TheFitExpo Chicago

JUNE 9-10, 2018

SATURDAY: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM • SUNDAY: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Evolution Fitness Tour

TheFitExpo Group Training Zone Stage
Workout Sessions, Demos & Challenges

Workout with Top Fitness Celebrities & Experts
Open to All FitExpo Ticketholders on a first-come, first-served basis
(must sign a liability waiver to participate)

TheFitExpo Group Training Zone Stage features workout sessions, demos and contests for FitExpo attendees. The stage will feature fitness celebrities and popular fitness brands such as POUND Rockout.Workout.®, R.I.P.P.E.D. One Stop Bodyshock®, COED Crunch, Gator Fitness, GROOV3™,FLYGIRL Fitness, Xpole, Fight or Flight, Live Better Yoga and PlyoJam®. It will also feature some new technologically savvy brands like Action House, PONG and EB30X. We will give away over $500 a day in prizes and cash. Keep checking back as we add more special guests each week. You can view or download the GTZ schedule HERE.

All sessions included with TheFitExpo admission


Presenters and Sessions Details

(Schedule/Guests are subject to change.)

Jessie Hilgenberg

Jessie Hilgenberg

10:00 am (Saturday only)

Come meet Jessie Hilgenberg and find out how to become one of Jessie’s Girls.

Kymberlee Raya

Kymberlee Raya

10:00 am (Sunday only)

FlyGirl Dance and Fitness
Dance your way to Fitness with LOCAL CLUB PARTNERFly Girl Dance Fitness and Kymberlee Raya. Burn lots of calories as you dance, squat and jump your way through this workout. Join Kymberlee and her Fly Girl Dance Members to experience this local club sensation.

Hannah Pink

Hannah Pink

10:30 am

R.I.P.P.E.D. One Stop Bodyshock®
R.I.P.P.E.D. is a "Plateau Proof Fitness Formula" that masterfully combines Resistance, Interval, Power, Plyometrics, and Endurance training. The program is rounded off with a full service online Diet and Nutrition tool. You are guaranteed to lose pounds and inches, increase your metabolism, sculpt lean muscles, and improve overall cardio vascular performance. While at the same time feel your energy and strength go through the roof, and have a blast doing it.

Billy BlanksEric The Trainer

Billy Blanks & Eric The Trainer

11:00 am

Celebrity Sweat
Meet Celebrity Sweat Host, Eric The Trainer and get ready to join the master move maker himself, Billy Blanks. Tae Bo® Fitness is the original, groundbreaking workout that is over twenty years strong! Tae Bo® Fitness is the original, groundbreaking workout that is over twenty years strong! Tae Bo® Fitness’ trademark workouts are known to enhance strength, speed, balance, and mental awareness, by combining aspects of Boxing, Martial Arts, and dance with adrenaline racing musical beats, creating an unparalleled total body workout for any fitness level.

Bret Gornik

Bret Gornik

11:30 am (Saturday only)

Live Better
Relax and focus with Bret’s signature Live Better Yoga session. Enjoy a much needed body break as you focus on alignment, mobility, meditation and flexibility.

Benjamin Allen

Ben Allen

11:30 am (Sunday only)

Dance, Sweat, and Live with Benjamin Allen, creator of GROOV3, America's Coolest All-Levels Dance Workout in this 1-hour, high-octane, DJ-fueled celebration. The mission of GROOV3 is to inspire change and build a global community through the power of dance. Elevate your dance game as Ben works you though an entire routine in bite size chunks while the DJ keeps the hits playing. All levels are welcome as we encourage participants to "Dance the ISH out if it" connecting the movement to music while getting a great workout in the process... DANCE SWEAT LIVE!


Team X-Pole

12:00 pm

X-Pole Demo
This is your chance to see what X-Pole is all about at the Group Training Zone Stage when the team does a demo of the exciting exercises you can do on the pole. Then, experience X-Pole yourself when you jump in to the Get Strong Challenge. The X-Pole is the final station in the challenge and all participants will climb up the pole to complete the challenge.

Wes OkersonChris Ryan

Wes Okerson & Chris Ryan

12:15 pm (Saturday only)

The ‘GET STRONG’ Challenge with NBC’s Strong STARS
Get Strong at TheFitExpo with Chris Ryan and Wes Okerson from NBC's Strong. Flex your muscles and show us what you got in their fitness obstacle course similar to the challenges on their 2016 show. Sign up now and pick a team when you arrive! Team Orange with Chris or Team Gray with Wes. There will be a $50 cash prize for men and women. The first 30 competitors to sign up each day will also win a PONG cell phone case valued at $50 and a commemorative prize. Come prepared to WIN!

Adam Von Rothfelder

Adam Von Rothfelder

12:15 pm (Sunday only)

Fight or Flight Innovator
Join Adam Von Rothfelder as he helps you learn how to fight and take flight. Fight or Flight will combine nuances of Martial Arts and natural movement that will take you from the floor to the ceiling with efficiency, strength and ultimate confidence in your innate abilities that have been preserved and cultivated for thousands of years. Its time to discover your innate self and take control of your destiny.

Danni Allen

Danni Allen

1:00 pm (Saturday only)

Planet Fitness Body - Weight Circuit
A fun and simple way to hit all your major muscle groups while focusing on proper body awareness. This workout will be based on each participants ability level; you push to your max. All levels will sweat!

Chicago Boyz

Chicago Boyz

1:00 pm (Sunday only)

Acrobatic Performance
The Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team is a professional gymnastics troupe consisting of talented young men and boys from the Chicagoland area. Their performance includes amazing acrobatic stunts and tricks inside twirling jump ropes, catapulting off mini trampolines and thundering tumbling routines with impeccable timing.

Jason Layden

Jason Layden

1:30 pm

PlyoJam® is an innovative new fitness method that seamlessly blends high-energy dance moves with the plyometric training of elite athletes. Founded in 2013 by celebrity dance fitness trainer Jason Layden, PlyoJam® features an ever-changing catalogue of routines that allow students to burn up to 1,000 calories per class with moves that tone, shape and transform their bodies. Building a reputation as one of the leading celebrity workouts, PlyoJam® is touted by the likes of James Corden, Reese Witherspoon and Gina Rodrigues, and has been featured by a number of national publications such as SELF, GQ, POPSUGAR, Prevention, Well+Good and Huffington Post. Beyond its appeal to celebrities, PlyoJam has been utilized by university sports teams and athletes as a conditioning tool to prepare for their season.

King Pito Gator

King Pito Gator

2:00 pm

Team Gator Fitness
You've never done an urban workout quite like King Pito Gators playground bootcamp! It's all about the "clips" or max reps. Join the King of the bars- pull ups, push ups, dips and many body weight and boxing exercises. After the workout you will be on Team Gator Fitness!

Lita Lewis

Lita Lewis

2:30 pm

BODY BLAST Bodyweight Bootcamp
Let Lita introduce you to BODY BLAST! A training program that requires NO GYM at all. This workout require no gym equipment, the only equipment required are basic finds found in your home. All you need is a small space you can sweat on and a dedicated attitude! Lita will take you through a few of the foundational patterns and movement techniques for your Home workouts.

Eric Bassett

Eric Bassett

3:00 pm

EB30X is an expressway workout and fitness studio designed to sculpt your body and burn 500+ calories in half the time it takes in the gym. The workout routines will help you lose weight and build muscle so you can achieve your best look yet. Join Eric for a motivating session the will show you how to do more in less time!

Amber Bruehl

Miranda Carreras

3:30 pm

POUND® - Rockout. Workout.
Sweat. Sculpt. & ROCK in this 30 min cardio jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums. Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Designed for all fitness levels, POUND® provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin' out!


The Brutez - Rucky "ruKus" McKinley and Andrew "Dance Fever”

4:00 pm

Ultimate Dance Fitness Workout
Join Rucky "ruKus" McKinley and Andrew "Dance Fever" also known as The Brutez™ with backgrounds in all styles of dance with specialties in street styles hip hop. Put your fitness to the test with The Brutez Ultimate Dance Fitness workout. Come flex your muscles and strut your stuff. SWEAT to you drop with The Brutez.

Benjamin AllenKymberlee RayaHaley Stone

Team 'WOW THE CROWD' - Dance Instructor Challenge

4:30 pm (Saturday only)

WOW the Crowd
WOW the Crowd Instructor Challenge: Join GROOV3 innovator Ben Allen, FlyGirl Dance and Fitness Kymberlee Raya, WERQ Fitness Haley Stone and the hottest local dance fitness groups for a fitness jam at the stage in the Group Training Zone. From Latin to Urban Hip Hop, Jazzercise to Dancehall, the search is on to find the most Dynamic, Entertaining and Fierce fitness instructor. Happening on Saturday, May 6th at 4:30pm, GROOV3 is on a mission to expose the most talented dance fitness instructors on the scene by giving them on opportunity to shine in front of a live audience. Each instructor will have 5 minutes to WOW THE CROWD with their personality, charisma, and talent by leading the crowd in their favorite style. In the end, the audience will vote on who they believe is the “best in the business” and 1 winner will be crowned. Come back on Sunday at 4:30 for the big dance Finale lead by Saturday’s crowned Champion.

Wow The Crowd

Team 'WOW THE CROWD' - Dance Instructor Challenge

4:30 pm (Sunday only)

Group Training Zone Finale
Join the WOW the CROWD Champion for a fun filled Finale to our Training Zone Weekend.

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