With all the air travel I do, one concern is that when my metabolism starts to slow down as I further age, I face an increased risk for packing on the pounds. Too bad I don’t connect through Toronto more often.
I had to smile as I exited customs in Terminal 1 last week at Toronto Pearson and found the following full-service gym right in the terminal:
What a great concept for travelers, airport employees, and flight crews.
Gym membership is available to GoodLife Gym, but so are day passes for 15CAD (12USD). The gym is over 10,000 square feet and was not all that crowded on a Monday at noon. If you’re a member of GoodLife Gym already, there is no additional charge for airport access.
- State-of-the-art cardiovascular equipment with personal viewing monitors
- Free weights and strength training equipment
- Stretching area
- Express workout programs available – stretching, core & yoga
- Luggage storage
- Modern changerooms and showers with soap, conditioner, lotion and hair dryers for the convenience and packing of travelers
- Towel service
- Reebok clothing and shoe rental
Not bad! Opening hours are from 4am to 11:30p seven days per week.
The only other “airport” fitness centers I have encountered are the Hilton Gym at Chicago O’Hare (a brisk 10-15 minute walk from the nearest passenger terminal) and the small gym inside Etihad’s new first class lounge in Abu Dhabi. The Goodlife Fitness center in Toronto Pearson sets a standard for airport fitness centers.