Heyi Holdings and co-founder of Tianren Culture (Koo is deeply committed to promoting “One Health, One Wellness,” unity of health and wellness of both the planet and people through balance and harmony between humans and nature, as deeply rooted in Eastern cultures and philosophies).

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Are we going to see lots of forthcoming additional luxury hotels in Riyadh, capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia KSA? Yes, by all accounts.  Interestingly, in MEED’s somewhat-technical online session earlier today, HKA analyst Cathy Joshi indicated that in general projects continue to be delayed by uncoordinated construction and consultant project management and what is needed is integrated project delivery IPD. Meanwhile, says Girlahead, Riyadh has been electrified with illuminated (electric) art. Noor Riydh, Under One Sky, was curated by Eiman Elgibreen, Pam Toonen, Vincenzo de Bellis. It ran 18 March-4 April, with over 60 artists showing at 13 sites – Girlahead especially liked Northern Lights, by Aleksandra Stratimirovic, and Stars in Motion, by Belgian creator Koert Vermeulen. This last piece was displayed against the 99-floor Kingdom Tower: it should have been a catalyst for many special events in the Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh but under present health regulations all viewing was done outside. Guenter Gebhard, the hotel’s Senior General Manager, says, however, that media pick- up was great and Kingdom Tower played a major role within all locations of these light illustrations.

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Looking at such illuminations undoubtedly made everyone feel better, another contributing factor to overall wellness. Finally, today, please listen, again and again, what Global Wellness Institute Chairman/CEO Susie Ellis shares on Podcast: