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Chicago Marriott Launches Fit Meetings

March 17, 2016

The Spa at JW Chicago, located inside JW Marriott Chicago, announced the launch of the hotel’s first-ever wellness program, specifically tailored for meetings and events.

Meeting attendees can now go right from their seats, even in a general session, into a workout while experiencing meetings enhancements, such as meditation and posture exercises.

Groups can also partake in private wellness classes that include a scenic run/walk in downtown Chicago or an educational healthy eating class.

The program, which focuses on JW Marriott’s theme of balance, includes three breakout “meeting enhancements” for groups of up to 200 and three longer-format fitness classes.

“At JW Marriott Chicago, we pride ourselves in always creating new and innovative offerings for our meeting planners and guests,” said Director of Sales & Marketing Steve Conklin.

“Well-being is one of the JW Marriott brand’s three core passion points and with ‘Fit Meetings’, we’re able to further explore JW Marriott Chicago’s dedication in bringing a complete wellness experience to our meetings guests,” he added.

Spa at JW Chicago’s “Fit Meetings” offerings include:

Meeting Enhancements for Well-Being:

  • MEDITATION. Prepare the body and mind with intention, greater focus, creativity and better relationships with a brief guided meditation session.
  • POSTURE-PERFECT. Pilates-based strength training movements, focusing on the core and back muscles, create an aligned and strong posture. In this 15-minute session, guests will learn to incorporate these exercises into their everyday routine.
  • ENERGIZER BREAK. Attendees will stay engaged and energized with this yoga-based stretch session suitable for all fitness levels.

Private Wellness Classes:

  • TAKE THE SCENIC ROUTE. All fitness levels are welcome to come and join JW Marriott Chicago’s fitness team on a scenic run for an up close view of Chicago’s skyline, miles of beaches and some downtown architecture. Not a runner? Meeting planners can opt for a group walk instead. Available for groups of up to 30.
  • FITNESS ORIENTATION. Whether guests are new to the world of fitness or would like to learn more, JW Marriott Chicago’s Nike-affiliated fitness team can assist guests in finding a class to help get acquainted with Spa at JW Chicago’s cardio and strength equipment.
  • FOOD FOR THOUGHT. Healthy eating can improve total well-being. Guests can enjoy an educational session on the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle.

JW Marriott Chicago offers 44,000 square feet of event space—including its 8,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom and 6,000 square foot Burnham ballroom with original domed ceiling—with over 36 meeting break-out rooms, including five boardrooms.

High-speed wi-fi and videoconferencing are available in all meeting rooms.