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District Fit Returns This Weekend With Breast Cancer Fundraising

District Fit, a long weekend of fitness and wellness, was a hit back in March. Because of that, the organizers are bringing it back.

Taking place Oct. 19 to 21, there will be free workout sessions, holistic seminars, culinary events, live entertainment and more at CityPlace and the Hilton West Palm Beach.

“It was really because of the response that we had. Not only the attendees that came out, but also the trainers. It was a great response all around,” says John Parkinson, the area general manager for Hilton West Palm Beach and a District Fit co-creator. “This community is all about wellness and fitness, so it seems to fit really, really well.”

The second District Fit was purposefully scheduled to land in October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and any proceeds generated will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Plus, Related Companies, which owns CityPlace, is matching all donations.

District Fit

While all classes are free, two classes are collecting donations:

CAR.D.O. Drum Fitness

Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at CityPlace Square, 700 S. Rosemary Ave. in West Palm Beach. Tap into your inner rock star and be a drummer for an hour! Each student will have a pair of “drum” sticks for a series of drumming exercises on large tires. Your arms will thank you! Put on your workout gear. Suggested donation $10. Reserve a spot here.

Zumba for a Cure

Oct. 20 at 9 a.m. at CityPlace Square, 700 S. Rosemary Ave. in West Palm Beach. Dance for a cause as you shake and shimmy your way to a cure. Don’t forget to wear your pink! Suggested donation $10. Reserve a spot here.

Parkinson, whose sister passed away from breast cancer this year at the age of 46, was especially motivated to raise money for the cause.

“District Fit is all about giving back to the community,” he says. “What better month than October to give back?”

For more information and a schedule of activities, visit

Christiana Lilly
Christiana Lilly
Christiana Lilly is the editor in chief of at Boca magazine, where she enjoys putting a spotlight on the Boca Raton and Palm Beach County community through both print and digital. Previously, she was the company's web editor. An award-winning journalist, she is the past president of the Society of Professional Journalists Florida chapter and a proud graduate of the University of Florida.

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