Sweat Local Columbus began as an idea in February 2016 to bring together all of the yogis, gym rats, athletes, runners, and fitness-focused people of Columbus together with the local studios and businesses that support their active and healthy lifestyles. This past Saturday, we were overwhelmed by the showing of support from all the vendors (30 of them) and participants (300 of them!) who helped make the Sweat Local Columbus 5k and Expo a huge success in just its first year. To all the runners, volunteers, Powell police officers, vendors, sponsors, and everyone who made their way through the expo on Saturday, please know that we truly appreciate your support and owe you a huge THANK YOU!
But Saturday was just the beginning…
Sweat Local Columbus is more than just one event. Sweat Local Columbus is a movement that will build a community through social fitness activities, charitable events, and collaborations with some of the best businesses in the city.
We believe that nothing should stand in the way of your health. Everyone has their own unique goals and ambitions, and we believe that we can help achieve those goals through encouragement from other people just like you. Columbus has some of the best trainers, studios, shops, and coaches in the country. Our mission is to introduce them to the community through creative monthly events that will showcase what makes them so special.
Imagine meeting up for a trail run one cool fall morning and your favorite coffee shop would be waiting for you with a cup of coffee and a muffin by your car. Imagine prepping for the Columbus ½ Marathon by doing some speed work on a track, and Bend Active would be there with their newest line of leggings to have you looking your best for the big race. Imagine getting a killer HIIT workout in, not at a studio, but in a brewery where you can enjoy a craft beer afterwards. On this website and blog, you'll also find interviews, reviews, and stories from the businesses who are keeping Columbus healthy and fit.
We hope you are as excited about Sweat Local Columbus as we are, and we hope that you’ll help to continue the momentum we built this past weekend! We were truly inspired by the entire day, and are so excited about what the future has in store for Sweat Local Columbus! Look for our first Sweat Local Columbus meet-up in September!
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Ryan and Kelly of Sweat Local Columbus