Press release

Center City District to Host Free Virtual Fitness Series

Giavana Suraci
T 215.440.5516


Zumba®, Boot Camp and more offered to guests of all skill levels

PHILADELPHIA (April 23, 2020): The Center City District (CCD) has curated dozens of free events throughout the year, including Center City Fit presented by Rothman Orthopaedics. Under normal circumstances, this outdoor fitness series would debut at Dilworth Park in April. However, in accordance with public health and safety directives, CCD has postponed all park events until further notice.  

But CCD is promoting all businesses that are open for pick-up and delivery in Center City, including multiple fitness, sports, yoga and dance studios that are offering on-line programs:

CCD and Optimal Sport have also teamed up to host a virtual version of our Dilworth Park classes for participants of all skill levels. Beginning Monday, May 4, Zumba® and Boot Camp videos can be streamed every Monday and Tuesday evenings at 6 p.m. until further notice. All streams will be shown live on the Dilworth Park Facebook page and the workouts will remain available for participants to exercise at their leisure.

Program and instructor information is as follows: 

Mondays, beginning May 4
6 p.m.

  • Expert instructor Dwayne Townsend will lead workouts disguised as lively dance parties set to Latin and pop music from the confines of his own home.

    Townsend is a triple threat entertainer who has worked in the fitness industry for 15 years. His teaching style is upbeat and interactive, stemming from his experience as a professional actor and choreographer. His inspiring approach to healthy living creates a fun environment for all who participate.

Boot Camp
Tuesdays, beginning May 5
6 p.m.

  •  Bring your best self and be ready to work during Boot Camp with expert trainer Guy Nanni.

    Born and raised in Northeast Philly, Nanni is no stranger to the grittiness of Philadelphians. He pushes participants with a tough-love approach because he truly believes in their ability to transcend their own limitations.


Center City Fit presented by Rothman Orthopaedics is sponsored by the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute in partnership with Optimal Sport Health Club 1315 Walnut. Events are subject to change. For the most up-to-date schedules and information, visit:  


The Center City District, a private-sector organization dedicated to making Center City Philadelphia clean, safe and attractive, is committed to maintaining Center City’s competitive edge as a regional employment center, a quality place to live, and a premier regional destination for dining, shopping and cultural attractions. Find us at and on Facebook and Twitter.