Why don't airports have fitness centres?

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rishigarg

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 14 Oct 2016

Total posts 8

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

TomHi

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.

spacecadet

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 25 Jul 2013

Total posts 28

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.

kimshep

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 11 Oct 2014

Total posts 315

AUSBT has a published article that will answer all your questions !


See : 'Get fit before you fly: now airports have gyms too.'

https://www.ausbt.com.au/get-fit-before-you-fly-now-airports-have-gyms-too


BigH

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 24 Dec 2012

Total posts 18

Taipei has a paid gym at T1 with a shower

blingwad

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 04 Jun 2015

Total posts 71

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.

GBRGB

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 21 Jan 2014

Total posts 219

I would imagine costs would be the main issue, floor space, showers etc, very costly, terminal space is very expensive and in high demand.

Ourmanin

Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer

Member since 08 Jun 2018

Total posts 97

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.

Mjkcan

Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer

Member since 14 Jun 2017

Total posts 47

Toronto-Pearson has a full size Goodlife in the departures area.

brettepi

Member since 10 Jul 2017

Total posts 85

same reason they don't have pools in churches

stompsy

Member since 06 Jun 2017

Total posts 26

same reason they don't have pools in churches
some do... baptisms :)

Rod H

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 06 Mar 2015

Total posts 145

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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