Propel Fitness Water & Mindy Kaling Bring ‘Joy of Working Out’ Tour to Detroit

The tour will present free fitness classes with local instructors
Joy of Working Out tour
Mindy Kaling, above, has partnered with Propel Fitness Water on the Joy of Working Out tour, which stops in Detroit this month. // Photograph courtesy of Propel Fitness Water

Propel Fitness Water and actress-director-producer Mindy Kaling have teamed up to present a multi-city tour called the Joy of Working Out — aka, “JOWO” — that offers free outdoor fitness classes with local trainers. The tour — which kicked off in Los Angeles in May and has since traveled to Baltimore and Houston — comes to Detroit this month.

“If there’s one thing I’ve learned about working out, it’s that I always feel happy and joyful after I do it,” Kaling says in a press release. “I love that Propel Fitness Water is giving us that extra boost, by bringing people from all over the country together this summer to work out in a positive and inclusive way. We want everyone to get their JOWO back!”

The Detroit classes will take place at Robert C. Valade Park on Aug. 6, 14, and 27. Propel tapped Live Cycle Delight owner Amina Daniels as the lead trainer for the local stop and invited her to chat with Kaling before the JOWO tour kicked off (see video above).

Scheduled events include Booty Bands Boot Camp and Yoga with Daniels as well as Run Club with the We Run 313 group; Outdoor Cardio Boxing with Armond Rashad Harris, co-owner of Jabs Gym and co-founder of the Run This Town fitness movement; a Fitness Group class with local gym Detroit Body Garage; and more. Attendees can sample Propel products and pick up branded merch at the events.

In addition to in-person workouts, Propel is also hosting virtual workouts on its website with local trainers, including a 10-minute cardio-boxing class with Harris and a 20-minute yoga sequence with Daniels.

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