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FFC and Chicago Stand Up Paddleboard

Take your workout to the water! On Thursday, July 9th from 6-7pm, join us alongside Chicago SUP for a great evening of exercise in the most relaxing way possible. Stand Up Paddleboard is a hybrid of surfing and kayaking, and manages to be a fun and enjoyable total body workout. The cost is $50 for members and $60 for non-members. Payment will be taken in advance. The Chicago SUP team suggests taking public transit, walking, or biking. However, if there is availability, cars can be parked in the Lincoln Park Zoo as well as North Avenue Beach. Please contact Brook at with any questions or to register!

Nutrition Consultations at the Fitness Center

Are you working out but not seeing the results you want? Proper nutrition is 80% of your results! On Monday, July 20th from 11:30am-1:00pm, meet with an FFC FormulaLife Rx representative and Nutrition Solution’s registered dietitian. Schedule your 15-minute complimentary consultation by contacting Brook Buck at or 312.252.6354. Appointments will be available for all tenants of the building. For more information about FFC’s Nutrition Program, please visit:

Fourth of July Club Hours

In observance of the upcoming holiday, the 353 Fitness Center will be closed on Friday, July 3.  The Club operate as normal on Thursday, July 2 and  Monday, July 6.  Please contact Club Manager Jennifer Dahl at with questions or for more information.  The staff of the 353 Fitness Center wishes you a happy, safe and healthy holiday. 

Patriotic Iron Ride Class

Wednesday, July 1, 5:30pm-6:30pm.  Complimentary to members and their guests. Burn some serious calories before the holiday with a 4th of July-themed Spinning class.  Class will feature a series of hills, jumps, intervals and sprints – all set to music to get you in the festive mood.  For more information, contact Jennifer Dahl at

Will Run For Beer – Special Fun Run with FFC Endurance Team + Post Run Social Hour at BlackFinn!

Monday, July 20, 5:30pm.  Complimentary to all 353 N Clark building tenants
Take your workout outdoors then enjoy a cool brew!  Led by FFC Endurance Coaches and seasoned endurance athletes Chris Navin and Cassidy Wall, this run is guaranteed to be fun!   The group will run a 5K along the Chicago River and Lake Michigan.  Run will be open to all tenants of 353 N Clark- bring a friend- and will be open to runners of all paces. Group will meet in the Club by 5:30pm. Social hour begins after the run as we head to BlackFinn Ameripub, who is graciously offering all runners a complimentary beer.  To sign up, please contact Jennifer Dahl at

Welcome David!

The 353 Fitness Center is proud to add David West to the Fitness Team!  David inspires others to “B-FIT 4 Progress” and live a healthy lifestyle through improved fitness, nutrition, and teamwork. David’s training method utilizes a combination of body weight, weight-bearing, stretching, and plyometric training to activate and increase energy, strength, and improve body composition. David’s fitness training mission is to effectively and efficiently help clients to “Be The Fit Machine” both in and outside of the gym. David’s professional expertise includes over 20 years of fitness training and health advocacy with athletes, youth, and adults in both non-profit community and corporate settings. David’s personal passions include martial arts, youth development,  and performing arts, but his responsibility as a present and active father is his most valued role. David has partnered with diverse organizations through creative fitness seminars, coaching, health fairs, and speaking engagements.  David is a graduate of Lake Forest College, with a BAS in Economics and a minor in Psychology.  To schedule your complimentary consultation, please contact him at  Welcome David!

Take Your Workout To the Water: FFC and Chicago Stand Up Paddleboard Outing

Thursday, July 9.  6:00pm-7:00pm at North Avenue Beach

$50.00 for members.  $60.00 for non-members

Take your workout to the water!  Join FFC/353 and Chicago Standup Paddleboard (SUP) on on Thursday, July 9, from 6:00pm-7:00pm, for a truly unique fitness experience.  Stand Up Paddleboard is a hybrid of surfing and kayaking, which makes for a fun and enjoyable total body workout. The cost is $50 for members and $60 for non-members – bring a friend! Cash payment will be taken in advance, made payable in the Fitness Center. The Chicago SUP team suggests taking public transit, walking, or biking, however parking near the Lincoln Park Zoo and North Avenue Beach may be available.  Reserve your spot by contacting Jennifer Dahl at by Tuesday, July 7.  Get ready for a great evening of exercise in the most relaxing way possible!

ASICS Bucktown Comes to 353!

Wednesday, July 15, 11:30am-1:30pm

Have questions about the right shoes or gear to fit your routine?  Looking for some new fitness gear?  Stop by the 353 Fitness Center on Wednesday, July 15, from 11:30am-1:30pm to speak with an ASICS representative.  They will have samples of their hottest shoes and gear for you to check out and will be scheduling a free in-store gait analysis, where you can have shoes customized to your unique fitness needs!  Leave a business card or fill out a raffle for your chance to win a free pair of ASICS shoes!  For more information, please contact Jennifer Dahl at