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UPCOMING CLASSES

Friday, April 18
11:00am Modern Mat
Saturday, April 19
9:00am Spinning Interval
9:45am Yoga For Athletes
10:00am Step
10:45am Chisel
11:30am Pilates

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ADDRESS

Between Goethe & Division

CLUB HOURS
Open 24 hours Mon – Fri!
Open Monday: 4:30am
Close Friday: 9:30pm
Saturday: 7:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday: 7:00am – 8:00pm

Old Town Latest News

FFC and Gift of Hope Urge Members to Get Fit for Life

fit-for-life-donorFitness Formula Clubs and Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network are partnering to raise public awareness of organ and tissue donation.  We set out to encourage people to register as organ and tissue donors through the network’s month-long Fit for Life Campaign, conducted throughout National Donate Life Month in April.

In late 2013, FFC named Gift of Hope its charity partner for FFC’s 2014 Year of Wellness Contest. That partnership continues during National Donate Life Month, as we work together to promote donation through special events and a series of donor registration drives at all nine FFC locations during April. (See schedule below.)

Our premier event will be held at FFC Union Station on Wednesday, April 16. Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White and the Jesse White Tumblers will be on location to show their support for organ and tissue donation, while showcasing their acrobatic prowess. Kidney transplant candidate and 2013 FFC Year of Wellness Contest winner Quinetta Taylor also will be on hand to share her personal story of donation and transplantation. Please join us for this special showcase event.

The schedule of donor registration drives being held at FFC locations can be found below. Make plans to stop by to register as a donor or show us that you’ve already registered and receive a complimentary gift.

  • East Lakeview: Saturday, April 5, 8am – 12pm
  • Old Town: Monday, April 7, 4:30 – 8pm
  • West Loop: Wednesday, April 9, 10:30am – 1:30pm
  • Lincoln Park: Tuesday, April 15, 4:30 – 8pm
  • Union Station: Wednesday, April 16, 10:30am – 1:30pm
  • South Loop: Saturday, April 19, 8am – 12pm
  • Gold Coast: Monday, April 21, 4:30 – 8pm
  • Oak Park: Wednesday, April 23, 7 – 10:30am
  • Halsted: Tuesday, April 29, 4:30 – 8pm

For more information about the Fit for Life Campaign, e-mail Daniela Spaid, FFC’s Director of Marketing and Public Relations, or call her at 312-648-4666, ext. 229.


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How to Get Your Protein!

Nutrition-Protein-WeightlossVegetarian and Vegan Protein Sources

We all need protein, not just for building muscle, but also for growth and development, organ and tissue repair, and immune system function. While the exact amount that’s right for you depends on your gender, age, and physical activity level, it is generally recommended that adults get 10-35% of their total daily calories from protein. Meat, poultry, and fish typically get the credit for being the best sources, but what about vegetarian and vegan options? Is it possible to get enough protein without eating meat?

The answer is yes! Those who follow a vegetarian or vegan diet can still get adequate protein by consuming protein-rich foods, such as the ones listed below:

Serving Size

Grams of Protein

Calories per Serving

Lentils, cooked

1 cup

18

138

Tempeh, cooked

½ cup

15

163

Yogurt, Greek, plain

6 oz.

15

100

Beans, black or kidney

1 cup

15

113

Chickpeas

1 cup

14

269

Cottage cheese, 2%

½ cup

13

97

Veggie burger

1 patty

11

124

Tofu, firm

½ cup

10

88

Quinoa, cooked

1 cup

8

132

Green peas, cooked

1 cup

8

125

Soy milk

1 cup

8

214

Edamame, cooked

½ cup

8

95

Peanut butter

2 TBSP

8

190

Cheese

1 oz.

7

114

Egg

1 large egg

6

72

Almonds

1 oz.

6

164

Even if you eat meat as part of your normal diet, try experimenting with the above protein sources and adopt Meatless Mondays. Not only will you get to try out new recipes, you’ll also reduce your carbon footprint!

Learn more healthy eating habit tips at our Ten-Week Nutrition Series to be held at FFC Union Station.

Join FFC’s Registered Dietician, Carrie Linke, MS, RD, LDN on Tuesdays at 5:30pm starting April 8 to participate in this 10 part nutrition series.  You will come away with a better understanding of foods and new habits to help you eat healthier. Reaching your fitness goals is a factor of the amount of exercise and movement conducted daily plus the type of food we eat, amount of food we eat, and our minds connection with food.

The Ten-Week Nutrition Series topics include:

• Nutrition 101

• Understanding your Metabolism

• Decoding Food Labels

• Portion Distortion

• Carbs

• Fats: Good, Bad, & Ugly

• Protein

• Vitamins, Minerals, & Supplements

• Behavioral Modification/Mindful Eating

• Dining Out

Sign up for the entire series or select courses that meet your needs.  Attend all 10 sessions for $200 or pay $25 to drop into the sessions of your choice.  Contact clinke@ffc.com for more details and to register.

 


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Spring Group Fitness Schedules

chicago-group-exercise1Our Spring group fitness schedules begin Tuesday, April 1! Check out these three new classes:

  • Mini Bar – a 30-minute, total-body-burner using just the Versa Bars.

  • Fast Break – a body-conditioning class using small basketballs. Increase hand-eye coordination, improve rhythmic skills and get your cardio on with aerobic and anaerobic drills.

  • Candlelight Yoga – a relaxed, easy-to-follow class set to the cool vibe of electric tea lights.

Visit ffc.com to find these and all of our great classes.

 


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Boot Camps!

ffc_bootcamp_chicago_bannerChoose from three levels of boot camps to kick your spring into gear.  New sessions begin April 7.

  • Show the Ropes (Beginner)
    Kick start your exercise program with a strength and conditioning program built around many of the most popular pieces of equipment at our FFC locations.  Maximize your time in the club efficiently and achieve your fitness goals in this non-intimidating and fun group session.  No workout repeat itself.

  • Whip into Shape (Intermediate)
    Take your workouts to the next level by building upon the training of the show the ropes program and push your limits in this group workout.  This session will challenge your muscular and cardiovascular system utilizing TRX Suspension Trainers, kettlebells, medicine balls, and calisthenics.

  • Master Your Skills (Advanced)
    Looking to achieve your maximum fitness potential?  Join our advanced group-training program of high-intensity workouts that include anaerobic cardiovascular exercises such as sprinting, plyometrics, and Olympic exercises.

Participate one or two times per week ($120 – 1x/week and $215 – 2x/wk)

Click on your boot camp of choice above to register.


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Get a Luxurious Tan Without the Vacation Price Tag

I LOVE ORTANIC (1)Accentuate your spring wardrobe, prom dress, wedding gown or tuxedo with an Ortanic custom airbrush tan.

This month:
-Ortanic Deluxe Tan (including pre- & post-treatment) – just $47 (reg. $56).
-PLUS! Optional travel-size Tan Extender for just $3!
Offer expires 4/30/14. No two discounts apply.

Book online now or call 1-877-ORTANIC.


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Pilates for Pregnancy

Prenatal_pilatesJoin us for a one-hour complimentary workshop – Monday, April 21 from 5-6pm with Maggie Sarmiento.

Are you pregnant, thinking of having a baby or did you just become a new mom? Pilates may be exactly what you need. Learn how Pilates can help you prepare for pregnancy, stay in shape during those nine long months, or get you back into pre-baby shape quickly!

Contact Maggie at msarmiento@ffc.com to reserve your spot.


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Get Your Group Fitness On!

Membership-MeansPick up your punchcard at the front desk and take 15 group fitness classes from March 1 – 17, and you will be entered into a raffle to win fabulous club prizes, including massages and Pilates training sessions!

FFC offers over 500 weekly group exercise classes to choose from.  Erin loves that there are options to take morning group fitness classes. Her advice, “get your butt to the gym!”  MultiClub Member, Nancy, says, “The Fitness Formula classes are absolutely the most fun ever!”  Erin and Nancy are doing it. Join them and get your group fitness on, too!

Click here to see our full listing of group exercise classes.
Click here to read more about “What Membership Means…” to Erin.
Click here to see Nancy in an FFC commercial.

 


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New at the Spa

Spa

March is the perfect time for renewal.  As we begin to thaw out from this winter’s Polar Vortex, visit the spa and take advantage of these amazing deals:

This Month’s Feature:  Purchase any Personal Training Package and stop by the spa for $20* back.

PLUS! Between March 17 and March 22** take advantage of any of these great deals:
-Get an Ortanic Tan for just $25
-$10 Back in Spa Bucks for any service over 60 minutes
-Spend $75 at our shop and receive $10 back in Spa Bucks
-$119 Signature Vitality Massage or $89 Signature Facial

*$20 will be given in Spa Bucks to be redeemed for spa services only. See spa for details.
**Specials must be paid for and received between 3/17 – 3/22/14.
No two discounts apply.

New at the Spa: Mama Mio is coming in March!
-FFC is proud to partner with premier brand leader and resource of the finest and safest products for mommies and mommies-to-be.  Mama Mio is used by celebrities and everyday moms around the globe, and has been featured in top magazines like Glamour and Town and Country.  We will be offering three distinct massage treatments to ease the aches, pains, and body changes that pregnancy can bring on, as well as an exceptional massage treatment for the “4th Trimester”.
Stop by the spa for details!

 

 


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Team Bright Pink

Bright-Pink
LOOKING FOR A GUARANTEED SPOT FOR THE 2014 BANK OF AMERICA CHICAGO MARATHON? TEAM BRIGHT PINK HAS A BIB WAITING FOR YOU!

Commit today. FFC will help you get to the finish line.

2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon
Date: 10.12.14

Great Incentives:
-FREE Registration
-FREE 18-week FFC marathon training program
-Customized Team Bright Pink Jersey
-Spa Night
-Pasta Party
-Celebration Party
-Prizes for Top Fundraisers

Fundraising Minimum:
-$1,000 (before 4/7/14)
-$1,500 (after 4/7/14)

Commit Today! Questions? Wendy@BeBrightPink.org


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