Live Your Fest Life on August 11 with Propel Co:Labs Chicago

This is nearly blasphemous to say, but around the halfway mark of summer, I start to get burnt out on festivals, street and music alike. The happy crowds and lengthy beer lines that were so novel at the beginning of summer have soured; the vendors and cover bands have started to run together in one sun-hazed blur. When I’m standing up, I wish I was sitting; when I sit, I’m antsy to get up and walk around. And no matter what, the beers always cost double-digits and somehow I never have any cash on me. Anyone else?

We’re due for a summer fest shakeup — and on August 11, Chicago’s getting just that with Propel Co:Labs Fitness Festival at Revel Fulton Market.

Propel Co:Labs Chicago

Tickets for Propel Co:Labs Chicago are on sale here]

The only summer festival that combines fitness, music, and culture, Propel Co:Labs are industry-famous for pairing your favorite local and national instructors with big-name bands and performers in delightfully unexpected ways.

Case in point? In Chicago, you’ll take on Nicole Windhoffer’s signature mind-body workout while Ludacris — yes, Ludacris — performs. (I’ll pause while you call up your early-2000’s rap playlist on Spotify and practice your version of “What’s Your Fantasy”.)

Building up to that headliner is a full day of workouts, recovery, music, and #treatyourself. With local favorites like Gideon Akande, The Barre Code co-founders Jillian Lorenz and Ariana Chernin, Barry’s Bootcamp, Iron & Oar, Crosstown Fitness, and Kick@55 each taking a turn on the stage, you’re sure to sweat six ways to Sunday.

For a dose of inspo, you’ll be able to hear from celebrity trainers Gunnar Peterson (a long-time favorite of aSweatLife; in fact, we even interviewed him for our podcast) and Harley Pasternak, known for training stars like Katy Perry and Ariana Grande. Who knows? Maybe you’ll find yourself sweating alongside a star — or at least, a trainer to the stars.

In between workouts, you’ll alternate between fueling up with curated eats designed to keep your energy level high and cooling down Propel-style while you enjoy braids, massages, guided meditations, and more.

And because nothing says #partyfoul like getting dehydrated at a summer festival, Propel’s keep your electrolytes in check all day with Propel Electrolyte Water — the only electrolyte water among national enhanced water brands with enough electrolytes to replace what’s lost in sweat.

Take a break from your average music festival and upgrade to this immersive, mind-body-music experience. Ready to live your fest life with Propel and aSweatLife? Learn more and get tickets here — trust us, you’ll want to grab these before they sell out.



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About Kristen Geil

A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Kristen moved to Chicago in 2011 and received her MA in Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse from DePaul while trying to maintain her southern accent. Kristen grew up playing sports, and since moving to Chicago, she’s fallen in love with the lakefront running path and the lively group fitness scene. Now, as a currently retired marathoner and sweat junkie, you can usually find her trying new workouts around the city and meticulously crafting Instagram-friendly smoothie bowls. Kristen came on to A Sweat Life full-time in 2018 as Editor-in-Chief, and she spends her days managing writers, building content strategy, and fighting for the Oxford comma.