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Free fitness combine and an addiction event

Fit Life readers join fitness combine for free

Slash Fitness (290 SE 6th Ave., Delray Beach) is hosting a fitness combine event on Feb. 6 with the goal of letting people know where they are fitness-wise. It’s a way for those who are just beginning to get fit to have a sense of their baselines. For others, this could help gauge progress.

Essentially, the event puts your fitness to the test. It’s free to unlimited Slash membership holders, and the $25 fee for non-members is waived for Fit Life readers. Just mention Boca Raton magazine!

The high intensity interval training (HIIT) gym’s combine event is like a modern-day field day for adults. It will be a combination of sport-specific conditioning drills used to determine individual skill level.

“Broken into five different sections, guests will receive scores in the following categories: strength, power, endurance, balance and SAQ (speed, agility and quickness). Participants will also receive a body composition test by [Delray Beach-based Biostation] a chiropractic assessment, an exclusive nutritional manual and much more, at the health awareness event,” according to press information.

The comprehensive assessment is a “platinum level” Fitbit.

The combine starts at 8 a.m. Participants get a slot every 15 minutes and rotate through the stations. The last group starts at 11 a.m.

To sign up, call 561/865-5716 or visit

Event focuses on local boomers, seniors suffering from addiction

Young people aren’t the only ones in our community that suffer from addiction. Baby boomers—even seniors—do, too. The upcoming SUD (Substance Use Disorder) Talks in Delray Beach on Feb. 11 will focus on the often-overlooked older addiction population.

The inaugural event will take place from 6 p.m. 9 p.m. at the Delray Beach Center for the Art’s Crest Theater (51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach). While the members of the community are invited and the Delray Beach Drug Task Force was offering free tickets, there are no more seats available. There is, however, a waiting list. To register for that, visit

The talks are an effort to tear down walls and unite local addiction professionals and community leaders in order to find long-term solutions for Delray Beach, which is known as the recovery capital of America, according to the SUDtalks website.

The event mimics TED talk formatting and features a roster of expert speakers, including: Dr. Kevin Wandler, associate chief medical officer, Advanced Recovery System; Dr. D. John Dyben, interim clinical director at Hanley Center at Origins Behavioral Healthcare; Marc Woods, City of Delray Beach code enforcement officer; and Dr. Elaine Rotenberg, clinical director at the Alpert Jewish Family and Children’s Services. Dr. Carl Hammerschlag, an internationally recognized author, physician, speaker and healer, will deliver the keynote address, discussing, among other things, how a changed perspective is needed to gain ground in response to the swell of substance use disorder.

Lisette Hilton
Lisette Hilton
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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