Do you have a regular fitness routine that you want to keep while traveling? Have you ever needed to work off some energy while you’re at the airport? We’ve come up with a list of the top 8 airports with workout facilities that might help you renew and recharge.
These workout rooms at airports around the world offer services and equipment for stretching, bulking up, unwinding, or getting in a cardio workout on the go.
O’Hare International Airport, Chicago, Illinois (ORD)
The workout room at O’Hare International Airport sits on the arcade level of the Hilton Chicago O’Hare Hotel.
This fitness club recently received a renovation and it now has new Life Fitness equipment.
Hours for the workout room at O’Hare are Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.
The facility offers 23 cardio machines, free weights, weight machines, an Olympic-size pool, and a whirlpool. The fee for a day pass is $20.
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas (DFW)
At Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, you can practice yoga in the airport’s free yoga studio in Terminal D.
The yoga studio is a great place to escape to and it’s a nice space for learning about yoga if you’ve got a bit of time to kill (a looping DVD provides yoga instruction).
You don’t need a yoga mat to exercise at this studio. You can borrow one. The yoga room also provides 24/7 access.
You’ll find this workout space overlooking the American Airlines tarmac, but if walking’s more your think, head to Terminal D’s LiveWell Walking Path.
The LiveWell Path is 7/10ths of a mile long and it’s marked with signs between 12 floor art medallions (from gates D6 to D40).
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Michigan (DTW)
The World Gateway Terminal in the Delta Hub of the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport hooks up with the Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport Hotel, which is where you’ll find the Westin WORKOUT Fitness Studio.
This exercise facility offers stair-steppers, treadmills, and stationary bikes (each with its own TV).
If you’re a guest of the Westin, you can use the gym for free. Non-guests just have to pay $15 for a day pass.
Westin also partners with New Balance to provide gym shoes, shorts, and t-shirts for rent (for $5).
Dubai International Airport, United Arab Emirates (DXB)
Folks flying in and out of Dubai International Airport typically have a long flight ahead – of them or they just got off of one.
When you have many hours up in the air in your future – or in your recent past – consider visiting the G-Force Health Club located in Concourse B (Terminal 3) to relax your body.
G-Force offers men’s and women’s steam rooms, Jacuzzis, and saunas. It also provides Swedish and shiatsu massage services.
A 24-hour gym pass costs $13 per hour and gives you access to private showers.
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP)
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport – in partnership with the American Heart Association’s national Start! Walking Program – encourages air travelers to stay active while waiting for their flight by walking the airport’s 1.4-mile walking path.
The walking path is in the Lindbergh Terminal, and it starts at the intersection of the C and D concourses. If you head down the C concourse, you’ll find the green Start! Path on overhead signs, which hang every .1 mile to show you how far you’ve walked.
Munich Airport, Germany (MUC)
Wondering if any airports with workout facilities also offer personal trainers? The Kempinski Hotel Fit & Fly Spa does.
It’s centrally located in the Munich Airport and it offers personal fitness training services by request. This gym also provides massage therapists and professional physiotherapists.
At the Fit & Fly Spa, you can swim in a 17-meter-long sunlight-filled pool, exercise in an air-conditioned gym with 130 square meters of fitness equipment, soak in a Jacuzzi, or relax in a Finnish sauna – all for 30 euro (about $40) a day or 20 euro (about $26) for 2 hours.
San Francisco International Airport, California (SFO)
San Francisco International Airport was one of the first airports in the United States to offer a dedicated yoga room.
This exercise space lets you lead yourself in yoga practice and borrow yoga equipment (mats and blocks) if you need it.
The yoga studio in Terminal 2 (just past security) at SFO is free to use and it’s open 24 hours a day. It’s easy to find too. Just follow the signs that show a person sitting in lotus position.
Singapore Changi Airport, Singapore (SIN)
It’s easy to slip away to the fitness room at Changi Airport, no matter where you are. There’s 3 of them, 1 in each terminal.
All of these workout rooms offer free use of weights, cross trainers, and exercise bikes (for a $11 fee per day).
Massage services start at $20 and showers provide a chance for travelers to freshen up before their flights.
Do you know of any airports with workout facilities that we didn’t mention? Do you have favorite gyms at airports? Please share your experiences in the comments below.