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Six Weeks to Summer Series: Days 23-30 – Airport Workouts

It is Days 23-230 of this 42-day series on Six Weeks to Summer: A Traveler’s Fitness Plan.

Airports are known for their long walkways to gates. Take advantage of this and get your walking in for the day! I did this recently at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport where I had a four-hour layover time.

AMS hallway 1
AMS hallway 2

Several airports (both in the U.S. and internationally) have lockers in which you can store your bags while you embark on an airport walking trek. Alternatively, carry your bags along with you or leave them with a family member or friend with whom you may be traveling. Obviously never leave your bags unattended or with a stranger!

Minneapolis: MSP lockers
Los Angeles: LAX luggage storage, a private service.
Las Vegas: LAS lockers.
Amsterdam: AMS lockers.

Google your airport name and/or code along with “lockers” to see if the airport you’ll be using has lockers. And if not, get walking regardless! It is amazing how easy it is to rack up steps at airports.

If airport walking isn’t your cup of tea, then check out in-airport or nearby workout facilities:

AirportGyms.com lists fitness centers in or near major airports in the United States and Canada.
HealthClubs.com lists health and fitness facilities, gyms and sports clubs worldwide. Also has an IHRSA (International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association) Passport which gives members of participating clubs access to a worldwide network of health clubs when traveling.

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