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BWI Marshall Airport Expands Wellness Options With New Gym

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As the facility continues to evolve and grow, BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport is focusing on delivering an expanded variety of services and amenities to its clientele.

Working with concessions developer AIRMALL Maryland, in recent years BWI Marshall has made it a priority to meet the growing demand for healthy food and service options, as modern travelers want a variety of menu choices and opportunities for fitness.

The recent emphasis on healthier menu items has been a success. In 2014, BWI Marshall was ranked the best U.S. airport for healthy meal options by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). The PCRM annual Airport Food Review report found that 92% of the airport’s restaurants served at least one nutritious option for passengers.

Beyond the healthy options in the concessions program, BWI Marshall has introduced other initiatives. For instance, a bike share program was created in 2014 for passengers, employees and local residents; and the airport also established the BWI Cardio Trail, two marked walking paths inside the airport terminal. BWI Marshall also offers a 12.5-mile scenic trail that encircles the entire airport property; known as the BWI Trail, the recreational resource offers opportunities for biking, running and walking.

In January 2017, BWI Marshall took the next step in providing healthy services for travelers with the opening of ROAM Fitness, a unique, full-service airport gym. The 1,175-square-foot facility offers a workout space for about 20 people that includes a full range of cardio equipment and free weights, and a designated stretching space. In addition, a storage wall includes secure lockers with charging for customers’ electronic devices.

ROAM Fitness is located post-security along the new D/E Connector that opened in late 2016. Gym users have access to private shower rooms with complimentary towels and shower products. Daily, monthly and annual passes are available for travelers.