Top lifestyle and leisure ideas for 2007

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Stuck for an idea this year? Need some inspiration? How about a new young fitness franchise that keeps young people moving with video game inspired workouts? Or the artists bringing great designs to funeral urns? How about Posh Wash showers or glamour loos – all portable of course. Here are the top six lifestyle and leisure ideas for 2007 from Springwise.

  1. Crowd-buying a soccer team: MyFootballClub, which we’ve been tracking since they launched in May 2007, announced that they’ve agreed to buy a controlling stake in Ebbsfleet United FC, with the option to buy the remaining share in the future. In less than three months, MyFootballClub signed up… More »
  2. Genome mapping services: Human beings have long wished for a way to know what their genes hold in store for them. It’s a wish that’s starting to be fulfilled with the emergence of personal genome services. Three contenders in this area have all made announcements within the last few weeks – deCODEme, 23andMe… More »
  3. Workouts for body & mind: While indoor bike rides through pre-recorded video landscapes are nothing new, Connect18 has added a twist; immersion learning. Not only is this a fabulous example of multitasking, but combining exercise and education makes them both more enjoyable. Connect18 Group Tours offers the opportunity for a team of riders… More »
  4. Art after life: Opening in Graton, California, Art Honors Life is a gallery that will showcase the work of artists and artisans who create urns and other funeral vessels. The gallery’s owner previously organised exhibitions of funeral art… More »
  5. Drive-in cloakroom for festivals and events: Following luxury loos, posh showers and boutique lodging, our latest spotting that caters to music festivals and other outdoor events is CloakVroom – a fully mobile cloakroom in a custom-fitted truck. CloakVroom is staffed 24 hours a day to provide event-goers with peace of mind… More »
  6. Gyms for kids use gaming to keep them hooked: Earlier this year, we reported on NexGym – a youth fitness franchise that keeps youngsters moving through video game-inspired workouts. It turns out they’re not the only players capitalising on kids’ fitness by incorporating video games. Canadian Bulldog Interactive Fitness and Colorado’s XRKade are getting in on exergaming, too… More »



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