New Arrivals: Life Fitness Integrity Treadmills, Upright Bikes & Recumbent Bikes

FFC Lincoln Park is excited to announce the addition of 6 Life Fitness Integrity DX Treadmills, 2 Integrity DX Upright Bikes, and 2 Integrity DX Recumbent Bikes. Keep an eye out and give them a try the next time you’re in the club!

Halloween Events at FFC

October Haunted Spa Day – Tuesday, 10/31

Halloween Events at FFC

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 Friday, October 20. Contact Nicole at nachille@ffc.com for more information and to reserve your spot today!

Mom, Pop + Tots Yoga – Every Sunday Starting 10/15; 8:30 – 9:15 AM

Kids and parents will experience a fun and energy-releasing class that introduces the kids to the practice of yoga. Beginning Sunday, October 15, join instructor Mandy Goode from 8:30 – 9:15 AM in Studio 3.

Classes meet once a week for 8 weeks. Minimum age to participate is 8 years of age. Cost for the 8 week program is $120 for the first child of the family and the cost of the 8 week program for additional children is $100.

Maximize Your Running with NovaCare and the PTC! – 10/24; 6:15 PM

Join Mike Kelly, PT of NovaCare Rehabilitation on Tuesday, October 24 at 6:15 PM on the 5th floor Performance Training Center Turf Field for a workshop where he will review best biomechanics, exercises, and drills for you to get stronger and faster. Register is not necessary. Guests are invited. For more information contact Scott at sl@ffc.com.

Outdoor Deck Party – Tuesday, 9/19; 6:30-8 PM

Join us Tuesday, September 19 from 6:30 – 8 PM for an evening of food and drink with your favorite FFC Lincoln Park staff on the outdoor deck. Bring a complimentary guest to work out throughout the day as a thank you for being a loyal member. Contact Melissa Scott at mscott@ffc.com for additional questions.

Beginner’s Guide to Intermittent Fasting – Wednesday, 9/13; 6 – 7 PM

Join Sarah Sobotka, RD, LDN on Wednesday, September 13 from 6-7pm in the community room to learn about intermittent fasting.

Intermittent fasting (IF) is an umbrella term for various diets that cycle between a period of fasting and non-fasting. Intermittent fasting is a dieting pattern that sounds too good to be true. Is it? Could fasting help you lose weight, boost energy and improve your overall health? Get the facts!

RSVP to this event by emailing Sarah at ssobotka@ffc.com.

New: Iso-Body Boot Camp – Demos Start 9/6, Boot Camp Starts 10/2

Add a challenge to your health and fitness regimen with FFC Lincoln Park’s New Iso-Body Boot Camp.  The class will consist of a combination of progressive isometric and body weight exercises designed to increase strength and flexibility while helping you burn fat and build muscle!

Boot Camp Demo Classes to be held on September 6, 13, 20, and 27 at 5:30 AM. Boot Camp Begins October 2, 2017. Sign up for 4 or 8 classes! Contact Bill Busch for more information at wbusch@ffc.com

September Spa Specials & Welcome New Team Members!

Recover at the Spa in September

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 massage for $89 in September!

Welcome New Spa Team Members!

Please welcome Carrie Campana, Allison Webb, and Carlye Pollack to the FFC Lincoln Park Spa team!

Carlye Pollack, LMT graduated from the National Holistic Institute of San Francisco.. She aims to provide her clients with comfort, relief, and knowledge so they can continually take part in their own wellness.  Her sessions are infused with an amalgamation of modalities including deep tissue, ortho-bionomy, and myofascial release to reduce pain and hypertonicity.

 

Allison believes the first step to being healthy, is listening to what’s going on inside of us and finally committing to changing a few keystone habits. With her clinical education from the Soma Institute combined with years of hands on experience, Allison helps those seeking massage first by identifying what the body is trying to tell you about your daily activities and stressors. Allison then creates a customized plan that includes regular massage maintenance in the form of deep tissue, trigger point work, passive stretching, hot stone and so forth to achieve substantial differences in: range of motion, stress management, athletic performance and improving over-all body-mind connection.

 

Carrie has been a LMT for 6 years in Chicago. She currently is an instructor for the Cortiva School for Massage Therapy. She specializes in deep tissue, prenatal, and Swedish work.

September Parents’ Night Out – 9/16; 5 – 8 PM

Join us on Saturday, September 16 from 5 – 8 PM for a Roald Dahl themed evening! 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.

Our mini members will enjoy games where they’ll get to test their brain power, dinner, a movie, and a back to school giveaway! The evening will be filled with fun for mini members of all ages!

Registration ends Friday, September 15. Contact Nicole at nachille@ffc.com for more information and to reserve your spot today!

Get Scuba Certified! Orientation 9/20; 6 – 7:30 PM, Class 9/24; 1 – 8 PM

So, you have a thirst for adventure! Perhaps you dream of scuba diving among porpoises in the Caribbean or floating through space like an astronaut on a deep wall dive in Mexico. Most of us never dare to act on our dreams or admit to a great inner desire for adventure.

Fitness Formula Clubs offers a Scuba Certification Course through Divemax Scuba. Enroll in the orientation being held on Wednesday, September 20 in the Community Room at FFC Lincoln Park from 6:00 – 7:30 PM.  

Class is from 1:00 – 8:00 PM on Sunday, September 24 at FFC Lincoln Park.  

Contact Captain Darrick at captdarrick@divemaxscuba.com for more information and to enroll for the orientation.

Rooftop Skyline Massage Now Available!

Enjoy a therapeutic massage on our rooftop overlooking the beautiful Chicago skyline this summer. Individual and couple massages are available. Stop by the spa to schedule a massage or contact Amanda at awilhelm@ffc.com for more information. Please note, appointments are weather permitting.

Member Update: Fix Me! Stickers

 

You may have noticed “Fix Me” stickers on our equipment. We have implemented a new system in order to decrease the downtime of our equipment for you.

The sticker contains a number that you can use to text the machine number and problem you are experiencing directly to our maintenance if needed. For any questions, contact sl@ffc.com!

August Parents’ Night Out – Saturday, 8/26; 5 – 8 PM

Join us on Saturday, August 26 from 5 – 8 PM for a Back to School Bash! 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.

Our mini members will enjoy games where they’ll get to test their brain power, dinner, a movie, and a back to school giveaway! The evening will be filled with fun for mini members of all ages!

Registration ends Friday, August 18. Contact Melissa at mscott@ffc.com for more information and to reserve your spot today!

Make a Splash with Children’s Swim Lessons

It’s almost time to head back to school and children’s swim lessons start back up again! The next session of children swim lessons begin on Saturday, August 26.

Sessions will be held on Saturdays and Sundays at 12 and 12:45 PM for ages 3 and up. Contact Melissa Scott at mscott@ffc.com for more information and to reserve a spot!

Mom, Pop, & Tots Swim Classes

 

Get your  toes in the water! Mom, Pop & Tot classes are focused on acclimating children 2 years and younger to the pool with a parent or guardian.

Choose between Saturdays from 1:30 – 2:00 PM or Sundays from 1:30 – 2:00 PM. Contact Melissa Scott at mscott@ffc.com to reserve a spot and for more information.  

Outdoor Deck Party – Monday, 7/17; 6:30 – 8:00 PM

You are invited to an evening of food and drink with your favorite FFC Lincoln Park staff on Monday, July 17 from 6:30 – 8 PM on the outdoor deck.

Bring a complimentary guest to work out throughout the day as a thank you for being a loyal member! Contact Melissa Scott at mscott@ffc.com for additional questions.

Parents’ Night Out – 7/15; 5 – 8 PM

Step right up and join us Saturday, July 15th from 5:00-8:00pm for a night at the carnival!

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. Our mini members will enjoy a night filled with fun, games, prizes, & food!

Registration ends Friday, July 14 – reserve your spot today or find out more by contacting Melissa at mscott@ffc.com.

Mom, Pop & Tots Swim Lessons – 7/15 (Runs 8 Weeks)

Make this summer a splash! Mom, Pop, & Tot classes are focused on acclimating children 2 years and younger to the pool with a parent or guardian. The 8-week session meets once per week and begins on Saturday, July 15.

Choose between Saturdays from 1:30-2:00 PM or Sundays from 1:30-2:00 PM.  Contact Melissa Scott at mscott@ffc.com to reserve a spot and for more information.  

Welcome New Staff

Welcome Sarah Sobotka, RN, LDN!

Welcome New Staff

We’d like to extend a warm welcome to our new registered dietitian, Sarah Sobotka!

Sarah is a credentialed professional who is inspired by the science of nutrition and believes in the power of food, fitness, and lifestyle balance. She aspires to serve as a guide to everyone she has the opportunity to meet, leading them on the path to success, while making positive differences in their lives. Contact Sarah at sobotka@ffc.com to schedule a complimentary consultation.  

Free Guest Day at FFC Lincoln Park!

Thursday, June 8 is National Best Friend Day and to celebrate, FFC Lincoln Park is offering a free guest day to share a workout with your closest friends, along with a buy one get one free smoothie offer for the day!

For more information or any questions, email Scott at sl@ffc.com.

Children Swim Lessons – Starts June 10

Make this summer a splash! Children swim lessons are returning to FFC Lincoln Park starting Saturday, June 10. Sessions will be held on Saturdays at 12 and 12:45 PM for ages 3 and up. Contact Scott at sl@ffc.com for more information and to reserve a spot!

Outdoor Deck Group Fitness Classes – Starts June 6

Starting June 6 and weather permitting, the Tuesday 6:30 PM Heated Vinyasa Yoga and Friday 9:30 AM Vinyasa Yoga will be held on the outdoor sun deck for the summer. The Tuesday 6:30 PM Heated Vinyasa Yoga will be a Power Yoga Class.

Visit the group fitness schedules for updates.

June Parents’ Night Out – Saturday, 6/17; 5 – 8 PM

Join us Saturday, June 17th from 5:00-8:00pm as we kick off  Summer Break with a tropical luau party!

We take the kids while you enjoy an evening a romantic dinner on the beach, running on the lake, or quiet time with your partner.

Our mini members will enjoy a luau style dinner, Disney’s Lilo & Stitch, and they’ll get to create their own tropical sand art bottle! The evening will be filled with fun for mini members of all ages. Reserve your spot today!

Registration ends Friday, June 18

Please contact Melissa at mscott@ffc.com for more information.

Outdoor Deck Party – Tuesday 5/23; 6:30 – 8:00 PM

You are invited to an evening of food and drink with your favorite FFC Lincoln Park staff to kick off the official opening of the outdoor deck. Bring a complimentary guest to work out throughout the day as a thank you for being a loyal member.  

RSVP for the event at https://goo.gl/forms/4aeYNLbpObM5jYf92. Contact Melissa Scott at mscott@ffc.com for additional questions

Free MYZONE M3 Belt!

Be one of the first 5 members in May to enroll in a full month of unlimited HIIT Training workouts at FFC Lincoln Park and receive a MyZone M3 Belt valued at $99.95. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is designed to spare precious muscle, increase cardiovascular strength, and elicit EPOC (Excess Post-Oxygen Consumption) proven to leave you burning calories up to 24 hours after you walk out of the gym.  Enroll at http://ffc.com/shop/fitness/performance/performance-training-center/.

Contact Scott Lewandowski at sl@ffc.com for details.

Punch, Kick & Mitts! Thursdays; 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Fitness meets real life self-defense in this workout led by Andres Roldan that covers the basics of Tae Kwon Do, boxing, core strengthening, stability, and balance. All levels are welcomed. Class meets Thursday nights from 6:30 – 7:30 PM in the Performance Training Center. Contact Andres Roldan, Master Trainer and 2nd Degree Blackbelt at aroldan@ffc.com for more information and to sign up.

Parents’ Night Out – Saturday, 5/20; 5 – 8 PM

Join us Saturday, May 20th from 5:00-8:00pm for a Superhero Party at Kids’ Club! 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.

Our mini members will enjoy comic book story time, dinner, a movie, and they’ll get to create their own superhero mask! The evening will be filled with fun for mini members of all ages. Registration ends Friday, May 19. Reserve your spot today by contacting Nneka Ahmad at nahmad@ffc.com for more information.

Active Release Technique® (ART) at NovaCare Rehabilitation at FFC Lincoln Park

Active Release Technique® (ART) at NovaCare Rehabilitation North Avenue Lincoln Park Clinic

Active Release Technique is a soft tissue movement based treatment technique to address problems in muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and fascia. ART has been shown to be helpful for a variety of conditions including low back pain, tendonitis (Achilles, golfers/tennis elbow, swimmer’s shoulder, etc.), runner’s knee, plantar fasciitis, frozen shoulder, upper back or neck pain, tension headaches and more. It is particularly effective at treating overuse injuries.  

Stop by or call our NovaCare clinic at North/Sheffield in Lincoln Park to set up a free injury screen with Emily Grimm, PT, DPT or to learn more about how ART treatments can help you!

Get Scuba-Certified at FFC! Orientations 5/24 & 5/25, Class 6/1

So, you have a thirst for adventure! Perhaps you dream of scuba diving among porpoises in the Caribbean or floating through space like an astronaut on a deep wall dive in Mexico. Most of us never dare to act on our dreams or admit to a great inner desire for adventure.

Fitness Formula Clubs offers a Scuba Certification Course through Divemax Scuba. Enroll in one of the two orientations to sign up for the upcoming class.

Orientations are from 6:00 – 7:30 PM

  • Wednesday, May 24 at FFC Lincoln Park
  • Thursday, May 25 at FFC West Loop

Class is from 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM

  • Sunday, June 4 at FFC Lincoln Park

Contact Captain Darrick at captdarrick@divemaxscuba.com for more information

Last Chance to Sign Up for the Indoor Tri on 4/15!

This is your last chance to be take part in the 18th Annual Indoor Triathlon!  The indoor triathlon is a 10-min swim (pool), 30-min bike (Keiser spin bikes), and 20-min run (treadmill) and a great event for all fitness enthusiasts of all levels. Register today for the April 15th event at ffc.com/triathlon today!

FFC employee spotlight

Meet This Month’s Featured Trainer: Lindsay Heck

FFC employee spotlight

Lindsay recently joined the FFC Lincoln Park personal training team. Years of athletic training alongside dancing professionally for the Chicago Bulls has equipped her with knowledge, passion, and determination when it comes to health and fitness.

She not only sees fitness as a lifestyle, but as an endless opportunity for one to overcome all doubt and achieve anything they set their mind to. Let Lindsay motivate you towards becoming the best version of yourself in a healthy and realistic way. Set up a complimentary consultation and training session by contacting Lindsay at lheck@ffc.com.

How to Get a Better Golf Swing in the Gym

Golf season is here!  Take the opportunity to improve your golf swing this season by setting up a consultation with Kyle Pecka at kpecka@ffc.com. Want to learn more about the workouts and how they will actually improve your swing? Check out Kyle’s latest blog post at  http://blog.ffc.com/how-to-get-a-better-golf-swing…-in-the-gym

Parents’ Night Out Pajama Party – 4/15; 5 – 8 PM

Join us Saturday, April 15 from 5 – 8 PM for a Pajama Party you don’t want to miss!

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. Our mini members will enjoy a scavenger hunt, crafts, dinner, and a movie. The evening will be filled with fun for mini members of all ages. Reserve your spot today!

Registration ends Friday, April 14. Please contact Nneka Ahmad at nahmad@ffc.com for more information.

Maximize Your Time In The Gym With HIIT

Try HIIT Training on the turf. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is designed to spare precious muscle, increase cardiovascular strength, and elicit EPOC (Excess Post-Oxygen Consumption), proven to leave you burning calories up to 24 hours after you walk out of the gym.

Welcome new coaches Austin Head and Ellyse Kummer!  Contact Scott Lewandowski at sl@ffc.com to schedule a trial class.  

Sign Your Child Up for CORE4 Challenge School Holiday Camps! – 4/12; 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

CORE4 Challenge School Holiday Camp – April 12,  8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

School’s out? We’ve got you covered! Next school holiday is April 12th. Plan ahead.

Drop your kid(s) at FFC for a fun day of games and activities… and new skills they don’t get in school. Expect lots of fun adventures in cooking, money goals, obstacle courses and more!

In this engaging program, kids rotate through the CORE4® curriculum, learning practical life skills in a fun, nurturing environment.

Lunch included – prepared by the campers.

Cost is $89. Sibling discount. Learn more. Register at core4skills.com/register.
New activities each time! For more information call 773-231-7414 or email: cheryl@core4skills.com

Tournament 68 Party – Tuesday 3/14; 6:30 – 8 PM

You are invited to an evening of food and drink with your favorite FFC Lincoln Park staff to kick off the college basketball tournament!

Stop by the party in the lobby and play in our bracket raffle to win exciting prizes. Bring a complimentary guest to work out throughout the day as a thank you for being a loyal member.  RSVP for the event at https://goo.gl/forms/4aeYNLbpObM5jYf92. Contact Melissa Scott at mscott@ffc.com for additional questions.  

New Equipment! Life Fitness GX Rowers & HD Elite Half Rack and Platform

FFC Lincoln Park is excited to announce the addition of 2 Life Fitness GX Rowers and HD Elite Half Rack and platform in the month of March. Give them a try the next time you’re at the club!

Parent’s Night Out – Saturday 3/18; 5 – 8 PM

Join us Saturday, March 18 for a celebration of spring! Enjoy an evening at the park, a romantic dinner under the moonlight, or a quiet run on the lakefront with your partner.

Parent Night Out rates:

  • FFC childcare members: one child $25, two children $35, each additional child $5
  • FFC childcare non-members: one child $30, two children $40, each additional child $5

Deadlines for rescheduling are on the Thursday night before the event by 8:00 PM. Contact Nneka Ahmad nahmad@ffc.com with additional questions or to register.

Check Out Our New Programming for March!

Virtual Golf Tournament

Participant in the inaugural virtual golf tournament starting March 27 and improve your stroke prior to the outdoor golf season. Contact Kyle Pecka at kpecka@ffc.com for details.

Interested in Burning Calories? 

Try HIIT training on the turf! High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is designed to spare precious muscle, increase cardiovascular strength, and elicit EPOC (Excess Post-Oxygen Consumption) proven to leave you burning calories up to 24 hours after you walk out of the gym.

Take advantage of your one-time complimentary 3 class pass by emailing Scott Lewandowski at sl@ffc.com!