Latest News Around the Clubs


Memorial Day Hours


We wish everyone a happy and healthy Memorial Day Monday, May 25! Here are the hours for each club during this year’s holiday.

FFC East Lakeview: 7 am – 7 pm

FFC Gold Coast: 7 am – 7 pm

FFC Halsted Street: 7 am – 7 pm

FFC Lincoln Park: 7 am – 7 pm

FFC Oak Park: 7 am – 5 pm

FFC Old Town: 7 am – 5 pm

FFC South Loop: 7 am – 7 pm

FFC Union Station: 8 am – 2 pm

FFC West Loop: 7 am – 7 pm



Pilates 30 Day Core Challenge


Are you up for a challenge?! Then we want you to try Pilates and strengthen your core in 30 days!

It all starts with a punch card
May 1 – May 31, attend special Pilates classes, in a group or one-on-one. For each session, get punches to your card (One punch for each mini session or group Mat Pilates class. Two punches per paid-for Pilates session). Each card has five possible punches. Fill it up, win a prize. Then get another card. The more you do, the more you win!

Prizes include:

  • 2 guest passes
  • Pilates tank top
  • 1 group apparatus class
  • 1 raffle ticket for The Grand Club Prize!

The specialty classes for the challenge are:

  • Mondays at 1:30 pm with David
  • Tuesdays at 1 pm with Jessica
  • Thursdays at 7 am with Kim
  • Saturdays at 1 pm with Denise

$30 for members. Please see your club’s Pilates Coordinator, David, at, or contact Kristin, Regional Pilates Manager, at, for more details and for your club’s full calendar of specialty classes!

Memorial Day Holiday – Club Operating Hours

In observance of Memorial Day, the 353 Fitness Center will close at 4pm on Friday, May 22, 2014. All group fitness classes will be offered as regularly scheduled. The Club will be closed on Monday, May 26, 2014. The Club will resume regular operating hours on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Stop in the Club for a complimentary workout that you can do at home. The staff of the 353 Fitness Center wishes you a happy and healthy weekend!

Complimentary Injury Screening from NovaCare Rehabilitation at the 353 Fitness Center

Have you been experiencing minor, but continuing ankle, knee, back (or other) pain? Have it assessed- at no charge- during your workday. On Wednesday, May 13, from 11:30am-1:30pm, a Molly, Licensed Physical Therapist from NovaCare Rehabilitation will be available in the 353 Fitness Center performing complimentary injury screenings. Molly will assess your injury and help you decide whether you need a few exercise and stretching information or if further medical attention is required, and can even recommend a physician. Schedule your 15-minute complimentary screening by contacting Jennifer Dahl at or 312.445.5242 by Monday, May 19. Appointments will be available from 11:30am-1:30pm and are available to all 353 N Clark tenants. For more information about NovaCare Rehabilitation, please visit

20 for 30: May Check-In Challenge:

Complete 20 workouts in the Month of May to earn a free month of dues! Free to all 353 Fitness Center members. Monday, May 1- Friday, May 29.

Summer is just around the corner, time to get your fitness game on point with the 20 for 30 Challenge! Visit the 353 Fitness Center 20 times in May for the chance to win a free month of membership in June! Pick up your calendar at the front desk. Log your exercise completed for each check-in at the Club (you can log several workouts a day). The front desk staff will sign off on your entry and file your calendar for safe keeping. Members must complete 20 check-ins to be considered for the free month of dues. The member with the most workouts completed will win and pay no dues in June. Workout every business day in May – no excuses! For more information, please contact Jennifer Dahl at

Runners Don’t Stop:

Group Core & Stretch Class: Complimentary group core and stretching class

Wednesdays, starting May 27. 1:00pm-1:30pm. Free to 353 Fitness Center members.

Whether you plan to run outdoors or stay in the Club this summer, the 353 Fitness Center is proud to debut its first group Core & Stretch class. While aimed at runners, all fitness center members can benefit from this class, especially those looking to stretch their tight muscles! As the class name implies, participants can expect to strengthen their midsection and lengthen the tight muscles of their back, hips, neck and more! This class will be offered every *Wednesday, starting Wednesday, May 27, from 1:00pm-1:30pm to all 353 Fitness Center members. For more information, please contact Jennifer Dahl at *Class to continue throughout the summer pending a minimum average of 3 members/class.

Fitness Fair

Please join us on the 29th floor on Friday, May 8, from 11 am-1 pm for our Annual Fitness Fair! There will be food samples, giveaways and raffle prizes. This event is complimentary and open to all 111 S. Wacker tenants. Please contact Brook at for more information.

Runners Don’t Stop

This group core and stretch class is great for runners and non-runners alike! The class will start in May, but the exact date is still TBD. Whether you plan to run outdoors or stay in the club this summer, the 111 Fitness Club is excited to offer this group class! As the class name implies, participants can expect to strengthen their midsection and lengthen tight muscles of their back, hips, legs and more.

*Class to continue through the summer pending attendance