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Athens Relay Team invites supporters to get purple and fit

By  | October 6, 2018 | Filed under: News

ATHENS-Supporters of Relay for Life will be shaking it to the streets in Downtown Athens on Thursday, Oct. 11.


The City of Athens Relay for Life Team is hosting Purple and Fit: Zumba on The Square from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. with local instructors Dagan Breakfield and Brittany Powell. The event will be on Marion Street in front of the Courthouse.


“Dagan and Brittany wanted to support our efforts with Relay for Life with a Zumba class, and being active is an important component of preventing cancer,” said City of Athens Relay for Life Team Captain Holly Hollman.


According to the American Cancer Society, being active helps reduce your cancer risk by helping with weight control, improving your hormone levels and improving the way your immune system works.


“The latest recommendations for adults call for at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity each week, or an equivalent combination, preferably spread throughout the week,” according to the American Cancer Society’s website on diet and activity.


Those who love Zumba or who are interested in learning more about Zumba can register for Purple and Fit online at Eventbrite at The cost to register online is $8. Participants can also sign up at the event for $10. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life.


In addition to Zumba, HealthSource of Athens will provide massages for $1 per minute and donate those proceeds to Relay for Life.


“The Relay for Life campaign year is kicking off, so we will also have some Relay for Life swag for sale such as garden flags and sun catchers made by a local artist,” Hollman said.


About the instructors

Dagan Breakfield – She became Zumba certified in 2011. She taught regularly at the Athens Wellness Center until 2014, and occasionally, she still substitute teaches Zumba classes there. Since October 2017, she has been teaching Firefly, a trampoline rebounding class, at Studio B here in Athens.








Brittany Powell – She started taking Breakfield’s Zumba classes in 2012 and fell in love with it. She became Zumba certified to teach in 2014. She teaches classes at Athens Wellness Center with five classes a week, including Zumba, Strong by Zumba and Power30.




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