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December Spa Specials


Bundle up and save for the holidays – take advantage of these amazing packages for yourself & those you love most!

Gear up for holiday party season, snuggle up in a cozy robe and get out of the cold, and spend a little extra time on yourself during this special time of year. You’ll feel rejuvenated and refreshed heading into the new year!

  • Favorite Things – 30 Minute Massage + 30 Minute Facial + Airbrush Tan = $150 (Save $32)
  • The Perfect Pair – 60 Minute Massage + 60 Minute Facial for $160 (SAVE $25)
  • Two of A Kind – Two 60 Minute Massages or Facials for $160 (Save up to $30)

Bump, set, spike! Open Play – Saturdays; 3 – 5 PM


Come get your volleyball on at FFC Gold Coast’s open play every Saturday from 3-5 pm from December 3 through the end of May. Free for members, $10 for non-members.

Contact JP Maund at for additional information. No pre registration is required, just show up and play!


Donate with FFC Gold Coast to the Greater Chicago Food Depository Food Drive!


This year FFC Gold Coast is participating in a food and fund drive to support the Greater Chicago Food Depository! Please join us in this effort to help thousands of Chicagoans who are at risk of going hungry in our community.

Our goal is to raise $1,000 and 500 pounds of food.

Individuals in our community struggle with continuous access to food. Currently, 16.6 percent of Cook County’s population is facing food insecurity, meaning 860,670 people are unsure of when they will have their next meal. In some communities, the food insecurity rate is as high as 1 in 3 individuals. With the support from our food and fund drive, we will help the Food Depository provide food to these communities during challenging times.

Here are THREE ways you can help:

  1. Shop or give online at With every dollar donated, the Food Depository will be able to serve 3 meals to those in need.
  2. Donate non-perishable food at the club at 1030 N. Clark, sixth floor.
  3. Spread the word: please forward this email to friends and family and encourage them to help us reach our goal!

Thank you in advance for your participation and support. Together we can make sure no one in our community goes hungry.

Welcome New Staff

Employee Spotlight: Lisa Dobie

Welcome New Staff

Have you met Lisa? Lisa Dobie joins our group fitness team with lots of energy and just happens to have an affinity to water. She teaches the 10 AM water classes every Tuesday and Wednesday. Lisa is ACE certified and has spent her summer teaching water aerobics at our Sandburg pools.

Prior to FFC she played 4 years of collegiate volleyball at Winona State while obtaining her undergraduate degree in education. In her spare time, Lisa coaches and runs an indoor and beach volleyball club for youth athletes in the suburbs and is finishing up her masters of public health. Come say hi and take a class in the pool!



Performance Training Center Testimonial


We are so happy to share this recent testimonial from member Deepak Ranganath about his experience with the Performance Training Center!

“It’s been approximately 3 months since I joined the PTC class. It has been an amazing transformation for me. In addition to losing roughly 10 lbs, I’ve become a lot stronger. Kudos to PTC class trainers – Adam, Jeremy, Allan and Jessica for conducting this wonderful class with well thought out plan.

A small group helps to ensure individual attention as well. Having tried a host of other group classes, FFC wins hands down and is the best in town.”

-Deepak Ranganath, member since July 2015

Group Fitness

Sign Up for Elite Trainer Brittany’s Small Group Training!

Group Fitness

FFC Gold Coast is excited to announce we are now offering small group personal training bootcamps with Elite Trainer Brittany Ramsey!

Choose to train 3, 2 or 1 days per week in a fun, motivational and supportive environment and get that extra push from a team effort to achieve your goals.

The following are still available, but are filling quickly. Email Brittany at to sign up!

  • Mon, Wed, Fri, 6 – 7 AM
  • Mon, Wed, Fri. 7 – 8 AM
  • Mon, Wed, Fri, 12 – 1 PM

3 days/week – 36 total sessions – $960

2 days/week – 24 total sessions – $630

1 day/week – 12 total sessions – $330


The Wonders of Wheatgrass – Why You Should Drink It


Did you know that drinking a 1 oz shot of wheatgrass is nutritionally equivalent to eating 2 – 2.5 lbs of fresh vegetables? local’84 serves USDA Organic Certified wheatgrass, raised on rich soil from a local garden. Check out these 5 other amazing benefits of wheatgrass and stop into local’84 for a taste!

Detox Your Cells

Wheatgrass is highly alkaline and high in nutrients, making it the perfect tool for a detox.

Improve Immunity

One of the top documented wheatgrass benefits is its ability to increase red blood cells in the body, making it an excellent immunity booster.

Treat Arthritis

Chlorophyll is thought to fight inflammation, which is associated with joint pain and may be the reason wheatgrass is so helpful in these cases.

Reduces Food Cravings

Wheatgrass is loaded with so many nutrients that your body isn’t lusting for other foods to compensate for any lack of vitamins or minerals.

Improve Digestion

Instead of reaching for antacids to relieve heartburn or indigestion, introduce wheatgrass into your daily regimen.

Reduce Fatigue

Not only does chlorophyll boost the immune system, it also helps to increase oxygen supply in your body’s cells and tissues, contributing to cell regeneration, which heals the body and reduces fatigue symptoms.


Member of the Month

Member of the Month

Member of the Month

Congratulations to Alyssa Brauweiler, FFC Halsted & Belmont’s December Member of the Month! We asked Alyssa about her experience at FFC, and here’s what she had to share:

Membership at FFC means…

Membership at FFC is 6 years of work paying off.

When at FFC you will find me…

When at FFC you will find me working out with my trainer Alex (shout out!) or doing cardio.

I work out to…

I work out to FFDP!