#sweatworkingweek

We’re so excited to be hosting our eighth #SweatworkingWeek at Maggie Daley Park from July 20 through July 24. We’ve got the full schedule and answers to all your questions below!

Welcome to Camp #SweatworkingWeek.

Grab your knapsack, your bandana, and your bug spray—we’re taking on this week summer camp style. We’re feeling inspired and excited by the thought of being outdoors, with our best friends (that’s you guys), and embracing the childhood joy of simpler times.

Ready to learn more? Here’s the schedule and links to where you can purchase tickets.

8am: Yoga2.0 and Urban Athlete

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To kick the week off, we’re pairing Yoga2.0 with Urban Athlete. 

Yoga2.0 will lead one of their challenging power vinyasa flows to make you feel strong, capable, and grounded as you chaturanga surrounded by the grassy lawn of Maggie Daley Park. We’re turning up the internal heat for this one, and your body will thank you later. 

In the studio, Urban Athlete has something for everyone—and their outdoor workout will keep your muscles guessing. They’ll be rocking a HIIT workout that will have your heart rate soaring as you lunge, squat, and burpee your way to the end of the workout. 

Here’s what you need to bring!

To best comply with the city’s safety procedures, we’re asking that everyone come to the workout with the following:

  • Your face mask (please arrive wearing your face mask)
  • A yoga mat (and any sweat towels you might want)
  • Your own hydration
  • Anything else you want for an outdoor workout, like sunscreen, a hat, or your own disinfectant wipes!

If you do not arrive with a face mask, we reserve the right to turn you away for the safety of others. 

Here are the details!

  • What: A mash-up outdoor workout featuring Yoga2.0 and Urban Athlete 
  • When: Monday, July 20, at 8am Central—please arrive by 6:45am to register and set up your spot
  • Where: Great Lawn at Maggie Daley Park (your reminder email will have an exact location, and we’ll have signage throughout)
  • 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.
  • Please note: In order to discourage no-shows, we’ll be charging a $10 cancellation fee if you don’t show up to the workout without emailing us first. This fee will be waived if you’re experiencing any symptoms of illness or you let us know at least 12 hours before the event.
  • Where do I get my ticket? Right here!

6pm: Mayweather Boxing + Fitness and Marquita Anderson

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In one corner, we’ve got a newcomer to the Chicago fitness scene, Mayweather Boxing + Fitness. And in the other corner, we’ve got Marquita Anderson, a longtime aSweatLife Ambassador with high vibes to spare.

Based off of Floyd Mayweather’s training routine, Mayweather will give you a taste of their inclusive, high-energy fitness experience. Formulated with the perfect combination of boxing, strength and cardio conditioning intervals designed to enhance your human performance and leave you with more than just a great sweat.

Then, Marquita Anderson will keep the energy high with a HIIT workout guaranteed to leave you soaked in sweat. You’ll end the workout with a smile on your face, proud of what you’ve accomplished.

Here’s what you need to bring!

To best comply with the city’s safety procedures, we’re asking that everyone come to the workout with the following:

  • Your face mask (please arrive wearing your face mask)
  • A yoga mat (and any sweat towels you might want)
  • Your own hydration
  • Anything else you want for an outdoor workout, like sunscreen, a hat, or your own disinfectant wipes!

If you do not arrive with a face mask, we reserve the right to turn you away for the safety of others. 

Here are the details!

  • What: A mash-up outdoor workout featuring Mayweather Boxing + Fitness and Marquita Anderson
  • When: Monday, July 20, at 6pm Central—please arrive by 5:45pm to register and set up your spot
  • Where: Great Lawn at Maggie Daley Park (your reminder email will have an exact location, and we’ll have signage throughout)
  • 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.
  • Please note: In order to discourage no-shows, we’ll be charging a $10 cancellation fee if you don’t show up to the workout without emailing us first. This fee will be waived if you’re experiencing any symptoms of illness or you let us know at least 12 hours before the event.
  • Where do I get my ticket? Right here!

8am: Yoga, Run, and Dance It Out 

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Today’s three-part workout is all about finding the joy in movement—and don’t be intimidated, these workouts will be accessible for all fitness levels and so fun, you might even forget you’re working out.

First, Maggie Umberger will help you wake up your body with a pre-run yoga flow, designed to activate the muscles you’ll need for the rest of your workout. Expect to feel warmed up and ready to run at the end of her thoughtful practice.

Next, Becca Russo and Erica Marie will lead socially-distanced running drills on the lawn. You’ll learn how to activate your muscles safely pre-run, and you’ll completely sprints and bodyweight exercises together.

Finally, Ashley Rockwood of Free Mvmt Shop will bring it all home with a booty-shaking dance party that’ll carry you into the rest of your day with absolute joy. Think you’re not a dancer? Ashley begs to differ in this all levels cardio dance.

Here’s what you need to bring!

To best comply with the city’s safety procedures, we’re asking that everyone come to the workout with the following:

  • Your face mask (please arrive wearing your face mask)
  • A yoga mat (and any sweat towels you might want)
  • Your own hydration
  • Anything else you want for an outdoor workout, like sunscreen, a hat, or your own disinfectant wipes!

If you do not arrive with a face mask, we reserve the right to turn you away. 

Here are the details!

  • What: A mash-up outdoor workout featuring yoga with Maggie Umberger, a fun run with Becca Russo and Erica Marie, and a cardio dance party with Ashley Rockwood of Free Mvmt Shop.
  • When: Tuesday, July 21, at 8am Central—please arrive by 6:45am to register and set up your spot
  • Where: Great Lawn at Maggie Daley Park (your reminder email will have an exact location, and we’ll have signage throughout)
  • 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.
  • Please note: In order to discourage no-shows, we’ll be charging a $10 cancellation fee if you don’t show up to the workout without emailing us first. This fee will be waived if you’re experiencing any symptoms of illness or you let us know at least 12 hours before the event. 
  • Where do I get my ticket? Right here!

6pm: The Space and Boxing with Courtney Belcastro of Title Boxing Club

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Find your inner fighter and upgrade your basic bodyweight workout in today’s mash-up. We’re pairing The Space, a functional training studio in Hyde Park, with an aSweatLife favorite, boxing with Courtney Belcastro.

Annie Padrid, owner of The Space, will lead you through a functional bodyweight workout that’ll have you wondering if you *really* needed to buy that set of weights during quarantine. These bodyweight exercises are anything but basic, and your muscles will be satisfyingly exhausted tomorrow.

Next, Courtney Belcastro of Title Boxing Club will lead you through a HIIT-style boxing workout. After a warm-up that, more likely than not, will include burpees, you’ll go through a few rounds of shadow-boxing exercises. Instead of resting between rounds, expect an active recovery that will keep your heart rate high.

Here’s what you need to bring!

To best comply with the city’s safety procedures, we’re asking that everyone come to the workout with the following:

  • Your face mask (please arrive wearing your face mask)
  • A yoga mat (and any sweat towels you might want)
  • Your own hydration
  • Anything else you want for an outdoor workout, like sunscreen, a hat, or your own disinfectant wipes!
  • *Optional for boxing: If you have light hand weights (think 1-3lbs) or a mini resistance band, Courtney’s workouts are designed to include those pieces of equipment—although just your own bodyweight will be more than enough!

If you do not arrive with a face mask, we reserve the right to turn you away. 

Here are the details!

  • What: A mash-up outdoor workout featuring functional training with Annie Padrid of The Space and Courtney Belcastro of Title Boxing Club.
  • When: Tuesday, July 21, at 6pm Central—please arrive by 5:45pm to register and set up your spot
  • Where: Great Lawn at Maggie Daley Park (your reminder email will have an exact location, and we’ll have signage throughout)
  • What you need: Your face mask, your own yoga mat, your own hydration, and anything else you want for an outdoor workout! *Optional for boxing: If you have light hand weights (think 1-3lbs) or a mini resistance band, Courtney’s workouts are designed to include those pieces of equipment—although just your own bodyweight will be more than enough!
  • Cost: We’re moving to a pay-what-you-can model and are offering tickets at a range of prices.
  • Please note: In order to discourage no-shows, we’ll be charging a $10 cancellation fee if you don’t show up to the workout without emailing us first. This fee will be waived if you’re experiencing any symptoms of illness or you let us know at least 12 hours before the event. 
  • Where do I get my ticket? Right here!

6pm: Rollerblade with us, Brink-style!

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Rollerblading is having a retro moment right now that has us itching to lace up our middle-school skates. We’re renting out the skating ribbon at Maggie Daley park so you can practice skating forwards and backwards in your best Brink! impression. Team Pup’n’Suds, unite!

Here’s what you need to bring!

To best comply with the city’s safety procedures, we’re asking that everyone come to the workout with the following:

  • Your own Rollerblades and pads, if you have them; otherwise, you’ll be able to rent from the park for $10
  • Your face mask (please arrive wearing your face mask)
  • Any sweat towels you might want
  • Your own hydration
  • Anything else you want for an outdoor workout, like sunscreen, a hat, or your own disinfectant wipes!

If you do not arrive with a face mask, we reserve the right to turn you away. 

Here are the details!

  • What: A night of socially distanced skating at the Maggie Daley skating ribbon
  • When: Wednesday, July 22, at 6pm Central—please arrive by 5:45pm to register and rent skates
  • Where: The Skating Ribbon at Maggie Daley Park
  • What you need: Your own Rollerblades and pads if you have them, your face mask, 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.
  • Please note: In order to discourage no-shows, we’ll be charging a $10 cancellation fee if you don’t show up to the workout without emailing us first. This fee will be waived if you’re experiencing any symptoms of illness or you let us know at least 12 hours before the event. 
  • Where do I get my ticket? Right here!

6pm: Learn Roundnet with a Pro from Spikeball!

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Roundnet is the ultimate summer picnic sport, and we love the fact that we can play it while socially distancing. We’ll have a pro player from Spikeball on hand to explain the finer points of the game, then we’ll set you up in games so you can practice your skills yourself.

Here’s what you need to bring!

To best comply with the city’s safety procedures, we’re asking that everyone come to the workout with the following:

  • Your face mask (please arrive wearing your face mask)
  • Any sweat towels you might want
  • Your own hydration
  • Anything else you want for an outdoor workout, like sunscreen, a hat, or your own disinfectant wipes!

If you do not arrive with a face mask, we reserve the right to turn you away. 

Here are the details!

  • What: A night of socially distanced sports with a Spikeball pro to teach us how to play roundnet
  • When: Wednesday, July 22, at 6pm Central—please arrive by 5:45pm to register and set up your spot
  • Where: Great Lawn at Maggie Daley Park (your reminder email will have an exact location, and we’ll have signage throughout)
  • What you need: Your face mask, 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.
  • Please note: In order to discourage no-shows, we’ll be charging a $10 cancellation fee if you don’t show up to the workout without emailing us first. This fee will be waived if you’re experiencing any symptoms of illness or you let us know at least 12 hours before the event. 
  • Where do I get my ticket? Right here!

8am: Barre3 and On Your Mark Training

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Opposites attract in this morning’s workout, featuring two West Side titans of fitness: Barre3 and On Your Mark Training. 

Barre3 is a full-body balanced workout that combines strength conditioning, cardio, and mindfulness to help you feel balanced in body and empowered from within. Small movements make a big impact—and after minutes of pulsing up an inch, down an inch, your muscles will be begging for mercy.

Then, On Your Mark brings you a strength and cardio combination to make you feel like the athlete you are. Expect explosive movements, dynamic activations, and high intensity intervals to push you to your limits.

Here’s what you need to bring!

To best comply with the city’s safety procedures, we’re asking that everyone come to the workout with the following:

  • Your face mask (please arrive wearing your face mask)
  • Your yoga mat
  • Your own hydration
  • Anything else you want for an outdoor workout, like sunscreen, a hat, or your own disinfectant wipes!
  • Optional: Your own light hand weights (think 1-3lbs) for Barre3

If you do not arrive with a face mask, we reserve the right to turn you away. 

Here are the details!

  • What: A mash-up outdoor workout featuring Barre3 and On Your Mark
  • When: Thursday, July 23, at 8am Central—please arrive by 6:45am to register and set up your spot
  • Where: Great Lawn at Maggie Daley Park (your reminder email will have an exact location, and we’ll have signage throughout)
  • What you need: Your face mask, your yoga mat, your own hydration, and anything else you want for an outdoor workout! Optional: A light set of hand weights
  • Cost: We’re moving to a pay-what-you-can model and are offering tickets at a range of prices.
  • Please note: In order to discourage no-shows, we’ll be charging a $10 cancellation fee if you don’t show up to the workout without emailing us first. This fee will be waived if you’re experiencing any symptoms of illness or you let us know at least 12 hours before the event. 
  • Where do I get my ticket? Right here!

6pm: Through the Body, POMSQUAD, and F45 Team Up for a Three-Part Workout

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We’re bringing together three very different workouts this evening to create the ultimate workout mashup. 

Through the Body’s signature strength training class, TTB Core, focuses on using your own body weight mixed with a variety of props to create long, lean muscles by incorporating small isometric movements- targeting a whole body burn. Centered around core strength, balance and flexibility, as well as incorporating the mind-body connection; this class will give you the strength and control of a dancer.

POMSQUAD™ is a super fun, immensely positive, high impact dance fitness class! Shake your poms while prancing, dancing, bending, and snapping to today’s hits and yesterday’s favorites.  Inclusive, encouraging, and easy to follow classes are designed to maximize caloric burn while strengthening and toning muscles.  Featuring a variety of dance styles and unique choreography, there is something for every type of spirit leader in each and every class.

F45 will lead you through resistance training, an essential for building both muscle mass and bone density. Our strength training sessions use functional movement patterns to help our members to increase their muscle mass, and in turn, burn more calories every day, even at rest. Each resistance workout is designed to target power and stabilization for a solid base of functional strength, resulting in stronger, leaner, more defined muscles.

Here’s what you need to bring!

To best comply with the city’s safety procedures, we’re asking that everyone come to the workout with the following:

  • Your face mask (please arrive wearing your face mask)
  • A yoga mat (and any sweat towels you might want)
  • Your own hydration
  • Anything else you want for an outdoor workout, like sunscreen, a hat, or your own disinfectant wipes!

If you do not arrive with a face mask, we reserve the right to turn you away. 

Here are the details!

  • What: A mash-up outdoor workout featuring Through the Body, POMSQUAD, and F45 Fitness
  • When: Thursday, July 23, at 6pm Central—please arrive by 5:45pm to register and set up your spot
  • Where: Great Lawn at Maggie Daley Park (your reminder email will have an exact location, and we’ll have signage throughout)
  • 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.
  • Please note: In order to discourage no-shows, we’ll be charging a $10 cancellation fee if you don’t show up to the workout without emailing us first. This fee will be waived if you’re experiencing any symptoms of illness or you let us know at least 12 hours before the event.
  • Where do I get my ticket? Right here!

8am: Crosstown Fitness and Y7 Studio

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End your week strong and focus on the rhythm of your movement in this mashup workout between Crosstown Fitness and Y7 Studio.

Crosstown Fitness is known for their high-intensity, cardio and strength training classes, and this outdoor workout will be no exception. Their trainers design each class to include interval cardiovascular routines, mobility and strength training. Open to all fitness levels, this class puts first-timers and fitness diehards side by side to make progress at their own level, together in one community.

Once Y7’s beats start bumping, you’ll take on a compact format of the signature WeFlowHard® Vinyasa Flow, open to all levels. The practice includes an extended warm up followed by two vinyasa flows repeated three times each. The first time through the sequence, the instructor will break down the alignment in each posture. The second time through, you will repeat the same sequence and speed things up linking one-breath to one-movement. Finally, you will have the opportunity to take that sequence on your own during our signature “Flow On Your Own” portion of class. Add in challenges and modifications, or take out postures that don’t serve you. We flow hard.

Here’s what you need to bring!

To best comply with the city’s safety procedures, we’re asking that everyone come to the workout with the following:

  • Your face mask (please arrive wearing your face mask)
  • Your yoga mat
  • Your own hydration
  • Anything else you want for an outdoor workout, like sunscreen, a hat, or your own disinfectant wipes!

If you do not arrive with a face mask, we reserve the right to turn you away. 

Here are the details!

  • What: A mash-up outdoor workout featuring Crosstown Fitness and Y7 Studio
  • When: Friday, July 24, at 8am Central—please arrive by 6:45am to register and set up your spot
  • Where: Great Lawn at Maggie Daley Park (your reminder email will have an exact location, and we’ll have signage throughout)
  • What you need: Your face mask, your 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.
  • Please note: In order to discourage no-shows, we’ll be charging a $10 cancellation fee if you don’t show up to the workout without emailing us first. This fee will be waived if you’re experiencing any symptoms of illness or you let us know at least 12 hours before the event. 
  • Where do I get my ticket? Right here!

6pm: SWEAT, Rae Reichlin, and Trap Yoga Close Out the Week With A Bang

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To close out #SweatworkingWeek 8, we’re bringing together three of our favorites in Chicago’s fitness space—SWEAT, Rae Reichlin of Ladies Who Lift, and Asia Nichole Jones, creator of Trap Yoga.

SWEAT will lead you through the gauntlet—aka Total Body HIIT, a high-intensity, high charged energetic class centered on intense strength training with bursts of cardio. With guided form instruction, expect to challenge your endurance and wake up pleasantly sore the next day in this heart pumping SWEAT class!

Rae Reichlin is the creator of Ladies Who Lift, an all-female strength training workshop, class, and online training system aimed to educate, empower, and inspire women of all shapes, sizes, fitness, and lifting backgrounds. In this workout, she’ll share how you can take your bodyweight strength training to the next level without the help of a barbell or heavy weights.

Finally, Asia Nichole Jones, creator of Trap Yoga, will close the session out with her signature yoga style. Trap Yoga® is a full body workout that challenges the mind and body! This athletic style yoga with dynamic sequencing will build strength, increase flexibility and strengthen the cardiovascular system. You can expect a curated playlist, to sweat, and to stretch/flex to your limits! All levels welcome.

Here’s what you need to bring!

To best comply with the city’s safety procedures, we’re asking that everyone come to the workout with the following:

  • Your face mask (please arrive wearing your face mask)
  • A yoga mat (and any sweat towels you might want)
  • Your own hydration
  • Anything else you want for an outdoor workout, like sunscreen, a hat, or your own disinfectant wipes!

If you do not arrive with a face mask, we reserve the right to turn you away. 

Here are the details!

  • What: A mash-up outdoor workout featuring SWEAT, Rae Reichlin, and Trap Yoga
  • When: Friday, July 24, at 6pm Central—please arrive by 5:45pm to register and set up your spot
  • Where: Great Lawn at Maggie Daley Park (your reminder email will have an exact location, and we’ll have signage throughout)
  • 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.
  • Please note: In order to discourage no-shows, we’ll be charging a $10 cancellation fee if you don’t show up to the workout without emailing us first. This fee will be waived if you’re experiencing any symptoms of illness or you let us know at least 12 hours before the event. 
  • Where do I get my ticket? Right here!

Big news: We’re moving to a pay-what-you-can model.

As a result of the raw conversations we’ve been hosting in our Race in Wellness series, we’ve realized that we can make a major difference in the fitness community by making our events financially accessible to anyone who wants to attend.

That’s why we’re using #SweatworkingWeek to launch a new pay-what-you-can model.

In the past, tickets to #SweatworkingWeek events have been priced at $20. If you can afford to pay that and you’re willing to, man, we really appreciate it. If $20 isn’t in your budget right now and you can only afford to pay $5, $10, $15—we get it, and we’re even MORE excited for you to show up, especially if this is your first event with us.

(And of course, if you want to pay more than $20 to help offset the cost of another attendee, that’s an option as well.)

Our safety and sanitation protocols for #SweatworkingWeek

As of Friday, June 26th, Chicago entered Phase 4 of reopening, and we’re preparing our protocols under the assumption that we’ll remain in Phase 4 during #SweatworkingWeek. However, we know things are changing quickly these days, so we’ll be prepared to be flexible with the city’s guidelines. No matter what, we’ll always have your safety and your best interests at heart.

We’re currently designing our protocol using this guide from the city as a road map.

Here’s what you can expect for safety and sanitation protocols during #SweatworkingWeek:

  • In accordance with the city’s guidelines, outdoor workouts will be capped at 50 people.
  • We will ensure at least six feet of separation between workout attendees and staff using clear, easy-to-see markings on the grass.
  • If equipment is used, we’ll provide at least six feet of distance between pieces of equipment.
  • We will ask that all attendees bring their own mats and sweat towels for each workout.
  • In partnership with Maggie Daley Park, we will provide adequate space outdoors for cardio and class exercises to ensure proper 6 ft social distancing.
  • We will only feature non-contact sports (e.g., tennis, SpikeBall) and limit to a maximum of 6 participants per court.
  • All staff will be wearing face masks at all times. Attendees will wear face masks while entering the park and registering for the workout.
  • We will ensure all staff for the day are healthy via self-reporting on the day of the event. If an attendee is feeling unwell on the day of the event, their registration fee will be refunded, no questions asked.
  • We will provide ample sanitation products to be used before, during, and after the workout. We will ask that attendees sanitize any equipment after the workout.
  • We will provide access to a clean indoor bathroom that’s undergoing frequent sanitation.
  • When we bring in food and beverage partners, we will limit options to pre-packaged individual meals and drinks, as well as packaged swag from our partners. There won’t be any family-style catering options this time around.

We know this is just scratching the surface, and you probably have more questions about our policies! Feel free to reach out to Jeana, Kelly, Marie, or Kristen directly; our email addresses are all [firstname]@asweatlife.com.

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