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Indoor Pool & Whirl Pool Update: Closed Until This Fri, 7/22

Floor Reno

Attention members: due to a delay, the indoor pool and whirlpool area will continue to be closed today and tomorrow (Thursday) for deck repairs. We anticipate reopening the area on Friday, July 7/22.
As always, you are welcome to use the facilities at FFC Union Station during these times. Thank you for your understanding!

Coming Soon: Stride Challenge!


Summer Hours At The Club

Summer means summer hours on Fridays! The club will be open from Monday – Thursday 6 AM – 7 PM and Fridays 6 AM – 6 PM. Get it done!

20-20-20 Wednesdays – Every Week; 5:15 – 6

Maximize your workout with 20-20-20 class every Wednesday night from 5:15 – 6 PM this summer! It’s efficient – it’s fun – and it’s done! Cardio, strength and core will all be covered. See you there!



Join us for Doga on the rooftop this summer! 7/26 & 8/23

Join us on July 26 and August 23 from 6:45 – 7:45 PM on our stunning 8th-floor rooftop sundeck for a special Doggie Yoga class. Bring your pooch, your own yoga mat and enjoy a class led by our very own Gary Alexander (dog whisperer/dachshund lover.) Gary will lead you and your pooch through a fun 60-minute gentle yoga class. You will both enjoy some stretching and you will use your dog to facilitate many poses you probably already know. No prior experience necessary!

Class is complimentary for FFC members and $10 for non-members. Only one dog per person, please. Pre-registration is required as class size is limited. You may register at

Please make an honest assessment of your dog’s capacity to be in relatively close proximity to other dogs, and to stay contentedly with you on your yoga mat. While we don’t expect Buckingham Palace manners from your pup, basic socialization and commands will be needed to ensure everyone’s enjoyment.

Your own yoga mat is necessary as we will not be able to provide studio mats. Thank you for understanding!

Please contact FFC Gold Coast Customer Service Manager, Craig Garron at or (312) 944-1030 with additional questions.


Member of the Month

Member of the Month

Member of the Month

Congratulations to Marisa Rice, FFC Old Town’s July Member of the Month! We asked her about her experience at FFC, and here’s what she had to share:

What does membership at FFC mean to you?
It means having a commitment to healthy living. When I was stressed wth work, it meant a healthy way to de-stress and feel re-energized. As a new mom, the membership means getting back in shape and loving my body and how I feel again, as well as talking and laughing with people after a day of baby talk and diapers! The staff and trainers at FFC (like Lisa, Adilson, and Natasha the Great) help make it hands down the best gym I have ever been a member of!
When at FFC you will find me… 
Either on the Arc Trainer, earphones on, watching Bravo, or doing Pilates with Natasha the Great.
I work out to… 
Stay healthy, relieve stress, and feel happy.
Floor Reno

Attention Members: Showers Out of Use for Renovations July 3 – 7

Floor Reno

Due to renovations to the men’s locker room, the showers in both locker rooms will be completely shut down and not available for use from July 3 to July 7.

Showers will be available for use Friday, July 8. Thank you for your understanding as we work to improve the club!

Fitness at the Field

Fitness at the Field Museum & Field Market Days Now – September


Fitness at the Field

There’s a lot happening this summer outside at the Field Museum! Join us for Fitness at the Field AND Field Market Days during Saturdays and Sundays this summer from now until September for fun programming, music, food & more!

Fitness at the Field

Join us Sundays on the Northeast Terrace of the Field Museum for tons of awesome fitness classes. Shake up your routine and try something new!

Check out the flyers at FFC South Loop or ask the fitness desk for full class offerings and times!

  • July 10: 8 – 9 AM
  • July 17: 8 – 9 AM
  • July 24: 8 – 9 AM
  • July 31: 8 – 10 AM
  • August 7: 8 – 9 AM
  • August 14: 8 – 9 AM
  • August 21: 8 – 9 AM
  • August 28: 8 – 10 AM

Field Market Days

Join us on the South Terrace of the Field Museum during the Saturdays listed and check out the newest farmer’s market on the Near South Side! Enjoy fresh produce from Midwest Foods, food from Field to the Table Catering and Events, Craft Beer specially brewed for The Field Museum and music by Laura Joy (2:30 – 3:30 PM), Bryan Wilkinson (3:45 – 4:45 PM), Mississippi Gabe Carter (5 – 5:45 PM) and Ethan Taylor Sellers (6 – 6:45 PM). Meet some great people and businesses from the Near South/South Loop area!

2 – 6 PM during the following Saturdays:

  • July 30
  • August 20
  • September 17

Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, South Terrace

Events presented by Near South Planning Board. For more information, visit