Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Ain't Sex, Drugs & Rock N' Roll at PROPEL CO:LABS Fitness Festival with Charli XCX and Lucy Hale and Ciara is the new Jane Fonda for Millenials and Gen-Yers.

By Laura Medina

Leave the eating disorders and the cheap, bad fad diets to the newbies and wanna-bes.

Established A-list stars shared and led their intense work-out routines at the Coachella of Fitness Festivals, PROPEL CO: LABS Fitness Festival this past weekend, on the first day of heatwaves, at The Barker Hanger.

Kindly thrown by PROPEL Water, health conscious Millennials, Gen-Yers, and established Gen-Xers sweated and detox the bad stuff of drugs and alcohol from the usual clubs and mainstream festivals then re-used the thumps, the bumps, throbs, and the beats of dance music to get their groove while the hottest stars, literally, show their exercise moves to fans.  

Building then expanding on the "Coachella" economy and formula, this is an extension of a music festival. Except they detox the bad stuff of junk food and junk beverages and of course, the drugs then replaced the lousy dance steps with choreographed dance rountines, with live concerts from A-list singers and artists.  That's what PROPEL CO: LABS Fitness Festival did with Ludacris and Nicole Winhoffer of NW™ Method Dance Cardio ( for the first PROPEL CO: LABS Fitness Festival last year.

This year's headliner is Ciara with her and her NFL husband's trainer.

There's not better than fans working out with their favorite celebrities.  Those celebrities loved that they're healthy influence for once.


To keep the stamina of globe-trotting DJ and singer, Charli XCX shared her fitness secrets with her modelFIT instructor. 

This is first music mash-up workout of the festival, was a mere warm-up to butt-burning, firming up afternoon.  Your fat cells are on fire!

Sculpt and burn with modelFIT as Charli XCX sets the stage with the first music mash-up workout of the festival, this is the kickoff of kickoffs. 

A staple fitness studio across the coasts in NYC and LA, modelFIT was founded on an entirely unique approach to mindful and dynamic movement. Focusing on grounded and intentional moves backed by science, their techniques are all about building graceful strength and confident presence.  

This was the warm-up calisthenics of shoulder rolls and arm lifts and get those legs and hips jumping!

The real hump was Lucy Hale with her Aussie Training Mate Bondi Burn Trainer.  Yes, this is the real training fitness routine with her training for the curvy and firm Lucy Hale.

Training Mate's Bondi Burn is the most traditional with planking and extreme push-ups with arm extensions and leg lifts and butt curls, side lungs with jumping jacks.  It's sexier version of basic militrary calisthenics.

Whomever can do the longest plank, gets a selfie with Lucy Hale.  Good motivation.

Bondi-Burn meets Lucy Hale to lead the HIIT of the summer.
Lucy Hale shred right there, along with the audience, as she hits the stage with her real life trainer and founder of Training Mate. A leader in the fitness community, his signature upper-body workout combining whole body strength training and cardio will help you achieve the highest level of tone.  Another gradual warm-up to the headliner, the new Jane Fonda, Ciara and her trainer, Decker Davis.

Hear this out, Ciara is a fitness buff to stay in shape and give high energy, heart-stopping shows.

She did a live concert so fellow SoulCycle fans can bike and pump iron to, Rev Up with Ciara at Sound By SoulCycle Then Recovery with RCVR By Lululemon. https://luxurist.blogspot.com/2019/03/rev-up-with-ciara-at-sound-by-soulcycle.html

Ready to level up your fitness? Ciara, the Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, producer, model and actress, is bringing her workout to Propel Co:Labs this year. Just for you. She's taking the stage with her trainer, Decker Davis, to show you exactly what it takes to work out like Ciara. 

Now, she's leading a TruFusion concert-class with her trainer, Decker Davis and a TruFusion instructor.  Since this is the headliner, this finale was an heart-stopping and heart-thumping finale. Glutes a burning, buns of steel, not dough.

Ciara effortlessly glided between heart-jumping, heart-thumping exercise/dance front-back-side lunges, getting all sides of the glutes and thighs working and lifting 360 degrees.

Her concert mash-up was so dyanamic that half of the audience, quit exercising and shot photos and videos as souvenirs.   Wouldn't blame them.

The specialized push-ups with arm stretches became longer and harder.

Ciara combined her stage dance moves with advanced calisthenics, she's the new Jane Fonda that legions of fans will follow and copy.

After two and an half hours of lunges, planks, lifts, rolls, thing squeezes, and calisthenics, audience will have limbs and butts of steel for a week.

Yes, it's Propel Water's festival/fitness carnival on LA's first heatwave.  A ideal time to guzzle down their new Electrolyte flavors in: Grape, Strawberry Lemonade, Peach, Watermelon, Berry, and Kiwi Strawberry.  They also debut their new Vitamin Boost with electrolytes in Peach, Strawberry Raspberry, and Apple Pear to thirsty and dehydrated fitness festival goers.

PROPEL CO:LABS Fitness Festival provided an adult-Instagram friendly jungle gym for the free-flying gymnasts to do flips and twists.  This is opportune time and place to fly your freak flag because you need to be flexible, agile, strong, and daring to fly a freak flag.

At the jungle gym, they provide massage foam rollers to massage those sore muscles.

If getting your groove on means slow down, pace yourself, then breathe, don't worry about being an outcast.

There are outlying mini tents and a meditation room to realign your spirit, soul, and mind to recalibrate into the present.

PROPEL CO:LABS Fitness Festival proves there is more to fitness than anorexic, skinny-fat, superficiality and shallowness.  They prove that people need fuel, hydrating, clean fuel.

Yes, they collaborated with The Butcher's Daughter on an exclusive line of smoothies using PROPEL's new electrolyte and Vitamin Boost waters as bases.

Following other festivals with their specific concerns in mind with fitness, they hair braiding station, massage, and facial massage station to rub and press that wrinkle-causing stress out of your system and the heat.

It's the little things, the details, that make or break a festival.

Since people hate hauling their heavy yoga mats and bags and heavy stuff are a safety hazard, PROPEL CO:LABS Fitness Festival kindly offer lockers with phone and power bank chargers to fuel social media.

PROPEL towels are everywhere to soak up the sweat and wipe it up off the mats and equipment.

They got some cool toiletries to freshen up and smear UV protection on.

PROPEL CO:LABS Fitness Festival is another form riffing off the Coachella Economy and it's an healthy one.

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