Entries by Megan Zink

Paid Fitness Programming Starts October 1

Paid fitness programming classes include Group Apparatus Pilates and Performance Training Center H.I.I.T.  To sign up or for more information reach out to a 111 staff member at the facility. Once packages are purchased, participants must register for classes of choice via the FFC app. Private and smaller group sessions are also available for those […]

Try HIIT for Free – Plus Win a MYZONE Belt!

TRY HIIT FOR FREE: high intensity interval training classes are the BEST & QUICKEST way to get in shape, lose inches & boost your metabolism. Pair this with good nutrition and you will be on your way to become a lean, mean, burning machine. Hurry get your pass today! Want to WIN a MYZONE belt? […]

Now Offering Private Yoga & Assisted Stretching Sesssions

Recovering from a previous injury? Need more mobility or flexibility in your workouts or daily living? Want to learn meditation, breathing and other relaxing techniques? Learn a headstand or handstand? Maybe simply learn how to properly stretch? Join Yoga Alliance-certified instructor Alexander Pavlis for a private yoga or assisted stretching session! Alexander specializes in Vinyasa yoga, balance and inversions, […]

Celebrate Halloween With Candy Crusher Classes 10/30-10/31!

Celebrate Halloween and get sweaty during our two-day festivity of candy crushing classes! Tread-or-Treat: Monday, October 30; 11:15 AM -12 PM Spooky Spinning: Monday, October 30; 5:15 – 6 PM Freaky FitSport: Tuesday, October 31; 12:05 – 12:50 PM Zombie Zumba: Tuesday, October 31; 5:30 – 6:15 PM All members who participate in our Halloween […]

Sign Up for OktoberFit Now – October 6 and Win Prizes!

353 Fitness Center presents the OktoberFit a tone-up challenge! All participants will sweat it out during our 5:15 PM boot camp Tuesdays/Thursdays from October 2 – November 10 and stretch it out during a private 30-minute yoga session! Winners will be determined by percentage of weight lost. Boot camp cost $115-$215. Registration open until October 6. […]

New: Nutrition Services at the 353 Fitness Center

Please join us in welcoming to our newest registered dietitian, Kristen Marias, to the FFC team! Kristen is thrilled to begin providing nutrition coaching to the members of 353 Fitness Center. A yoga instructor, personal trainer and RD, Kristen delivers a fun, fresh approach to nutrition and fitness. 30 or 60-minute consultations will be available […]

Registration Now Open: Sign Up For The Move2Win Challenge!

Move2Win is back! The holidays are right around the corner and what better way to prepare than to get moving?! Let a little friendly competition motivate you to earn points, hit milestones and win prizes. Registration is now open! Click here to sign up – and don’t forget to recruit some friends or coworkers! About […]

October Spa Specials

It’s that time of year again – things are getting spooky at the spa! Been training for race season and need a little bit of recovery in your life? Or just want to spend some time on yourself now that the kids are back in school? Take advantage of one of these specials below! Back2Back […]

Now Announcing New Features On The FFC Mobile App!

You’ve asked; we’ve listened. We’ve been working with our 3rd party app provider to bring you some of the most requested functions in the FFC app: change your preferred club and see club hours! Navigate to the menu by tapping the ‘hamburger’ or three small lines at the top left hand portion of your screen. […]

Moms: Sign Up for a Comprehensive Pre/Post-Natal Workshop! – 10/14; 12:30 – 2:30 PM

Moms and moms-to-be! Join us on Saturday, October 14 from 12:30 – 2:30 PM at FFC West Loop for our first Comprehensive Pre-Natal/Post-Partum Workshop with Suzanne Ko (West Loop Elite Trainer and Certified Postnatal Fitness Specialist), in collaboration with Dr. Erica Burhop (PT, DPT, OCS, Women’s Health Specialist). The duo will be addressing the importance of physical […]

2017 Athlete Village for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon – Sun, 10/8

Chicago Marathon Participants! Please submit your name & information to ssteele@ffc.com to RSVP for the 2017 FFC South Loop “Athlete Village” on Chicago Marathon race day – presented by your Fitness Formula Clubs (FFC) and our “RunMonster” Running Club! Race Day Athlete’s Village at FFC South Loop FFC South Loop is ideally located three blocks […]

October Complimentary Injury Screenings Presented by NovaCare & Open House – Sat, 10/7; 11 – 1 PM

This month, join us for a NovaCare open house event at FFC Halsted & Belmont on Saturday, October 7, from 11 AM to 1 PM (3240 North Halsted)! Attendees will enjoy a tour of the facility, complimentary injury screenings, manual therapy treatment demonstrations, pre-marathon taping, “ask the physical therapist” and more! Complimentary snacks will also be […]

Save the Date for the 2018 19th Annual Indoor Triathlon Series!

Save the date for the 2018 19th Annual Indoor Triathlon Series! Registration opens November 1. Triathlon training is available – we’re here for you with great programs and some of the best USA Triathlon and USA Swimming certified coaches in Chicago. Visit ffc.com/trimonster to learn more and sign up. Are you a USA Triathlon (USAT) […]

October Parent’s’ Night Out – 10/21; 4 – 7 PM

Join us on Saturday, October 21 from 4 – 7 PM for a costume party!  We take the kids while you enjoy an evening at the theatre, a romantic dinner, catching up with friends, or quiet time with your partner. Something’s brewing and it will be fun, a wicked good time for everyone! Registration ends […]

Last Field Market Days of the Season! – 10/14; 2 – 6 PM

Join us on Saturday, 10/14 from 2 – 6 PM on the South Terrace of the Field Museum for the last Field Market Days event of the season! Enjoy fresh produce from local farmers, fruits, breads, honey, cookies, food provided by Field to Table Catering and Events, Craft beer specially brewed for The Field Museum, […]

Try This: Complimentary HYPERICE Foam Rolling Demo Series

Feeling sore? Enjoy one of the following complimentary HYPERICE foam rolling demos with a number of our personal training professionals. Check out the schedule below, and contact eonate@ffc.com for more information. Michael Barajas:  Wednesday 10/4;  6:30 PM Ben Timmis:  Thursday 10/12; 6:30 PM Jose Vasquez:  Monday 10/16; 6:30 PM James Griego:  Thursday 10/26; 6:30 PM  

Congratulations to Ben Timmis!

Congratulations to FFC South Loop’s very own trainer Ben Timmis, who is now a certified massage therapist! Members and staff are already raving about the myofascial work that he has mastered. Schedule up at the front desk or online to understand the healing power of various massage options.  Contact Ben at btimmis@ffc.com!

Member of the Month

Congratulations to Mary May, FFC Halsted & Belmont’s October Member of the Month! We wanted to get to know a little more about Mary, so we asked her the following questions. What does membership at FFC mean to you? Over the years FFC has helped me start and end my day! The trainers and staff have […]

October Haunted Spa Day – Tuesday, 10/31

Visit the spa if you dare on Tuesday, October 31 for a transformed space of ghostly therapists, treats, and fun! Pre-book your 60-minute massage for $70 – available only on 10/31! Contact the spa to take advantage of the one day spooktacular offer.

October Parents’ Night Out – 10/21; 5 – 8 PM

Join us on Saturday, October 21 from 5 – 8 PM for a costume party! We take the kids while you enjoy an evening at the theatre, a romantic dinner, catching up with friends, or quiet time with your partner. Something’s brewing and it will be fun, a wicked good time for everyone! Registration ends […]

Member of the Month

Congratulations to Jim Houston, FFC Oak Park’s October Member of the Month! We wanted to get to know a little more about Jim, so we asked him the following questions. What does membership mean to you? $124/mos When at FFC you will find me… Spinning classes – great workout! I work out… So I can drink […]

New: Tribal Drumming Yoga – Tuesday, 10/10; 8 – 9 PM

  On Tuesday, October 10, from 8 – 9 PM, skip the traditional playlist and try an invigorating Vinyasa Yoga practice set to live rhythmic drumming music with Pantra Hoeft and Jay on the Drums.  $20 per member, Non-members $30. Sign-up now as space is limited – contact Lara Mele at lmele@ffc.com to RSVP or […]

Attention Members: Pool Update

  We are excited to announce the pool has been repaired and is reopen for your use. Thank you for your patience and understanding! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Jason at jhammers@ffc.com.

September Spa Specials

We’re heading into marathon season and we’ve got recovery on the brain! Bounce back from your workout and prevent injury with a 60-minute sports or deep tissue massage for $89 in September! **PLUS – get $5 Back in Spa Bucks** *Offer expires 9/30/17.  No two discounts apply. See Spa for details. Spa Bucks must be used […]

Inspire Me To Inspire You: FFC Member Celebration

During the entire month of September, we are celebrating the amazing success of our FFC member community! 2 Complimentary Guest Passes Not only that, but as a special thank you to our members, we have added 2 complimentary guest passes to your account that you can use during the month of September. See the membership department […]