World’s Largest ALS fundraiser at Wrigley!
On Saturday, May 18, Orangetheory® Fitness IL and the Chicago Cubs will host the World’s Largest High-Intensity Interval Training Workout.
100% OF THE TICKET SALES BENEFITS AUGIE'S QUEST, an ALS nonprofit organization driven to bring an exciting treatment, AT-1501, and many others, to market as fast as we can via our research partners at the ALS Therapy Development Institute.
Why does breaking the World Record Matter?
The real reason for this gathering at Wrigley Field on May 18 is the awareness we will create for finding a cure for ALS.
Yes your donation will help, but the single most important thing you can donate is your time. It is your time that will help create an incredible awareness through this monumental event.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Check In starts at 6:30 am.
While we make every effort to ensure our entry process is as efficient as possible, we encourage participants to plan for additional time needed to enter the ballpark. We appreciate your patience as we work to keep the confines friendly.
TIPS FOR EASY ACCESS TO WRIGLEY FIELD
Have your ticket ready to be scanned
Have your waiver printed and signed this will be emailed to you for ease entrance.
Please leave all personal and prohibited items at home.
LOCKERS/STORAGE WILL NOT BE PROVIDED DURING THIS EVENT.
Gates will close at 8:00 am. Participants that arrive after 8:00 am will not be allowed into the park and will not be able to participate in the World's Largest HIIT Class.
PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES
We strongly encourage the use of public transportation for our event being held at Wrigley Field, including Metra Trains, Pace shuttle buses and Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) buses and trains. We are also recommending to buddy up with those fellow Orangetheory Fitness members to car pool.
MEET YOUR COACHES
"IF IT DOESN'T CHALLENGE YOU, THEN IT WON'T CHANGE YOU"
Ryan Evans is the Regional Director of Fitness for Orangetheory Illinois and has been involved in the fitness industry for 8 years. While his main role with Orangetheory Fitness involves overseeing all 52 Illinois studios and oversight of their coaches, he still maintains his passion of coaching classes every week in his home studio in Naperville. Ryan began working for Orangetheory over 6 years ago where he began as a coach and eventually took on the position of Head Coach. Ryan has coached over 4000 classes to date and maintains that what he loves most about his job is connecting with members and making sure each individual who walks into his class feels challenged.
In addition to his Director and coaching responsibilities, Ryan was selected to be the Naperville lululemon Ambassador for the past two years where he has participated in a number of community engagement and charity fundraising events. Ryan is a Certified EMS Safety CPR Instructor and holds a Personal Trainer Certification through AFAA.
It only took Nhu Vo a month to realize she needed to be a part of the Orangetheory Fitness family. Nhu, who started her journey with Orangetheory as a member, immediately knew her time and expertise would be best utilized helping others achieve their fitness dreams.
In just four short years Nhu, now a Territory Lead Coach overseeing Glenview, Riverwoods-Buffalo Grove and Kildeer for Orangetheory Fitness Illinois, has coached 3,000 classes and continues to help and inspire those around her.
Nhu's passion for fitness and helping others achieve their goals has resulted in a motivational set of coaches who continually encourage members to push themselves at each and every workout. Nhu enjoys leading by example, and has built long lasting relationships with her coaches and members at each studio.
She is passionate about helping others find the best version of themselves, so people can laugh more, love more, live more and have More Life!
Jen Leden is the Territory Lead Coach at OrangeTheory (Geneva/St. Charles/South Elgin) and has been a group fitness instructor for over 10 years, holding many fitness certifications. Jen started with OrangeTheory Fitness as the Head Coach of the Geneva studio over three years ago and has coached more than 2,500 OTF classes. Jen has a passion for group exercise and helping people achieve their health and fitness goals. She is known for her enthusiasm in the studio, her celebratory high kicks, and for knowing members by name and making them feel special.
From the time she was in Junior High, Nina feel in love with fitness, working out and feeling her heart beat in her chest. She loved pushing herself to her next limit. Nina took this love with her to the circus in the Arial Arts and toured the US for 7 years.
In 2014, Nina moved back to where she grew up and started to coach with Orangetheory Fitness in Evanston IL. In 2017 she became Territory Head Coach and began to over see and educate coaches in 11 OTF studios in Illinois. Nina has coached over 3,500 classes. Her favorite part about coaching is helping members achieve physical accomplishments they never knew they could do before Orangetheory Fitness.
ABOUT AUGIE'S QUEST
Quest For More Life
Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS is a nonprofit committed to changing the experience of people living with ALS by fast-tracking cutting-edge research to advance effective treatments and an ultimate cure. The organization is galvanizing thousands to join this fight, confronting ALS in an entirely new way, and driving innovative research forward, and at an accelerated pace. We are working to bring an exciting treatment, AT-1501, and many others, to market as fast as we can via our research partners at the ALS Therapy Development Institute.
Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS was founded more than a decade ago by Augie Nieto, the successful fitness industry mogul behind lifecycle and life fitness who was diagnosed with ALS in 2005 and whose life story was recently chronicled in the award-winning film, Augie. With Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS, ALS doesn’t stand a fighting chance. Because ALS isn’t incurable, it’s only underfunded. To learn more about Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS visit www.augiesquest.org.
ORANGETHEORY AND AUGIE'S QUEST
For the third year, Orangetheory Fitness is participating in Augie’s Quest campaign to cure ALS. Studios will engage members at every class across our network with all proceeds supporting Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease. Out goal together is to support ALS research and those awaiting a cure – all while building community and fun on a Quest for More Life.