Entries by Megan Zink

Help Support Team FFC At the 2017 Spin to Break the Cycle Event!

2017 SPIN TO BREAK THE CYCLE 100 BIKES 500+ PARTICIPANTS & SPECTATORS 1 GOAL: CREATE STRONGER, SAFER, AND HEALTHIER COMMUNITIES Daily, the presence and pressures of violence, divide, and poverty impact the health and wellness of our communities and our youth. The perceptions of what is possible are impacted by current circumstances. This does not need […]

March Open House Madness at FFC – March 16 – 18

Invite your friends to see what it means to be an FFC member and join us for 3 Days of Madness during our March Open House Madness event!  From March 16 – 18* join us at our 10 FFC clubs across Chicago for special bootcamps, fitness demos, nutrition seminars, free samples, live music and much more! Stay […]

March Spa Specials – Recovery is Key

Hey workout warrior! #trainingforlife comes with its rewards… but it can also bring on soreness and inflammation afterward. Stretching pre-and post-workout is a crucial step in preventing DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness). That said, improper stretching or not stretching at all can can elongate your recovery time and potentially prevent you from rebounding and sticking […]

Sign Up for the Stridekick 3-Day Madness Step Challenge!

Join the Madness! Get moving with Fitness Formula Clubs & Stridekick and join the FFC 3-Day Madness Challenge. Hit your goal of 15,000 steps before the challenge ends on Saturday, March 18 at 3 PM, head to a Chicago FFC club location and show your completion to an FFC team member to win at the […]

March Complimentary Injury Screenings by NovaCare

Stop by any of our NovaCare rehabilitations in the month of March during the times below for a complimentary injury screening! What do our complimentary injury screenings include?  A physical therapist or athletic trainer will perform an orthopedic screening  Education regarding your injury  A plan of care, and/or a physician referral, if needed FFC East […]

Calling All Cyclists! Sign Up For The 4th Annual Chicago Time Trial Cup!

Calling all new and competitive cyclists! Fitness Formula Clubs indoor cycling time trial race series is back with the 4th Annual Chicago Time Trial Cup (CTTC) – a two-event indoor cycling race series featuring time trials of various distances for local cyclists to test their fitness while riding on simulated courses in the FFC Endurance […]

Run the Marathon for a Great Cause – Register with T2!

Register for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon with T2! T2 participants receive: 18 weeks of coach-led training beginning in June 2017 and a training plan Guaranteed race entry T2 training shirt T2 run singlet Pre-race Celebration Dinner VIP race day experience Personalized fundraising website page and toolkit Staff-provided fundraising advice and assistance Private social […]

Member of the Month

Congratulations to Conor Mullins, FFC Halsted & Belmont’s March Member of the Month! We asked Conor about his experience at FFC, and here’s what he had to share: Membership at FFC… Has been a great way to meet new people for me since I moved here from Ireland! When at FFC you will find me… […]

Deadlifts n’ Donuts – 3/12; 12 – 1 PM

Join us on the fitness floor on March 12 from 12 – 1 PM for Deadlifts n’ Donuts – our first installment of our FREE monthly Food n’ Form workshop with Master Trainer and competitive powerlifter Katie Kollath. In this workshop, learn deadlift form, technique, and variations. Donuts will be provided. All levels welcome! No […]

Tournament 68 Party – Tuesday 3/14; 6:30 – 8 PM

You are invited to an evening of food and drink with your favorite FFC Lincoln Park staff to kick off the college basketball tournament! Stop by the party in the lobby and play in our bracket raffle to win exciting prizes. Bring a complimentary guest to work out throughout the day as a thank you […]

Parent’s Night Out – Saturday 3/18; 5 – 8 PM

Join us Saturday, March 18 for a celebration of spring! Enjoy an evening at the park, a romantic dinner under the moonlight, or a quiet run on the lakefront with your partner. Parent Night Out rates: FFC childcare members: one child $25, two children $35, each additional child $5 FFC childcare non-members: one child $30, […]

Check Out Our New Programming for March!

Virtual Golf Tournament Participant in the inaugural virtual golf tournament starting March 27 and improve your stroke prior to the outdoor golf season. Contact Kyle Pecka at kpecka@ffc.com for details. Interested in Burning Calories?  Try HIIT training on the turf! High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is designed to spare precious muscle, increase cardiovascular strength, and […]

Spin with Pedal4Life – 3/25; 9:30 AM

On Saturday, March 25, the 9:30 AM Spin Interval Class will be dedicated to Pedal4Life. Join FFC Lincoln Park in supporting this great cause, which assists veterans and civilians battling addiction. Visit www.pedal4life.org to donate and more information.

Member of the Month

Congratulations to Tracy Laluma, FFC Oak Park’s March Member of the Month! We asked Tracy about her experience at FFC, and here’s what she had to share: What does membership at FFC mean to you? My membership is an investment in my health. It is an opportunity to take at least an hour of my […]

March Parents’ Night Out

Fox in the sox says PNO ROCKS! Join us on Friday, March 24 from 5:45 – 9 PM for a Dr. Seuss-themed PNO! Pricing is as follows: $25 for one child, $35 for two children, $5 each additional child Non members – $5 additional Contact Hilary at handerson@ffc.com for any questions or to RSVP!

Get Scuba Certified! 3/14; 6-7:30 & 3/19; 8 AM – 5 PM

Cross scuba diving off your bucket list and complete a basic certification!  Orientation: Tuesday, March 14 6 – 7:30 PM Classroom and pool: Sunday, March 19 8 AM – 5 PM Course is $250 and open water testing will also be available for an additional fee. For more information contact Captain Darrick Lorenzen at captdarrick@midwestscubadiving.com!

Member of the Month

Congratulations to Scott Zimmerman, FFC Old Town’s March Member of the Month! We asked Scott about his experience at FFC, and here’s what he had to share: What does membership at FFC mean to you? Hard work When at FFC you will find me… The weight area or the TredClimb machine I work out to… To […]

New Small Group Training Offerings!

As small group training continues to grow at Old Town, we are adding more classes.  In addition to our current schedule, Andrew Lee (alee@ffc.com) has openings for his new 6:30 PM class Tuesday evenings. Please RSVP directly to Andrew for more information. Small group training offers everything you love about boutique fitness programming – motivation, […]

Welcome New Staff!

If you haven’t met our newest trainers, come by and say hi!   Eric Alexon (ealexon@ffc.com) is a former tennis pro that has more than 20 years of experience in training and fitness.   Jordan Ward (jward@ffc.com) comes to us from working in a clinic with overweight patients, and can really help you jumpstart your […]

Member of the Month

Congratulations to Nicole Gillig, FFC South Loop’s March Member of the Month! We asked Nicole about her experience at FFC, and here’s what she had to share: What does FFC Membership mean to you? My FFC Membership means that I get the chance to be a part of a fit family! Working out at the […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Learn Olympic Lifts

Why you should be Olympic weightlifting: Increase your overall strength Improve body composition, sparking muscle growth & fat loss! Get faster for your next race or spring workouts   Limber up increasing flexibility & mobility Stabilize your coordination through mastery of these complex movements Who can benefit from powerlifting? ANYONE & EVERYONE! No prior experience […]

Trainer Tip from Gavin

Gavin, one of our trainers, has already used MyZone to lose 20 pounds! Does that sound like something you’d want? Do you and at least two of your friends want to get fit for spring? Sign up now! Read Gavin’s recent post by clicking here about how MYZONE helped him achieve his goals. Belts are […]

Sign Up for the Building-Wide March MYZONE Challenge!

Get MYZONE & Sign Up for the Madness MEPs Challenge Join our building-wide MYZONE challenge March 6 – 31, get results and earn points (MEPs)! Purchase your own MYZONE in the fitness center for $99.95. Join the Madness MEPs Challenge by entering club code: FFCUS012 on the MYZONE free app to sign up! Every time you hit your […]

Fitness Center Renovation/Expansion Update

The Tenant Amenity Project including the Fitness Center is in progress with demolition work completed on the 10th and 11th floors in December. Final completion of the Fitness Center is scheduled for May 31, 2017. As a reminder, fitness center members have access to the Fitness Formula Club at Union Station until re-opening. All employees […]

MYZONE is here! Try it out for free.

The wait is over! Come try out the MYZONE heart rate belt, which displays your workout effort in real time on our new TV displays in the group fitness studio and on the fitness floor. Every member gets a free one-time wear with a tester belt. Email Heather at hmoore@ffc.com to sign up! Tried it and […]