Shape magazine wants you to be a terrible airline passenger. They aren’t asking you to take off your socks and clip your toenails while resting your feet on the arm rest of the passenger in front of you. Instead they want you to take up a ton of space in the gate area and stand on the airport’s chairs.
It’s the gate area chair workout.
You could chug a latte while waiting at your gate or you could bang out this quick no-equipment Tabata workout right where you’re sitting for an energy, endorphin, and metabolism boost.
…Late for your flight? Great-the run to your gate is your warm-up. Guaranteed you’ll still have enough time to do a few rounds of these moves, and likely finish the entire workout, considering it’s only four minutes long.
Aside from making a fool of yourself in front of other passengers, creating excess wear and tear on gate furniture, and attracting attention from airport police — where exactly are you supposed to find empty airport chairs to do this exercise on?
Trying to turn the gate area into your home, your home gym, or your living room is bound to attract (the wrong kind of) attention.