The World’s First Ever Airport Fitness Center Will Open This Fall
Feeling energetic and healthy while you’re flying is hard to do, especially when you’re stuck in a tiny seat for a long flight or dealing with annoying fellow flyers or soul-crushing layovers. Sometimes, perfect plane snacks, healthy post-flight eats, and cozy essentials can’t even help. If you feel our pain and love to feel your best while traveling, you’ll also appreciate some cool news we’ve just caught wind of: London’s Heathrow Airport will open the world’s first-ever airport wellness and fitness facilities this fall. Yep, you read that right — this is a full fitness studio right inside the airport!
The studio is a result of an exclusive partnership with FlyFit Global, and will enable the airport to host instructor-led classes such as cardio, strength, and restorative yoga, which could be a total game-changer when it comes to getting to the airport early, killing time during a layover, or dealing with time zone changes. Since travelers are not always equipped for a mid-journey sweat sesh, the FlyFit team will rent workout gear to those who are up for some airport exercise. The brand new studio will also have showers and — wait for it — healthy food options so you can fuel back up before your next flight. Genius, right?
There are already a number of airports worldwide that offer yoga studios (San Francisco, Chicago O’Hare and Chicago Midway, and Heathrow are just a few of them) and gyms with cardio machines (e.g., Dubai International, Toronto, and Singapore), but this will be the first full fitness center stocked with all the amenities you enjoy at your home health studio.
We also love that the spankin’ new space will be behind airport security, which means it’ll be available as soon as you pass through and won’t require any extra screenings. Anyone can hit up the private studio, slated to open in Terminal 2, via an elevator. Though we couldn’t scrounge up any info about class costs, schedules, or the specific offerings, you can sign up to receive updates if you’d like to be in the know. As far as we can tell, the studio will be available for use sometime during autumn 2017.
Here’s to hoping this healthy concept catches on and expands to other airports ASAP — we’re SO ready!
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)