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Workin’ Out At The Airport

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You have about three choices when you are at an airport waiting for your next flight.

  • shop
  • drink
  • eat

Have you ever thought about working out?

There are many times that I have spent WAY too much money walking around an airport buying stupid things I do not need. You wander looking for something to keep you occupied because the last thing you want to do is sit.

Ironically, I was reading my weight watchers magazine and came across an article by Mike Olsen about working out at the airport.

I took a photo of it on my ipad , but could not find the article anywhere on the web.

Anyway,in the article there is a website  that will give you all the information you will need about any airport. It is run by KevinGillotti.

A few years ago, he figured out how to combine his two passions by starting a website called airport gyms. He encourages travelers to write in when they find a fitness center at an airport or within a 10- to 15-minute ride from one. He then lists them by state.

Genius.

Unfortunately, most of the airport gyms are off site because of security reasons.Still, many airports are experimenting with options such as the yoga room. They are also attracting food vendors with more organic and healthier dishes on their menus.

Here are some examples:

San Francisco International unveiled its yoga room, painted in a calming blue palette, last month in its recently refurbished Terminal 2. Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has a 1.4-mile marked walking path in a couple of concourses. At Los Angeles International Airport, travelers can hit an 18-hole golf course or do yoga or tai chi at the LAX Flag Courtyard.

again….Genius

So, the next time Roni and I are traveling I will definately look at this site, pack my sneakers and a extra change of clothes in my carry-on, and workout!!!!!!

 



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    Patty

    October 9, 2012

    Now that is smart! I'd love that in the NYC airports. Reply

    Louis Biggie

    October 9, 2012

    The best place I have ever found for a workout is Munich Airport (MUC). The Kempinski hotel is almost on site (you have to go through security, unfortunately), and you can have full use of their gym for a modest fee -- less than 30 Euro. In the middle of winter, I had a 12 hour layover, but was able to spend the time working out in the gym, dozing by the wonderful pool, swimming, and hanging out in the excellent steam room and sauna. I swam 3,000 meters. The spa facilities offer mixed and women only as options. There is no sauna exclusively for men. Reply

    Theresa

    October 11, 2012

    I wonder if airports could let franchises like Plant Fitness open in the terminals? Why not there are Starbucks, bookstores, chain restaurants all in Airports! Reply