The James Chicago has a variety of offerings targeted to the Urban Athlete, a traveler who aims to stay in shape regardless of what city they’re in, staying committed to a work-out routine that works best for them.


The Gym at The James, created by Danny Errico, the founder of the famed Equinox Fitness Clubs, represents the next generation of fitness for the health-conscious traveler. The 2,500-sq.-ft., full-service fitness center is open 24/7 for hotel guests and features 10 pieces of cardiovascular equipment and more than 25 pieces of strength equipment. The James Chicago also boasts an exclusive partnership with Jim Karas Personal Training, bringing Karas’ in-home and celebrity fitness secrets to guests of The Gym. For a list of services, click here.


Here at The James, we strive to make our guest enjoy a home away from home experience, now with mind, body, and soul. In partnership with lululemon athletica, The James offers a weekend R&R package that includes a lululemon yoga mat, complimentary class by Lululemon, Spa by ASHA massage and bottle of sommelier-select wine.


You can also stay fit in the comfort of your own room by booking an hour long private yoga class with a Lululemon ambassador. Available when staying in the apartment suites or penthouse lofts, the classes are availabile for up to two people.
Please contact the concierge at for pricing information and to book your private session.


The James offers a variety of options to stay fit while exploring Chicago’s sights and landmarks. Experience a personalized guided running tour of downtown Chicago and its surroundings, a perfect mix of cultural and wellness experiences designed for athletes of all abilities and conditioning. This run explores Chicago’s history, culture, urban myths and unofficial landmarks.
The hotel also offers complimentary run/walk pocket maps with several suggested 6-mile routes so guests can explore Chicago’s beaches and cultural attractions at their own pace. Maps are available at the front desk or through the concierge.


During your stay, explore the neighborhood with our PUBLIC Bikes for adults and Paul Frank bikes for children. PUBLIC City bicycles are classic European city bikes designed to meet the needs of today’s urban environment. Available during warmer months.