WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Qatar Airways was pleased to sponsor Washingtonian Fit Fest 2014, an annual interactive health and fitness event for women, hosted at American University, on June 21st. The one-day event provided over 300 women with the chance to attend yoga classes, wellness clinics, panel discussion and healthy cooking demonstrations, as well as consult with doctors and health experts.
In addition to sponsoring yoga classes, Qatar Airways provided attendees with branded yoga mats, a chance to win a Fitbit, wearable health and wellness technology, and the Qatar Airways healthy lounge, where attendees could learn more about the airline's Fly Healthy, Fly Fit wellness program.
"Our Fit Fest attendees appreciate and value companies that take health seriously," remarked Washingtonian Media President and Publisher, Cathy Merrill Williams. "We were honored to partner with Qatar Airways because their Fly Healthy, Fly Fit resonates deeply with our attendees — many of whom spend a lot of time in the air and care profoundly about their health."
Qatar Airlines' Fly Healthy, Fly Fit program was developed in conjunction with health and fitness expert Deepak Chopra, in order to reduce stress and improve physical wellness during long-haul commercial flights. The program, developed by the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, employs a custom form of Ayurvedic techniques, including yoga and meditation, in order to help passengers feel more balanced, healthy and relaxed.
"Qatar Airways is dedicated to the wellbeing of our passengers, both in the air and on the ground," said Qatar Airways USA Country Manager, Lisa Markovic. "We are immensely proud of our inflight program we've developed, but we take an even greater pleasure in working with Washingtonian Magazine to help further the cause of health and wellbeing in the Washington DC community."
"The Qatar Airways yoga mats were a huge hit," added Williams. "People not only loved them so much as to tweet and post about them, but walked around with them slung on their shoulders with immense pride."
Qatar Airways flies to 143 destinations around the world through their central hub, the newly opened Hamad International Airport in Doha. The majority of the flights are considered "long-haul" and come with a complete explanation of the Fly Healthy, Fly Fit program, as part of Qatar Airways signature 5-star service.
Notes to Editors:
Qatar Airways is the national carrier of the State of Qatar. Currently undergoing rapid expansion, with plans to commence non-stop service to Dallas/Fort Worth on July 1st and Djibouti on July 27th.
Qatar Airways is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 17th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 134 aircraft flying to 143 key business and leisure destinations across six continents.
On October 30, 2013, Qatar Airways joined the oneworld Alliance, becoming the first Gulf carrier to join a global airline alliance, enabling its customers to benefit from almost 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,000 daily departures.
Award-winning carrier Qatar Airways was presented with three honours at the annual Skytrax 2013 World Airline Awards held during the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, France, last June. The airline was awarded World's Best Business Class, World's Best Business Class Lounge and, for the second consecutive year, Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East.
During the 2013 Dubai Air Show the airline placed orders for more than 60 new aircraft – a mixture of Boeing 777X and Airbus A330 Freighters. In total the airline has 300 aircraft on order worth more than US $50 billion. The airline will move into its new hub and home, Hamad International Airport, in 2014. For more information, visit our homepage www.qatarairways.com or our sites on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and YouTube.
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