Hi Loves! This past weekend was seriously one for the books. Makenna, Erin and I (and our hubbys/boyfriends) were invited by Michelob Ultra to attend the Ultra Fit Fest at Paradise Valley’s JW Camelback Marriott. First of all, I love Michelob Ultra. When I opened that email, I almost jumped out of my seat, because it sounded like so much fun! Secondly, the JW Camelback is one of the nicest resorts in this area. I emailed our gracious hosts within an hour and we were booked!
When I go on hosted staycations, it’s always very important to me that it’s work but also fun. I don’t find great joy in working 7 days a week with no play and I’m just being real with you guys! This one seemed right up my ally.
Arrival | Day 1
Erin checked in a bit earlier than Makenna and me. We arrived Friday after work around 5pm. There was a special area for the Fit Fest attendees to check in, but we were given the royal treatment. Initially we were booked far from each other and in two double bed rooms. They immediately changed our reservations to King rooms and right next to each other. Super nice, and they couldn’t have been more accommodating! I was highly impressed.
After checking into our rooms, we were pointed in the direction of some incredible Michelob and Under Armour custom swag. Oh and did I mention the complementary (and customized) Hydro Flasks?? Seriously, SO nice!
After collecting our swag, we went to our amazing rooms and then back to the Fit Fest designated area for complementary (healthy) dinner and drinks. We didn’t stay out too late, because we signed up for Megan Rupe’s Sculpt Society class at 8am.
Erin, Makenna and I woke up early went to grab coffee and breakfast and headed to Megan’s class. First of all, she is serious goals! She’s SO nice and so inspiring. I’ve been watching her train Arielle Charnas (Something Navy) and honestly if it wasn’t for Makenna I wouldn’t have even put two and two together on the class she was teaching.
I’ve never had a better dance/ HIIT class, and honestly I was so motivated after. I went back to my room and signed up for OBE, which has on demand classes that Megan and several other instructors teach on. I used code SCULPTMEGAN and got 30% off my first month (and every other month is only $27). By the way, that’s not sponsored, I legitimately am paying and had such a good class, I was addicted! Also another excuse to go back to NYC!
After class we showered and got ready for the day. Erin and her husband went to the pool and had lunch, while Makenna and I took some pictures and explored the property. It’s seriously SO beautiful, I can’t wait to go back. We wanted to get happy hour, so we went to the bar at Rita’s (JW restaurant), and had $2 Michelob’s and chips and salsa.
There was a really fun hosted dinner, where they treated us to delicious dinner and drinks, as well as hosted a concert. I hadn’t heard of her before, but she’s actually an up and coming star – Kali Uchis. She played a few songs and it was a nice change of pace!
We hung out after dinner for a bit and then went to bed for another fun day.
Sunday rolled around so fast! We decided to sleep in and didn’t work out, but hit the pool when we woke up. We actually called for room service, and they graciously delivered our breakfast to the pool, which was some 5 star service! They actually forgot my husbands meal, and comped it for the inconvenience. Seriously – we were given the royal treatment!
Anyways, I just wanted to give you guys a quick recap on our weekend. I’m so gracious for Michelob, JW Marriott, Under Armour, and all the other sponsors who hosted us. I hope I get to participate in these events more!