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September Message from General Manager Chris Jaeger

Are you ready for some football? I’m a Bronco at heart, raised with the Rams and converted to a Bear. This diversity lends itself well to a varied and exciting football season and fantasy football team. When you spend hours and hours deciding who to pick for your Fantasy Football Team, don’t forget to spend […]

September Message from General Manager Josh Leve

It’s amazing how quickly summer comes and goes in Chicago.  Many of you are probably asking, “What summer?” since cooler temperatures were commonplace this year.   Can you believe that fall officially begins on September 22?  Your friends at Halsted Street have come up with five ways to fall back into fitness: 1. Find the Time. Set aside […]

Parent’s Night Out

We take the kids, and you take the night off – the last Friday of every month from 6:00pm-9:00pm. One child $20/Member, two children $30/Member, and one child $25/Non Member, two children $35/Non Member. Each additional child is $5. Hurry, space is limited. To register contact Todd Paulson at tpaulson@ffc.com. Cut-off time for registration is 9:00pm […]

A NEW YOU in 12 Weeks!

If you struggle with losing weight and/or unhealthy eating habits, or seek a group of friends striving for the same goals, come to one of our upcoming information meetings and learn how we will help you transform into the New You! Information Meeting will be Wednesday, September 11 at 6:30pm. Program begins Monday, September 16. […]

Pilates IS for Everyone!

From men to women and athletes to those looking to tone up, Pilates has something to offer everyone! To find out how Pilates can help you, be sure to take part in any of the following complimentary events: Wednesday, September 18: 5:00pm-5:30pm Try the Pilates Chair, and 7:30pm-8:15pm Hip Hop Pilates (Dance/Pilates mix). Saturday, September 21: […]

Bootcamp: Report for Duty!

Click here to get an idea of why our Show the Ropes, Whip into Shape and Master Your Skills Bootcamps are some of the best bootcamps in Chicago. New sessions begin the week of September 23 for all three formats. 8 sessions/$215 or 4 sessions/$120. Click here for days and times and to register. Contact Kristin Strom at kstrom@ffc.com for more information.

Race = Reward

Bring in your bib from any race now through November 5 to receive $10 off any regularly-priced massage or facial. Each race bib will be recorded and may only be used once. You may bring in additional race bibs. Services must be received by November 5, 2013. May not be combined with other offers or discounts. For more […]

September Message from General Manager Kathleen Weber

Be Hungry, Be Proactive, Be Intentional Welcome to September, the end of the 3rd Quarter, and a great time to reevaluate! What have you accomplished? With just 4 months remaining in 2013, what do you still need to do to reach your goals? The depth of my focus and intent of my daily actions determine […]

September Message from General Manager Larry Duncan

“If you focus on results – you will never change. If you focus on change – you will get results.” As the chillier weather starts to move in, I would like to challenge everyone to do something different with your workouts and transform your results. The new Hot Yoga Studio could be the perfect next […]

Looking for Results?

We are excited to present three new additions to your personal training team: Allan Pomremskis, Steven Smathers and Michael Spearman. All three of them are motivated to help our members make significant changes in their lives.

“Tri” Out TriMonster

Are you an avid cyclist? Are you training for a triathlon or cycling event? The next eight-week Computrainer session begins at FFC Lincoln Park on Tuesday, September 3. Click here for all the details. The next session of TriMonster Swim Technique also begins Tuesday, September 3. From first timers just learning to swim, to seasoned […]

Children’s Swim Lessons

Gold Coast Children’s Swimming Programs begin on Sunday, September 8. Session costs $120 Members/Non Members. After swim session begins, we only offer a drop-in rate of $30 per class. Coach Steve Thomas will help children become comfortable in the water through standard coaching techniques. Children must be registered before the first day of class. To […]

A NEW YOU in 12 Weeks!

If you struggle with losing weight and/or unhealthy eating habits, or seek a group of friends striving for the same goals, come to one of our upcoming information meetings and learn how we will help you transform into the New You! Information Meeting will be Wednesday, September 11 at 6:30pm. Program begins Monday, September 16. […]

Pilates IS for Everyone!

From men to women and athletes to those looking to tone up, Pilates has something to offer everyone! To find out how Pilates can help you, be sure to take part in any of the following complimentary events: Monday, September 16: 12:00pm-12:45pm Pilates Mat with stretch bands with Kathy; and 6:30pm-7:15pm Pilates Mat with Magic […]

Bootcamp: Report for Duty

Click here to get an idea of why our Show the Ropes, Whip into Shape and Master Your Skills Bootcamps are some of the best bootcamps in Chicago. New sessions begin the week of September 23 for all three formats. 8 sessions/$215 or 4 sessions/$120. Click here for days and times and to register. Contact […]

Learn to Fly!

Saturday, September 28, 9:00am-12:00pm at 111 Fitness Club located at 111 South Wacker Drive. $99/person OR $75/person when you sign up with a friend. Members and Non-members welcome! Join Melissa and friends for an elevated experience in Acrobatic Yoga. Spend three hours blending unique yoga flows, hand balancing, core work and partner acrobatics. You will […]

Ahhh-mazing Relief!

You’ve earned it – a 90-minute Vitality Signature Treatment. This customized service, which incorporates a full-body exfoliation, hot stones and a soothing foot treatment, is great for detoxification, easing fatigue, muscle soreness, arthritis, foot pain, athletic injuries and more. This FFC exclusive service is only $125 this month – a $20 savings. See a Spa […]

Who Needs the Sun?

You don’t need the sun to look like you spent summer at the beach. Extend your summer color with a custom airbrush tan by Ortanic. Bring a friend and you receive 50% off. Plus, all month take $5 off our amazing bronzer to extend your color between appointments. Visit ortanic.com for more information, or book your appointment now.  Tan […]

Member of the Month

Meet Ali Tunnicliff. Ali joined FFC because she wanted to lose weight and get healthier, stronger, and more toned. You’ll find Ali swimming in the pool, stretching in a yoga class, or drying off and reading on the sundeck. She is motivated by progress, so she set a goal to average 1200 yards per swimming session […]

Pilates IS for Everyone!

From men to women and athletes to those looking to tone up, Pilates has something to offer everyone! To find out how Pilates can help you, be sure to take part in any of the following complimentary events: Tuesdays, September 10, 17 and 24, 12:00pm-1:00pm: Try the Pilates Apparatus with Angie Palomo. Wednesday, September 25, 12:00pm-2:00pm: […]

Meet Joe Woulfe

Joe recently joined the 190 Athletic Club Group Fitness team in April. He has been with FFC for two years and has been teaching spinning for over 15 years! Joe’s goal is to bring a high level of energy to the Spin room and to focus on motivating his participants to challenge themselves to get […]

Yoga Awareness Month

Join us for our regularly-scheduled Yoga classes, Mondays at 11:00am and Thursdays at 12:15pm, or take advantage of the variety of workshops and classes offered this month. Complimentary. All levels are welcome. For every Mind + Body class you attend, an entry will be submitted into a raffle to win great prizes. For more information, […]

Welcome Sarah Dziekan

AFAA-Certified Group Fitness and Indoor Cycle Instructor, Sarah Dziekan grew up dancing and playing sports. Shortly after college while taking her first aerobic kickboxing class, she realized her passion for fitness and being active. Since moving to Chicago, she earned her AFFA Group Fitness Certification, AFFA Indoor Cycling and Turbo Kick certification. Sarah has also […]

FFC Formula 94 class makes the Sun Times favorite list!

Chicago Sun Times featured their top 7 fitness options that really make you sweat. Formula 94, a signature FFC class made the list! The article promotes innovative classes and proves that exercising indoors doesn’t have to be a boring endeavor. Want to check it out? Click here to find a class. Read more here.

Bootcamp: Report for Duty

Click here to get an idea of why our Show the Ropes, Whip into Shape and Master Your Skills Bootcamps are some of the best bootcamps in Chicago. New sessions begin the week of September 23 for all three formats. 8 sessions/$215 or 4 sessions/$120. Click here for days and times and to register. Contact Larry McDowell at lmcdowell@ffc.com for more information.

Pilates IS for Everyone!

From men to women and athletes to those looking to tone up, Pilates has something to offer everyone! To find out how Pilates can help you, be sure to take part in any of the following complimentary events: Monday, September 9, 6:30pm-7:15pm: Intro to Group Apparatus. Monday, September 16, 6:30pm-7:15pm: Cardio-lates – Pilates Reformer with the […]

Bootcamp: Report for Duty

Click here to get an idea of why our Show the Ropes, Whip into Shape and Master Your Skills Bootcamps are some of the best bootcamps in Chicago. New sessions begin the week of September 23 for all three formats. 8 sessions/$215 or 4 sessions/$120. Click here for days and times and to register. Contact Mark Gruzewski at mgruzewski@ffc.com for more information.

Pilates IS for Everyone!

From men to women and athletes to those looking to tone up, Pilates has something to offer everyone! To find out how Pilates can help you, be sure to take part in any of the following complimentary events: Tuesday, September 17, 11:30am-12:30pm: Try the Wunda Chair with David Bohn. Wednesday, September 18, 12:00pm-1:00pm: Intro to […]

A NEW YOU in 12 Weeks!

If you struggle with losing weight and/or unhealthy eating habits, or seek a group of friends striving for the same goals, come to one of our upcoming information meetings and learn how we will help you transform into the New You! Information Meeting will be Wednesday, September 11 at 6:00pm. Program begins Monday, September 16. […]

Join the Volleyball League!

Begins September 30. $85/Members and $115/Non-members. $600/MemberTeams and $720/Non-member Teams. Register by September 15 and save $85 per team or $5 per individual. Meets Mondays from 6:30pm-8:30pm. This 8 week league will get your heart pumping and keep your team spirit alive and well! Please note anyone participating in the league is required to wear appropriate […]

Club Closing Early

In honor of our annual anniversary staff event, FFC West Loop will be closing at 6:00pm on Friday, September 13. All other FFC locations will be closing at 7:00pm. The clubs will resume normal business hours on Saturday, September 14. Thank you for your understanding.

Yoga & Wine Tasting

Friday, September 20 at 5:45 p.m. Complimentary. Join FFC Yoga instructor Rebecca Delott as she shares her passion for YOGA and her knowledge of WINE. This engaging 55-minute Vinyasa flow practice opens the body, mind and the senses. Educated wine tasting follows the yoga practice (sample red and white wines). Unwind, stretch, and enjoy a light […]

Try the Redcord!

Monday, September 16 from 5:00pm-7:00pm and Friday, September 20 from 6:00am-8:00am. Complimentary. Have you been curious to try the Red Ropes? Join us on the third floor and check out the Redcord Suspension Training equipment for yourself. This system delivers a fun, efficient, and challenging total-body workout. It’s also great for injury rehabilitation and muscular balance. […]

Parent’s Night Out

Friday, September 27, from 5:00pm-9:00pm. One child $20/Member, two children $30/Member, and one child $25/Non Member, two children $35/Non Member. Each additional child is $5. Drop the kids off for a Swim Party, you take the night off! Hurry, space is limited. Register at the Spa desk. For more information, contact Doris Sorrels at dsorrels@ffc.com or 708-383-1114 x115. Cut-off […]

Adult Climbing Class

Looking for an adult Rock Climbing Class in Chicago? Join us for a six-seek class beginning on Monday, September 9. $125 Members/$175 Non-Members.Beginner Level group classes are available almost every day. Weekday classes at 7:15pm and weekend classes at 11:15am. A full schedule of class descriptions can be found here. To register, please visit the […]

Nutrition 101

Monday, August 12 at 7:00pm in the New York Building Party Room. Complimentary. Learn how to eat healthy while on summer vacation. Erica Varner will cover the basics of proper nutrition and will provide guidance on how to stay on track, even when traveling and facing the temptations of summer treats. For more information or […]

Bootcamp: Report for Duty

Click here to get an idea of why our Show the Ropes, Whip into Shape and Master Your Skills Bootcamps are some of the best bootcamps in Chicago. New sessions begin the week of September 23 for all three formats. 8 sessions/$215 or 4 sessions/$120. Click here for days and times and to register. Contact Mike Leve atmleve@ffc.com for more information.

Pilates IS for Everyone!

From men to women abd athletes to those looking to tone up, Pilates has something to offer everyone! To find out how Pilates can help you, be sure to take part in any of the following complimentary events: Tuesday, September 10, 6:00pm-8:00pm: Pilates Open House. Thursday, September 19, 7:00pm-8:00pm: Intro to Group Apparatus Class with Sarah […]

We’re USAT-Certified!

On July 24, 2013, the Endurance Training Studio at Fitness Formula Clubs was selected by USA Triathlon to become one of eleven current USAT Certified Performance Centers across America. The Endurance Training Studio offers triathletes and members access to USAT certified coaches, swim, bike, and run analysis, VO2 Max Testing, Lactate Anerobic Threshold Testing, bike […]