I just returned from a family holiday at the Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club on Oahu in Hawaii.
While I was there this year I was lucky enough to attend the grand opening of clubTHRIVESM at this Marriott Vacation Club resort.
clubTHRIVESM is a program now found at all Marriott Vacation Clubs. It is free of charge when staying at the resort. The Marriott Vacation Club designed this program because their owners and guests asked for it. With this program guests know what to expect when travelling and can continue to participate in fitness activities that they appreciate and enjoy.
clubTHRIVESM is led by an in-house fitness team and offers great programs for all fitness levels. The clubTHRIVESM program focusses on four main areas: refuel, renew, move and explore.
The grand opening at Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club included these events:
1 – Explore: discoverNATURE walk
2 – Move: freshAIR Fitness
3 – Move: aquaFIT class
4 – Refuel: Healthy Food Booth
5 – Renew: reNEW class
6 – clubTHRIVESM Run/Walk
The grand opening event started with a ceremonial conch shell ceremony then continued with a discoverNATURE walk led by a wonderful and knowledgable instructor.
Those who participated in the grand opening received an activity card and received a sticker after every workout completed. At the end of the day each participant was eligible to win prizes.
I joined the large group as we walked – in silence – from one lagoon to the other. At every stop the instructor led us in stretches and explained local Hawaiian trees, flowers and wildlife. This was such a wonderful way to start the day. I loved doing this walk in silence, it made me concentrate more on the scenery, on the nature around me and really allowed me to clear my mind. I have to say that I felt it was 100% “me” time. I had no distractions, I concentrated on myself, the beauty around me and starting the day on a positive note.
Later in the day I participated in the aquaFIT class led by Meme. This was a high energy class held in a lap pool at the resort. All resort instructors we leading us in the workout. They were encouraging and made the workout so much fun. The large group in the pool encouraged each other and had a great time.
I felt so honoured to participate in the opening ceremony of clubTHRIVESM at the Marriott’s Ko Olina resort on Oahu. I truly look forward to taking part in more clubTHRIVESM fitness classes at this resort and at other Marriott Vacation Club resorts when traveling.
With clubTHRIVESM I know that I have access to a quality fitness program when traveling. I appreciate this “me” time and value the consistency of the program.
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I’d love to know, do you continue regular exercise when travelling?