A FlyFit exercise area is to open at Heathrow as the world’s first wellness and fitness studio in an airport.

The studio, which opens this autumn after security in the departures area of Terminal 2: The Queens Terminal, will offer passengers both instructor-led and interactive strength, restorative yoga, and cardio classes.

Workout clothing will be available to rent together with shower facilities and healthy food options.

The cost of using what is described as a “premium, yet accessible” service has not been disclosed.

More than 16 million passengers use the terminal on 25 airlines, including Star Alliance carriers, every year.

FlyFit chief executive and co-founder Brian Chappon said: “We picked Heathrow as our FlyFit launch partner because they agree with our ethos of changing the way people travel.

“We’re trying to create a new experience in the travel space and Heathrow invests in its customer experience.”

Chief marketing officer and co-founder, Lauren Perkins added: “As a long time instructor, coach, triathlete and entrepreneur, I saw my performance and energy levels suffer as I racked up frequent flyer miles.

“I knew others faced these same challenges. FlyFit was born out of our shared passion to improve health and well-being on the road for ourselves and others.

“We are creating a space for fitness and community that has previously been lacking in airports.”

Heathrow retail and service proposition director Chris Annetts, said: “We are delighted to be the first airport in the world to provide a calming, convenient exercise space for improving passenger’s health and well-being.

“The new premium service from FlyFit brings personalised exercise choices into our customer’s journey, leaving them refreshed and ready for their onward travel.”