Wellness Tips From Meet Well

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Marco Island sunset (photo by Barbara Scofidio)

We asked the people who attended Prevue’s Meet Well Summit—held January 3-4 in Marco Island—for some of their biggest wellness takeaways from the conference.

The fourth annual Meet Well Summit, presented by Prevue and the Incentive Research Foundation, took place in early January at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort. A talented roster of speakers included the IRF’s new President Stephanie Harris, who shared a preview of yet-to-be-released research on integrating wellness into events; Lululemon’s Deb Gee, who inspired the group to take care of themselves and shared creative wellness inclusions she uses with her groups; Tracy Stuckrath, who is known for her work educating meeting planners on food allergens; and Martin Lowery of Opus Vertex Intl, who led a guided meditation to close the day.

Here’s what attendees said when asked to share the best advice they got from the Summit:

“Take time for you. I think as meeting planners, we get caught up with servicing everyone else…we forget about ourselves.”

“Offer creative wellness options for our groups that can both educate them and allow them time to decompress.”

“You need to know all of the ingredients used to prepare food and ensure transparency to avoid any potential dangers.”


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“Remember to ask about deconstructing menus during the RFP process.”

“I learned that our sleep cycles are 90-minute intervals of deep sleep, which will help me to align my sleep schedule to allow for optimal rest. I also enjoyed learning about the sub-conscious mind and how it plays into our thoughts and dreams.”

“Sleeping is just as important as healthy eating and being active.”

“The best was the ‘nappucino.’ A 20-minute power nap and a cappucino will get you right back on your feet!”

“The guided meditation taught me that everyone can meditate, it’s not as hard as you think!”




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Barbara Scofidio is Editor of Prevue and heads up the Visionary Summits, our exclusive conference series targeting senior-level meeting and incentive planners. In her 30 years in the industry, she has become known for her passion around greening meetings, growing awareness of human trafficking and promoting CSR activities as part of business events. She is currently a member of SITE's Women IN Leadership committee and the media liaison for FICP's Education Committee. She was the first member of the media ever to be invited to sit on a committee by GBTA, where she spent three years on the Groups and Meetings Committee. She has also been an active member of SITE for 30 years, chairing its Crystal Awards committee and acting as a judge. Before joining Prevue in 2014, she served as Editor of Corporate Meetings & Incentives (MeetingsNet) for more than 20 years. She has a BA in Literature/Rhetoric from Binghamton University. Barbara is based outside Boston, in Groton, Mass.