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The arrival of the holiday season serves also as a reminder that another calendar year is soon to end. December is a time to look back on all that happened in 2013 and the things that we set out, with great intentions, to accomplish, but haven’t yet. Though time is ticking down quickly, there is still one more month to focus on your goals for this year. Here are some goals that FFC can help you with:
-Reaching your health and fitness goals – Our fitness professionals can help you maximize your efforts here and push you to better results.
-Saving money – Take advantage of our Holiday Gift Card promotion and get up to $75 added to your gift card purchases.
-Relaxing and de-stressing – Check out spa specials for December and pamper yourself before the end of the year.
-Eating Healthier – Join Registered Dietitian, Erica Varner for her lecture on Healthy Holiday Eating.
Celebrate more than just the holidays this year… celebrate a great finish to 2013 and start the new year right!
Would you or someone you know like to win a year of wellness? Submit your photo and in 300 words or less, tell us why you should win a Year of Wellness. Entries must be received by midnight on December 15, 2013.
Fitness Formula Clubs began its second-annual “Year of Wellness” contest Monday, November 25. FFC hopes that 2014’s winner will get as much out of the experience as last year’s winner, Quinetta Taylor.
FFC’s Year of Wellness contest gives one winner full access to all of FFC’s nine multi-use health, sports, fitness, and spa centers, along with weekly personal training/pilates sessions to achieve his or her health goals in 2014. FFC’s 2014 Year of Wellness contest is presented by One Medical Group, and this year’s prize package also includes contributions from Divvy Bikes, Mark Bar, Protein Bar, NovaCare, Mario Tricoci, Argo Tea and Ortanic — a prize total valued at more than $13,000.
2014’s “Year of Wellness” nominations will be accepted on www.ffc.com/Year-of-Wellness from November 25 through December 15, and voting will begin on December 16, 2013. Contestants will be encouraged to gather votes from friends, family and colleagues via social media and link voters back to the voting site. Voters will be validated and allowed to vote one time only. Voting will end at midnight on December 31. Winner will be selected from the top five contestants with the highest votes, by a panel of judges. The final winner will be chosen in January of 2014 and awarded their prize on January 9, 2014. Through the campaign’s nominating, sharing and voting process last year, thousands of people shared inspirational stories city-wide. Contest winner Quinetta Taylor’s story of optimism through her health struggles exemplified the importance of healthy living.
Quinetta has chronic kidney disease and needs a kidney transplant to live, but her weight made her ineligible for the national kidney transplant waiting list. So she turned to FFC for help. Taking advantage of the wellness services made available to her as last year’s Year of Wellness contest winner, Quinetta dropped 120 pounds, making her eligible for the transplant waiting list. Quinetta and Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network, the Itasca-based organization responsible for coordinating organ and tissue donation in Illinois and northwest Indiana, are partnering with FFC to launch the second annual Year of Wellness contest. “I feel like I’ll be the FFC poster girl for the next 12 months,” she said. “I’m so excited to see how many other people I can encourage to get healthy, improve their quality of life and enjoy doing it. I am so blessed and so thankful. I don’t feel worthy, but I thank God that He has chosen me to fulfill this assignment.” Learn more about Quinetta’s story here.
One Medical Group is an innovative primary care doctor’s office designed around patients’ needs – with a modern, comfortable location in the Loop (and dozens more nationwide). They’re in-network with most insurance plans and offer same-day appointments, email access to your doctor, and online/mobile services such as appointment scheduling and prescription renewals.
The Year of Wellness winner will receive complimentary membership to One Medical (worth $199), and all participants are eligible for 3 free months of membership!
Start 2014 off right by establishing a relationship with a One Medical physician. They’ll take the time to listen to your needs and provide you with personalized, comprehensive care to meet your health goals. Plus, with appointments that start (and end!) on time, seeing your doctor will fit seamlessly into your busy lifestyle.
To receive your 3 free months, simply use code YOW2014 during registration at onemedical.com. (Valid for new members only – expires 2/1/14).
You still have until December 24, 2013 to give the gift of fitness – purchase $100 in FFC Gift Cards and receive a $25 bonus gift card. Gift Cards are good toward any FFC product or service, but may not be applied to FFC membership dues. Purchase your gift card at the Club or online. *Maximum 3 bonus cards per person. Restrictions apply.
In observance of the upcoming holidays, the club hours will be as follows:
Tuesday, December 24
-All clubs – close at 5:00pm
Wednesday, December 25
-OP – 7:00am – 1:00pm
-EL, GC, HS, LP, SL, WL – 8:00am – 2:00pm
-OT, US – Closed
Thursday, December 26
-All clubs – open at 6:00am
Friday, December 27 – Monday, December 30
-All clubs – Regular Hours
Tuesday, December 31
-All clubs – close at 7:00pm
Wednesday, January 1
-EL, GC, HS, LP, OP, SL, WL – 7:00am – 3:00pm
-OT, US – Closed
Thursday, January 2
-EL, HS, OP, SL, WL – open at 4:30am
-GC, LP, OT, US – open at 5:00am
This year, FFC is partnering with the Marine Corps Toys For Tots program to collect toys suitable for all ages. We will be collecting at the club through December 15. The Toys For Tots organization will donate the toys to needy children in the community. Please donate toys in their original casing. For more information on Marine Corps Toys For Tots, visit their website at www.toysfortots.org.
We will begin exciting renovations to our front desk and entrance lobby beginning in December. The new, longer desk will replace the current pod design and allow for better member service and traffic flow through the entrance of our club. New promotional video monitors will help keep our members aware of current programs. The updated information boards will profile our fitness professionals and massage therapists. For more details about the project, please contact Jason Hammers at email@example.com.
Fitness Formula Clubs is pleased to announce the promotion of Norma Rixter to Membership Director at FFC East Lakeview. Norma has an extensive and interesting background. Prior to joining FFC, her resume includes author, vegan chef, Spin instructor, certified personal trainer, successful real estate agent, health ambassador, computer programmer and special education teacher (among other things). Two years ago, she decided to combine her strong sales acumen with her passion for fitness and joined the FFC Oak Park Membership team. We welcome Norma to our family here at East Lakeview with open arms as she comes to lead our Membership Representatives and assist you with you making the most of your membership here.
Have you heard? Workout attire is the new black!
New East Lakeview FFC shirts for are now available in our ProShop area. These comfortable shirts fit great and make the perfect holiday gifts. What better way to let others know how proud you are to be a member of your health club?! Come check these out today, before they are all gone.
Come join us on Monday, December 9 from 6-8pm for a complimentary Spa Night!
Meet our licensed massage therapists: Del, Heidi, Jillian, and Sue!
- Massage Consultations
- Posture Analysis
- Special Offers
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and invite a friend!
Complimentary nutrition seminar, Tuesday, December 10 at 7pm. The holidays should be a cheerful time of year with family and friends. You should not have to worry about making wrong or bad food choices. Resolve to eat and be merry this season by focusing on all the healthy foods you CAN enjoy without guilt. Registered dietitian, Erica Varner, will dissect your holiday meal, make helpful tips and share healthy yet delicious recipes!
Email Erica Varner, RD, LDN, CPT at email@example.com to reserve your seat.