Many in the travel industry—including airports—are realizing that fitness is a top priority for travelers. Airports all around the world have made it easy for travelers to access fitness centers and other healthy amenities while away from home. We’ve highlighted 9 airports that have made fitness a priority—be sure to check out these awesome extras on your next layover.
A top travel epicenter, Hong Kong’s airport is fit to handle the crowds with plenty of entertainment options. Get competitive with a simulated game of basketball, boxing, soccer or skiing in the i-Sports area or step outside and play on a 9-hole golf course that meets U.S. Golf Association standards.
Stop by the service and information desk at the multi-story car park 2 (on the first floor) and rent a bike, a pair of inline skates or a pair of Nordic walking poles. Or hit the weights in the "wellness and fitness oasis" located in the basement floor of the Radisson Blu Hotel. Don’t worry about getting too sweaty—there are showers available too.
For the traveling gym rats, O’Hare International offers access to a Hilton fitness center for just $11 a day. Underground walkways connect three separate terminals to the Hilton where you’ll find treadmills, free weights and elliptical machines just steps from one of the busiest airports in the U.S.
Enjoy a winter wonderland during any season on your stop over in Incheon Airport. Their major attraction, the Ice Forest, is a synthetic ice skating rink that’s great for families or those looking to blow off some steam between flights. The airport rents skates and the ice is synthetic, meaning no wet clothes and lighter landings should you slip.
In addition to a gym, the Sheraton Fitness and Spa location at the airport offers guests access to a steam room, sauna and rainforest showers. There’s also a café complete with healthy dining and drink options. Travelers can get a day pass for around $25.
Find your Zen in San Francisco International’s Yoga Room. The shoe-free space provides a calming atmosphere (and yoga mats) amid all the travel chaos.
It’s all about choice and convenience at Singapore Changi Airport. Each of the three terminals is home to a fitness lounge facility, which travelers can access for just over $10. Access to showers and massage services will cost you extra, but even those prices are reasonable.
The conveniently located Hilton Munich Airport fit&fly Spa features a spacious pool area with natural light and a large 24-hour fitness center. Set between Terminal 1 and 2, the fitness center has treadmills, cross trainers and a great variety of strength training equipment.
When it comes to fitness every little bit helps, even a light walk. That’s why Minneapolis-St. Paul International implemented the American Heart Association’s Start! Walking Program. You’ll find a 1.4-mile walking path, marked on the overhead signs at the Lindbergh Terminal.