airport exercise

Airports celebrate National Walking Day

For National Walking Day (April 4), airports around the country were on Twitter and Facebook reminding passengers about the marked walking paths in the terminals.

As someone who arrives at airports hours early for a flight in part to make sure I get my daily steps in, I’m a big fan of this airport amenity.

Let me know if you see more #NationalWalkingDay tweets from airports so I can add them to the list.

 

 

 

Denver Int’l Airport getting a pop-up yoga studio

Although bars and restaurants will beckon, travelers at an increasing number of airports have  plenty of places to stretch and work out.

Baltimore-Washington International Airport has an airport gym, Phoenix Sky Harbor International and many other airports offer marked walking paths, and San Francisco International Airport, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway Airports and others have free-to-use spaces set aside, with loaner mats, for yoga.

Now Denver International Airport gets its chance.

Courtesy Yoga on the Fly

For 90-days, starting November 6, Denver International Airport will have a pop-up guided yoga studio on Concourse A where travelers can pay to use private mini-studios for yoga sessions lasting from 15 to 60 minutes.

With each rental, Yoga on the Fly will provide instructional videos, yoga mats and wireless headsets. Sessions will costs $15 for 15 minutes, $20 for 20 minutes, $30 for 30 minutes, $45 for 45 minutes and $60 for 60 minutes. Each studio with have a ‘beauty bar’ with cleansing towels, face mist, hand sanitizer and lotion where customers can freshen up after their session and there will be a retail section at reception offering travel accessories.

If this first Yoga on the Fly pop-up is successful over this holiday season, company founders hope to make it a permanent amenity at Denver International Airport and other airports.

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Get ‘Fit to Fly’ at PIT and BWI

It’s sometimes hard to stay fit when you’re on the road, but this week AIRMALL is doing its part to encourage air travelers to give it an extra try.

From June 5-9 at Baltimore Washington International Airport and Pittsburgh International Airport there will be everything from free yoga sessions to fit-friendly giveaways.

Here’s the schedule for Fit2Fly

At Pittsburgh International Airport:

*Monday, June 5: Pinkberry smoothie samplings from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

*Wednesday, June 7: “Come Ready Nutrition” Clean Bar sampling & giveaway at The Strip Market from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

*Thursday, June 8: Fit2Fly Day, with free yoga sessions from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Center Core near the video wall. Free fit-friendly tip cards and gear including water bottles, yoga mats and jump ropes. Blume Honey Water sampling at The Strip Market from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

*Friday, June 9: Free water bottles, jump ropes, Nutri-Grain bars and DefensePac will hand out kits from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. while encouraging passengers to “Walk the Airport” on the airport walking trail.

At Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

*Monday, June 5: Smoothie making demonstration with Smoothie King at 1 p.m.

*Tuesday, June 6: Exercise demonstration and informational handouts at ROAM Fitness from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

*Wednesday, June 7: Pinkberry smoothie samplings from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

* Thursday, June 8: Free yoga sessions from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., with free fit-friendly tip cards and goodies including water bottles, yoga mats, exercise bands, stress balls and JimmyBars.

*Friday, June 9: 1K terminal fun walk at 1 p.m.

 

Yoga rooms now at Frankfurt Airport

FRANkFURT YOGA

The airport yoga room trend has now spread to Germany – where yoga fans will now find two yoga rooms at Frankfurt Airport.

Each room has yoga mats, blocks, cushions and pad and a floor-to-ceiling mirror. Monitor screens have videos explaining exercises, with music and there are also flyers with instructions.

Look for these new 24-hour spaces in Terminal 1 past the security checkpoint near gates C14 and C16 and in Terminal 2 past the passport checkpoint near gates D1 to D4.