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AIRMALL at BWI Marshall announces Fit2Fly Week to help travelers focus on health and wellness while traveling

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Airport activities including Yoga, free massages and walking trails happening April 27 - May 1.

BALTIMORE - This spring, the AIRMALL at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI Marshall) is helping travelers focus on ways to stay fit and healthy on the go by launching Fit2Fly week from April 27 to May 1, 2015. Throughout the week, AIRMALL and its tenants will offer complimentary health and wellness services like free yoga sessions, fun giveaways, and sponsor a 1K walk on the airport's cardio trail. AIRMALL will also share tips with travelers about ways to focus on health and wellbeing while traveling.   

"From grabbing fresh fruit as a snack for the plane to walking the terminal while waiting for your flight, there are easy ways that travelers can incorporate a health and wellness routine into their travels," said Brett Kelly, vice president of AIRMALL Maryland. "During our Fit2Fly week, we're showing travelers that staying fit while traveling is not only possible, but also fun and easy. We hope that travelers will partake in our complimentary health and wellness offerings to kick off their travels on a healthy note."

Activities scheduled during Fit2Fly week at the AIRMALL at BWI Marshall include:
  • Monday, April 27: Charm City Run will be in the A/B Food Court to share running and fitness tips and information on upcoming Baltimore-area races.
  • Tuesday, April 28: Be Relax will offer free hand massages in the A/B Food Court.
  • Wednesday, April 29:  Designated as Fit2Fly Day.
    - Free yoga sessions with Charm City Yoga in the C8 Gate Room from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fun giveaways include yoga mats, water bottles and jump ropes.
    - Free "healthy choices" tasting event at Silver Diner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    - A crew from WLIF-FM will join in the fun from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Friday, May 1:  Friday Fun Walk—1K Cardio Trail, 10 a.m.
    - Begin at Pathfinders station in front of D checkpoint, pre-security
    - Drawing for a FitBit wireless wristband.
AIRMALL will provide travelers with handouts that provide easy tips for staying healthy on the go, including modifying your favorite yoga poses to relax mid-flight and being mindful of your water intake to stay hydrated. AIRMALL will also note the variety of healthy dining options available at the airport through a special dining guide for travelers, and distribute free healthy snack options to passengers in the terminals.  BWI Marshall soared to 1st place in the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine's 2014 Airport Food Review of the nation's busiest airports.

"At BWI Marshall Airport, we emphasize healthy activities and nutritious dining options," said Paul J. Wiedefeld, Chief Executive Officer for BWI Marshall Airport. "The Fit2Fly initiative will highlight the many healthy choices available for our travelers."

Travelers at BWI Marshall can also stay active while waiting for their flights on two 1K round-trip circuits, located pre-security and post-security. For those with more time and energy, BWI Marshall offers travelers a 12.5 mile scenic outdoor trail for hiking or biking that encircles the airport property. Self-serve bikes are available near the Light Rail stop at the airport. Zagster riders pay a daily rate of $5 for up to 12 hours of use.

"During this busy travel season, even the most dedicated fitness enthusiasts can have their daily routines and healthy habits interrupted," added Kelly. "We hope Fit2Fly week will help to keep everyone motivated to maintain their fitness goals even on the go."
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