Latest News Around the Clubs

South Loop Women’s Locker Room, Fitness Floor Renovations & Membership Office Complete!

We are thrilled to announce that we have completed renovations to the women’s locker room, fitness floor and membership office at FFC South Loop! Below are some before/after pictures. Some of the biggest improvements include new tile, glass showers, enhanced lighting, new hand dryers and other aesthetic upgrades in the women’s locker room, a smaller fitness desk in the fitness area to allow for a more expansive floor space for stretching and equipment use for our members, and new lobby tile and refurbished spaces in the membership office.

Please take some time to check out your newly upgraded amenities, and thank you so much to all for your support and patience as we worked to improve the South Loop club!

Women’s Locker Room Before


Women’s Locker Room After


Fitness Floor Before

Fitness Floor After


Membership Office Before


Membership Office After


local’84 Featured Artist Reception with Jack Cave – Monday, 11/27; 5 – 8 PM

Join us at local ’84 on Monday, November 27 from 5 – 8 PM for an artist reception with Jack Cave, a Chicago-based mixed media artist and his new exhibit, re+Born.
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re+BORN is a concept that integrates the discarded and overlooked with photography, fashion and painting, creating something simultaneously mystical and common. These signposts of life are broken down, shaped, and recycled into a new vision.
As artists, we strive to bridge the gap between reality and dream.  By creating imaginative art out of “real world” images and experiences, we allow the “real world” to give birth to new perspectives.  Every angle, pattern, and texture contains a potential for deeper investigation.  The seemingly mundane sensations and emotions of every day life don’t have to be neglected,  instead they are infinitely available to be examined, questioned, restructured, and eventually crafted into new concepts and ideas that evolve the collective perspective.

Veteran’s Day Open House at FFC Old Town – 11/11; All Day

On Veterans Day, this Saturday 11/11, FFC Old Town will be offering free guest passes to anyone in the military (active or retired) or police force. Our normal PTC classes will take on a special format, and all are welcome to participate.

Alpha Krav Maga Chicago will be offering free trials to all their beginner-level classes on both Saturday and Sunday as well. Thank you to all those who are serving and have served! For any questions, please email Ryan at

353 Fitness Center Turns 8 – Help Us Celebrate All Month Long With These Events!

November marks 353 Fitness Center’s eight year anniversary! Join us for a month of fun and fitness festivities as we celebrate another year. Thank you to all of our valuable members, we would not be here without the support of YOU!

Month long festivities include:

  • Free Enrollment ($100 value) – all month long
  • Member Appreciation Day – Wednesday, November 8 from 11 AM – 1 PM. Stop by the club to receive a healthy treat and delicious recipes to take home. Our registered dietitian, Kristen Marias, will also be available for free tips on healthy holiday eating.
  • Healthy Happy Hour at Barrio – Wednesday, November 15. 4 – 6 PM. All 353 tenants welcome. RSVP required.
  • Bring a Co-Worker Week –  Monday, November 20 – Wednesday, November 22. Bring a 353 guest for free, classes included.
  • Turkey Trot 5K – Wednesday, November 29 5:15 PM. All 353 tenants welcome. RSVP required.

Zero Enrollment Fee! – All November Long

Become a member during the month of November and join with a $0 enrollment fee ($100 value)!

Membership options include access to 353 Fitness Center or a Multiclub Membership (353 Fitness Center and all 10 owned Fitness Formula Clubs!). Contact Heather at for more details!


Healthy Happy Hour at Barrio – Wednesday, 11/15; 4 – 6 PM

Let’s celebrate 353 Fitness Center’s anniversary with cocktails and conversation!

All 353 tenants are invited to join us on Wednesday, November 15 from 4 – 6 PM for a healthy happy hour at Barrio, which will feature dietitian-approved tapas and cocktails. Everyone (353 Fitness Center members AND non-fitness center members!) who stops by will be entered to win prizes in our celebratory happy hour raffle. RSVP, with number of guests attending, required, please email!

5K Turkey Trot – Wednesday. 11/29; 5:15 PM

Join Arthur and Heather on Wednesday, November 29 at 5:15 PM for a 5K Turkey Trot through the city!

All 353 tenants are welcome to run (or walk!) during this free event. Non-members participating in the event will receive a free guest pass to the 353 Fitness Center. RSVP is required – email!

Donate to the Holiday of Hope Toy Drive! November 3 – December 8

Help make the holidays brighter for needy children right here in the Chicago area by donating a new, unwrapped gift. FFC West Loop will be a donation drop-off site for the Holiday of Hope Toy Drive by the Dreams For Kids organization.
From November 3 though December 8, you can drop off toys for donation in the lobby of FFC West Loop. Dreams For Kids is also looking for volunteers to help wrap all of the gifts on December 14 at the Broadway Armory and to hand out the toys to the recipients on December 16, also at the Broadway Armory.
For more information about Dreams For Kids, to make an online donation or to volunteer, check out their website at