New Arrivals

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At FFC, we always want to give you our best, so we’re always making improvements, company-wide!

East Lakeview
We added two Cyber Arc Trainers, proven to be gentler on your joints, and the three-in-one cross country/elliptical/stair climbing machines can burn 16% more calories than an elliptical! A refiguration of the Life Fitness Multi-Jungle will provide an additional 40 square feet of stretching and functional space!

Also New in 2014

  • Power Plate PRO7 – This vibration training device features multi directional cables with variable resistance to achieve functional training results like never before.
  • Keiser M3 – Improve your ride with this award winning indoor cycle equipped with a computer display to measure cadence, power, heart rate, time, gear, and distance.
  • Pilates Studio Expansion – Along with a bigger space, the Pilates Studio now has a total of (5) Peak Pilates Chairs and (6) Balance Body Studio Reformers with Towers to enhance your workout experience.
  • NovaCare Rehabilitation is now conveniently located on site to quickly address any physical therapy concerns.

Gold Coast
FFC Gold Coast is adding two Concept 2 Model E Rowers, which include the most advanced performance monitor for accurate rowing and heart rate data. The 20-inch high frame makes getting on and off easier for those with joint or mobility issues. Two Cyber Arc Trainers are proven to be gentler on your joints, and the three-in-one cross country/elliptical/stair climbing machines can burn 16% more calories than an elliptical!

Also New in 2014

  • Precor 835 Open Stride AMT – The new AMT with the patented open stride creates a whole new feeling for a workout.  Open Stride lets you not only change the length of your stride but also the height providing an infinite variety of motion planes.  Go vertical and it’s a stepper.  Increase resistance and it’s a climber.  Then go more horizontal and walk, jog or sprint with a stride length that goes up to 36 inches.  The handles have been redesigned to provide three distinct positions providing a comfortable fit for every user.
  • Life Fitness Dual Adjustable Pulley – The new dual adjustable pulley give exercisers the freedom to move limbs independently of one another, one at a time, both at the same time, or use different weights for each limb.  It also provides users with the ideal functional training tools to help add more strength to their everyday, real-life activities.
  • Life Fitness Signature Olympic Benches and Training Stations – Life Fitness Signature Series benches and training stations are uniquely designed to deliver the performance features that experienced users insist on, without intimidating newer ones.  The equipment combines the best in aesthetics, function, and performance.
  • Keiser M3 – Improve your ride with this award winning indoor cycle equipped with a computer display to measure cadence, power, heart rate, time, gear, and distance.

Halsted Street
FFC Halsted Street added a Hammer Strength HD Elite Power Rack that will allow you to perform upper body, lower body and band exercises, and features additional accessories to add variety to your training. There is also a Stairmaster Gauntlet Stepmill that mimics actual stair climbing motions with an escalator-style platform instead of pedals.

Also New in 2014

  • Keiser M3 – Improve your ride with this award winning indoor cycle equipped with a computer display to measure cadence, power, heart rate, time, gear, and distance.
  • Life Fitness Integrity Treadmills – The Integrity treadmill by Life Fitness provides 28 workouts, including 5 Zone Training+™ Workouts that automatically adjust the incline level and keep users in their target heart rate zone. Also includes 5K and 10K Run, goal-based workouts and Gerkin, Fit Test and Military PRT/PFT fitness protocols. It offers an intuitive console with amber LEDs makes startup simple and allows for easy data viewing.  A numeric keypad built right into the console allows seamless control of channel, volume, iPod tracks, source, closed captioning, mute, pause and “last” channel.

Lincoln Park
FFC Lincoln Park added three Stairmaster SM5 Stepmills, which closely mimic actual stair climbing motion, allow you to get a great cardio and lower body strength workout. There will also be four Life Fitness Integrity Cross Trainers, which offer a variety of low-impact workouts on an elliptical-like machine with adjustable resistance on the pedals and arm handles. Two Octane LateralX machines go from a vertical elliptical stepping motion to an active side-to-side motion for a functional exercise that challenges the entire body.

Also New in 2014, FFC Lincoln Park is now offering chilled eucalyptus towels –  The health benefits of eucalyptus oil are well-known and wide ranging, and its properties include anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, decongestant, deodorant, antiseptic, antibacterial, stimulating, and other medicinal qualities. Enjoy as a refreshing after workout cool down.

Oak Park
We will be adding Precor 833 EFX Ellipticals with Private Viewing Screens, which allow you to alter your path between 13 and 40 degrees using Precor CrossRamp® technology, cross training various muscle groups to offer a wider range of workouts focused on the lower body. There will also be Life Fitness Integrity Treadmills, which will provide 28 workouts, including 5 Zone Training+™ Workouts that automatically adjust the incline level and keep users in their target heart rate zone. The Life Fitness Integrity Stairclimber provides 27 workouts, including 5 Zone Training+™ Workouts. Both the Life Fitness Treadmills and Stairclimbers include iPod compatibility and a numeric keypad built into the console that allows seamless control of channel, volume, iPod tracks, source, closed captioning, mute, pause and “last” channel.

Also New in 2014

  • Octane Lateral IX Elliptical – The LateralX adds a new dimension and excitement to the cardio floor that delivers functional challenges, more muscle demands and greater caloric burn. The motion goes from a vertical elliptical stepping motion to an active side-to-side motion for a functional exercise that challenges the entire body targeting the glute muscles, hips, and thighs for better conditioning and better results.
  • Stairmaster SM5 Stepmill – The stepmill closely mimics actual stair climbing motions with an escalator-style platform instead of pedals.  The lower body most benefits in strength gain from stair stepping.  Cardiovascular benefits are also achieved due to the stepmills ability to raise heart rate almost immediately.
  • Cybex Seated Calf Machine
  • Iron Grip 110lb and 120lb Dumbbells
  • Signature Upright Bench

Old Town
FFC Old Town is adding Life Fitness Integrity Upright Bikes, built for easy use,so  riders of all sizes can adjust the bike seat in seconds to ensure an optimum workout and offering 29 workouts including 5 Zone Training+ Workouts. Life Fitness Integrity Recumbent Bikes are popular for members who prefer cycling in the seated position, and also offers 29 workouts including 5 Zone Training+ Workouts. Both bikes have iPod compatibility and TV controls in the console. We will be adding Precor 833 EFX Ellipticals with Private Viewing Screens, which allow you to alter your path between 13 and 40 degrees using Precor CrossRamp® technology, cross training various muscle groups to offer a wider range of workouts focused on the lower body.

Also New in 2014

  • FFC Old Townis now offering chilled eucalyptus towels –  The health benefits of eucalyptus oil are well-known and wide ranging, and its properties include anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, decongestant, deodorant, antiseptic, antibacterial, stimulating, and other medicinal qualities. Enjoy as a refreshing after workout cool down.
  • Life Fitness 8-Station Multi-Jungle

South Loop
FFC South Loop is adding Life Fitness Integrity Upright Bikes, built for easy use,so  riders of all sizes can adjust the bike seat in seconds to ensure an optimum workout and offering 29 workouts including 5 Zone Training+ Workouts. Life Fitness Integrity Recumbent Bikes are popular for members who prefer cycling in the seated position, and also offers 29 workouts including 5 Zone Training+ Workouts. Both bikes have iPod compatibility and TV controls in the console. The Life Fitness Integrity Stairclimber provides 27 workouts, including 5 Zone Training+™ Workouts and includes iPod compatibility and a numeric keypad built into the console that allows seamless control of channel, volume, iPod tracks, source, closed captioning, mute, pause and “last” channel.

Also New in 2014, FFC South Loop is now offering chilled eucalyptus towels –  The health benefits of eucalyptus oil are well-known and wide ranging, and its properties include anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, decongestant, deodorant, antiseptic, antibacterial, stimulating, and other medicinal qualities. Enjoy as a refreshing after workout cool down.

Union Station
FFC Union Station will add equipment including a Hammer Strength HD Elite Power Rack that will allow you to perform upper body, lower body and band exercises, and features additional accessories to add variety to your training. The Power Rack will be joining two Octane LateralX machines, which go from a vertical elliptical stepping motion to an active side-to-side motion for a functional exercise that challenges the entire body. Two Cybex Arc Trainers are proven to be gentler on your joints, and the three-in-one cross country/elliptical/stair climbing machines can burn 16% more calories than an elliptical! Three Precor 835 Open Stride AMTs round out the updated equipment, with their patented open stride, providing you with an infinite variety of motion planes and a stride length up to 36 inches.

Also New in 2014

  • Reupholstered weight training area
  • New Life Fitness Olympic Benches and Racks, Free Weight Benches, and Smith Press 
  • ReMarked – Men’s Haircuts and Women’s Blowouts now available in the spa

West Loop
FFC West Loop is adding a Stairmaster Gauntlet Stepmill that mimics actual stair climbing motions with an escalator-style platform instead of pedals.Stairmaster Gauntlet Stepmill. Concept 2 Model D Rowers will increase the club’s quantity of rowers, providing more access for members who want to add variety to their cardiovascular workout, and deliver an effective cardiovascular workout that will increase your fitness level and tone your physique.

See your Fitness Specialist for a complimentary demonstration of any of this new equipment.