Editor’s note: This article was originally published October 21, 2013
It’s been nearly two years since Paolo Minissi, the founder of Castle Hill Fitness, took his own life.
To honor his memory, staff and members of Castle Hill Fitness plan to participate in the 2013 Out of Darkness Walk and raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Central Texas Chapter.
The 3-5 mile Out of Darkness Walk takes place in more than 200 communities across the country each fall. Proceeds help fund research, education and survivor and awareness programs to prevent suicide and help those affected by it.
The walk starts at 11 a.m. Nov. 9 at the Texas State Capitol, 1300 N. Congress Avenue. To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/las7ck2.
Castle Hill hopes to raise $4,000.
To do that, the fitness center at 1112 North Lamar Boulevard will host special fitness, yoga and pilates classes on Nov. 3. Proceeds from the classes, which will include barre, pilates, indoor cycling, yoga wall, power yoga and strength toning, will be donated to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
The Expo classes will kick off at noon. Suggested donation is $10 per class. Each class includes a raffle ticket for a prize drawing. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the Food for Fitness Café next door.
For updates, go to http://www.castlehillfitness.com/calendar/875/fitness-fundraising-expo.