TODAY IN THE SKY
Harriet Baskas, USA TODAY 12:12 p.m. EDT April 28, 2015
Free healthy snacks, complimentary massages and giveaways that include FitBit wireless activity-tracking wristbands and travel yoga mats are on the schedule as part of the Fit2Fly Week taking place through May 2 at airports in Boston, Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Cleveland.
Coordinated by AIRMALL USA, which operates shops and restaurants at the participating airports, Fit2Fly Week also features free health and wellness services and handouts with tips on staying healthy while traveling.
“From grabbing fresh fruit as a snack for the plane to walking the terminal while waiting for your flight, there are easy ways that travelers can incorporate a health and wellness routine into their travels,” said Jay Kruisselbrink, senior vice president of AIRMALL USA, in a statement. “During our Fit2Fly week, we’re showing travelers that staying fit while traveling is not only possible, but also fun and easy,” he said.
Activities vary by airport and day.
At Boston Logan’s Terminal B, the schedule includes free 5-minute massages by Be Relax in the TB American Airlines Food Court on Tuesday and Thursday, free yoga lessons on Wednesday, and healthy snack tastings at the Berkshire Farms Market on Friday.
At BWI there will be free hand massages on Tuesday in the A/B Food Court and free yoga classes on Wednesday, with giveaways of yoga mats, water bottles and jump ropes and a free “healthy choices” tasting event at the Silver Diner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Friday, there will be a 1K airport Fun Walk with a drawing for a FitBit.
Fit2Fly events at Pittsburgh International Airport this week include complimentary foot massages at the Massage Bar on Concourse A on Tuesday and Thursday, free yoga lessons and giveaways on Wednesday and, on Friday, a sampling event for Pinkberry’s kale and strawberry smoothies.
At Cleveland Hopkins International Airport there will be free 3- to 5-minute chair massages on Tuesday and Thursday and, on Friday, free tea tasting and complimentary healthy snacks.
Harriet Baskas is a Seattle-based airports and aviation writer and USA TODAY Travel’s “At the Airport” columnist. She occasionally contributes to Ben Mutzabaugh’s Today in the Sky blog. Follow her at twitter.com/hbaskas.