Last night, I attended a great fitness event at the Lakewood! Women’s Health Next Fitness Star Betina Gozo led us through a series of grueling bodyweight and partner exercises, and the money raised went to hurricane relief. This sweatworking review will give you a glimpse into one of their events!

Sweatworking is “sweating” + “networking”. It’s been a fun way to meet new people in Chicago in my first few months here! The women are really open to meeting others, and are usually really open about other cool fitness events in Chicago. I first went after winning an Instagram giveaway to the really awesome “Sweat to Inspire Event”. The event always starts by introducing yourself to someone you don’t know.

This event also had bubble braids and free samples from Fit Foodie, Luna Bars, and other vendors. Although I didn’t get a chance, there were also free massages!

As for the workout, I’m not the biggest fan of intervals yet (I much prefer pilates or…just about anything really). Betina’s workout was killer! I’m excited to read about and see more of her workouts in Women’s Health!

No sweatworking review would be complete without mentioning the goody bag at the end. There’s protein bars, protein shakes, and tons of snacks. I especially liked the Luna Protein Bar in Chocolate Salted Caramel. I can’t wait to try the rest of the items in the bag.

All in all, it was a great event and I can’t wait for the next sweatworking event in Chicago!