Join us on Wednesday, October 10 from 5:15 – 6 PM for our annual rooftop wine and yoga event! Experience the beauty of the Chicago skyline and lakefront during a relaxing yoga class and then finish off the evening  with a glass of wine! Limited space is available; reserve your spot today by emailing Luann at lstockfleth@ffc.com.

This past week we had our 4th annual fitness fair! Each year we try to pull in some new vendors (such as Big Shoulders, Eat Clean Chicago, Nerium International, Monster Energy and Amli). Past event vendors have included Anatomy & Alchemy, the American Cancer Society and Kind Bar. This is a great way to expose new health-related businesses to our tenants through sampling!

  

I also recently had the opportunity to try a VO2 Max test. The test was quick and easy set up – and the total time it took to do the test was 10 minutes. I began by walking at a brisk pace; Coach Chris then would increase my intensity through elevation and speed until I was at my max level. Once I was running at my max level I tried to maintain that as long as I could. When I needed to stop, I gave him a hand signal and the machine then proceeded to calculate my VO2 output. It showed me exactly where my heart rate needed to be for me to get the results I’ve been shooting for.

 

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

Join us on Wednesday, September 12 in the Conference Center on the 2nd floor of the South Building for our 3rd building-wide Lunch & Learn event! You can expect healthy snacks and a presentation on tips for eating through the holidays.

Sign up is required. Contact lstockfleth@ffc.com for details. 50 spots are available.

Join us on Wednesday, September 26 from 11 AM – 1 PM  on floor 2A south building for our 4th Annual Fitness Fair!

Stop by and pick up some free food samples & flyers, book a time to get an RMR or VO2 test done, check out anti-aging products, discuss the benefits of adding acupuncture in to your life and much more!

Contact lstockfleth@ffc.com for more information or questions!

The Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) test tells you the amount of calories your body expends while at rest ($149). On its own, the test can give you a lot of valuable insight to what you should be eating for the best results.

Paired with the VO2 Max test, which measures the maximum amount of O2 an individual can utilize during exercise, ($149) you can learn a LOT and set up a blueprint to help you work smarter, not harder for maximum fitness and wellness results.

Email metabolictesting@ffc.com for more information or to set up an appointment for either test – or book both tests together and save $99 per test!

Summer Olympic Games – June 4 – 29

Swifter | Higher | Stronger: these 3 words will encourage employees to give their best during our companywide summer olympic competition. We encourage building healthy attitudes, and winning spirits while competing against yourself, your teammates and other teams to win the gold, silver or bronze. It’s not too late to participate! We are always looking for subs.

Contact Luann at lstockfleth@ffc.com! Cost is $20 per participant.

 

Come Join us on the rooftop of the 141 building for a little Vinyasa Yoga Flow and get your groove on with WERQ!
Wednesday, June 13th 5:00pm to 6:00pm Vinyasa Yoga
Thursday, June 28th 5:00pm to 6:00pm WERQ

Sign up in the 141 Club.

Sign up for the Summer Shape Up Challenge! From Monday, June 4 – Friday, August 31, participate in this 12-week meal and fitness plan curated by registered dietitian Kristen Marias.

What’s included?

  • 12 week meal + fitness plan curated by RD, Kristen Marias
  • Weekly 15-minute private nutrition consult
  • Weekly 30-minute group education + accountability session
  • Weekly Summer Body Burn class – BRAND NEW total body treadmill + plyometrics class. This class is specially designed for this series to burn fat, increase lean body muscle and get you summer-ready!

Get social with us!

Use #chasingsummer141 on Instagram to be featured as the weekly Chasing Summer Socialite. Take sweaty selfies after your workout, snap a pic of your healthy meals or capture anything that’s part of your Shape Up Summer journey! Weekly Socialites will receive a surprise swag bag!

Cost

  • Club members: 3 month commitment at $79/mo
  • Non-members: 3 month commitment at $128/mo

Please be aware of our club operating hours over Memorial Day Weekend. Have a safe and happy holiday!

Staff will be available for the following hours over the holiday weekend:

Friday, 5/25: 6 AM – 1:30 PM

Saturday/Sunday: accessible 24/7

Monday, 5/28 (Memorial Day): accessible 24/7, however staff will not be available and all classes will be cancelled