This Japanese Mall Helps Shoppers Stay Fit
Instead of swinging by the food court after a shopping spree, a mall in Osaka City, Japan encourages its patrons to exercise. The Morinomiya Q’s Mall features a state-of-the-art, three-lane Air Track that stretches the entire circumference of the building.
The mall was built on the site of a former baseball stadium, and the recreational facilities fall in line with the location's history. In addition to the 300-meter (about 984-foot) elevated track, the Morinomiya Q's Mall is also home to two futsal courts (basically miniature soccer courts). For customers who haven’t already shopped til they've dropped, the space provides the perfect opportunity to squeeze in a quick workout. The facilities are completely open to everyone, including those who have no intention of shopping in the stores beneath the track.
Above images embedded from Flickr.
[h/t: Lost at E Minor]