The United Theatre Hosts a Free Public Workout With P90X Creator

Westerly, RI  – Downtown Westerly’s The United Theatre will present a free, public workout in Wilcox Park with renowned fitness expert and P90X creator Tony Horton on Saturday, August 22nd at 9am. The event is a fundraiser for The United Theatre, a downtown landmark currently undergoing renovations to become a regional center for film, music and the arts.

So far, 400 people have pre-registered, and it is expected that anywhere from 500 to 1000 people will attend from throughout Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts and even some travelling especially for the event from New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Tony Horton is the master behind P90X, the best selling fitness program in America. He helps people get fit all over the world by keeping them motivated in health, physique, and lifestyle. For the past 25 years, Horton has used his unique brand of humor to change the lives of over 8 million people through his incredible fusion of motivation, physical exercise, nutrition, and discipline.

Horton, a Westerly native, will also be giving a talk at Westerly Library that same evening, in conjunction with a meet and greet and signing of his new book; The Big Picture: 11 Laws That Will Change Your Life. Unlike the morning workout, the evening lecture is a ticketed event priced at $35 per person. That price includes a copy of Horton’s book.

During an additional fundraising event for The United Theatre, Horton is offering a personal, exclusive workout session for 30 people the morning after the public workout. He will lead this once in a lifetime workout on the platform of The United Theatre, where 30 people will get to share one-on-one time with Horton, as well as personal fitness tips, a book signing and photo opportunities.

Registration for the free morning event on August 22nd as well as ticketing information about the book signing and exclusive Sunday morning workout are available at


The United Theatre is a nonprofit with a very clear mission; to establish a center for showcasing artistic excellence, creating for the southern New England region, a destination where all forms of art, including theatre, music, dance and film can be enjoyed and experienced by the public. From 1926 through 1986 the United Theatre was downtown Westerly’s go to destination for area film lovers. The Westerly Land Trust purchased the theatre on February 3, 2006. Today, the building and adjoining space are about to undergo extensive renovations designed to transform the property into a multi-use arts complex. As currently envisioned, the restored United Theatre will include a 336-seat main theatre with a fully rigged proscenium stage; a 50-seat, “storefront” theatre; and a separate cinema on the second floor. From film, opera, live theater, music, comedy and lectures to a center for arts education, create spaces and workshops, The United Theatre will become a center for arts in the region, providing a home for local, national and international artists to showcase their work. Learn more at

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