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Take Advantage of the Weather and Go Moonlight Paddleboarding

Go moon bathing for a change

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Island Water Sports in Deerfield Beach is offering stand-up full moon paddle tours. The 3.5-mile scenic route takes paddlers along the multimillion dollar homes on the Intracoastal, just in time for sunset.

Upcoming dates for the full moon paddles are in February (on the 10 and 11) and each month through December. The tours, which are considered easy paddles but require some endurance, start at 5:30 p.m. from Island Water Sports at 1985 NE 2nd Street, where people joining the tour will be carpooled to the launch.

Registration is limited. The cost is $30 a person, which includes a board rental and a tour guide. Those who bring their own boards, paddles and life vests pay $10. Those who have their own boards should also bring a whistle and white flashlight, but can rent those from Island Water Sports, if needed.

The paddle takes about 1.5 hours.

For more information, go to Island Camps’ website, email info@islandcamps.com or call 954/427-4929.


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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 wordscomealive.com.
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Jingle Bell Jog is Coming to Town

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Registration is open for the Saturday, December 17, 2016 Delray Beach Jingle Bell Jog 5K.

As event promoters say: This is the annual running event that “champions all things associated with the festive winter holidays… Jingle Bells, Santa, Mistletoe, Eggnog, Reindeer, Elves!”

When else can you sign up for a race and get a Santa suit and bells for your running shoes?

It’s the time of year when Santas and their jingling bells take over A1A in Delray Beach. So, get ready to get your jingle on.

The 3.1-mile race starts at 7:30 a.m. at Anchor Park, 340 South Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach. There’s also a Little Elf Dash at 8:30a.m.

Cost to enter is $35. Click here to register.

Or find out more at http://jinglebelljog.net/event-info-delray-beach/.

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 wordscomealive.com.
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Walk to Fight Breast Cancer in October

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There’s plenty of time to get a team together, join a team or sign up to walk as an individual for the upcoming American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K (3.1-mile) walk in Boca Raton. The walk raises money and awareness for breast cancer.

The noncompetitive event starts at Mizner Park Amphitheater (590 Plaza Real) at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 22.

The Making Strides of South Palm Beach walk celebrates survivors and raises money for breast cancer research, education and patient services. Participants who raise $100 will receive a 2016 Commemorative Making Strides t-shirt.

Making Strides has been making its impact on fundraising to end breast cancer for decades. Since 1993, more than 12 million walkers nationwide have raised more than $750 million to help fight breast cancer at Making Strides events, according to the American Cancer Society.

To sign up for the local walk or donate to Making Strides, go to the event website. For more information, contact Katie Mixon, SouthPalmBeachFLStrides@cancer.org, 561/650-0119.

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 wordscomealive.com.
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Upcoming Devil Dog 5k Benefits Local Wounded Military

Photos provided by the Evolution Fitness Foundation

The Devil Dog 5K, with proceeds that will benefit the local Wounded Warriors of South Florida charity, is less than a month away. The Sunday, Oct. 16, race starts at 7:30 a.m. at South County Regional Park, 12551 Glades Road, Boca Raton.

The cost to participate is $35.

The Evolution Fitness Foundation, which is part of Evolution Fitness Boca (9793 Glades Rd.), is putting on the family friendly event with live music, which is designed to raise awareness about the needs of wounded service members. A Lake Park, Fla.-based not-for-profit, which not affiliated with the national Wounded Warriors Project, will benefit from the race.

The Devil Dog 5K was established by a marine in partnership with the Evolution Fitness Foundation.

“Marines have been nicknamed ‘Devil Dogs’ since the Battle of Belleau Wood in 1918 when German soldiers coined the term to describe the U.S. marines who were likened to ‘Dogs from Hell’ because of their ferocious fighting in the battle,” according to Monica Prado, of the Evolution Fitness Foundation. “This nickname is still used to motivate and inspire our great marines. The Wounded Warriors of South Florida is a local praiseworthy organization that serves to honor and empower both physically and mentally wounded soldiers.”

To register for the Devil Dog 5K, go to: http://www.devildog5k.com or check out the event’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/devildog5krun/?fref=ts.

 

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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 wordscomealive.com.

Win a Lifetime Membership to the YMCA

Don’t miss the chance to win a Lifetime Membership to the YMCA of South Palm Beach County.

The Boca Raton and Boynton Beach YMCA locations are offering “Around the Y in 80 Ways,” a program that allows nonmembers and members to experience some of the new classes and features available at the “Y” locations in South Florida. As a bonus, it provides participants an opportunity to win the grand prize, which is a Lifetime Membership to the YMCA of South Palm Beach County.

To get involved, simply pick up a passport at the front desk of either the Boca or Boynton Beach locations beginning Monday, September 19. Then, complete a minimum 10 out of 80 tasks and experiences available to participants throughout the YMCA. For example, take a Zumba, yoga or water aerobics class, try the new outdoor performance training space, or spend a few minutes unwinding in the steam room.

“When people actually have the chance to experience the YMCA, more often than not they want to become a part of it and become members. That’s why we are hosting this fun event to showcase many of the unique features of our Boca and Boynton facilities. We look forward to showing off the compelling culture of the YMCA,” says Jason Hagensick, president and CEO at YMCA of South Palm Beach County.

The event starts Friday, September 23 and ends Sunday, September 25, at both locations. For more information please visit www.ymcaspbc.org/80ways

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Palm Beach County Announces ‘Adventure Awaits’ Series

Ever wonder what it’s like to hike, bike or kayak the natural areas in Palm Beach County, but you don’t feel confident about the adventure without a guide? Well, Palm Beach County has announced its fall 2016 “Adventure Awaits” event series, and it’s full of free opportunities to explore largely unexplored areas of Palm Beach County with experienced naturalists.

The next event on tap: September 17, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., there’s a 1.5 mile hike through the Cypress Creek Natural Area, at 10035 West Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Here’s your invitation to slog through the South Florida wetlands, with a group of like-minded adventurers. All you have to do is be prepared for some knee-deep water and bring a towel and some dry clothes and shoes for after the hike. The County’s Department of Environmental Resources Management provides the expertise, water, cups, hiking sticks and a fruit snack for hikers.

That’s one example. There’s are many more chances to experience our natural areas’ wild beauty.

The Adventure Awaits series is in its third season, featuring 15 events (some have already happened) from September through November. Other events include naturalist-led cycling and paddling tours, an opportunity to learn nature photography skills and a butterfly adventure. Returning this season is the popular stargazing event and Growing Up Wild events, which inspire children and their parents to connect with nature.

Another great thing about this series is anyone—from beginner outdoors’ person to advanced adventurer—can attend.

For the complete schedule and descriptions of the events, go tohttps://www.facebook.com/PBCERM/events or www.pbcerm.eventbrite.com.

Space is limited and registration is required for all of these free events. For more information on Palm Beach County’s natural areas, call (561) 233-2400, visit www.pbcgov.com/erm/, or follow the Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources Management on Facebook and Instagram @PBCERM.

 

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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 wordscomealive.com.

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Cycle for the American Heart Association

The Ride for the American Heart Association is Saturday, Sept. 10. Pedals up at 7:30 a.m. at the Old School Square Park, 51 N. Swinton Ave, Delray Beach.

There are two routes to choose: a 60-mile and a 30-mile bike ride. The 60-mile event offers an 18-mph to 21-mph option, and a faster 22- to-24 mph group. The same with the 30-mile ride. Experienced riders will have an 18- to 21-mph option, while people who want to cruise at slower speeds can ride with the 15- to 17-mph group.

zMotion, which is the organization putting on the ride, announced the event will have police, on-route support vehicles and fully stocked rest stops.

Stay after the ride for food and fun (including a kids’ zone).

To enter, cyclists pay $50 each ($30 for zMotion members), and 100 percent of the proceeds go to the American Heart Association, according to zMotion’s Facebook announcement.

To sign up, go to www.zmotion.org. And for more about the event, click here.

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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 wordscomealive.com.

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 wordscomealive.com.
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Tropical Triathlon

This is the 19th year for the Bill Bone Tropical Triathlon in Lake Worth. The sprint distance triathlon, which is a quarter-mile swim, 13-mile bike and 5K (3.1-mile) run, starts at 7 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 18 at Lake Worth beach (10 S. Ocean Blvd., at A1A and Lake Ave.).

The cost for an individual entry is $100. For high school students, it’s $60. Relay teams can participate, too. All participants get breakfast after the race.

Nadine Burns, who is the contact for the race, tells bocamag.com that proceeds from the Tropical Triathlon help to buy road bikes for local high school triathlon clubs. Two high schools are on board so far: Lake Worth High School and Santaluces High in Lantana. Each school has a six-to-eight member tri club. Thanks to the not-for-profit Friends of Lake Worth High School organization, each school got six road bikes, which each cost thousands of dollars to buy retail. Burns helped lead the program to give schools incentive to start tri clubs.

U.S.A. Triathlon Association (USAT) has taken notice and plans to attend the Lake Worth event to use the program as a model to encourage high school based tri clubs, Burns says.

“It’s real simple. These bikes are expensive, so in order for the kids to have them the easiest way around that is to get a sponsor. Our organization sponsors it. We raise money and … get them six road bikes. We donate them to the school, to the tri club. That way the bikes are always secure there and available to the students, so they can train and compete,” Burns says.

Schools can reach Burns by calling 561/358-8501 or emailing her attropicaltriathlon@gmail.com to get the tri club ball rolling.

The organization does this, in part, through donations that race participants can make when they’re signing up for the triathlon. Or if you like the idea and want to give but don’t want to participate in the upcoming tri, contact Burns about making a donation.

“Our goal is to have a tri club at every Palm Beach County School …,” Burns says.

To register for the Bill Bone Tropical Triathlon, click here. 

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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 wordscomealive.com.

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 wordscomealive.com.

21 days to fitness

Might a 21-day weight loss challenge be the tune-up you need before indulging in the holidays?

The folks at the Institute of Human Performance (IHP) Fitness in Boca Raton think so.

IHP, at 1950 NW Boca Raton Blvd., is starting its 21 Day Weight Loss Challenge in early October. The full 21-day package costs $360 and includes a month membership at the gym, nine one-hour personal training sessions, three weeks of nutritional guidance, body measurements and fitness programming.

The fittest male and female the end of the 21 days (by weight lost) each wins a free full-year IHP gym membership.

The $360 is a highly reduced rate, considering one-hour individual personal training sessions at IHP are $90.

How can you get in on the weight loss action? Contact IHP at 561/620-9556 or visit www.IHPFitnes.com. The initial orientation for the 21-day challenge is October 6 at 6 p.m. at the gym. Space is limited.

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 wordscomealive.com.

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Save the Jaguar 5K

Animal lovers get ready to lace up Sept. 3 for the Save the Jaguar 5K at the Palm Beach Zoo (1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach).

The start time is 7:30 a.m. for this 3.1-miler that will take runners through Dreher Park and into Palm Beach Zoo.

The race’s tribute to jaguars is timely. The jaguar population used to flourish in the Southern U.S., but humans forced them out of North America. Now, they’re left to roam only in South and Central America, according to the race website.

To help save the jaguars, the Palm Beach Zoo and Wildlife Conservation Society have worked together to support species and habitat research and protection atMadidi-Tambopata Landscape in Bolivia.

A portion of the registration fees of $25 for adults and $20 for runners 17 and younger will help to fund that support, according to the Save the Jaguar 5K website. Note: registration fees go up as you get closer to the event.

Runners and walkers who participate will pass the zoo’s tigers, wallabies, Fennec foxes, New Guinea singing dogs, ocelots and the howling primates siamang gibbons on their ways to the finish. The cost of registration also gives participants a free admission that day to the Zoo.

To sign up, click here, and learn more here.

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 wordscomealive.com.

Digital marketing and communication professional with over 20 years experience and comprehensive understanding of platform development, content marketing, online media buying, and brand management. Successfully launched digital platforms for numerous start-ups to rebranding fortune 100 companies. Leadership style is a native driver with analyzing and collaboration as key components to achieving success. Can work both as a technologist and technician at many levels for marketing and development.