Air travel can be very much a game of hurry up and wait. With long layovers and unexpected delays, you might find yourself twiddling your thumbs, ready to ditch the gossip rag you’ve read cover-to-cover…twice.

Good news for those looking for a more active way to pass the time: Airports have taken note of our collective desire to get up and move, offering fitness facilities and walking paths as an alternative to food courts and lounges. In cities like San Francisco and Chicago, restless travelers can now stretch their limbs—without attracting unwanted glances—in quiet, bamboo-floored yoga studios. What better way to remove the stress of travel than with a few moments of meditation and a downward dog or two? Walking paths have also caught on in many airports, including those in Minneapolis and Cleveland. Mile markers make it easy to track progress within designated routes.

Have some downtime? If you’re visiting any one of theses five fitness-forward airports, you’re in luck:

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport (DFW)

  • Offers: Yoga studio, walking path
  • Location: Terminal D
  • Cost: Free
  • Good to know: The 24-hour yoga studio provides mats and has instructional videos on display. The walking path goes from gate D6 to D40. There are also two 55-foot-high staircases in terminal D—perfect for the ambitious stair-stepper.

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

  • Offers: Yoga studios
  • Location: Terminal 2 and Terminal 3
  • Cost: Free
  • Good to know: Yoga mats and props are available and the studios are open 24 hours a day. The rooms are dimly lit and are noise- and cell phone-free zones.

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Chicago O’Hare Airport (ORD)

  • Offers: Yoga studio
  • Location: Terminal 3
  • Cost: Free
  • Good to know: With instructional videos on display, the facility is great for all levels. Inside you’ll find full-length mirrors, bamboo floors, and a relaxing playlist.

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP)

  • Offers: Walking path (total distance: 1.4 miles)
  • Location: Lindbergh Terminal starting at the intersection of the C and D concourses
  • Cost: Free
  • Good to know: The path, developed with the help of the American Heart Association, includes green overhead markers every tenth of a mile, so you can track your progress.

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE)

  • Offers: Walking path (total distance: 2 miles)
  • Location: Located throughout all four concourses
  • Cost: Free
  • Good to know: This path was also developed with the help of the American Heart Association. You’ll also find healthy eating and exercise tips posted throughout the building for additional inspiration.

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