An airport gym work out can be better than sitting in the airport bar while waiting for your flight.
We all know the importance of exercise for maintaining prime health, but doing it an airport may seem impossible. Some common reasons for not exercising during a layover are time, boredom and accessibility.
There many airport gyms connected to the terminal that have day rates. While there are airport gyms that offer classes passenger can drop in and get some fitness on the fly.
Some fitness is better than no fitness. Studies show that shorter workouts are better than longer ones and a 20 minute work can lead to great beneifts – no excuses.
Airport gyms worth breaking a sweat:
Toronto Pearson Airport, Good Life Fitness
The gym offers luggage storage, extensive free weights and treadmills. They also have modern change rooms with private showers and lockers.
Reebok shoe and clothing rentals are available.
Location:Terminal 1, Area F, Arrivals Level
Date Rate: $15 entrance and free for members.
Hours: 4 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.; 7 days per week
Dubai International Airport, G-Force in Dubai International Hotel
Location: If arriving at Concourse C, locatation is between Gate C15 and C17 (behind the Hotel Reception). Arriving at Concourse B, they are located between Gate B16 and B20 (Hotel Level 5).
Day Rate: 1 hour and 15 for 21 us dollars and upwards.
Hours: Open 24/7.
Singapore Changi Airport, Aerotel Transit Hotel Singapore
This transit hotel has a small work out area limited equipment that includes free weights, mats and treadmill and bike. There is also a really nice outdoor airport pool you can do some laps in.
Location: Terminal 1, Level 3, Departure, Near Gate D41
Day Rate: $13 hour and $7 clothing rental
Hours: Open 24/7.
Airport Fitness is run by the luxury hotel Radisson Blu and the facilities are state of the art. The club’s sauna is built in the cockpit of an airbus.
Location: Radisson Blu Fitness Center on basement floor.
Day Rate: Must be a guest at the hotel. No day rates.
Hours: 6:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m (Mon – Fri) 8:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m (Sat – Sun, public holidays)
Vancouver Airport, Fairmont Hotel
Location: USA Departures Hall, located above the Alaska Airlines check-in
Day Rate: $18
Hours : 6:30 a.m- 10:00 p.m
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Grand Hyatt Fitness Center and Spa
The latest Precor 885 series equipment Precor 885 Treadmill, Precor: Shift Spin Bike, Concept2 Indoor Rower, Exercise mats, resistance bands and balls. They also have an amazing roof top pool to get in some laps.
Location: Inside Terminal D
Day Rate: $30 (plus tax)
Hours: Day passes are valid between the hours of 9am-5pm only.
Chicago O’Hare Airport, Hilton Athletic Club
The facility has 23 pieces of cardio equipment, new weight machines and free weights, and an Olympic size swimming pool.
Location: Terminal 2
Day Rate: $20
Hours: Monday-Friday 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sunday 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, ZeroLevel Fitness
Location: Under baggage claim in Terminal 1. Look for baggage claim #10 and take the elevator behind it to level 0.
Day Rate: $25
The day pass grants you access to showers, lockers, towel service, full cardio floor, free weights, machines and group fitness studio.
Hours: 24 Hours Monday-Friday | 8:00 a.m- 6.00 p.m Saturday and Sunday
Running to catch a flight may be strenuous, but it doesn’t exactly count as an exercise routine.
If anybody knows about airport gyms, it’s Kevin Gillotti, a triathlon racer who also runs the Web site AirportGyms.com. Mr. Gillotti’s site catalogs fitness centers in or near all the major airports in the United States and Canada.