Four airports with fitness facilities

5 Feb 2014

Changi pool Terminal 1AIRPORT: Changi International Airport

EXERCISE: A refreshing splash and a few lengths is the perfect way to get the muscles working during a layover between long-haul flights. 

FACILITY: Swimming pool and jacuzzi.

WHERE: At Terminal 1, near the transit hotel at the Departure Transit Lounge East, Level 3.

DETAILS: The pool and jacuzzi are actually part of the Ambassador Transit Hotel, but airport dwellers can pay S$13.91 (US$10.96) to use it. The facility is temporarily closed until February 28 for an upgrade.

San Francisco Airport yoga roomAIRPORT: San Francisco International Airport 

EXERCISE: Stretch away all the stress and tension inflicted by hours upon hours in a cramped economy class seat with some invigorating yoga.

FACILITY: A dedicated yoga room, which claims to have been the first of its kind in an airport.

WHERE: Terminal 2

DETAILS: There's not much to it – just a quiet, small space with some mats, a mirrored wall and a bench where you can practice your poses in peace before boarding.

Dubai International Airport Terminal 1AIRPORT: Dubai International Airport

EXERCISE: Use the dead transit time for something extremely productive – a full-on work out session!

FACILITY: G-Force Health Club

WHERE: Sheikh Rashid Terminal, also known as Terminal 1 (pictured)

DETAILS: The gym is equipped with resistance and cardio-vascular machines, among other things, and is available 24 hours a day.

Dallas Fort Worth Airport artAIRPORT: Dallas/Forth Worth International Airport 

EXERCISE: Take a stroll between those periods of enforced immobility. According to the American Heart Association, walking is the simplest and single most effective form of exercise to achieve heart health – even if it is just for 30 minutes.

FACILITY: The DFW LiveWell Walking Path

WHERE: Terminal D, along the tiled DFW Art Program floor medallions (pictured) between boarding gates D6 to D40.

DETAILS: Measuring just over 1km, the path is marked with signage and distance markers. Along the route there are also two optional step courses in the form of 16-metre staircases at the two Skylink transport stations.

Alex Andersson

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