Recap of #Sweatworking at Sweat on State
  • August 5, 2014
  • July’s #Sweatworking event brought us to Sweat on State where we experienced the gym’s signature high intensity interval class called Sweat. I’ve tried an loved Sweat on State and I couldn’t wait to unleash the gym on sweatworkers.

    Sweat on State‘s Sweat class has elements of CrossFit, like the high-intensity nature of it, without bringing the heavier weights of CrossFit into the equation.

    asweatlife sweat working sweat on state prep for the workout

    Our instructor, Andrea, broke us into groups of four. Working out in a group: #Sweatworking win. We spent the class alternating between 5 exercises: box step-ups, rowing, squat jumps, push presses and running sprinting at an incline.

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    Between each round, Andrea threw in some sort of heart rate raising exercise like mountain climbers, star jumps and burpees. The workout only took a total of 40 minutes, but high intensity workouts get a lot done in a shorter period of time. By the end of class, there was not a dry brow in the place.

    asweatlife sweat working sweat on state star jumps

    After a tough workout, we unwound with Airrosti Rehab Centers, which sent rehab pros to give the group tips on how to use a lacrosse ball to untie some of the knots in our bodies. (Learn more about Myofascial release here)

    asweatlife sweat working sweat on state lacrosse ball demo

    After a little time to cool down, we took an obligatory sweaty pic to document the fact that we worked out hard and lived to tell the tail. It might be because I said, “Do something strong. Or silly. Strong and silly.” that there are so many tongues sticking out in this group pic. Or it could be that they’re mad about those burpees.

    asweatlife sweat working sweat on state group photo

    After the workout, we snacked on treats from Kind Snacks, KitchFix, Muscle Milk, Pretzel Crisps and sipped on Social Enjoyments (now available at Whole Foods and Marianos).

    asweatlife sweat working sweat on state sponsor photo

    Everyone also took home goodies from European Wax Centers, discounted classes from Sweat on State and Women’s Health offered everyone a coupon code for RUN10FEED10 that will get you $5 off the Chicago race and every other race being held across the country. You can use the code too: WHANDERSON

    Want to get in on the action at the next #sweatworking event? Join us at ENRGI August 20. Sign up here.

    About Jeana Anderson Cohen

    Jeana Anderson Cohen is the founder and CEO of aSweatLife.com a destination for living your best life, with fitness as the catalyst. She's also the co-founder and head of strategy of the SweatWorking App. But before starting health-focused companies Jeana earned a degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For the first decade of her career, she created and executed social media strategies for brands. aSweatLife fuses her experience and her passion for wellness and SweatWorking was the natural evolution of that experience. You can find Jeana leading the team at aSweatLife, hosting aSweatLife’s monthly #Sweatworking events, and - on the rare evening off - you may find her using her Personal Training certification to coach group fitness classes across Chicago.