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District Fit in West Palm Beach

District Fit  is coming to West Palm Beach on October 19-21, 2018.

Join CityPlace and Hilton West Palm Beach for a festival featuring an energetic fusion of fitness & wellness in the reimagined district of Downtown West Palm Beach. District Fit was created to celebrate and inspire an active and healthy lifestyle by creating a range of free activities for locals, visitors and guests of Palm Beach County.

This health and wellness event will focus on mindful movement, physical fitness, preventative care and living a healthy lifestyle. There will be more than 20 instructors and inspiring industry leaders at the event, many of whom will be presenting fitness classes, holistic seminars and nutrition talks. In addition, there will be live entertainment and over 50 pop-up retail experiences and interactive classes.

When: October 19-21, 2018
Time: Varies – classes and activities are scheduled throughout the weekend
Where: Hilton, CityPlace & throughout Downtown West Palm Beach
Cost: Free to attend


District Fit 2018

The second edition of District Fit, a multidisciplinary festival focused on mindful movement and physical fitness will take place October 19-21. 

The festival will feature a lineup of more than 15 free sweat-inducing workouts led by elite trainers and fitness gurus, holistic seminars, nutrition workshops, culinary events, live entertainment and more than 25 pop-up retail experiences, all converging in West Palm Beach, recently named the second healthiest city in the country by Trulia.

POP SUGAR,  June 10, 2018

Fitness Gurus Weigh in on Hot Workouts vs. Cold Workouts

by Wendy Rose Gould

Erika Strimer, CEO of Total MOVEment in West Palm Beach, FL, and a lead instructor during CityPlace's District Fit wellness festival, says that while she's a fan of a moderately warm vinyasa session — anything over 85 degrees isn't ideal.

"Hot workouts inhibit your ability to get the best workout. It compromises your overall metabolic function, making you tired and weak," she noted. "When I took my 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Training, there was no research to prove a room over 100 degrees to be any more effective. Before teacher training, I found myself being able to go deeper in the poses, but that doesn't mean it is safe for the average person. If you're going to do a workout in a hot room, a safe temperature would be below 85 degrees."

TOTAL BEAUTY,  May 25, 2018

I Tried 10 New Fitness Classes in One Week and I Feel Unstoppable

by Wendy Rose Gould

Determined to meet my goal of experimenting with new classes, I set myself up for success by indulging in Golden Door's fitness resort in California, followed by another fitness getaway in West Palm Beach, Florida, a city that has positioned itself as a blossoming leader in health and wellness travel. (If you're interested in partaking, check out the DistrictFit Wellness Festival that runs October 19 through 21.)

In the course of that one week, I tried 10 different fitness classes, including boxing, spin, barre, tai chi, outdoor circuits, running intervals, pilates, zen yoga, blacklight yoga and even a 1:1 session with a fitness instructor to help me initiate new moves into my current routine.

SUN SENTINEL, March 28, 2018


From the farm to the Hilton Hotel in West Palm Beach, Executive Chef Miguel Santiago is kicking off the first ever ‘District Fit’ weekend with a vegan inspired dinner.

"It has become part of the culture, of people taking care of themselves, eating healthier; our job as a chef is to educate people on how to eat right,” he said. The dinner, scheduled for Thursday evening, will also feature vegan wine; money from all the sales will go to help repair the devastation left behind by the wild fires in Sonoma, California.Then on Friday March 30th and Saturday March 31st, it’s time to get physical.

"We have this amazing community, amazing beaches; all these great things, so let's be healthy,” said John Parkinson, the General Manager of the Hilton West Palm Beach. “Let's be able to enjoy this." For two days, organizers and volunteers will offer free indoor and outdoor fitness classes at the hotel as well as across the street at City Place. The goal of District Fit is to encourage locals to participate in positive lifestyle experiences.

"We're actually putting bikes in the water and we're going to do an underwater spin class,” Parkinson said. "Boot camp classes, we have yoga, we have meditation, we have nutrition classes, I mean the list goes on!" There will also be several classes for kids of all ages. 


Hilton West Palm Beach And CityPlace Announce New Fitness And Wellness Festival

by Holly Gambrell

It’s no secret that Palm Beachers like to stay fit—even Trulia recently noticed by naming West Palm Beach the second best city in the nation for living a healthy lifestyle.

Hilton West Palm Beach and CityPlace have partnered together to celebrate health and wellness with a new festival called District Fit. The two-day event will take place March 30 to 31 in downtown West Palm Beach at both Hilton West Palm Beach and CityPlace. The fitness festival will feature indoor and outdoor fitness classes, mindful wellness practices, healthy food and beverage vendors, live entertainment, cooking demonstration and specialty pop-up shops.

Prominent local and regional fitness instructors will create classes designed for all ages and fitness levels. These include HIIT Bootcamp by Miami-based personal trainer Anthony Mendez; a dance class by Total Movement owner Erika Strimer; kids bootcamp by Cross Fit’s El Cid; water biking by Water Cycle Studio; barre without a bar by Studios Etc. owner Jacquelyn Quesada; and more.

District Fit will also feature a fashion show highlighting local influencers who will showcase the best in athleisure wear. The outfits will be curated by Jacquelyn Quesada. Food and drink options will include creations by Moe’s Kombucha, coconut water from ZICO and more. There will also be a vegan-inspired dinner curated by chef Miguel Santiago, and held in collaboration with Adam Lipson of Vegan Approved, on the lawns of Hilton West Palm Beach at 6:30 p.m. on March 29.

Other vendors to expect at the festival include Pique Studios, MANTA, Holly’s Natural Products, Fitness Hub, TempleCare Beauty and more.