London Heathrow Airport has today (June 28) announced an exclusive partnership with FlyFit to open the world’s first wellness and fitness studio in an airport. The studio, which opens this autumn, will offer passengers both interactive and instructor-led strength, yoga and cardio classes.
The studio will be located post-security in Terminal 2: The Queens Terminal (T2), and will be accessible via a lift to its private facilities. The FlyFit team will provide rental workout clothing, shower facilities and healthy food options for travelers.
Lauren Perkins, chief marketing officer and founder, said, “As a long time instructor, coach, triathlete and entrepreneur, I saw my performance and energy levels suffer as I racked up frequent flyer miles. I knew others faced these same challenges. FlyFit was born out of our shared passion to improve health and well-being on the road for ourselves and others. We are creating a space for fitness and community that has previously been lacking in airports.”
Brian Chappon, CEO and founder, said, “We picked Heathrow as our FlyFit launch partner because they agree with our ethos of changing the way people travel. We’re trying to create a new experience in the travel space and Heathrow invests in its customer experience.”
Chris Annetts, retail and service proposition director, Heathrow, said, “We are delighted to be the first airport in the world to provide a calming, convenient exercise space for improving passenger’s health and wellbeing. The new premium service from FlyFit brings personalized exercise choices into our customer’s journey, leaving them refreshed and ready for their onward travel.”