fitness

Sweat it Out and Take Team-building to Another More Active Level

A new trend in team-building is afoot—and it involves endorphin-inducing sweat sessions. Physical activity engages both brain and body, encourages participants to take risks, bonds people together over a common goal, and has positive effects that endure long after the pulse has returned to its normal rate. Minnesota has no shortage of venues that specialize in heart-pounding experiences for all kinds of groups. Forget stuffy networking events or tepid get-to-know-you activities; it’s time to get your next gathering moving.

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InnSight Hotel Management Group to Manage Element by Westin Hotel

Bend, Oreg., will get its first Element by Westin hotel set to be constructed on Wall Street. Managed by InnSight Hotel Management Group, the hotel will be environmentally friendly.

The 100-room hotel will have a range of amenities, including keyless check-in, bicycles to borrow, in-room filtered water, eco-friendly operations, kitchens in every suite, free Wi-Fi, 24-hour fitness studio, saline pool, complimentary breakfast and daily evening receptions, and more.

Get in a Good Workout at One of These 3 Hotels

Chicago hotels are inviting meeting attendees to bust a move with new fitness programs that really stretch the limits of breakout sessions.

JW Marriott Chicago recently launched the “Fit Meetings” program, exclusively tailored to meeting participants. It offers a choice of three breakout enhancements that focus on meditation, posture and boosting energy or three longer-format fitness classes led by the spa’s Nike-certified personal trainers. Groups of up to 200 are welcome. 

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