Philadelphia airport installs exercise bikes

August 12, 2014 |

Travelers who have a longer layover at Philadelphia International Airport can now use stationary exercise bikes in Terminal D. According to NBC News, the airport installed the bikes as part of its Just Plane Fun customer appreciate program.

The bikes are ideal for those out on business travel who find themselves feeling like they could use a little bit of exercise between flights, a time when it's easy to get stiff and start to feel tired.

"Traveling to and through airports is stressful for many people, and our job is to make that experience less stressful and more enjoyable," James Tyrrell, deputy director of aviation for the airport, told the source. "This exercise equipment helps us meet that goal. And so far, response in social media and elsewhere has been off the hook." 

Employees who are always on business trips sometimes experience difficulty in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, mainly because they are going directly from one flight to another and don't always have time to grab a healthy meal in between or even go to the gym for a quick workout.

Airports across the country are beginning to tap into the fitness lifestyle and offering ways for travelers to exercise as they wait for their next flight. NBC News reported that there are many airports with walking paths inside and outside terminals. Airports in Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, San Francisco and Burlington, Vermont, have yoga rooms with mats available for yogis who want to restore their inner peace while traveling.