Training while travelling is notoriously hard. Hotel gyms usually consist of a few dumbbells, a flat Swiss ball and treadmill that doesn’t work. And often they only operate between certain hours. Finally, a hotel chain has pioneered a room that comes with its own fitness equipment. In May, 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. It’s the ultimate hotel workout.
It’s only available in the US at the moment and it’s still on trial, but the chain plans to add 100 more rooms buy the end of this year. There are no plans, currently, to roll out any room in OZ, just yet. They’ll be available in Hilton hotels in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, New York, and San Diego.
So what’s included in Five Feet to Fitness? 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 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.
Each room also includes protein shakes, meditation stations and recovery equipment. The chain believes it will cater for time-poor execs or jet-lagged travellers who want to work out at 3.am. “We also know that movement and mindfulness make for a better travel experience,” said a spokesperson. This, gentlemen, is the future of the hotel workout.