A full-service gym with treadmills, stationary bikes, free weights, showers and rentable workout clothes, even sneakers, is scheduled to open at the end of January at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
The ROAM Fitness gym was first planned to open in the fall, but delayed because of construction setbacks, said Cynthia Sandall, co-founder of the Oregon-based startup. ROAM Fitness plans to operate 20 airport gyms in five years, she said.
About 100 travelers a day are expected to use the BWI gym, according to ROAM. It will open in a new corridor of the airport that will include a new security checkpoint and the capacity for more international flights, a major area of growth for BWI.
The airport already offers walking trails and bike rentals. BWI's restaurants have increasingly offered healthier fare. In 2014, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine rated BWI the best airport in the nation for healthful meal options.