The third annual District Fit wellness weekend is taking place in downtown West Palm Beach, FL, March 7-9 at the Hilton West Palm Beach and CityPlace. The lineup will feature over two dozen sweat-inducing workouts led by elite trainers, culinary events by local tastemakers, kid-friendly activities, and live entertainment. Having attracted over 1,500 participants last year, the three-day event places an emphasis on promoting healthier lifestyles throughout the community.
“Our vision for District Fit is to provide the community with a destination for helpful information about nutrition, fitness, and balance–everything they need to start living better and healthier,” says John Parkinson, general manager of Hilton West Palm Beach. “This spring, we are looking forward to introducing a stronger nutritional component that will expose techniques for smarter decisions to implement daily. Through this bi-annual festival, we are hoping to continue to instill a more health-conscious mindset throughout South Florida.”
Some activities to look forward to are:
- The Kick-Off Vegan Dinner Party hosted at Galley on Thursday, March 7. Taking place on the outdoor patio, there will be live music, specialty cocktails, and interactive food stations with tastings.
- Glow Yoga, sponsored by Athleta, and instructed by Jennifer Martin on the lawn at the Hilton. LED headsets will be used accompanied by live DJ music.
- An Aqua Zumba Class in the pool at the Hilton, led by Rachel Davidson, local fitness hub instructor.
- A Gardening & Herbal Infusion Workshop, hosted by Mike Kane and Faye Pelosi of Palm Beach Farmyards. The workshop serves as an introduction to herbalism focusing on ways to use plants as medicine and highlighting vegetation found in subtropical Florida. Attendees will be able to go home with one potted medicinal herb seedling.
- Family-friendly activities, such as kids yoga and a hip hop dance class taught by Sean’s Dance Factory with live music.
All classes are free and open to the public, but participants are encouraged to make donations to Hope Water, a South Florida-based charity that provides clean water resources for those in need around the world. All proceeds from the event will go directly to Hope Water. The full lineup of classes and experiences will be announced in the coming weeks. For more details and recaps of past District Fit festivals, visit the District Fit website.