Fitness Formula Clubs’ “Year of Wellness” Contest Returns to Help Another Local in Need

YOW_2013_BannerChicagoans can submit nominations for year-long access to FFC’s classes, trainers, spas and equipment, plus prizes from other local sponsors valued at over $13,000.  

Would you or someone you know like to win a year of wellness? Submit your photo and in 300 words or less, tell us why you should win a Year of Wellness. Entries must be received by midnight on December 15, 2013.

Fitness Formula Clubs began its second-annual “Year of Wellness” contest Monday, November 25. FFC hopes that 2014’s winner will get as much out of the experience as last year’s winner, Quinetta Taylor.

FFC’s Year of Wellness contest gives one winner full access to all of FFC’s nine multi-use health, sports, fitness, and spa centers, along with weekly personal training/pilates sessions to achieve his or her health goals in 2014. FFC’s 2014 Year of Wellness contest is presented by One Medical Group, and this year’s prize package also includes contributions from Divvy Bikes, Mark Bar, Protein Bar, NovaCare, Mario Tricoci, Argo Tea and Ortanic — a prize total valued at more than $13,000.

2014’s “Year of Wellness” nominations will be accepted on from November 25 through December 15, and voting will begin on December 16, 2013. Contestants will be encouraged to gather votes from friends, family and colleagues via social media and link voters back to the voting site. Voters will be validated and allowed to vote one time only. Voting will end at midnight on December 31. Winner will be selected from the top five contestants with the highest votes, by a panel of judges. The final winner will be chosen in January of 2014 and awarded their prize on January 9, 2014.  Through the campaign’s nominating, sharing and voting process last year, thousands of people shared inspirational stories city-wide. Contest winner Quinetta Taylor’s story of optimism through her health struggles exemplified the importance of healthy living.

Quinetta has chronic kidney disease and needs a kidney transplant to live, but her weight made her ineligible for the national kidney transplant waiting list. So she turned to FFC for help. Taking advantage of the wellness services made available to her as last year’s Year of Wellness contest winner, Quinetta dropped 120 pounds, making her eligible for the transplant waiting list. Quinetta and Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network, the Itasca-based organization responsible for coordinating organ and tissue donation in Illinois and northwest Indiana, are partnering with FFC to launch the second annual Year of Wellness contest. “I feel like I’ll be the FFC poster girl for the next 12 months,” she said. “I’m so excited to see how many other people I can encourage to get healthy, improve their quality of life and enjoy doing it. I am so blessed and so thankful. I don’t feel worthy, but I thank God that He has chosen me to fulfill this assignment.” Learn more about Quinetta’s story here.

One_MedicalOne Medical Group is an innovative primary care doctor’s office designed around patients’ needs – with a modern, comfortable location in the Loop (and dozens more nationwide). They’re in-network with most insurance plans and offer same-day appointments, email access to your doctor, and online/mobile services such as appointment scheduling and prescription renewals.

The Year of Wellness winner will receive complimentary membership to One Medical (worth $199), and all participants are eligible for 3 free months of membership!

Start 2014 off right by establishing a relationship with a One Medical physician. They’ll take the time to listen to your needs and provide you with personalized, comprehensive care to meet your health goals. Plus, with appointments that start (and end!) on time, seeing your doctor will fit seamlessly into your busy lifestyle.

To receive your 3 free months, simply use code YOW2014 during registration at (Valid for new members only – expires 2/1/14).