December Parents’ Night Out – Winter Wonderland – Saturday, 12/15; 5 – 8 PM

Join us on Saturday, December 15 from 5 – 8 PM for a winter wonderland! We take the kids while you enjoy an evening at the theatre, a romantic dinner, catching up with friends, or quiet time with your partner.

Registration ends Friday, December 14. Contact Nicole at for more information and to reserve your spot today!

FFC Union Station

The professionalism and courtesy of the staff are at a very high level. The locker room and facilities (especially the pool) are very nice.

Help Support the Chicago Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women on 10/24!


On Monday, October 24, FFC members and guests are invited to join the Chicago Chapter of the USNC-UN Women for their Gender Equality Awards Party from 6:30 – 9:30 PM at Lagunitas Brewing Company for the inaugural awards ceremony and fundraiser celebrating those fighting for gender equality in the Chicagoland area.

Your ticket will include unlimited food, access to silent auction and a $15 transportation credit promo code, courtesy of Curb Taxi App! Proceeds will benefit UN Women’s global programs in support of women and girls. Visit this link to get your ticket now! 

Exclusive Book Signing Event with LiveToWynn & Chicago Luxury Beds – 12/17


We all know how important sleep is to our fitness and wellness routine.

Join us on Thursday, December 17 from 5 – 7 PM at the Chicago Luxury Beds showroom with FFC Affiliates Chicago Luxury Beds and Live To Wynn for an exclusive book signing and wellness event to kick off your New Year’s resolutions!

Maisha Wynn, founder of lifestyle consulting company Live to Wynn, will be sharing invaluable tips to “Wynn” the New Year, while Chicago Luxury Beds will be showcasing some of their finest products and tips for a good night’s rest!

There will also be a drawing to win the following prizes:

  • FFC 4-week boot camp for 4
  • A day of beauty with Laura Mercier & Wynn’s MUA, Megan Jones
  • Live To Wynn Temple Makeover with Maisha Wynn
  • 50-Minute Signature Massage at The Spa at JW Marriott Chicago

RSVP now by emailing Spots fill quickly!

Complimentary Injury Screenings by NovaCare – 11/1; 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

This month, enjoy a complimentary injury screening at the 353 Fitness Center courtesy of NovaCare on Wednesday, November 11 from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM!

Have you been experiencing minor, but continuing ankle, knee, back (or other) pain? Have it assessed- at no charge- during your workday by a licensed Physical Therapist from NovaCare Rehabilitation. The PT will assess your injury and help you decide whether you need an exercise and stretching regime or if further medical attention is required, and can even recommend a physician.

Schedule your 15-minute complimentary screening by contacting Jennifer Dahl at or 312.445.5242.  Appointments will be available from 11:30am-1:30pm and are available to all 353 N Clark tenants. For more information about NovaCare Rehabilitation, please visit

Welcome New Staff

Welcome New Staff!

Welcome New Staff

Please join us in welcoming our newest staff additions to our South Loop FFC Family. We’re glad to have you here!

Renee Johnson, Esthetician

Jami Wold, Esthetician

Jack Bauer, Front Desk

Kristina Rodriguez, Massage Therapist

James Griego, Geneva Scurek, Clifton Hempstead & LeRoy Gordon, Personal Trainers

Cheri Murray, Pilates Trainer

Parents’ Night Out


Drop off your kids Saturday, July 25, from 5-8 pm, and we’ll take care of them while you get out and enjoy some time to yourselves! $25 for members, $30 for non-members, $5 for each additional child.

Pilates 30 Day Core Challenge


Are you up for a challenge?! Then we want you to try Pilates and strengthen your core in 30 days!

It all starts with a punch card
May 1 – May 31, attend special Pilates classes, in a group or one-on-one. For each session, get punches to your card (One punch for each mini session or group Mat Pilates class. Two punches per paid-for Pilates session). Each card has five possible punches. Fill it up, win a prize. Then get another card. The more you do, the more you win! Prizes include:

  • Pilates tank top
  • 1 group apparatus class
  • 30-minute private session

In addition to your club’s regularly scheduled group exercise and paid for group apparatus Pilates classes, each club has added some specialty Core Challenge classes! Below is a list of all three options at each location.

FFC East Lakeview
Tuesday: 7 am*, 12 pm*
Wednesday: 10:30 am
Thursday: 12:15 pm*, 6:15 pm, 7 pm*
Friday: 9 am (pool)
Saturday: 10:45 am

FFC Gold Coast
Monday: 9:30 am($), 12 pm, 7:30 pm($)
Tuesday: 6 am, 7 pm
Wednesday: 9:30 am($), 10 am (pool), 11 am, 6:30 pm($)
Thursday: 6 pm*, 7 pm($)
Friday: 12 pm
Saturday: 8:15 am

FFC Halsted Street
Monday: 6 pm, 7 pm($)
Tuesday: 6 pm* (May 19)
Wednesday: 10:15 am, 6 pm
Thursday: 5:30 pm* (May 28)
Friday: 6:30 pm($)
Saturday: 11 am, 12 pm* (May 30

FFC Lincoln Park
Monday: 8:30 am*, 5:30 pm, 5:45 pm*, 7 pm($)
Tuesday: 7 am*, 10:30 am*, 5:15 pm*, 6 pm($), 7 pm($)
Wednesday: 6:30 am*, 5 pm*, 5:30 pm*, 6:30($)
Thursday: 9:45 am, 10:30 am*, 12:30 pm*, 5:30 pm
Friday: 10:30 am*, 6:30 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am($), 10:30 am*, 11 am($), 11:45 am*
Sunday: 9 am* (May 17), 10:30 am*

FFC Oak Park
Tuesday: 9 am, 6 pm, 6:45 pm*
Wednesday: 12:45 pm*
Thursday: 10:15 am
Friday: 12 pm, 1 pm*
Sunday: 12 pm, 1 pm*

FFC Old Town
Monday: 8:30 am, 6 pm*
Tuesday: 5:45 pm, 7 pm($)
Wednesday: 6 am*, 6:30 am($)
Thursday: 5:45 pm, 6:30 pm($)
Friday: 11 am, 5:30 pm($)
Saturday: 11 am*

FFC South Loop
Monday: 7 am, 9 am($), 5:45 pm, 6 pm* (May 25), 6:30 pm($), 7:30 pm* (May 25)
Tuesday: 12:30 pm* (May 19), 5 pm* (May 26), 5:30 pm* (no May 26), 6:30 pm($)
Wednesday: 12:30* (no May 27), 5:45 pm, 6 pm*, 6:30 pm*
Thursday:  12 pm, 12 pm($) – May 28, 5:30 pm($) – May 21
Friday: 6:30 am*, 5:30 pm*
Saturday: 10 am($), 12 pm, 2:30 pm*, 4 pm*
Sunday: 2:30* (no May 17), 4 pm*

FFC Union Station
Monday: 1 pm*, 5:30 pm
Tuesday: 6:30 am*, 7 am*, 1:30 pm*, 5 pm*, 5:30 pm*
Wednesday: 6:30 am*, 7 am*, 4:30 pm*, 5 pm*
Thursday: 11 am*, 11:30 am, 12 pm*, 12:30 pm*, 1:30 pm*, 4:45 pm, 5:30 pm*, 6 pm*
Friday: 6:30 am*, 7 am*, 12:30 pm*, 5:30 pm*

FFC West Loop
Monday: 1:30 pm*
Tuesday: 1:15 pm*
Thursday: 7 am*
Saturday: 1 pm*

$30 for members
* indicates special Core Challenge class, ($) indicates paid for apparatus class

Please see your club’s Pilates Coordinator, or contact Kristin, Regional Pilates Manager, at, for more details!


South Loop's Member of the Month Phyllis Yeager

Member of the Month


Congratulations to Dilip Asarpota, April’s Member of the Month! We wanted to know a little more about Dilip, so we asked the following questions.

What does membership at FFC mean to you?
Convenience and access to a world class gym. It saves me time, as it’s in my building,  I get access to all the equipment I could need, various classes, trainers that push me to work harder and an opportunity to make new friends.

Where will we find you at the club?
Working with my trainer, lifting weights, doing pushups, pull ups and cardio

Why do you work out?
To be in the best shape I can be.