Saturday, April 13, 2024

Fitness Weekend Benefits Military Heroes

Fitness powerhouses in the community are rallying to support an important cause: Help Our Military Heroes or HOMH.

From biking to yoga, there are a variety of ways to get involved and give back. The series of philanthropic fitness events will run from Friday, Nov. 14 to Sunday Nov. 16, with proceeds supporting military heroes through HOMH. The nonprofit organization, which is funded by public donations, provides those wounded in the military with fully equipped handicapped vehicles. One of HOMH’s many recipients, Army Sergeant Brian Mast, who lost both legs while serving America in Afghanistan, is the guest of honor and will be on hand throughout the weekend to meet people and join in the fun.

Schedule of events:

Friday, Nov. 14

Where: Slash Fitness, 290 S.E. Sixth Ave., Suite 2, Delray Beach

What: All proceeds and fees from the day will go to HOMH. Sign up for a class or call 561/865-5716. Classes are $25 each and cost less when you commit to memberships or contracts.

Sunday, Nov. 16

Where: South County Regional Park, Sunset Pavillion, 11200 Park Access Road, Boca Raton

What: Ride for Help Our Military Heroes by zMotion Foundation. Registration for this cycling event is $100 for people who are not members of zMotion. To register for the ride, go to It starts at 8 a.m. Riders can choose between metric and half metric century rides. The ride is fully supported by police and SAG for mechanical issues. There will be rest stops, food, raffles and vendors. Back at the park, local yoga instructor Alexis King will be holding a yoga class at 9 a.m. The class is $25 and you can register at the link above.

If you sign up for the zMotion ride Sunday, you can pick up your packet and enjoy a social event Wednesday, Nov. 12 at Stuart’s Wild Ride (8177 W. Glades Road, #12, Boca Raton) from 5 to 7 p.m. or at Doghouse Multisport Training Center (851 S.E. Sixth Avenue, Suite 106, Delray Beach) from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13.

Note: there will be a HOMH cycling jersey available for a $70 donation from Nov. 14 through 16 at the events.

If you can’t attend, making a donation is always an option. For more about Help Our Military Heroes, go to


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About Lisette

Lisette Hilton, president of Words Come Alive, has had the luxury of reporting on health, fitness and other hot topics for more than 23 years. The longtime Boca Raton resident, University of Florida graduate and fitness buff writes for local, regional and national publications and websites. Find out more on

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