Taking #Sweatworking Back to CTF
  • September 25, 2014
  • When we planned #Sweatworking for September with CrossTown Fitness, we pushed our luck just a little bit with mother nature. We planned an outdoor paddle boarding event on the literal last day of summer.

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    Everything was set to take the workout onto the water on the Friday before the event, but the knowledgeable owners of Chicago SUP can read the weather a little better than I can when it comes to conditions that will blow a well-meaning #sweatworking event to Michigan.

    However, I want to acknowledge that it crossed my mind how funny it would have been to make a “not in Kansas anymore” joke while blowing away.

    But that’s neither here nor there. We moved the event to a warm, dry and nearly impossible to blow away location, CrossTown Fitness in the West loop where attendees partnered up and really felt the spirit of #Sweatworking.

    Betina, trainer extraordinaire and a total big deal, paired us up for our workout, after pausing for some quick jumping photos.

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    She set us up to work our little hearts out in groups of two to maximize the time that we had together.

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    While one partner worked through kettle bell exercises, the other partners busted their butts on the treadmill.

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    To finish, we linked up with our partners one more time and did one more set of partner drills, including a combo squat and tug-of-war.

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    Then we created a kind of bench press by having one partner push down while the other pushed up. Did you know that having friends is like having a gym? Having friends is like having a gym.

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    Afterwards we dined on healthy snacks from MyFitFoods and Kind.

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    And we sealed our Sunday fun-day by sipping on beer from Goose Island and cool, cool beverages from VitaCoco.

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    If you want to be a part of the next event, be sure to sign up quickly for #Sweatworking at Full Psycle October 29.

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    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. After graduating from University of Wisconsin with a degree in Journalism, she spent much of her career - before leaving agency life - creating and executing social media strategies for brands. aSweatLife fuses her experience and her passion for wellness. You can find Jeana - who’s certified as a personal trainer - coaching group fitness classes and hosting aSweatLife’s #Sweatworking events.