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San Diego Fit Expo

10/2018: This family-friendly event unites thousands of fitness enthusiasts ranging from bodybuilders and powerlifters to jiu-jitsu and karate participants, personal trainers, group exercise instructors, competitive athletes and even the weekend warrior. Attendees can meet fitness celebrities, discover new health and wellness products and services, have access to free fitness classes, cooking demos, witness live fitness competitions, and much more. 


9/2018: 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? 

Propel Fitness Festivals

8/2018: 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

7/1/17: 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 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. 
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 →