It�s not always possible to keep up with your workout routine while traveling. So one hotel chain is making it easier�to cycle, do yoga, or sweat along to a cardio routine video�without ever�leaving your room.
Last month, Hilton Hotels debuted�their Five Feet to Fitness in-room mini gyms, which offer�11 different fitness equipment options�just steps�away from the bed and nightstand. Eight rooms are currently available�three�at Hilton’s�Parc 55 San Francisco and five�at Hilton McLean Tysons Corner in Virginia.
The chain plans to add�more than 100 rooms with mini-gyms around the country by the end of the year, says Ryan Crabbe, senior director of global wellness at Hilton. They’ll be available in Hilton hotels in�Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, New York, and San Diego.
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What kind of workout options will guests have?�Features include a�stationary Wattbike, medicine balls, sandbags, a Bosu ball, TRX, a yoga mat, and a foam roller, among other gear and accessories. Each room also comes with a�a touch-screen “fitness kiosk” that shows guests the right way to use�each piece of equipment. The kiosks are also loaded with more than 200 workout�videos covering cardio, cycling, endurance, strength-training, HIIT, yoga, and stretching and recovery.
If guests aren’t up for a cycling session after a long day on a business trip or sight-seeing, Hilton still has them covered�by outfitting each room with other�wellness-related features�such as a�meditation chair, protein drinks in a hydration station, and mini Biofreeze packets for sore muscles.
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Hilton�s focus on fitness and wellness was driven by feedback from hotel guests and research into how travelers use hotels. A recent study conducted by Cornell showed that while 46 percent of travelers intend to use the hotel gym, only 22 percent end up doing a workout.
�We know that creating a wellness stage right in the hotel room might just be the solution for those guests who need the convenience of being able to get a quick workout in before breakfast or after a long day of business meetings, or those that prefer to workout in the privacy of their own room,� says Crabbe. �We also know that movement and mindfulness make for a better travel experience.�
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