Working out while traveling can take serious planning and coordination. Not only do you need to find a place to workout – maybe your hotel gym, maybe a local gym or studio – but you also need to remember to pack workout clothes and shoes, and then figure out what to do with them once they are all sweaty.
Enter ROAM Fitness, an airport gym that takes all the hassle out of working out while traveling. Their current location is past security in Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport outside of Baltimore, MD, and it has been open for three years now.
ROAM Fitness was founded in 2015 by Ty Manegold and Cynthia Sandall. The two frequent fliers didn’t like how travel days negatively impacted their bodies. The company was created because they believe that travel days don’t have to compromise our health or our exercise routines.
While it may be small, ROAM Fitness has thought of everything you might need if you are trying to stretch your legs or burn off some extra energy before or after your flight. Need clothes? Lululemon sports bras, t-shirts, shorts, and leggings are available for women to borrow, while shorts and t-shirts are available for men. Need shoes? They offer Brooks sneakers for rental. Socks are the only thing you would need to either provide or purchase from ROAM.
The gym facilities feature a cardio area with a variety of equipment including treadmills, stationary bikes, an elliptical, and even a rower. There are two benches and free weights up to 50 pounds in a strength training section of the gym. Lastly, there is an open area with mats, medicine balls, TRX bands, resistance bands, blocks, and foam rollers, for stretching or miscellaneous workouts.
And when you are done working out, your day pass also includes 15 minutes of shower time. The private shower rooms include towel service and Malin+Goetz products. Visitors can also freshen up at ROAM’s vanity area with hairdryers, dry shampoo, deodorant, and other thoughtful amenities.
For additional features that you would definitely want your airport gym to have, ROAM Fitness allows you to keep track of your flight time while you are working out with an in-studio display board. They also have lockers large enough to fit your carry-on luggage with power outlets to charge your devices while exercising.
In case you want to do some shopping, ROAM Fitness is an authorized lululemon and Brooks Running retailer, and they also sell a variety of drinks and snacks to round out your healthy airport excursion.
ROAM Fitness offers a day pass for just $25 and it is good from 24 hours of checking into the gym. Members can use their day passes at multiple locations as long as it is within the 24-hour window. If you have an awkward travel schedule or a delayed flight, ROAM Fitness can save the day by allowing you to get in a quick sweat and a nice shower.
ROAM Fitness is expanding to San Francisco International Airport next. From there, the company has large goals to make these airport gyms a commodity across the country. For more information on ROAM Fitness, check out their website at roamfitness.com.