Over the years, the iconic Claremont Club & Spa has built a cherished reputation for its luxury accommodations, beautiful views of the San Francisco Bay, world class gym, and pampering spa services. The property has continued to build upon its magnificent 100+ year history with nearly $50 million in renovations since its rebranding as a Fairmont by Accor Hotels 

fairmont claremont exterior view

The latest addition comes as an extension of its Fitness & Spa offering in the form of a new Aktiv Recovery Lounge designed by FitnessDesignGroup and powered by Hyperice performance technology. 

“The importance of wellness within hospitality continues to accelerate as guests increasingly realize that ‘Health is Wealth and demand more authentic and holistic experiences. The prestigious Claremont Resort & Spa is a blueprint for exercise experience across hospitality globally and now includes a new battery of modalities in rejuvenation and recovery,” said Emlyn Brown, Global Vice President, Well-Being for Accor Hotels 

Hyperice Recovery Bay at Fairmont claremont

The modernization of the new recovery space was led by the functional design team at FitnessDesignGroup & supplied by Aktiv Solutions via their collaboration with Hyperice. The space features Gym Rax® personal recovery bays, each providing digital guidance and a wide array of recovery-based equipment designed to complement pre and post training sessions.  The new space was developed to enhance the guest experience and now creates a bridge between the intensity of gym training sessions and the Claremont’s most coveted Spa services. 

fairmont claremont pool fitness center

The Fairmont’s continuing improvements have been substantial. The new lounge design was in keeping with the property’s mandate of bright, airy interior space, much with panoramic picture windows across the hotel’s sprawling architectural footprint. 

hyperice recovery bay by aktiv solutions

“Recovery has become such an important integration regarding the balance of our guests and members well-being experience.  This new space serves to both invite and guide one towards the benefits of active recovery. “The feedback has been outstanding,” said Kevin MacDonald, Director of Club & Spa. “We appreciate our ongoing partnership with Aktiv & Hyperice, together they have truly created a fantastic system to smartly program our offering in recovery.”

About Aktiv Solutions

At Aktiv®, we amplify functional training spaces with premium equipment and digital guidance powering today’s most sought after workouts. Our mission is to establish safe, functional, and engaging facilities, while our clients deliver inspirational exercise experiences.  Gym Rax® are the world’s leading fitness rigging solution for modular storage and suspension. Integrating the principles of functional fitness with the technical expertise of functional design is our calling. For more information, visit www.aktivsolutions.com.

About FitnessDesignGroup

FitnessDesignGroup is a specialized gym design and wellness consultancy providing exercised based planning guidance for residential and commercial facilities worldwide. Our team of Functional Design Specialists provide unique perspective and deep expertise in project feasibility, execution, procurement, market research and technology integrations. We Design the Exercise Experience®. FDG clients include leading public & private health clubs, hotels, corporations, property developers, universities, boutique studios, and private residences. Visit Us at FitnessDesignGroup.com

About Hyperice

Hyperice is an Inc. 500 global recovery and movement enhancement technology company specializing in vibration, percussion and thermal technology. Hyperice’s technology is used by the world’s most elite athletes in professional and collegiate training rooms, as well as rehabilitation facilities and fitness facilities globally. Hyperice has applied its technology and know-how to industries such as fitness, esports, healthcare, massage, and workplace wellness. In March 2020, Hyperice acquired Normatec, innovators of cutting-edge dynamic compression systems, to deliver world-class performance and wellness solutions. For more information, visit www.hyperice.com.