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Flying from London Heathrow Airport? Why not throw in a fitness class before you board


By now, we all know the benefits of inflight exercises as a way to prevent stiffness, deep vein thrombosis, and increase the body’s blood circulation. But did you know it’s also important to exercise before you fly? That’s right, getting active prior to a long-haul flight can help in a number of ways.

Firstly, exercise releases chemicals in your brain that help to reduce stress. So doing a workout before you board can leave you more relaxed about the upcoming hours spent in the air. The second reason is a no-brainer. If you work hard in the gym, you’ll be much more likely to be tired on your flight and catch some precious shut-eye. Which is where FlyFit comes in. Opening this autumn, the studio offers both instructor-led and on-demand interactive strength, restorative yoga, and cardio classes. It’s a great way for travellers to decompress and recharge after airport security.

The new workout space will be located after security in departures at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 2: The Queens Terminal, and will be accessible through a lift to its private facilities. The FlyFit team will provide rental workout clothing, shower facilities and healthy food options for travellers.

London Heathrow Airport, Terminal 2A
Tess Harold
written by: Tess Harold
Born in Hong Kong, Tess currently lives in London where she is Editor at PretAirporter. Over the course of her career, she has worked for the likes of Stylist, The Telegraph, Prestige Hong Kong, Asia Spa and Harper’s Bazaar UK.