Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 14 Oct 2016
Total posts 15
I am keen to get your views on why airports and lounges don’t have pay per use fitness centres or gyms? Surely I am not the unique one with this idea and would be a hit with travellers
Member since 16 Feb 2017
Total posts 4
I often wondered if it is because people are not so willing to put sweaty clothes into their bags and then fly around the world with the sweaty clothes trapped in their bag or have the time. I guess you can get the clothes laundered at your destination immediately.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 25 Jul 2013
Total posts 33
As a Velocity Platinum, one of my favourite strategies is to use the gym in the Etihad First Lounge for yoga. It is absolutely brilliant and leaves you feeling totally refreshed before the next flight.
Member since 11 Oct 2014
Total posts 411
AUSBT has a published article that will answer all your questions !
Member since 24 Dec 2012
Taipei has a paid gym at T1 with a shower
Member since 04 Jun 2015
Total posts 74
Last week i was flying Cathay Melbourne to New York and had a 6 hour gap between flights. I went into HK and used a gym there to smash a workout and get me nice a tired, back to the airport, shower at the pier then feel asleep as soon as i boarded. I reckon it helped alot with getting me onto new york time.
Member since 21 Jan 2014
Total posts 291
I would imagine costs would be the main issue, floor space, showers etc, very costly, terminal space is very expensive and in high demand.
Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer
Member since 08 Jun 2018
Total posts 144
Whilst not a gym, there is a swimming pool at Changi that can be used in transit. Never done so myself (that or a glass or two of champagne is not a difficult choice for me) but I’ve heard it’s ok.
Member since 14 Jun 2017
Total posts 59
Toronto-Pearson has a full size Goodlife in the departures area.
Member since 10 Jul 2017
Total posts 86
same reason they don't have pools in churches
Member since 06 Jun 2017
Total posts 26
some do... baptisms :)
Member since 06 Mar 2015
Total posts 270
Most Airlines don't need a gym. They always seem to make your departure air bridge as far away from check in as possible.
By the time you walk that long distance you probably would burn the same energy as a workout!!! Or so it seems.
I can't recall a flight over the past few years where I did not have to walk a hell of a long way from check in so that surely must be the cunning strategy of Airlines to keep you fit and save them money by not having a Gym.!!!
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