Press release

Rothman Orthopaedic Institute Presents Center City Fit Returns with Free Fitness Classes at Dilworth Park

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Get ready to get movin' in the heart of center city 

PHILADELPHIA (March 29, 2019) – Rothman Orthopaedic Institute presents Center City Fit at Dilworth Park returns this April. Formerly known as Spring Training, the series will offer a full lineup of fitness classes that will take place along part of the fountain. Most programs will be held on Monday and Tuesday evenings starting April 15 through October 15, with a special event scheduled for Saturday, June 1.

Professional trainers will lead a variety of free classes, which include Zumba®, boot camp and cardio kickboxing. Experts from Rothman Orthopaedic Institute will drop in periodically to offer tips on stretching and injury prevention. All fitness classes are led by experienced trainers from Optimal Sport Health Clubs 1315 Walnut. The schedule includes:  

6 PM
: Kick-start your week with an all-out Zumba® party set to Latin and pop music. These calorie-blasting dance classes are led by Dwayne Townsend, an expert in dance and fitness. The former Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders choreographer has worked in the tristate area for years to solidify his triple threat status. Serving as a fitness trainer, actor and entertainer, Townsend will use his unique experiences to bring energy to his sessions.

6 PM:
Starting April 16 through July 23, push yourself to keep up during a high-intensity boot camp. Seasoned trainer Guy Nanni will take you through unique bodyweight exercises and activities designed to make you sweat. Born and raised in Northeast Philly, Nanni knows just how scrappy Philadelphians can be. He will push participants to transcend their own limitations and challenge them to become the best version of themselves. He will use his martial arts background to better educate people about the intricacies of their own bodies.

6 PM: Beginning July 30-October 15, you’ll fight your way through a cardio kickboxing class aimed to reduce stress and burn fat. The multitalented Guy Nanni will also lead this session.

Saturday, June 1:
2 PM – 4 PM
: Zumba® Dance for Peace is an expression of love and togetherness celebrated through Zumba®, an exercise in disguise. Participants will become a part of “One Big Family” right in the heart of Center City. A team of seasoned ZIN instructors and ZJs will headline this special event. The lineup includes:

  • ZIN Tessy and Pedro Ayala
  • ZIN Hector Santiago
  • ZJ Jose Melendez
  • ZJ Shannan Reese

Visit for a full list of instructors, program updates and information. Center City Fit at Dilworth Park is presented by Rothman Institute, with fitness partner Optimal Sport Health Clubs 1315 Walnut.


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.

Rothman Orthopaedic Institute is a private orthopaedic practice dedicated to providing communities with high-quality, compassionate, and affordable musculoskeletal care that is grounded in evidence-based medicine, the results of which will exceed expectations. Rothman Orthopaedic Institute orthopaedists treat patients at over 34 locations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, including orthopaedic urgent care clinics in Marlton, NJ and Limerick, PA. For more information about Rothman Orthopaedic Institute please call 1-800-321-9999 or visit

Optimal Sport Health Clubs [OSHC] was created in pursuit of a mission to create a superior health club experience. Optimal Sport Health Clubs focus on the health and wellness of its members throughout the Philadelphia region. OSHC offers unparalleled guest service, pointed attention, professional fitness experts, an abundance of group fitness classes and state of the art equipment in pristinely maintained facilities with affordable rates that offer exceptional value. Be Bold. Be Optimal. Learn more at