Airport Offers New Way to Train

One of the many burdens of airports is that there is no place to workout. Likely, most people won’t be upset that their airport doesn’t have a gym. However, for the rest of us, a workout could be the perfect stress reliever. Also, how much time would we save if we could knock out our weightlifting while waiting through an agonizing layover? Regardless of their reason, Baltimore has decided to build a place to workout, within their airport. I’d imagine that the traveling bodybuilders will adore being able to finish their lifting while waiting on a flight.

Of course, you will need to make it past the security checkpoints but once you’ve beat that, you are ready to lift! Having opened on January 9th, the facilities are brand new and include quite a few different areas of importance. If you think that a workout before your flight will only make you a sweaty mess, think again. One of the most talked about benefits of exercise is how good it is for coping with stress. If the thought of that airplane starting to ascend has you shaking, exercise before your flight. The release of the brain’s stress fighting chemicals will make you feel much better. After all, being able to workout sure beats twiddling your thumbs in those gigantic lobbies, right? If you don’t plan on finding yourself anywhere near Baltimore, fear not, there will be more airports with fully-functional gyms very soon.

As a matter of fact, Charlotte Douglass International Airport is planned to be the next building that will feature a brand new workout spot. Roam Fitness is the company behind these amazing gyms, what a great idea to add them to airports. Perhaps, we could one day see more gyms pop up in places where they normally aren’t. Could you imagine knocking out a session on the treadmill while waiting at the DMV? The world is heeding the call to become fit and I welcome that! Another great benefit of the gyms that Roam Fitness has setup is that you don’t have to pay first-class prices to enjoy their facilities. A day pass to this new Baltimore gym is only $40 and it covers the cost of clothing. Yes, you can rent clothing to wear at their gym, why don’t other places treat their customers this good? If I didn’t have the right clothes at my gym, they would kindly show me the door and I would have to leave! However, if you do plan ahead and bring your own clothes, there is an additional perk to the day pass.

At no extra cost, the staff will actually vacuum seal your sweaty workout clothes, before you have to head onto your flight. Roam Fitness has done an amazing job of catering to a wide variety of fitness needs with both cardio and strength training machines. Something I wasn’t sure would be included, free weights, are also going to be included in these airport gyms, sign me up! I can count enough times that I could have used a good lifting session at an airport. Whether or not it was the sass of a TSA officer, a delayed flight, or a layover, all are good reasons to take that aggression out on a set of weights. If you don’t live in the Charlotte or Baltimore area, don’t worry, Roam Fitness is planning to roll out these gyms in many airports.

Body Combat is Defeating Stress, One Person at a Time

Is that stationary class having you wanted to fall asleep? Are you looking for more of an adrenaline rush, in the fight to keep your body firm? There is a new class being offered called Body Combat and it won’t have you stepping into a cage but it will train you like you are about to go into one! While you won’t be fighting any other fellow classmates for a belt, or shot at the champion, you will need to prepare to start sweating. Focusing on the same training style of some of the most influential fighters in the history of mixed martial arts, you will be trading in sit ups and push ups for punches and kicks.

If you think that there is no real base to this form of training, take a second look at most of the fighters out there right now. Known for some the leanest body fat percentages, fighters don’t want to waste time on a training program that wouldn’t deliver. Some see fighters as nothing but human punching bags but that wouldn’t drive home all of the intense conditioning that allows them to even step foot into a cage. Where Body Combat is different from other training programs is pretty much evident when learning about it, I think it is a welcome change.

For many years, we’ve all been victim to the boring classes that our gym offers, with no new changes to the class, making one wonder if they are even missing out. I guarantee you, if my gym had started getting the gear in place for Body Combat workouts, I would have waited all day to step into that class. In my opinion, the greatest training classes teach you lessons that can be applied in other places. For instance, I remember going to a relaxation class that my local gym was offering, I had never been much for learning new ways to relax but I had some time to kill. To this day, I am still so happy with myself that I decided to stop by a relaxation class, thank goodness for not having any plans that night.

What I learned about allowing myself to calm down and not let stress get to me has paid off so much, I wish I could back and see that teacher again to thank him! You’ll notice that Body Combat does offer differing exercise times, meaning that you jump into a class that fits the time that you have left for the day. One annoying aspect of many classes that I have taken is the indifference at how long a class went. Sometimes, it seemed that only the fellow classmates were the only ones paying attention to how long a class was supposed to run, which was weird. Our gym has been able to hire on some really great trainers, as well as other staff, I haven’t had a bad experience there since the change in staff started happening. However, before those very important changes, were teachers giving classes that I don’t think were fully qualified, but we will save that story for another time. Getting back to Body Combat, you will only find knowledgeable professionals leading these courses. Being able to learn real deal combat techniques, from a wide variety of disciplines, along with staying skinny is a win-win for everyone.