HOUSTON—The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa,
known as an ideal property for fitness enthusiasts, has now added a
.8-mile, state-of-the-art jogging trail to its list of amenities for
hotel guests. The Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star, urban retreat is
located minutes from downtown Houston, the Galleria and Memorial Park.
Its 175,000 square-foot, private Houstonian Club is available with no
resort fee for hotel guests and offers fitness-forward equipment, over
180 weekly fitness classes, aquatic programs, an indoor tennis facility,
and three resort pools.
The jogging path was resurfaced as a high-tech Rubberway training
track comprised of recycled rubber tires on top of a concrete slab base
layer. The base layer gives it more resilience, protecting walkers’ and
joggers’ joints and ligaments from the long-term impacts of exercise
while also preserving trees and preventing trip hazards.
The track runs throughout the Houstonian’s campus and feeds into
Memorial Park’s longer trails. Featuring water stations, fitness zones
and plenty of nature along the way, this one-mile trail is an ideal tool
for those wanting to move their exercise outdoors.
Assist with Storm Water Management
Rubberway’s tracks provide an ergonomic, safe, effective, and
environmentally friendly walking and jogging service. These quick-drying
tracks also provide storm water management and allow for rapid
filtration and drainage of water. Even with the concrete base layer, the
Houstonian’s new track still drains horizontally and vertically.
World Recycling Surfacing Group president, CEO and founder Karoleen
Alexander, who also invented rubber sidewalks in 1989, first developed
the Rubberway track system in 2000. "The Houstonian selected this model
because it’s a porous, environmental, and sustainable option that many
people are interested in, because it provides storm management in an
ADA-approved ergonomic fitness option,” Alexander said.
As the trail winds through the property, hotel guests can enjoy a
quiet canopy of trees on one end, and a great view of the club’s tennis
courts, pools and Trellis Spa on the other. The 2.9-mile, crushed
granite Memorial Park trail can be accessed via two routes from The