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Ryan Huser ACE-Certified Personal Trainer CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Ryan is an ACE-Certified Personal Trainer with over five years of personal training experience. He enlisted in the Army in late 2001 and served nine years as Combat Engineer, followed by three years as a Firefighter. During his military service, Ryan was Master Fitness Trainer and a graduate of both the SAPPER school and the Primary Leadership Development Course. It was during his time in the Army that Ryan realized both the importance of living a balanced, healthy lifestyle and the positive effects that exercise can have on one’s overall quality of life. Upon completion of his military career, Ryan enrolled at DePaul University and will soon graduate with a BA in Sports and Fitness Management with a concentration in Exercise Science. Ryan specializes in sports and conditioning training, in addition to weight loss. He approaches personal training by focusing on three pillars of health: education, activity and nutrition to help his clients not only reach their goals but also be able to maintain them long after their personal training experience is over. For more information and/or to schedule a complimentary fitness evaluation, consultation or to enroll in training with Ryan, please contact him at email@example.com. To sign up for a complimentary 30-minute personal training session, please contact one of the trainers listed above. Please provide your preferred days and times.
Pick up your punchcard at the front desk and take 15 group fitness classes from March 1 – 17, and you will be entered into a raffle to win fabulous club prizes, including massages and Pilates training sessions!
FFC offers over 500 weekly group exercise classes to choose from. Erin loves that there are options to take morning group fitness classes. Her advice, “get your butt to the gym!” MultiClub Member, Nancy, says, “The Fitness Formula classes are absolutely the most fun ever!” Erin and Nancy are doing it. Join them and get your group fitness on, too!
Join us for 3 days of madness : March 20-22.
Enjoy complimentary bootcamps, workshops, demos and more! Invite a friend to join you and experience all that your “Best Gym in Chicago” has to offer.
Select your club below for its individual list of events:
March is the perfect time for renewal. As we begin to thaw out from this winter’s Polar Vortex, visit the spa and take advantage of these amazing deals:
This Month’s Feature: Purchase any Personal Training Package and stop by the spa for $20* back.
PLUS! Between March 17 and March 22** take advantage of any of these great deals:
-Get an Ortanic Tan for just $25
-$10 Back in Spa Bucks for any service over 60 minutes
-Spend $75 at our shop and receive $10 back in Spa Bucks
-$119 Signature Vitality Massage or $89 Signature Facial
*$20 will be given in Spa Bucks to be redeemed for spa services only. See spa for details.
**Specials must be paid for and received between 3/17 – 3/22/14.
No two discounts apply.
New at the Spa: Mama Mio is coming in March!
-FFC is proud to partner with premier brand leader and resource of the finest and safest products for mommies and mommies-to-be. Mama Mio is used by celebrities and everyday moms around the globe, and has been featured in top magazines like Glamour and Town and Country. We will be offering three distinct massage treatments to ease the aches, pains, and body changes that pregnancy can bring on, as well as an exceptional massage treatment for the “4th Trimester”.
Stop by the spa for details!
LOOKING FOR A GUARANTEED SPOT FOR THE 2014 BANK OF AMERICA CHICAGO MARATHON? TEAM BRIGHT PINK HAS A BIB WAITING FOR YOU!
Commit today. FFC will help you get to the finish line.
2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon
-FREE 18-week FFC marathon training program
-Customized Team Bright Pink Jersey
-Prizes for Top Fundraisers
-$1,000 (before 4/7/14)
-$1,500 (after 4/7/14)
Commit Today! Questions? Wendy@BeBrightPink.org
It’s time to get social: Fitness Formula Clubs is on Facebook!
‘Like’ us to get access to exclusive club updates, events and promotions. In March, we will be giving away AVEX water bottles and partner training packages to lucky Facebook fans for sharing the FFC experience. “Like” us today and keep an eye out for our special promotion.
In addition to the official start of spring, March is National Nutrition Month®. This year it’s all
about enjoying the taste of healthy eating – it doesn’t have to mean sacrificing on flavor. Try
these simple tweaks to classic “diet foods” to make them not only nutritious, but also delicious!
Flavored yogurts are often high in sugar, but plain yogurt can be a little boring. Try adding a handful of fresh berries or some sliced up banana for some natural sweetness. Added bonus: plain yogurt can also be a healthy substitute for sour cream.
Jazz up your salad with healthy toppings – hardboiled egg, edamame, artichoke hearts, beets, orange wedges, pomegranate seeds; the possibilities are endless! Instead of croutons, add some crunch to your salad with walnuts halves or slivered almonds for a heart-healthy benefit.
- Chicken breast
Chicken doesn’t have to be bland to be healthy. Herbs can go a long way in dressing up even the simplest dish. Rosemary, sage, and thyme pair especially well with baked chicken breasts, and they’re available in the grocery stores year round.
Instead of scrimping on taste, add some healthy toppings to your oatmeal! A small
handful of mixed nuts not only adds flavor, it also adds protein and healthy fat to make
for a well-rounded, balanced breakfast. For a little sweetness, try adding some dried fruit.
Looking to increase your vegetable intake but not a big fan of steamed greens? Add a
couple handfuls of spinach to your morning smoothie. Spinach is tender and slightly
sweet, making it an easy ingredient to mix in. The color isn’t the most appealing, but we
promise the taste makes up for it.
Contact Carrie Linke, Fitness Formula Clubs’ Registered Dietitian at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have specific questions about this article.
Coming to your club this week: Keiser M3 Indoor Cycle. Keiser’s award-winning, third-generation, indoor cycle is the result of more than a decade of research and manufacturing experience, and is developed with the collaboration and feedback of trainers and some of the largest fitness clubs worldwide.