I recently started following the hilarious @passengershaming IG feed (you should too for guaranteed wtf?! laughs), and I can’t help but giggle audibly when a new photo is posted. However, the other day, a photo of a man doing pushups in flight was posted and it had me wondering… should passengers be “shamed” for at least trying to stay fit in flight?
Granted doing push-ups in the galley/invading the flight attendants’ space is a bit over the top, what about the people who discreetly hang by the bathroom and bend over to stretch their hamstrings? Or those who do wall pushups? At what point should people be encouraged to get up from their seats and move around a bit on a long flight?
I personally applaud those who dismiss what others are thinking and go ahead and try to stay active in flight or at the airport. In fact, most of my layovers include me doing laps around the terminal (or visiting the yoga studio at DFW) just because it’s literally a pain in the butt to sit for so long in flight.
Speaking of yoga… I did indeed do a full session in flight once… but that was when I practically had the whole Cathay Pacific first class cabin to myself… ;)
What are your thoughts? What kind of inflight “fitness” is appropriate before crossing the line?