Karen Sweaney

About the author

Karen Sweaney

Co-founder and Editor, Australasian Leisure Management

Artist, geoscientist and specialist writer on the leisure industry, Karen Sweaney is Editor and co-founder of Australasian Leisure Management.

Based in Sydney, Australia, her specific areas of interest include the arts, entertainment, the environment, fitness, tourism and wellness.

She has degrees in Fine Arts from the University of Sydney and Geological Oceanography from UNSW.

HYROX indoor fitness competition expands across Australia  

Following an overwhelming response in 2023 to HYROX, the world’s fastest growing indoor fitness competition - which combines endurance and functional challenges - is…

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Jun 28, 2024 Karen Sweaney Events / Fitness /


Precor gym equipment and technology-led wellness for new Central Vietnam boutique resort 

Precor gym equipment and technology-led health diagnostics will be among the offerings  delivered at the new boutique Wafaifo Resort in Vietnam’s heritage city of Hoi An, when it…

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Jun 25, 2024 Karen Sweaney Fitness / Tourism / Wellness /


Social saunas are becoming the new affordable wellness hub

The social sauna surge is gaining momentum at a critical time when the need for human connection has never been more pronounced. Global Wellness Summit has spotlighted the rise in popularity…

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Jun 20, 2024 Karen Sweaney Venues / Wellness /


Jinko Solar expands its sustainability reach across sport, cinema and resorts

Founded in 2006, Jinko Solar, a China-based solar technology company, has significantly expanded its production capacity over the years, playing a significant role in the solar energy sector…

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Jun 13, 2024 Karen Sweaney Environment / Sport / Technology / Tourism /


teamLab Borderless merges art with athletics in new Jeddah digital museum

The teamLab art collective - teamLab Borderless - has created an experience within a digital art museum located in Culture Square in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, that offers immersion in both art…

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Jun 13, 2024 Karen Sweaney Arts / Entertainment / Fitness / Play / Technology /


Global Wellness Summit to explore surge in water-wellness experiences

The Global Wellness Summit, being held in St. Andrews, Scotland from 4th to 7th November, has announced the theme for the 2024 conference as 'A Watershed Moment for Wellness'. The…

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Jun 5, 2024 Karen Sweaney Environment / Events / Wellness /


Experienced female climbers report sexual harassment

At a time when the outdoor recreation industry is addressing sexual abuse and harassment, reports of sexual abuse and harassment in elite climbing industry have emerged in the media. The New…

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Jun 4, 2024 Karen Sweaney Environment / Recreation / Safety / Wellness /