Indy Fitness Festival

I created a studio crawl! Inspired by the big wigs but tailor-made for this small-town girl’s hometown of Indianapolis. Little budget. No single venue. But a few dozen believers that made it what it has become.

My dream of doing something in the fitness community had to start somewhere. I took my love for staying busy in the gym and the variety each location offers and molded it into a weekend event. Three days, a bunch of studios, gyms, establishments, and amazing instructors who made it all possible.

Why’d I do it? For me, it’s about the experience I gain from being inside these places. The space, the people, the way I feel walking in, during the workout and walking out. I wanted other people to experience the same. And for some, it’s too hard to try any of these places on their own. So, the weekend event makes it possible to intermingle with each location’s member community, get a friend or two to join you and interact with other fest-goers. So you are never really alone in this adventure.

Classes are all full-length and range from low to high intensity. Anything from barre, yoga, workouts on water (uh, yes, I just said water!), bootcamp, dance, pilates reformer, trapeze, ariel silks, and so much more.

Here’s the Year-Over-Year Breakdown:

2017 (YEAR ONE): 6 studios/gyms, 2 unique locations, 3 days, 27 classes - Downtown Indy
2018 (YEAR TWO): 15 studios/gyms, 2 unique locations, 3 days, 50 classes - Downtown Indy and Carmel

So many thanks to all the Sponsors and Partners over these last two-years. Each one believed in this idea enough to say ‘YES’. Same goes to each festival-goer who has signed up. Wouldn’t be what it is without all of these people.

No one has anything to lose by moving your body and being surrounded by like-minded peeps. Fitness has inspired me to dream big and go big. Maybe it will inspire you to do the same.

I’m hoping, year-after-year, the Fest becomes something the City of Indianapolis adopts and you and your family and friends make it a tradition to come out and play each year here after.

Check out all the fun highlights from this year below. A full gallery of the past two years will post in the coming months. I hope you join me again next year!

2018 Highlights

 The Class: Fit Float Location:  Irsay Family YMCA Downtown Indianapolis  | Photo Cred:  Cotangent Studio

The Class: Fit Float
Location: Irsay Family YMCA Downtown Indianapolis | Photo Cred: Cotangent Studio

 The Class: Fierce Fit Instructor:  Julie Voris  | Location:  Fishers YMCA  | Photo Cred:  Cotangent Studio

The Class: Fierce Fit
Instructor: Julie Voris | Location: Fishers YMCA | Photo Cred: Cotangent Studio

 The Class: Vinyasa Yoga Instructor:  Emily Phillips  | Location:  Hotel Tango’s The Foxhole  | Photo Cred:  Cotangent Studio

The Class: Vinyasa Yoga
Instructor: Emily Phillips | Location: Hotel Tango’s The Foxhole | Photo Cred: Cotangent Studio

 The Class: Fierce Fit Instructor:  Julie Voris  | Location:  Fishers YMCA  | Photo Cred:  Cotangent Studio

The Class: Fierce Fit
Instructor: Julie Voris | Location: Fishers YMCA | Photo Cred: Cotangent Studio

 The Class: Cardio Dance Instructor:  Rebecca Jacobsen  | Location:  Hotel Tango’s The Foxhole  | Photo Cred:  Cotangent Studio

The Class: Cardio Dance
Instructor: Rebecca Jacobsen | Location: Hotel Tango’s The Foxhole | Photo Cred: Cotangent Studio

 The Class: Beginner Full Body Location:  solidcore | Photo Cred:  Cotangent Studio

The Class: Beginner Full Body
Location: solidcore| Photo Cred: Cotangent Studio

 The Class: Acro Yoga Instructor:  Ron Hopkins  | Location:  Hotel Tango’s The Foxhole  | Photo Cred:  Amy Hall

The Class: Acro Yoga
Instructor: Ron Hopkins | Location: Hotel Tango’s The Foxhole | Photo Cred: Amy Hall

 The Class: Hip Hop Dance Instructor:  Maria Romaine Brace  | Location:  Metazoa Brewing Co.  | Photo Cred:  Amy Hall

The Class: Hip Hop Dance
Instructor: Maria Romaine Brace | Location: Metazoa Brewing Co. | Photo Cred: Amy Hall

 The Class: Acro Yoga Location:  Hotel Tango’s The Foxhole  | Photo Cred:  Amy Hall

The Class: Acro Yoga
Location: Hotel Tango’s The Foxhole | Photo Cred: Amy Hall

 The Class: Hip Hop Dance Instructor:  Maria Romaine Brace  | Location:  Metazoa Brewing Co.  | Photo Cred:  Amy Hall

The Class: Hip Hop Dance
Instructor: Maria Romaine Brace | Location: Metazoa Brewing Co. | Photo Cred: Amy Hall

 The Class: Fierce Fit Instructor:  Julie Voris  | Location:  Fishers YMCA

The Class: Fierce Fit
Instructor: Julie Voris | Location: Fishers YMCA

 The Class: Hip Hop Dance Instructor:  Maria Romaine Brace  | Location:  Metazoa Brewing Co.  | Photo Cred:  Amy Hall

The Class: Hip Hop Dance
Instructor: Maria Romaine Brace | Location: Metazoa Brewing Co. | Photo Cred: Amy Hall

 The Class: Acro Yoga Instructors:  Ron Hopkins  and  Kimberly Hart  | Location:  Hotel Tango’s The Foxhole  | Photo Cred:  Amy Hall

The Class: Acro Yoga
Instructors: Ron Hopkins and Kimberly Hart | Location: Hotel Tango’s The Foxhole | Photo Cred: Amy Hall

 The Class: Fit Float Location:  Irsay Family YMCA  | Photo Cred:  Cotangent Studio

The Class: Fit Float
Location: Irsay Family YMCA | Photo Cred: Cotangent Studio

 The Class: Vinyasa Yoga Instructor:  Emily Phillips  | Location:  Hotel Tango’s The Foxhole  | Photo Cred:  Cotangent Studio

The Class: Vinyasa Yoga
Instructor: Emily Phillips | Location: Hotel Tango’s The Foxhole | Photo Cred: Cotangent Studio

 Location:  Hotel Tango  | Photo Cred:  Cotangent Studio

Location: Hotel Tango | Photo Cred: Cotangent Studio

 The Class: Fit Float Location:  Irsay Family YMCA  | Photo Cred:  Cotangent Studio

The Class: Fit Float
Location: Irsay Family YMCA | Photo Cred: Cotangent Studio

 The Class: Shred Full Body  Instructor:  Dana Matis , Studio Manager | Location:  Shred 415 Indy

The Class: Shred Full Body
Instructor: Dana Matis, Studio Manager | Location: Shred 415 Indy

 The Class: Trapeze and Other Apparatus Location:  Cirque Indy

The Class: Trapeze and Other Apparatus
Location: Cirque Indy

 The Class: Bar Xpress Location:  The Bar Method

The Class: Bar Xpress
Location: The Bar Method

 The Class: Static Trapeze Location:  Cirque Indy

The Class: Static Trapeze
Location: Cirque Indy

 Partner:  Simplicity Juice  | Location:  Solidcore

Partner: Simplicity Juice | Location: Solidcore

 The Class: Reformer Instructor:  Joy Nicht  | Location:  Reforming Indy

The Class: Reformer
Instructor: Joy Nicht | Location: Reforming Indy

 The Class: Acro Yoga Instructors:  Kimberly Hart  and  Ron Hopkins  | Location:  Hotel Tango’s The Foxhole  | Photo Cred:  Amy Hall

The Class: Acro Yoga
Instructors: Kimberly Hart and Ron Hopkins | Location: Hotel Tango’s The Foxhole | Photo Cred: Amy Hall

 The Class: Timbaland vs. Timberlake Themed Spin Class Location:  Just Ride Indy

The Class: Timbaland vs. Timberlake Themed Spin Class
Location: Just Ride Indy

 That’s Me:) | Location:  Hotel Tango’s The Foxhole

That’s Me:) | Location: Hotel Tango’s The Foxhole

Thanks to the Partners!

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GIVING BACK

I care about the world and all the beautiful people, places and animals that make it go round. For every ticket sold, 10% of the proceeds go back to an organization that tugs at my heart strings.

This year’s Fest Give Back Partner were my local friends at Friends of Indianapolis Animal Care Services Foundation. Donations help with medical and comfort care services for animals in need.

It’s always been important to me to give back no matter what phase of business i’m in. Every bit counts in my book and I hope it does in yours as well.

Will you join the Indy Fitness Festival Next Year?
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