Entries by FFC

Keith Kimble

I love the new spin bikes at LP FFC! It makes class so much better to have numbers to measure effort and keep track of progress. By the way, I enjoy all of the classes I attend at the LP location but I was lucky enough to score a spot in Keith’s spin class on […]

FFC Oak Park

I love FFC! The group classes are great- fun and challenging. I participate in spinning, yoga, pilates, and fitkick. The Kids Club is excellent. My kids love it there and I completely trust the employees. We now take advantage of the PNO program, which is fantastic- an adult dinner and happy kids!

Erin Sneed

I am just writing with positive feedback about the one class I took last night. On a short notice at Halsted street Monday May 2, due to precaution of carbon monoxide, Erin Sneed was asked on short notice to take her fitcore, spin, and amped up classes and have them on the turf, but make […]

Phoebe, Austin, Letti

Phoebe is the most friendly person at the front desk across all the FFC facilities I go to. My personal trainer, Austin is great….and even Letti who works in the women’s locker room is very supportive and friendly to me each time we meet. While I thought this would be the least “neighborly” gym, people […]

Halsted Street

The effort put into this gym is the exact experience you back from it. Positive energy creates more positive energy, using the tools provided (equipment, classes, and staff) will keep you pleased with your membership.

Becca Russo

I just wanted to send a note and tell you about a wonderful instructor you have: Becca Russo. About 3 weeks ago I was attending the Saturday noon Zumba class. Unfortunately, I injured my leg but Becca jumped to respond and help me. She not only called for assistance, she went way out of her […]

Chelsea Melzer

Hi Marcus, It was great to finally chat to you today. I have been so impressed with Chelsea, and love working with her so much that I wanted to provide a testimonial to show just how fantastic she, and the FFC team, is. Hopefully I’ll see you over the next couple of weeks before I […]

Jessica Frank

Pilates with Jessica is fun! I definitely felt stronger after repeated sessions. I have less post-op pain as a result of pilates and my posture improved as well. The studio is very nice and I always feel comfortable there. Jess is a great motivator and I love that she follows up and stays on her […]

Julia Groves, Joy Miles, Joe Levita

When I first joined FFC in January I figured it would be like any other time I joined a gym; I would join the resolution crowd and be done in a month. From the time I toured the club until now, I can honestly say, this is one of the best decisions I have made […]

Jessica Frank

I have been training regularly in the Pilates room with Jessica Frank for almost 2 years now with great results! The Pilates machines create unique ranges of motion that have improved my flexibility and strength in areas that are difficult to target with the equipment on the floor. Jessica is a very attentive trainer that […]

Josh Matayka

First things first, I don’t like working out but but because of the hours, location and staff, going to the 311 Fitness Center become a part of my everyday life.The staff is always courteous and upbeat and the gym is always kept clean. I have been working with Josh, one of the personal trainers at […]

Skip Chapman

I have seen Skip on two different occasions due to knee issues as well as upper back/shoulders/neck stiffness and trigger points that were acting up. I was hesitant at first knowing a few things about MAT but never having experienced a thorough session myself. There are not enough good things to say about how I […]

FFC Halsted Street

I wanted to thank the entire team. I’d never joined a ‘real’ gym before, and everyone has been incredibly friendly and helpful. Plus the facility is always ready to rock, which is dope.

FFC East Lakeview

My experience as a member of FFC East Lakeview is so very rewarding. I use the club for group classes and those classes have been very instrumental in aiding me to enhance my physical fitness. With few exceptions, the group fitness instructors are I’ve worked with have been skilled trainers who are excellent at the […]

FFC Halsted

FFC is an affordable gym that is beginning to feel like a second home to me. With a vide variety of cardio machines, weight equipment I never feel that I can’t get do the workout that I want. The fitness classes and instructors are really great, and give fancy expensive gyms tons of competition. All […]

Ellyse Kummer

Hi Ellyse,         As we discussed last week, here are some of the reasons I like the 311 Fitness Center. As you know, I use it regularly, 3 or 4 days per week on average, for individual exercise and personal training, and I think it is a valuable amenity for the building. Convenience. Having the gym […]

Erin Sneed

I just wanted to let you know that the early morning spin classes with Erin are fantastic! She is so motivational, energetic and I absolutely love her workouts. She has turned me from a mediocre evening exerciser to a dedicated hardcore morning spinner. I have no problem waking up in the morning knowing I will […]

Patrick O’Brien

The facilities and staff are great. I have been working with a personal trainer, Patrick O’Brien, and I can confidently say that he has guided me to a level of fitness that I have never had before. Not only would I recommend the FFC, I would highly recommend the FFC personal trainers.

Luann, Myles, Molly, Jernell

I have been a member for over a year of your club and I wanted to compliment you and your staff for an excellent club, excellent staff and wonderful classes you offer. All your Staff , Myles included, always make me feel so welcome. Each class is well run, and well balanced for an excellent […]

Tess, Conan, Oak Park Kid’s Club

We loved the: cleanliness, the friendliness of the entire staff, the classes available, Tess the coolest trainer on the planet, the hours, the close location to our home, the variety offered, and the offering of a Kids Club. And, the Kids Club provided a sense of community. They did an A++ job with our son […]

Luann Stockfleth

I am writing to tell you about one of your employees, Luann Stockfleth, whom I think is fabulous. Since I work in the building, I work out around 4x per week around 11 a.m. I am a big advocate of the HIIT class. In every class, Luann is energetic, fun and motivating. She always strives […]

Luann Stockfleth & Akilah Anderson

Just a note letting you know that Luann and Akilah did a great job with the new schedule and classes for the fall  season.  They are always so helpful and always willing to work with me for ways of improvement.  New schedule gets new people involved and new friends made.  The new classes really give […]

Gold Coast Testimonial

Being a member at FFC means coming from a long day of work and relieving my stress. Coming into a friendly and welcoming environment makes FFC the best gym in the city. Getting a good work out in after a long day helps me feel in touch with my mind and body. The classes are […]

141 Jackson Fitness Center

I just wanted to send a quick note acknowledging the great work of everyone at the 141 club!!   Besides continuing to push me physically & keep me motivated, I’ve met a ton of people from the building participating in the different events that are offered!!! The gym is the best part of my day!!!

Adelar Pesqueira

I wanted to make FFC aware of the great service provided by Adelar at the Union Station location. He is always helpful and cheerful. I play basketball in the mornings with a group. The past few weeks one court has been rented out to a corporation on Fridays at 7:30. Renting out a court has […]

Halsted Street Open House

Join us on Saturday, August 29 and cap off the end of summer, by inviting your friends to fitness. Food samples will be provided, along with your chance to win one of many prizes including guest passes, personal training and Pilates sessions, gift cards and even a 3-pack of massages! Your guests will enjoy a […]

How To Maximize Your Mental Performance

HOW TO MAXIMIZE YOUR MENTAL PERFORMANCE Most days require us to be at the top of our A game mentally. Whether it’s writing the perfect maid of honor speech or preparing for a medical school exam, we need our focus to be at its peak. Here’s how to get your head in the game… Night […]

Pilates Demos

Are you curious about Pilates and what the benefits are? Do you struggle with core strength or low back pain? Find out if Pilates is for you by taking advantage of these complimentary demonstrations. August 24th “Reformer Monday” August 25th “Tower Tuesday” August 26th “Wunda Wednesday” Sign up for a complimentary 15 minute private pilates […]

Corner Bakery

Avoid the Morning Rush and start you day with Corner Bakery Cafe’s NEW Breakfast Power Flats made with freshly scrambled eggs and cheddar and parmesan cheeses in a grilled multigrain flatbread! Choose from applewood smoked bacon, avocado & spinach or chicken apple sausage. Pair it will a small hand-roasted coffee – all for under $5.

Welcome New Staff!

FFC South Loop is excited to introduce to our Spa Christopher Hasiak our new Licensed Massage Therapist and Giota Lekkas our new Licensed Esthetician. Chris and Giota are eager to get to know you and look forward to demonstrating their therapeutic abilities during your visits to the club. Stop by the front desk to schedule […]

Parents’ Night Out

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 5pm-7pm Parents Dine, Kids Climb Drop the kids off at the wall and take two hours for a date night! Kids will climb, slack-line, and play games in the gymnasium. Space is limited to 5 children per slot, so register today! Ages: 5-12 Equipment provided $25 per child – $5 off each […]

Fat-busting Workout!

Still working on that summer bathing suit body? This might be exactly what you need. Take advantage of a complimentary late summer fat-busting workout with intensity guru Quintin Phillips. Contact qphillips@ffc.com for more information. Space is limited.


The best Climbing Wall in Old Town is having a Double Down Event! The Super Summer Special is on! Classes start next week! All classes that traditionally meet ONCE-A-WEEK will meet TWICE-A-WEEK with different instructors!   Double-down with Crystal and Russell: BETA 2.5/3 with Crystal – Mondays, 6:00p BETA 2.5/3 with Russell – Thursdays, 6:30p […]

Enter to Win!

Enter to win a complimentary Group Apparatus class. Take Pilates Mat Classes in the month of August and receive a raffle entry each time you attend a class. Grab a friend or two or three and do Pilates Group Apparatus! Tuesday evenings at 5 and 6pm, Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. Learn Pilates on the Reformer […]

Member of the Month

Congratulations to Joel Billstrom, FFC Old Town’s August Member of the Month! We wanted to get to know a little more about Joel, so we asked him the following questions. What does membership at FFC mean to you? Membership at FFC is a great luxury, a truly amazing staff, the best equipment, and awesome amenities! […]

National Holidays!

Alright folks! We are going to have some fun celebrating a few “national holidays” in August. August 3rd (National Sister’s Day) and August 15th (National Best Friend’s Day), will be free guest days here at OT, so make sure to bring your sis or BFF to join you for a workout on us! August 26th, […]

End of Summer Party!

Save the date for our end of Summer member appreciation party, Wednesday, August 26. Check your in-box in the next few weeks for an invite.

Welcome New Staff!

FFC Halsted is excited to introduce you to Brett Gehrig our new Customer Service Manager and David Cooper our newest Manager on Duty. Brett and David are eager to get to know you and look forward to servicing you during your visits to the club.