FitFest 2015

Bright Pink hosted their latest FitFest this past Sunday at FFC Union Station and it was incredible. Just check out the beautiful set up and their amazing participants!


Bright Pink is a national non-profit organization that focuses on the detection and early prevention of both breast and ovarian cancer in young women.


FitFest welcomes men and women of all fitness levels to participate in several hours of having fun and making a difference!


HMR Designs decked FFC Union Station out in pink!


Here are some of the ladies from the Soirée Weddings & Events and HMR Designs team who came together to create the design for FitFest 2015 in Chicago!


Take a look at some of the beautiful women that helped make FitFest Chicago a success!


The sponsors at FitFest Chicago did an amazing job on Sunday!


You could say the instructors were excited to get their classes started!


Lindsay Avner was all smiles at the FitFest on Sunday. We can’t help but smile either when we see how much dedication she has!


Check out these amazing participants. You go girls!


USA Gold Medalist, Carmelita Jeter and the Chicago Luvabulls rocked the pink carpet!


Of course the Soirée team had to get in on the fun!












And that’s a wrap for FitFest Chicago. The next stop is FitFest Clevelend! If you would like to get involved, visit the Bright Pink website to learn more about what you can do to help!


xo-rachel c.

VENDORS: Design and Styling: Soirée Weddings & Events and HMR Designs | Venue: FFC Union Station | Photographer: George Street Photo & Video | Photo booth: Shutterbooth Chicago | Rentals: M&M Special Events 

Healthy Bride Event is almost here!

Good news!  If you missed the Bride Ride at Flywheel last month – you have another chance to jump start your bridal fitness program!  Join us for the Healthy Bride Event, this Sunday, November 11th from 12:30 pm to 3 pm at Flywheel in Highland Park.

Your choice of a complimentary Flywheel or Flybarre class at 2 pm!  Space is limited -so please RSVP to

Make sure to include your wedding date, number of guests and class preference.

Can’t wait to see all your blushing bride faces there!

The Bride Ride is almost here!

We are hosting The BRIDE RIDE, a health and fitness Bridal Event at Flywheel this Sunday from 1-3 pm with a complimentary Flywheel class starting at 2pm.  Space is limited so please RSVP to
Not familiar with Flywheel?  Well you are in for a treat!  I am personally obsessed with this work out.  It’s the most fun I have ever had working out, building muscle and burning fat!

Here’s a bit from them to fill you in:

Flywheel is the workout for you.  Whoever you are.  The workout that offers a chance to achieve something more.  To step up onto a custom engineered bike…and ride as hard as you dare.

This is the experience crafted by Ruth Zukerman, the legendary instructor and driving force behind the New York indoor cycling phenomenon.

An experience that lasts 45 or 60 minutes and includes climbs and descents, while working arms with weighted bars. It’s an amazing escape that challenges your body and relaxes your mind. Our studios offer stadium-style seating, making every seat in the house a good one.

Music is also an integral part of the Flywheel experience. Our playlists are created by instructors from a collection of music carefully curated by our own in-house DJ. Instructors choreograph their own classes, syncing their rides to the beat, assuring a fresh ride every time, and showing a little glimpse of their unique personalities.

In a Flywheel class, your instructor will lead the way, suggesting target resistance levels and RPM’s to strive for. But YOU decide exactly what’s right for you by controlling the technology on your bike. If you’re feeling pumped, ride harder and faster than the targets. And if you’re just beginning, you can take it down a notch.

Ashley Pettit

Your Flywheel bike is tailor-made and can be customized for you. Not only do you set the positions that fit your body and comfort levels, but you control your “tech-pack”. Each bike has a tech-pack that displays your resistance (“torq”), your speed (RPM’s) and your power output (current and cumulative for the class). This allows you to know how you’re performing at all times.

If you’re the competitive type, you may opt in to participate in our in-studio Torqboards – large-screen displays that occasionally flash leaderboards that show how you’re performing.

Your stats for every ride will be recorded and made available in your private account on our website. You’ll see your own metrics for every ride you take with Flywheel, including RPM’s, Torq, Speed, Power, Distance and Estimated Calories. This will allow you to set your own goals and measure your performance over time.

And of course, you should expect all the extras we don’t consider extra – including free towels, bike shoes, lockers and more to keep you comfortable and riding at peak performance.

You’ll ride just once before you understand completely, “Why Flywheel?”

So now you might understand a little bit more about the phenomenon that is: Flywheel.  But you have to experience it for yourself to really appreciate it!

As if the free Flywheel class isn’t enough- we will also have music provided by Fig Weddings, healthy snacks from Kind Bar, refreshing Pomberry Zico Coconut Water, amazing raffle prizes and swag bags for every bride that attends!

Space is limited – so make sure to reserve your spot.

See you there!


photos courtesy of Ashley Pettit and Flywheel Sports