Introducing FFC’s Signature Massage

Spa-Best-chicago-massage-gym-clubA customized 75-minute therapeutic massage treatment incorporating massage methods such as Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Sports and more, to ensure results that address your specific needs. This treatment features hot packs and towels, balancing facial and scalp massage, and organic aromatherapy. A must-have treatment for anyone with chronic or acute pain and/or stress! Try it this month for just $95!*

Come in and help us celebrate our 30th Anniversary, Spa-Style! Try any one, or all, of these for just $30 each!

  • Spa Deluxe Pedicure
  • Massage Tune-Up (20 Minutes)
  • Mini-Facial (20 Minutes)

*Offer expires Sept. 30, 2014. May not be combined with other offers or discounts.

Falling Back Doesn’t Have to be So Tough

Sure, sure, we all love summer in Chicago. And who wouldn’t? We’ve got Cubs games, backyard parties, alfresco dining, kayaking on the river, fireworks at Navy Pier and volleyball at the lakefront beaches. But with a late start and a shortage of hot and sunny days, this summer definitely went by faster than usual.

Oh well, c’est la vie. It’s time to look ahead and hope that Autumn will bring appropriate crispness and all of its colorful, leafy goodness. Here is a list of suggestions to help you plan for the upcoming days, which will inevitably be shorter and cooler, and enjoy each and every day to its fullest.

Top 11 things to do in the fall that you won’t in the summer:

  1. Find quiet time indoors for DIY projects, reading, writing or even office work you’ve put off.

  2. Take walks during your lunch hour. Fall sun is amazing at 1 or 2 pm when the day is at its warmest, and with cooler temperatures you might not need a change of clothes afterward. So, get out there and enjoy 15 minutes soaking up some Vitamin D and taking a break from the computer.

  3. Reconnect with your favorite TV show. You know you’ve been waiting months for it to return to you, so put your feet up, hold out your arms with that remote and show your favorite characters some love. (Hello, Homeland, come to Mama)

  4. Join that Fantasy Football League. For the record, this is one I don’t know the first thing about it, but it sounds like fun…for you, I mean.

  5. Break out that roll-neck sweater you wore in college. Nostalgia and a cozy sweater are good for the soul!

  6. Cheat on your meal plan just a little, since no one will see you in a bathing suit for months. Plus, you can come inside and work it off at your favorite FFC club!

  7. Take advantage of the perfect-for-running cool weather to do your run outside, without dropping from the humidity or freezing in the cold.

  8. Cheer on Chicago Marathon runners. If you’re not participating this year, get out there and yell “Viva Peru” or “Go guy in the yellow shirt!” Believe me, those runners really appreciate it at any mile of the race.

  9. Enjoy some indoor “me-time” without the guilt. Head to the spa (great deals by the way, hint hint, www.ffc.com/spa), the movies, the Field Museum or do some shopping.

  10. Go to your children’s (if you have ‘em) plays, recitals, games, matches, etc. They’re only kids once, so grumble under your breath if you need to, but go watch, applaud and be proud.

  11. Dress up for Halloween and go to Thanksgiving Dinner with people you love and that make you laugh. Quality family time. Um, yes please!


Blog courtesy of Lisa Ellis, Regional Spa and Retail Manager. Contact Lisa at lellis@ffc.com.