Join Us at Healthy Hood Chicago on 8/18 for #TrainersConnect and #Sweatworking!

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Since the pandemic started, we’ve been hungry to do more for the communities around us. We’ve seen firsthand the power that acting locally can have, and we’re working hard to support the organizations we know that have put the time, effort, and knowledge into taking care of their neighbors.

That’s why we’re working with NOW® to support Healthy Hood. a community based, non-profit organization based in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. We’re coming together for a full day of events: first #TrainersConnect in the afternoon, then #Sweatworking in the evening. And even better, we’re continuing the pay-what-you-can model we debuted at #SweatworkingWeek to make this day accessible for everyone.

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About this partnership with NOW

This event has been created in collaboration with NOW, a longtime partner and local natural products manufacturer. We launched a new kind of partnership that allows us to shine light and resources on organizations we believe in, like Healthy Hood. Through this partnership, we were able to donate to Healthy Hood and continue to fund aSweatLife operations.

Healthy Hood‘s mission is to provide affordable programming and resources that elevate the mind, body and conscience, as means to combat the current 20-30 year life expectancy gap between undeserved communities and high-income communities in the Chicagoland area and around the country.

Here’s what’s happening at #TrainersConnect!

Quick refresher, #TrainersConnect is our monthly event series for those in the fitness and wellness industry!

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1:00PM – 2:00PM: We’ll start with community activation. Healthy Hood is well known for the way they build up community and help the underserved. Whether it’s volunteering to assist with COVID-19 related initiatives, cleaning up the block, offering affordable fitness classes or working in their growing garden, they can always use an extra pair of willing hands. In addition, NOW will be supplying products to be donated to the local food drive.

2:00PM – 3:00PMSeobia Rivers, Co-founder, Chief Development Officer, Director of Fitness will get you moving with her signature Cardio Kickboxing and Cardio Strength workouts. Expect a fun high intensity full body workout, synced to the beat of the music. We will keep the energy alive throughout this event and beyond.

Here are the details!

What: A workout and community activation at Healthy Hood in partnerships with NOW

When: Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 1:00pm Central—please arrive by 12:45pm.

Where: Healthy Hood Chicago (2242 S Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60608)

What you need: Your face mask, your own yoga mat, your own hydration, and anything else you want for an outdoor workout!

Get your ticket to #TrainersConnect here!

What’s happening at #Sweatworking:

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This workout and workshop is for anyone who loves trying new things, wants to meet new people and who want to make a difference. Come with a buddy or come solo and meet a new friend while you’re there. Due to COVID-19, this workout will be held outdoors and is limited to 10 people.

5:30PM – 6:30PM: Community activation. Healthy Hood is well known for the way they build up community and help the underserved. Whether it’s volunteering to assist with COVID-19 related initiatives, cleaning up the block, offering affordable fitness classes or working in their growing garden, they can always use an extra pair of willing hands. In addition, NOW will be supplying products to be donated to the local food drive.

6:30PM – 7:30PMSeobia Rivers, Co-founder, Chief Development Officer, Director of Fitness will get you moving with her signature Cardio Kickboxing and Cardio Strength workouts. Expect a fun high intensity full body workout, synced to the beat of the music. We will keep the energy alive throughout this event and beyond.

Here are the details!

What: A workout and community activation at Healthy Hood in partnerships with NOW

When: Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 5:30pm Central—please arrive by 5:15pm.

Where: Healthy Hood Chicago (2242 S Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60608)

What you need: Your face mask, your own yoga mat, your own hydration, and anything else you want for an outdoor workout!

Cost: We’re moving to a pay-what-you-can model and are offering tickets at a range of prices. Normally, #Sweatworking events are $20, and we encourage you to pay that same amount if you’re able; but please pay what you can.

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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.