Latest News Around the Clubs


Run for Diversity

Run-for-diversity-best-oak-park-gym-clubRun in the cool shade of Oak Park on August 9! The Run for Diversity offers unique 5K and 10K routes for runners of all ages and abilities. Participate in a great new local race while supporting the Oak Park Regional Housing Center’s mission of sustaining diversity in Oak Park! For more information, race routes, or to register,


Free Injury Screenings by NovaCare

novacare-best-chicago-gym-physical-therapyDid you know NovaCare is located inside seven of our nine clubs?

During an injury screening, you can let them know if you have something major or minor, and they’ll assess you to let you know if there are things you can do on your own to improve, or if it’s serious enough to require further attention. Please don’t be shy! Stop by their table in the club during one of the following demonstration times, or stop in during normal business hours for a free consultation.

FFC East Lakeview – Tuesday, July 28, 5:45-7:15 pm

FFC Halsted Street – Tuesday, July 28, 5:30-7:30 pm

FFC Oak Park Tuesday, July 21, 5 – 7 pm

FFC Union Station  – Wednesday, July 29, 12 – 2 pm

FFC West Loop – Wednesday, June 22, 4:30 – 6 pm

Stop into these locations for a walk in anytime during normal business hours!

FFC South Loop 

  • Monday/Wednesday: 7 am – 7 pm
  • Tuesday/Thursday: 11:30 am – 7 pm
  • Friday: 7 am – 2 pm
FFC Lincoln Park 
  • Monday/Tuesday/Thursday11:30 am – 8 pm
  • Wednesday: 7 am -12 pm
  • Friday: 7 am – 3:30 pm

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!