Latest News Around the Clubs

Group Exercise Studio Renovation Update

Attention members: please be aware that we will be performing extended renovations to our group exercise studios over the next few weeks. All members are invited to take their favorite class formats normally held in these studios at any FFC location during the construction. Thank you for your patience as we work to improve your club experience!

January Spa Specials

Happy New Year! 2017 has officially started, and so has resolution season. Whether you vowed to make more time for yourself, take time to mindfully slow down, relax or meditate more often, or even to achieve new fitness goals or surpass last year’s personal best, we can help you get in the right state of mind. Take advantage of this month’s spa specials!

Work out. Recover. Repeat. 

  • 3 30-Minute Massages for $165
  • 3 60-Min Massages may be purchased for $245

Say goodbye to training pain & hello to a quick recovery with expert therapeutic bodywork at the spa!

Available at all FFC Spas except FFC Park Ridge.

*6 months to use. Offer expires 1/31/17.  May not be combined with other offers or discounts or shared.


Peel Back the Years 

Gentle but effective facial peels help to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin tone and texture.

Three Peels for $265 (reg. $315)

Available at FFC Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Oak Park, West Loop and Park Ridge .

*Offer expires 1/31/17.  May not be combined with other offers or discounts.

Complimentary Injury Screenings Presented by NovaCare

If your New Year’s resolutions include taking better care of yourself, surpassing a personal best or even trying a new fitness format, you need to take advantage of NovaCare’s complimentary injury screenings! Train harder, recover faster, beat chronic pain and prevent injury. Visit a NovaCare location during any of the times listed below in January!

FFC East Lakeview 1/11 4 – 6 PM, walk-ins welcome

FFC Halsted Street 1/17 4 – 6 PM, walk-ins welcome

FFC Lincoln Park 1/10/17 – 4:30 – 6:30 PM, walk-ins welcome

FFC Park Ridge – 1/9/16 6-8 PM , 1/11/16  4 – 6 PM, walk-ins welcome

FFC South Loop – walk-ins welcome during regular business hours

FFC Union Station – 1/11/17 12 – 2 PM, walk-ins welcome

FFC West Loop – 1/17/17  3:30 – 5:30 PM, walk-ins welcome

Sign Up for the Mommy & Me Movement Workshop – 1/21: 12:15-1:30 PM @ FFC West Loop

FFC Moms, join us for a special Mommy and Me Movement Workshop with FFC trainer and new mom Suzanne Ko at the West Loop Group Fitness Studio on Saturday, January 21, 2017! Cost is $30/per mom.

The recommended minimum age is 2-3 months. Contact Suzanne Ko to RSVP or for additional questions Please bring some of your child’s toys. Mats will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.

It takes babies up to a year to learn how to walk. They earn this skill through each developmental progression – tummy time, rolling, sitting, rocking, crawling, standing, and squatting. These progressions are our body’s natural resets. When we are in pain or healing, these resets restore our body’s natural movement. As a mom, these resets promote healing of the core and pelvic floor.

West Loop trainer Suzanne Ko created this workshop to teach moms how to help their babies with the developmental milestones while also making time for movement. She will show you various tummy time variations, as well as teach you how to roll, rock, and crawl with your baby.

“When my twins were 6 months old I was looking for places where my babies could play, learn and socialize with other babies.

The Mommy and Me Workshop offered me all of the above and also the opportunity to workout while playing with my kids. This was a great push to me to come out of my pregnancy shell and be more active and playful with the kids. My babies always enjoy coming to the workshop and love rolling, crawling, rocking and squeaking along with their friends.

Last but not the least, I feel Suzanne is the most appropriate trainer for the workshop. Being a mother herself she knows just the right mix for fun and activities for moms and the kids. She is very patient with the babies and tries to teach both Mommy and baby something new in her class each time.” I love spending time at this FFC workshop and will definitely recommend it to all new parents!” – FFC Member, Anushree M.




Become a Better Fat Burner: Metabolic Efficiency 101 Seminar – Monday 1/23; 7-8 PM

Join us on Monday, 1/23 from 7 – 8 PM for a Metabolic Efficiency 101 Seminar – get tested and become a better fat burner!


What is Metabolic Efficiency (ME)? Stop by to learn more about how endurance athletes can learn to train their metabolism to become “better butter burners” and maximize their ultra distance racing performance potential for marathon and triathlon!

Come to FFC Lincoln Park 3rd Floor Community Room and check out the seminar!

Sign Up for the 2017 18th Annual Indoor Triathlon & Duathlon Series!

Fitness Formula Clubs is proud to present our 18th Annual Indoor Triathlon & Duathlon Series – the largest and longest running indoor triathlon & duathlon series in Chicago!  In 2017, our event offerings are expanding with more locations and events for all ability levels – so sign up to compete to test your fitness and win great prizes! Register online at today!

2017 Race Series

  • January 14, 2017 – FFC South Loop – Duathlon only!
  • January 21, 2017 – FFC Lincoln Park #1 – with Draft-Legal Sprint
  • February 4, 2017 – FFC Gold Coast
  • February 11, 2017 – FFC East Lakeview
  • February 25, 2017 – FFC Oak Park
  • March 4, 2017 – FFC West Loop
  • March 25, 2017 – FFC Park Ridge – new location!
  • April 8, 2017 – FFC Union Station
  • April 15, 2017 – FFC Lincoln Park #2 – with Sprint & Olympic

TriMonster – Triathlon Training Programs + Free Swim Lessons!

Training program are available through the FFC TriMonster Triathlon Club ( both online and in-person at FFC West Loop (starting January 10th) and FFC Lincoln Park (starting February 21st) – contact or attend an information session to learn more and even enjoy a free swim lesson!

Triathlon Training Information Session & Free Swim Lessons!

  • January 3 – 6:30 PM @ FFC West Loop (Pool Deck) + free swim lesson!
  • January 3 – 6:45 PM @ FFC Oak Park (Pool Deck) + free swim lesson!
  • January 5 – 7:30 PM @ FFC Lincoln Park (Pool Deck) + free swim lesson!
  • February 13 – 7:15 PM @ FFC Lincoln Park (Spin Studio)
Member of the Month

Member of the Month

Member of the Month

Congratulations to Clodagh Lawless, FFC Halsted & Belmont’s January Member of the Month! We asked Clodagh about her experience at FFC, and here’s what she had to share:

Membership at FFC is…

Fun and real. Lots of energy and lots of friendly staff, especially Cole!!!!

When at FFC you will find me…

On the bike or huffing and puffing on the dreaded treadmill.

I work out to…

Insomnia by Faithless

Member of the Month

Member of the Month

Member of the Month

Congratulations to Suzi Birz, FFC Lincoln Park’s January Member of the Month! We asked Suzi about her experience at FFC, and here’s what she had to share:


What does membership at FFC mean to you?

It’s the place where I go to focus on my health.

When at FFC, you will find me:

Taking private Pilates or training, taking advantage of the free classes and equipment, relaxing in the spa; and always thanking Kristin Strom for the encouragement and training ideas.

I work out to: