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Fitness Career Open House


Are you looking for a career in Fitness? We would like to invite you to stop in and learn more about working with us! FFC Union Station is hosting a Fitness Career Open House on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 4-8 pm.

Fitness Formula Clubs has nine locations throughout Chicago and Oak Park, and will be opening a 10th club in Park Ridge next fall. We also manage four clubs. With more than 1,000 employees (and growing!), FFC is great place to start or continue your career!

Our Fitness teams will be conducting interviews, meet and greets, and tours of the club that evening. It will be a great way to get your foot in the door! Please invite fitness industry family and friends to come along. This event is open to anyone interested in becoming a Personal Trainer, Pilates Instructor, Group Fitness Instructor or Fitness Specialist. If you’re not certified, don’t worry, we have programs for that.

To apply for our openings, please visit For more information, contact

Getting to Know Your Yoga

During the month of November, we will be featuring different yoga postures and their benefits. There will be a staff member available to answer any of your questions and help you better understand the yoga “asana.”

Thanksgiving Hours

We will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 27 – Friday, Nov. 28 in observance of Thanksgiving. We will also be closing early on Wednesday, Nov. 26. Please ask one of the 111 staff members or see the notice at the front desk for the shortened hours.

Turkey Burn Classes

Want to get a tough workout in before all of the turkey, casseroles and pie come your way? Sign up for a 60-minute spin and strengthening class on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 1-2 pm. This class will torch those calories and leave you feeling fit and strong!

After a big weekend of great food, we will offer another spin and strengthening class on Monday, Dec. 1, 1-2 pm. These two classes will be a great addition to your holiday weekend. Email Brook at to register for both classes!

Member Appreciation Week

We are thankful for our members here at the 111 Fitness Club, and we want to show you our gratitude! We are celebrating Member Appreciation Week from Nov. 17-21, and featuring different ways each day to show our thanks. There will be giveaways, complimentary snacks and other exciting surprises, so please join us in the fitness center to take part in this great week!

Thanksgiving Holiday Group Fitness Classes

On Wednesday, Nov. 26, the group fitness schedule will feature Chisel, from 11:15 am-12 pm, Pilates from 12:05 pm-12:50 pm, and a bonus Turkey Burn class, from 12:55 pm-1:40 pm. Turkey Burn will feature a mix of conditioning and cardiovascular exercises to help you blast calories before you consume them the next day! Wednesday evening’s Cycle Cross and FitCore will be canceled.

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

In observance of Thanksgiving, The Club will be open Wednesday, Nov. 26, from 6 am-5 pm. The Club will be CLOSED Thursday, Nov. 27 – Friday, Nov. 28, resuming normal hours of operation on Monday, Dec.1, 2014. The staff of the 353 Fitness Center wishes you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving holiday!

5-Year Anniversary Celebration – Special Events

  • Complimentary chair massages: Tuesday, Nov. 18, 11:30 am-1:30 pm. Members only. Treat yourself with a quick tune up. The Club will be offering free five-minute chair massages. Guarantee your spot by scheduling at the front desk. Walk-ins welcome.
  • Free breakfast to members: Wednesday, Nov. 12, 7 am-9 am. Enjoy breakfast on us after your morning workout! The Club will offer a light breakfast to member and their guests, including bagels, coffee, fruit and more, as a thank you for a successful five years!
  • Free lunch to members: Thursday, Nov. 19, 11:30 am-1:30 pm. Grab some lunch after your afternoon workout! The Club will offer a light lunch to members and their guests of sandwiches, fruit and water as a thank you for a successful five years!
  • Complimentary Beginner Boot Camp, Thursdays, Nov. 6 and 13, 5:15 pm-6 pm. Join Kervin Collier for a complimentary boot camp session! Enjoy group training with in non-intimidating session with Beginner Boot Camp! While appropriate for all levels of fitness, these sessions will focus on those newer to exercise. Bring a co-worker- Boot Camp is free to all 353 tenants. For more information, or to sign up, please contact Kervin at