A look at a ‘Five Feet to Fitness’ room at another Hilton property.

DoubleTree Napier Hotel and Suites in New Zealand has been confirmed by Hilton as the property earmarked to pioneer the company’s wellness initiative ‘Five Feet to Fitness’ in the Australasian market, HM can exclusively reveal.

‘Five Feet to Fitness’ sees personal Gym Rax workout stations installed across a selection of rooms in participating hotels, providing guests with the ability to exercise with added privacy within their room. Hilton says the rooms are aimed at travellers who may only be able to access the hotel gym during peak times when many machines may be occupied.

Stations include the necessary apparatus for guests to participate in 11 different workouts including strength, core and suspension exercises. High and low-intensity workouts are also available along with facilities for guests in wheelchairs to exercise.

A secondary partnership between Hilton and Aktiv Solutions has seen Hilton create 200 fitness videos installed on monitors within the fitness station. These allow guests to exercise along to instructional videos. Guided Meditation is also available, while rooms will also offer a stationary spin bike used for indoor cycling exercises or focused interval training workouts.

A guest completing their exercise routine in-room under the Five Feet to Fitness program.

Additional equipment in each room include a BOSU Ball, Resistance Bands, Sand Balls, Exercise Ball, Yoga Mat and Therapeutic Accessories. A selection of sports beverages including electrolytes, water and protein drinks will also be available free-of-charge in the minibar.

Fitness systems will also be aimed at families and are loaded with a range of family-friendly activities suitable for children.

DoubleTree Napier is due to open later this year.