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Sproing Runners

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Chicago’s hottest new workout is now available at Chicago’s best gym!

FFC is excited to be the sole chain of health clubs in Chicago to offer Sproing Runners at two of our locations, Lincoln Park and South Loop! With it’s cushioned, non-moving surface, the Runner replaces the rollers and moving deck of even the softest treadmill, reducing impact and providing an experience similar to running on a beach. A harness straps the user in, promoting a forward lean to emulate running in the way a treadmill can’t, using gravity to propel you forward to land on your forefoot instead of your heel.

Speed range is 0-20 mph, with data including distance traveled, time elapsed, and average heart rate, speed and calories. Sproing Runners are good for not only running, but also for resistance training, strength, balance and power movements.

Change up your workout and incorporate Sproing into your next visit to the club!

 


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30 Years and Getting Stronger

30-Years-stronger-best-chicago-club-gymSeptember marks FFC’s 30th birthday! That is an incredible feat that would have been impossible without our members, and we want to thank you! To show you our appreciation, we will be offering complimentary events throughout the month, including fitness and Pilates demos, Spa open houses, nutrition seminars, Krav Maga workshops, free samples, giveaways and more! Check out the the full schedule of events below or visit your home clubs’ calendar for happenings at your specific gym.

In celebration of our 30 years, FFC will launch a new 30-second video every day in September! The videos will feature one of our licensed personal trainers, and a few surprise guests, demonstrating their favorite exercise moves, just for you! Check out our YouTube channel and “like” your favorites on Fitness Formula Clubs’ Facebook page!

Over the past 30 years, Chicago based Fitness Formula Clubs has grown to a network of nine locations. We are proud to serve the Chicagoland community and eager to provide an exceptional value proposition. What better way to celebrate 30 years in Chicago than a baseball game! FFC has partner with the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Cubs to offer our members specially priced tickets, in celebration of Fitness Formula Clubs’ 30th anniversary! Click links below for complete details and to purchase tickets.

Cubs vs. Dodgers: Sunday, Sept. 21, 1:20 pm

White Sox vs.Royals: Thursday, Sept. 25, 7:10 pm


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Fall Group Fitness Schedule

Take your workouts back indoors with our group fitness classes! New schedule begins Tuesday, September 2. We are thrilled to debut Cardio Mix on Thursdays, from 11:15am-12pm. Cardio Mix combines several popular cardiovascular formats such as step, hi/lo, plyometrics, dance and sports conditioning drills set to high-energy music for a fat-burning, fun workout. Additionally, Cycle Cross will return to Tuesdays, from 12:05pm-12:50pm with Jernell Geronimo. Pick up your copy in the club or visit http://ffc.com/353fitnesscenter/group-fitness/. For questions, contact Jennifer Dahl at jdahl@ffc.com.


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National Yoga Month: Complimentary Yoga Nidra Class

Friday, September 26, 12:55pm-1:55pm
Free to 353 members and their guests

Celebrate National Yoga Month with us as we host our quarterly Yoga Nidra class! Often referred to as “Yogi Sleep,” this format is designed to reduce tension and anxiety. While most participants do not fall into a full sleep they do relax into a “twilight” state. Class will begin with some gentle asanas (poses) before moving into a guided meditation. Previous participants describe this class as “incredibly relaxing.” This class will not involve any physical effort beyond slight stretches and is perfect for all levels of fitness and familiarity with Yoga. Please bring a long sleeved shirt, socks and/or a towel to cover up as you may become cold.


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September is National Yoga Month

Celebrate National Yoga Month with the 353 Fitness Center’s Yoga Program. We offer three weekly Yoga classes, all conveniently scheduled over lunchtime. Ashtanga Yoga is offered on Mondays and Thursdays, from 12:05pm-1:05pm. Hatha Yoga is offered on Fridays, from 12:55pm-1:55pm. Members, bring your stressed co-worker to the club throughout the month of September, non-members can attend Friday’s Hatha Yoga class at no charge! Classes are suggested BYOM – bring your own mat. For more information, please contact Jennifer Dahl at jdahl@ffc.com.


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Chiro One Screening

Stop by the Club on Monday, September 8 from 11:30am-2pm and receive a FREE wellness Screening from Chiro One. Learn how spinal health affects overall wellness. No appointment necessary.


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Celebrate National Yoga Month!

Be a participant in all of our Yoga Classes and celebrate National Yoga Month. *Non- members pay $5/class (190 building tenants) so bring your co-worker or share with them the great news! Classes are held on Tuesdays and Fridays from 12:30pm-1:30pm and led by Molly Anderson.

*Pre-registration for your guest is required prior to taking class. Guest check in is required upon each visit. Paid classes will be applied towards new member’s enrollment fee (with receipt of payment) if they join by September 30.


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Fall Group Fitness Schedule

The season is almost upon us. Leap into a new fitness regime by participating in a variety of group fitness classes. Cardio, strength, mind/body… We’ve added two new classes to the schedule: Tread on Thursdays at 1pm and Spinning Interval on Monday nights at 5:15pm. Our fall schedule begins on Monday, September 8! Check it out at ffc.com/190athleticclub/group-fitness or pick up a schedule at the Club. Call 312.444.6060 for more information or email General Manager, Lisa Humbert at lhumbert@ffc.com.


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