Fitness Formula Clubs knows, better than anyone, what it means to be “Made in Chicago.”

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Fitness Formula Clubs knows, better than anyone, what it means to be made in Chicago. Chicago has always represented strength, hard work and determination to the rest of the country and the world. It’s a place where people are known to put their noses to the grindstone and get the job done. Chicago produces results.

It is Fitness Formula Clubs’ mission to do that very same thing – deliver outstanding results to you and enhance your life by improving your overall health and well-being. Since 1984, when founder Gale Landers brought his dream to life, FFC has continued to operate as Chicagoland’s largest privately owned reciprocal usage provider of health, fitness and wellness facilities.

With an experienced and dedicated staff of over 850 team members, FFC offers a wide range of amenities and services to bring you a comprehensive health club experience – one Where Membership Means Something®. Programs such as certified personal training, nutrition, Pilates, group fitness, endurance training and aquatics provide limitless resources for a healthy lifestyle. Cutting edge fitness and recreational facilities, along with a full spa, mean a home away from home in which you are the number one priority.

At FFC, we are no stranger to hard work and sweat equity. As we expand across Chicagoland with each of our 9 locations and our upcoming Park Ridge launch, we continue to be dedicated to supporting the local neighborhood communities and to creating a distinct member experience to help you achieve results and become your best self.


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What Members Say About FFC

I began working out with Larry on 9/30/15 and was a size 14. I was also suffering from Acute Bronchitis at the time I began working out with Larry. I had reached a point in my life where I knew I needed to make some lifestyle changes if I wanted to be a healthy person and lose weight. I’ve been working out with Larry twice a week ever since. It is because of Larry’s tenacity and creativity I am now a size 10! I would not have reached this point in my life had it not been for Larry. He is a man that truly has a gift. He knows how to work with people at whatever level they are in at that point in their lives. He’s smart, kind, inspirational, witty, dedicated, etc. I can’t say enough nice things about Larry.

Union Station Member

I was looking for a fitness home but I was not expecting to find a fitness family. Thank you, FFC.

Union Station Member

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 great from Pilates to Cycling or Hot Yoga, there’s a specific class to cater to everyone. Additional perks are, heading to the sauna and steam room then cooling off with eucalyptus towels and using the spa showers. FFC is a top notch gym which makes me feel re-energized, refreshed and the best version of myself.

Gold Coast Member

My experience has been so wonderful! The staff are great, from Hilda who is cleaning staff to Erik who the best trainer ever! The front door staff are always welcoming and professional. I love coming to the South Loop FFC.

South Loop Member

I just wanted to take a moment to let you know that I adore having Tatiana Wilczak as my personal trainer at FFC West Loop. I have had a couple of bad experiences with personal trainers in the past and had sworn off working with anyone ever again. I found myself watching Tatiana with her clients whenever I saw her during my workouts, and decided that I liked her style and wanted to take a chance working with her on my fitness goals. It was the best decision, and I am on my second set of 6 x 30 minute sessions with her. She truly listens to me about my dislikes (burpees and jumpy things) and my goals (lose weight and build muscle) and pushes me to work harder than I think I am capable of without making me hate coming in for my sessions. She understands that I am following a clean-eating food plan and coaches me on food obstacles that I might not be aware of. With her help, I have lost several inches overall in 28 days. :=)

West Loop Member

I love the trainers and group fitness instructors at East Lakeview. Alena Scarver will kick your butt in both personal training sessions and in her kettlebell sessions!! I also can’t speak highly of the many group fitness instructors that are both motivating and fun at the same time like Becca Russo in zumba and John Beale in urban athlete, among many others!

East Lakeview Member

Close To Home – Close To Work

Gold Coast

1030 N. Clark St., Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60610

Oak Park

1114 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60301

Old Town

1235 N. LaSalle
Chicago, IL 60610

West Loop

10 S. Clinton St.
Chicago, IL 60661

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