Hilton opens ‘Five Feet to Fitness’ suites, uses Ecore flooring

Hilton Hotels will install Ecore’s Forest rx product, a flooring solution designed to reduce the risk of injury while mitigating noise.

Pennsylvania-based Ecore has partnered with Hilton Hotels to provide ergonomic flooring for the new “Five Feet to Fitness” program, a wellness concept that brings more than 11 different fitness equipment and accessory options into the hotel room.

With this partnership, Hilton Hotels will install Ecore’s Forest rx product, a flooring solution designed to reduce the risk of injury while mitigating noise.

As we've noted previously, Hilton’s “Five Feet to Fitness” concept brings a fitness center to a hotel's guestrooms. Each of the fitness rooms will have a section covered in Ecore Forest rx flooring to create an ergonomic surface intended to reduce the risk of injury associated with falls and hard impact.

Ecore’s Forest rx addresses risks associated with falls and exercise activities with the use of itstru technology, which combines 5mm of Ecore’s recycled rubber backing with Polyflor’s Forest fx surfacing.

Ecore’s Forest rx generates a 17-percent force reduction that provides cushioning to absorb impact on athletes’ joints. The flooring also increases sound control so as not to disturb neighboring guests during workout sessions. The Forest rx flooring delivers an underfoot with anti-fatigue capabilities for a variety of workouts ranging from high-intensity interval training and plyometric exercises to yoga and meditation.

Hilton unveiled the new rooms earlier this summer. The main ideas behind the room concept, according to Bryan Green, founder and CEO of Aktiv Solutions, the company that designed the rooms, were convenience and privacy. “Nearly every traveler places some value towards one or both of these objectives, especially during business travel where time is limited, and staying healthy away from home is everyone’s challenge,” Green said. “The fitness guestrooms solve these issues and at an affordable price.” The flooring transitions support the areas for exercise where guests need it, and then living quarters for the rest of the time when they don’t, Green said. 

Hilton’s Five Feet to Fitness is currently available at Parc 44 San Francisco – a Hilton Hotel and Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, with plans to expand into other markets including Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Las Vegas, New York and San Diego.