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Entrepreneurs, business owners, and managers, your thriving future is waiting! Learn new business strategies, customer care, expert advice, and awesome networking. At break time, guess who will be leading your interactive workout? Join Gideon in southern California!

Propel Fitness Festivals

Heads up, LA, New York, and Chicago: Propel Labs:Co fitness festivals are lit! Live music, mash-up workouts, and so much fun. Gideon will be doing his rock star thing: leading workouts for hundreds of people who love to sweat—including you!


Kick off your Saturday afternoon with a holistic health journey guided by Gideon and other health experts. Designed for all fitness levels (that means you!), this unique event will offer a variety of workout stations and presentations, all in the spirit of a healthier Chicago.


Grab your running shoes and meet Gideon for a 5K run/walk to benefit research at Comer Children’s. This annual family-friendly event attracts more than 2,000 participants of all ages. Look for Gideon -- he'll be leading the 8:30 AM stretches!

Navy Pier Fest

Join Gideon Akande and Team Giddy for the third annual Navy Pier Fest with VibeUP! Enjoy fitness, yoga, meditation, and fireworks at this unique Navy Pier rooftop event! 

Gideon Akande Performance

Spring over to Gideon's workouts at Trifactive! Offered at 1221 N. LaSalle St. in Chicago, each one-hour workout offers proper dynamic warm-up, exhilarating strength and conditioning exercises, plus effective cool-down and recovery.

See Gideon at FitExpo Chicago

Come to FitExpo for the latest in health and wellness, and hang out with Gideon at one of three events on Saturday, May 6. Use promo code akandechi17 for $10 off your entry fee:
1-1:30pm - Careers in Fitness Panel (Sponsored by Vital Proteins)
2-2:45pm - Meet and Greet with fans at VP Booth (VP is purchasing 15 DVDs to giveaway to the first 15 people who stop by)
5-6pm - Judge for Best! Arms Competition (Sponsored by Vital Proteins)

VibeUp Yoga and Health Fest

9/17/16: An all-day VibeUP fitness event. Gideon and other health experts inspired participants with a full day of workouts, yoga, and all-around good fun.

Run Mag Mile

9/10/16: Mag Mile Ambassador Gideon and Team Giddy enjoyed the only running event to take place on Chicago's Magnificent Mile!


6/29/16: The energy was off the charts at the VibeUP "Under the Lights" event at Navy Pier, where Gideon and his team led 200 participants through a 5-station, outdoor bodyweight conditioning workout, topped off by socializing and fireworks.

The FitExpo  

6/25/16: Gideon hosted a lively Fitness Training Zone at the second annual FitExpo at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosement, Illinois. 

Chicago's Ultimate Trainers Calendar

2016: Through his work with Lululemon, Gideon appears in the 2016 C.U.T. Calendar. Proceeds from the calendar go to Noah’s Arc Foundation, an organization founded by Chicago Bulls’ center Joakim Noah and his mother, Cecilia Rodhe. Noah's Arc Foundation →

Cancer Connections Symposium

11/21/15: As part of the Lurie Cancer Center’s wellness program for patients and caregivers, Gideon offered a presentation on staying active during the winter months. Watch →