December is here and so is a brand new Workout of the Month! FFC Austin Head, personal trainer at FFC Union Station, has designed a well-rounded routine for you to try featuring the TRX Atomic push-up , which is a great way to shake up your routine and movement patterns. Check out the full workout here: https://ffc.com/monthlyworkout/

Movement Highlight: TRX Atomic push-up = start the movement in a “hands and toes” plank while feet are in the TRX loops. Place hands directly below your shoulders, with your spine in a neutral position. Perform the push-up, then drive knees into the chest, return back to the “hands and toes” plank position and repeat.

Pilates Exercise of the Month: Lower/Lift = lying on a mat, lift the head and shoulders. Place the hands behind the head, stacked with wide elbows. Extend legs to 90 degrees. Lower the legs to 45 degrees, and lift back up to 90 degrees. Do 4-8 stretches.

Nutrition Tip of the Month: During the holidays, pay attention to your body’s hunger and fullness cues by eating slowly and appreciating the different tastes and qualities of your food. Skip the guilt around eating and enjoy!

Smoothie of the Month: Gingerbread (almond milk, banana, vanilla whey, chai, oats, nutmeg and ginger powder)

Group Exercise Class of the Month: Critical Mass = this total-body workout is designed to build muscular strength, increase bone density and maintain lean body mass with the emphasis on full range of motion exercises done with heavier weights and less repetition.

November is here and so is a brand new Workout of the Month! FFC Park Ridge personal trainer Antonio Ramirez has designed a well-rounded routine for you to try featuring the barbell deadlift, which is a perfect introduction to weightlifting. Check out the full workout here: https://ffc.com/monthlyworkout/

Movement Highlight: Barbell Deadlift

Pilates Exercise of the Month: Scissors

Nutrition Tip of the Month: To build muscle while reducing body fat, try to aim for equal amounts of protein and carbohydrates within 1 hour of your workout. Some good combinations include eggs with oatmeal, fruit in a protein shake or chicken with sweet potatoes.

Smoothie of the Month: Apple Crisp

Group Exercise Class of the Month: FITCORE

It’s October, and that means it’s time for a new Workout of the Month! FFC Park Ridge personal trainer Tony Mastrolonardo has designed a well-rounded routine for you to try featuring the goblet split squat with a kettlebell. Check out the full workout here: https://ffc.com/monthlyworkout/

Movement Highlight: Goblet Split Squat with a kettlebell

Pilates Exercise of the Month: Double Leg Stretch

Nutrition Tip of the Month: It’s important to fuel with easy-to-digest carbs during any high-intensity workout longer than 60 minutes. Try real foods like dried or pureed fruit, jam and honey sandwich pieces or coconut water.

Smoothie of the Month: Pumpkin Pie

Group Exercise Class of the Month: Yoga for Athletes

As you have probably noticed, FFC’s website has gone through an incredible transformation that we are very proud of. As you poke around and get used to this new interface, we’ve put together a list of quick links for your reference that will take you to some of the most important areas of the site. We can’t wait to share this experience with you!

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Group Fitness Schedule

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