McDonald's HQ

mcdonald's fitness center


Sterling Bay and McDonald’s collaborated to build a stunning brand new headquarters in the heart of the booming Fulton Market district of Chicago.  Kinema Fitness has been selected as the operator to the 10,000 sq. ft fitness center located on the penthouse whom also assisted on the design.

Kinema Fitness operates the McDonald’s corporate fitness center with passionate fitness professionals, group fitness instructors and holistic wellness practitioners.  Kinema works closely with the McDonald’s team to activate all areas of the building to engage their different departments.

Kinema provides fun challenges, competitions, events and other programs to engage all McDonald’s employees.

McDonald’s employees can sign up for the gym using a branded app on their smartphone.  They can use the app to sign up for personal training, group fitness, holistic wellness and nutrition sessions.



Kinema Fitness collaborated extremely closely with McDonald's and Sterling Bay for months leading up to the kick off. The collaboration included a comprehensive strategy to build hype and excitement, a seamless transition plan to ensure a smooth transfer, a marketing campaign, creation and education of a new fitness app and website, and a launch event.


Kinema utilized all available resources to generate excitement and to ensure that the employees of McDonald's were able to receive the information and buzz that was being created for them. To do this, various open house's were implemented, newsletters were released, guided tours were hosted and surveys were created.


The fitness center has been extremely successful over these past three years with check ins, engagement and membership increasing each month. Personal training now accounts for over 20% of gross monthly revenues. Since month one, the fitness center has generated a profit each month. Kinema has also been able to successfully integrate a comprehensive holistic wellness program not only for the members but also within departments of McDonald's.

Services Include

  • Fully staffed fitness center with General Manager, Assistant GM, Personal Trainers, Group Fitness Instructors and Meditation Practitioners
  • Created custom built gym website:
  • Custom built a fitness app for all McDonald’s employees to join, check into the gym, purchase personal training
  • Implementation of holistic wellness offerings
  • Dynamic group fitness classes including indoor cycling
  • Small group training and personal training
  • Fitness center layout and design
  • Manage vendor relationships