Whether you’re going on a business trip or taking an amazing vacation, the time you must spend in airports is often the most annoying part of any trip because your flight may delay, your luggage may be lost or any other surprising and unplanned event can occur, which only adds to the stress of what already feels like lost time.
The good news is that airports have been improving the experience, offering travelers new amenities and improved services such as massages and quick treatments like mani/pedis.
Roam Fitness, which is a terminal connected hotel gym in Baltimore Washington International Airport has plans for at least twenty locations within the next five years, providing their customers with free weights, cardio equipment, a TRX system, showers and rental workout gear.
London Heathrow’s Fly Fit terminal connected gym, which will open its gates before year’s end, will offer a wellness and fitness studio, with interactive classes and instructor-led classes.
Yoga on the Fly is another company that makes the fitness and wellness options for travelers even better by offering private yoga studios. It made its debut just two weeks ago, inside Denver International Airport, and plans to expand to other airport locations in 2018.
Yoga on the Fly helps travelers to keep stress under control and increase their well-being, preparing them both mentally and physically before flights. There is no traditional line followed since there are no instructors or classes.
The first Yoga on the Fly studio will provide five private mini studio rooms, and all sessions will be carried out with the help of instructional videos on iPads, which last from 8 to 20 minutes. The programs offer a mix of yoga, meditation, breathwork, and guided movement practices and have as main purpose alleviating the stress of travel, and other problems that travelers may experience such as anxiety, circulation problems, or muscle aches.
Those who will be willing to try such a special session will have at their disposal wireless headphones, and instructional rubber mats from Yoga by Numbers, which are imprinted with numbered target spaces and gridlines that help practitioners correct their alignment in poses and positioning.
Depending on the length of time spent in the studio, a customer can pay up to $60.
Despite the fact that Yoga on the Fly calls itself “the first-to-market private airport yoga studio,” the concept is not necessarily new.
The first yoga room was opened in 2012, inside the San Francisco International airport, and now there are two.
Frankfurt’s and Hongkong’s, as well as London’s two airports have yoga spaces, and the list goes on. All have as purpose giving yoga practitioners a regular yoga space to work out in, unassisted, while Yoga on the Fly and the guidance that many want or need.
What more can I say? I look forward to trying it myself.
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