Latest News Around the Clubs

Fitness Center Renovation/Expansion Update

The Tenant Amenity Project including the Fitness Center is in progress with demolition work completed on the 10th and 11th floors in December. Final completion of the Fitness Center is scheduled for May 31, 2017.

As a reminder, fitness center members have access to the Fitness Formula Club at Union Station until re-opening. All employees of the 111 building are eligible for membership at 111 and the FFC locations within the Chicagoland area. For additional information about the renovation and/or membership, please contact Kelly Nyhan, General Manager at

FitStart your 2017! – Now through February 28th

Want to stick to your resolution? Lose holiday weight? Feel more energized? Run a 5K? Let us help you succeed at reaching your goals with three one-hour sessions with a personal trainer for $185. Please contact if interested.

Lacrosse Ball Mobility Workshop – Free! – Tuesday, February 7; 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Join us on Tuesday, 2/7 from 11:15 AM to 12 noon for a lacrosse ball mobility workshop! You’ll learn how to increase flexibility, blood flow and circulation, while reducing injuries or pain. Not to mention, keep you doing what you love doing! Lacrosse balls are specifically good for treating shoulder, buttocks and hip pain. They also work wonderfully on smaller muscle groups like the biceps, triceps and calves. The small area of the lacrosse ball really allows the user the pinpoint the pain and get in there to release the trigger points. When used before and after training, the lacrosse ball aids in preventing soreness as well.

Presented by Airrosti Rehab Centers – register here for free: or email for more information.

MYZONE is here! Try it out for free.

The wait is over! Come try out the MYZONE heart rate belt, which displays your workout effort in real time on our new TV displays in the group fitness studio and on the fitness floor. Every member gets a free one-time wear with a tester belt. Email Heather at to sign up!

Tried it and liked it? Purchase your own belt for $99.95 in the fitness center (retail = $149) Building Move2Win Challenge (MyZone based) coming soon…stay tuned!

Instructor of the Month: Justin Kam – Pilates Instructor


Justin Kam is a graduate of the University of North Texas with a BA in Dance. He is certified by ISSA and is a Pilates Trainer at our East Lakeview FFC location. Join Justin every Wednesday 12:05 PM – 12:50 PM for Pilates class!

What can Pilates do for you? It can give you a strong, limber, and balanced body! If you suffer from back pain, repetitive strain, tight hamstrings, weak abdominals, or just want to improve your quality of life, Pilates is for you. Pilates will straighten, strengthen, and lengthen your body to help you look better, perform better, and above all, feel better!

Email Justin at for any questions or additional information about the benefits of Pilates.

February Spa Specials

Whether it’s a well-deserved time-out for yourself or a special surprise for someone you love, The Spa at FFC will fulfill all your Valentine’s Day gift needs. From our therapeutic and restorative massage menu to our effective and luxurious facial treatments, look no further than The Spa for a present they’re sure to love. Not sure which treatment to get? – a gift card in any amount allows the recipient to choose what’s best for them!

This month’s featured services:

*Please note, these specials are not currently available at FFC Park Ridge.

Chocolate Cherry Antioxidant Facial

Experience the sensory delights of chocolate & cherry essences while reaping the benefits of the rich antioxidants in this refreshing facial!

  • $89 for 60 minutes
  • Service must be paid for and received in February

Signature 75-Minute Massage

During this customized treatment, you will enjoy 75 minutes of massage using a combination of bodywork styles tailored specifically to your needs. This massage also includes scalp and neck work for a truly head to toe experience. 

  • One for $100 or two for $190, February only!
  • Both massages must be received by March 15 and may be shared with a guest

New Small Group Training Classes at FFC Gold Coast!

Small Group training is the number one trend in the fitness industry right now, so don’t miss out on these fun, interactive classes happening at Gold Coast. They are the perfect complement to starting your fitness routine off right! Email JP Maund for more information.  The current schedule is as follows:

Join Elite Trainer, Brittany Ramsey, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and/or Fridays at 6:00 AM or 7:00 AM!


Join Trainer Jose Lemus  for cardio, conditioning, strength & BOXING on Mondays at 6:00 PM, Wednesdays at 6:00 AM and/or Saturdays at 10:00 AM

What to Expect from Small Group Training?


CIRCUITS: Train together in a group, perform a variety of exercises at your own speed, intensity and ability at different stations.

PARTNER EXERCISES: Coached together. Build relationships, make friends, get motivation from peers and instructor. You will do exercises together to tone your body.

EQUIPMENT: You get to use a variety of equipment i.e. dumbbells, balls, ropes, ladders, treadmill, cardio equipment, machines.

BENEFITS: Get in shape, lose a few pounds, get a bootcamp interval training experience, learn proper technique and form on machines and equipment, burn calories efficiently, sweat, tone and tighten your body in a group, fun and energized environment.

Art Opening featuring Joey Africa – February 17, 2017 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Come join us as we highlight the artwork of  FFC member and artist Joey Africa. At the age of 8 Joey told his mom he wanted to paint the world – he has been Van Gogh-ing at it ever since. Joey’s life’s work serves as a visual literature for his personal travails and further reflects the omnipresence of his passion. Through this personal optic showcasing, he is able to convey an exact account of his soul’s dwelling. His paintings have been produced to assist the needy and hopefully provide the same happiness derived when he created them. That is his purpose. He has donated his art to non profit organizations and friends. These organizations include: Eve’s Angels: Support for victims of female human trafficking, Ronald McDonald House, Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Cystic Fibrosis, Inspiration Corporation, to name a few. Joey is represented by Mars Gallery as well as a private agent in Beverly Hills.

Members & non members welcome. Cash bar (wine & beer) along with light finger snacks will be enjoyed. For more information contact Erin Coon at

RSVP required at