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.