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Join Us for the Annual Fitness Fair! 4/19; 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Annual 353 N Clark Fitness Fair

Join us in the 353 Cafe on Wednesday, April 19 from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM for our Annual Fitness Fair! Enjoy food, interactive health and fitness demos, and giveaways! Contact Heather at for more information. This event is free and open to all 353 N Clark tenants.

Participating vendors include:

  • FFC Registered Dietitians
  • Airrosti Rehab Centers
  • Bright Pink
  • Certified MAT Rx Total Body Specialist
  • Concierge Unlimited International
  • KIND
  • Kozy’s Cyclery
  • Krav Academy Inc.
  • and more!


Enter your business card into our RAFFLE to win:

  • Complimentary One Month Membership
  • Fitness Classes
  • Gift Certificates
  • KIND Snacks
  • Mobility Exercise Tools
  • Under Armour shoes


Try It: Specialty Yoga Sculpt Class – 4/7; 12:15 – 1 PM

Step up your yoga routine for the day with Destini and this specialty Yoga Sculpt class. This class will incorporate resistance training with basic yoga movements to get you ready for summer.

No sign up required! Class will be held Friday, April 7 from 12:15 – 1 PM. Email for more information!

Premier Membership Now Available!

Our Premier membership ($130/month) now includes a MYZONE heart rate belt as part of your enrollment fee ($100)! Other perks to being premier include: access to all FFC locations and 353, personal locker at 353, one 60-min personal training session or massage per month, laundry service at 353, two guest passes per month and 25% discount on regular priced Spa services and sport shop items.

Total value = $240/month and you get to join the MYZONE team! Contact Heather at for more information!

Try the New Customized Small Group Fitness Trend!

Customized Group Fitness Will Get You Results!

Let us come to your office! Get your employees moving for a happier, more productive, and less stressful work environment. An FFC instructor will lead your company or department through a group class of your choice! Yoga/stretching, pilates, bootcamp, Zumba, spinning, kickboxing, or even desk yoga…it’s up to you! No space in your office? We can reserve a space in our studio for your class. Contact us for more info or have your HR Director contact Club Manager, Heather Moore at

Welcome New Staff

Meet Your New Trainers at FFC East Lakeview!

Welcome New Staff

Steve Coyne – ISSA-Certified Personal Trainer

After struggling with obesity as a child and teenager, Steve began working out seriously at age 15. During his teenage years, Steve overcame weight issues and fell in love with the world of fitness and strength training. In a short time, he amassed several hard fought accomplishments including a 600 pound raw squat and a 3.5x bodyweight deadlift while stripping away over 90 pounds of fat, all before graduating from high school! It was these achievements that proved to Steve the possibilities that fitness opens.

Wanting to share these possibilities to more people, Steve earned his personal training certification through ISSA in 2010. Since that time, Steve has trained a wide variety of clients and goals, from seniors fitness classes to body-weight only training to strength and conditioning training. Although the clients may differ one things remain the same: the belief and backing that anyone, regardless of circumstance, can do things previously thought impossible through focused action, hard work and dedication. No matter what circumstance you may face, Steve will always push you beyond your limits and provide a constant driving reminder that you can accomplish great things.

Lea Tallia – ACE-Certified Personal Trainer

Lea is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer. She hails from Oakland, California where she grew up a competitive gymnast. Lea moved to Chicago to attend college at DePaul University where she played on the Women’s Rugby Team. As a lifelong fitness enthusiast she is a true “gym rat” who enjoys learning new styles and methods to keep workouts exciting and challenging. Lea’s experience in competitive sports and traditional strength training allow her to take a holistic approach and focus not only on motivating people in the gym but encouraging them to make better choices outside of the gym. She still incorporates her gymnastics training into her fitness routine so if you’re looking to master a handstand or gain flexibility come see Lea!

Angelica Miller – ACSM-Certified Personal Trainer, Peak Pilates Mat Certified Instructor

Angelica first set her sights on the training world when she participated in soccer and gymnastics throughout high school and college. Definitely acquiring some injuries of her own during that time first brought light to her need and interest in post-rehab and preventative exercise. She started her journey by attending college at Andrews University for Exercise Science with an emphasis in pre-physical therapy, finally finishing off with getting her personal training certification from the American College of Sports Medicine. She believes that everyone is an athlete, just in different stages and loves to see everyone reach their goals. So whether you need motivation to move or feel better, Angelica will help you focus on what you need to do to succeed!  

Post Rehabilitation, Preventative Correctives, Lumbar/Core Strength and Stability, Weight-loss, Power Plate Training, Myofascial Release, Pilates, Soccer, Boxing, Lifestyle Coach

Rachel Blaine – Certified Pilates Trainer, NASM-Certified Personal Trainer

Originally from the Chicagoland area, Rachel fled to warmer weather for college and received a Bachelor’s in Creative Writing and a Masters in Writing for the Stage and Screen from Florida State University. Her degrees took her to Los Angeles where she found a healthier lifestyle and fell in love with Pilates. Having scoliosis and Fibromyalgia herself, Rachel found Pilates to be the perfect method to strengthen her body while lessening her pain. Rachel enjoys teaching people how to find their inner strength and showing her clients that this work, though challenging, is for every body.  In addition, she has a beautiful baby girl, and can help expecting mothers and new mothers alike prep and rebuild after a safe delivery!


(*missing from the fitness fun, Angelica Miller)

Parents’ Night Out – Saturday, 4/22; 4 – 7 PM

Join us on Saturday, 4/22 from 4 – 7 PM for a Parents’ Night Out you don’t want to miss! We will have holiday themed games with an Easter Egg Hunt. Contact Austin with any questions or to register at!

Drop off is between 4-4:30 and pickup is between 6:30 – 7 PM. Ages 1 yr – 11 yrs.

Price: $25 for one child. $10 addition for each sibling. (Receive 15% off if you bring a friend)


You’re Invited – Art Opening Reception with Allan A. Teske – 5/11; 6:30 – 9:30 PM

Join us in the cafe on Thursday, May 11 from 6:30 – 9:30 PM for a special wine reception featuring the artwork of Allan A. Teske. Allan’s work is aesthetically transforming and creates metaphors which radiate throughout the canvas.

His work will be featured through the club through the month of June. Allan will be present to share his vision on how he creates – a truly unique expression. Many of Allan’s pieces will be for sale. For a sneak peek of Allan’s work, visit his website at For more information contact Larry at

This event is complimentary for all members and non-members – but an RSVP is required to attend. RSVP at

Attention Members: Self Park at Gold Coast Closed for Construction in May

We have been notified by our landlord that our parking facility is being closed during the month of May for facility improvements. We are working closely with our landlord to provide parking alternatives during this construction for our members and guests.

As final details become available we will be sure to share them with you and keep you as informed as possible. If you have additional questions please email General Manager Larry Duncan at Thank you for your patience during this time!