Ready, Set, Crunch with Marriott

1st Mar 2005

It’s crunch time and not
just for LA Marathon runners. March is here and the race is on to shed
those last few pounds before spring. With this week’s final delivery of
complimentary in-room fitness by Marriott, guests can now choose from a
variety of ‘Fit For You’ options that best suit their dietary needs and
workout style. “Our goal with the ‘Great Health—Fit For You’ program is to create an a
la carte menu of health and fitness. Guests can pick and choose where they
want to work out, how they want to work out and the food they want to
accompany their program,” said Nusrat Mirza, director of operations,
Marriott International, Inc. “Gen X, Baby Boomers, overweight or
physically fit—we have something for everyone, from the restaurant to
the guest room.”

With a touch of a button, guests can have one of three new fitness
workouts delivered to their room: the Body Rev, the Bodywedge21 and
Michael Sena’s Traveling Trainer Kit. Created by former Navy Seal and
trainer Alden Mills, the BodyRev is a portable exercise device with an
accompanying video that delivers a full-body aerobic and strength training
workout in 15 minutes. Also available is the Traveling Trainer Kit,
designed by fitness guru Michael Sena. It includes fitness club-style
resistance tubes and an easy-to-follow instructional guide to improve
strength, balance and energy. The third option is the Bodywedge21, which
offers an inclined foam wedge imprinted with 21 different exercises to
target abs, buttocks, thighs, triceps, chest and lower back.

Additional ‘Great Health - Fit For You’ options include: * 24-hour fitness
facilities, open seven days a week, available at all Marriott and
Renaissance full-service and select-service hotels worldwide *
health-conscious dining options for low-fat, carb-conscious and low-
cholesterol diets available at Marriott Hotels & Resorts locations *
in-room workout videos from On Command available at all full-service
Marriott and Renaissance hotels * fitness classes ranging from yoga and
aerobics to spinning offered at select Marriott and Renaissance hotels and
resorts * grab-and-go items that include salads, bottled water and a
variety of ready-to-eat snacks at Courtyard, Marriott and Renaissance
hotels and resorts * personal trainers available at select Marriott and
Renaissance hotels and resorts * basketball and volleyball facilities
courtesy of Renaissance ClubSport, located in Walnut Creek, Calif., and
the new Mission Viejo Marriott opening in early 2006 * full-service spa
facilities at 49 Marriott and Renaissance locations worldwide

These new offerings are a component of the new look and feel of Marriott,
a fresh approach influenced by the world’s foremost innovations in design,
technology, culinary expertise, service and comfort. Guests will begin to
experience this evolution across Marriott brands throughout the year.


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