Eat to Sculpt Your Body April 29, 2013
Did you know that nutrition is just as important as core workouts to achieve six-pack abs? The foods that we choose to eat, as well as the portion size and the timing of our meals, make all the difference in maximizing muscle definition. Whether you’re trying to sculpt your body for the beach, increase your energy for better workouts, or simply improve your general diet, it’s crucial to pay attention to your nutrition habits.
Marathon Spots Available April 29, 2013
Team Bright Pink has post-close spots available for the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Join the incredible team of athletes from around the country and commit to live brightly, set goals, and improve your fitness while helping raise important funds to support Bright Pink’s efforts to enlighten and empower young women to be proactive with their breast and ovarian health. Fitness Formula Clubs is a proud partner of Team Bright Pink and offers a comprehensive 18-week training program for all Team Bright Pink runners to ensure that you safely and confidently cross the finish line in October. Visit TeamBrightPink.org to learn more and email Wendy@BeBrightPink.org to join today!
About Bright Pink: Bright Pink® is the only national non-profit organization focusing on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women while providing support for high-risk individuals. Learn more at BrightPink.org.
Guest Post by Quinetta Taylor, Year of Wellness Winner April 29, 2013
There’s an adage that states when you aren’t looking for something, that’s when you usually find it…and for me that proves to be more than true. When I started my weight loss journey, reaching the set transplant weight seemed like finding a needle in a haystack…impossible. I recently went to the transplant clinic and was a mere 49 pounds from my goal. I had absolutely no expectations and only hoped that I’d lost enough weight to at least start the process so once the last 49 pounds were gone I could be listed.
Memorial Day Club Hours April 18, 2013
In observance of the Memorial Day Holiday, here are the special hours for Monday, May 27:
FFC Union Station: 8:00am – 2:00pm
FFC Oak Park and FFC Old Town: 7:00am – 5:00pm
All other locations: 7:00am-7:00pm
Remember to also check the group fitness schedule for holiday class times.
Indoor Triathlon Results March 28, 2013
Congratulations to those who participated in the 2013 Fitness Formula Clubs Indoor Triathlon Series! The series began at FFC Oak Park on February 9, followed by FFC East Lakeview on February 16, FFC Gold Coast on February 23, FFC Union Station on March 9, FFC West Loop on March 16, and concluded at FFC Lincoln Park on March 23.
2013 marks the 14th season for the Indoor Triathlon Series, which continues to be Chicago’s oldest and largest indoor triathlon circuit. We had 200 participants compete this year.
Join Us For A Fun Run! March 28, 2013
Looking to join a fun running group? Then FFC is your Chicago Health Club destination. Join us on Tuesday nights at 6:00pm beginning April 2 for a complimentary “Fun Run” hosted by TriMonster® and FFC. Each Tuesday there will be a “Fun Run” at a designated FFC Club. Choose to run three miles or five miles. All levels are welcome. The first Tuesday of each month is open to Non-Members and guests. Meet at the front desk. For more information, please contact the Endurance Coaches at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April Fun Run Locations:
April 2 – East Lakeview
April 9 – Halsted Street
April 16 – Lincoln Park
April 23 – Old Town
April 30 – Gold Coast
NEW! Spring Group Fitness Schedules are here! March 27, 2013
The new Spring Group Fitness Schedules will be in effect starting Monday, April 1. There are several changes to the schedule; click here to download a copy today.
2013 Lose to Win Champions and Winners Named! March 14, 2013
Over 500 members participated in our “Lose to Win” program that began January 14 and concluded February 22, 2013. It was the highest number of participants in the history of the program. Participants had success losing weight, and started working towards setting new personal health and fitness goals. Studies have shown that people who lose weight in a health club are more successful at keeping it off.
3 Day Madness – Complimentary Guest Days and Activities February 27, 2013
March 14-16, FFC members can bring a guest for free all three days. Everyone can enjoy demos, classes, contests, snacks, prizes and more – all complimentary. Click the link below to see what’s happening at your Club those three days!
Guest Post by Quinetta Taylor, Year of Wellness Winner February 25, 2013
“Congratulations, Quinetta Taylor for winning a Year of Wellness.” I am still trying to take this all in. I’ve never been so excited about an opportunity and hopefully getting others excited about losing weight. Furthermore, this is the first time in my life that I’ve won anything and it’s somewhat random how I even got to this very place.
I’ve always been a little…bigger. Bigger includes height and weight. While the height didn’t bother me much, the weight did…a lot. Unbeknownst to most, I tried every diet known to man in hopes of losing 100 pounds in a few weeks. Sorry to disappoint everyone, but those diets didn’t work. I figured I would go away to college and start over and come back looking like a new person. Sorry to disappoint everyone again, but that didn’t work either. Instead, my body started doing some very strange things. I got very ill and ended up returning home and was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. I went on to graduate, and then went to Graduate School, and had a decent job. Suddenly my kidneys began to fail and fast. After a year of surgeries, I found myself on dialysis at the age of 27. At the age of 27, I dreamed of taking over the world and instead my world had been turned upside down. I’m not the type to wallow, so I decided that I would be proactive about getting a kidney transplant.