190 Athletic Club will be closed Presidents’ Day, on Monday, February 18. Members will receive complimentary access to any one of our 11 FFC club locations as a courtesy.

Please stop by our fitness desk or email Lisa at lhumbert@ffc.com to access the club of your choice on this day. You can see a list of club locations at www.ffc.com.

Join the 190 Athletic Club February 19 – 22 for a week of special events to celebrate 13 years. Please keep your eyes open for an email with details in the coming weeks. For more information, contact Lisa at lhumbert@ffc.com.

Are you looking to make lasting changes to your eating habits in 2019? Are you tired of going on and off plan and feeling deprived? Are you struggling to lose weight, control your blood sugar, or improve your digestive health? For these reasons and more, your insurance may cover Medical Nutrition Therapy with little to no out of pocket costs!

FFC’s registered dietitians are credentialed with three major health insurance carriers: Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, and Cigna.

To find out in you are covered, reach out to the registered dietitian at your club to set up a quick, complimentary screening to see if you qualify, or email Amy at asilver@ffc.com.

Start 2019 with a new Workout of the Month! FFC Elmhurst master trainer Lilian Halloran has designed a well-rounded routine for you to try featuring the double kettlebell front squat (there’s a reason you see kettlebells all over the place – they’re amazing for strength, mobility and agility)! Check out the full workout here: https://ffc.com/monthlyworkout/.

Movement Highlight: double kettlebell front squat
Pilates Exercise of the Month: criss-cross
Nutrition Tip of the Month: meal timing and frequency are crucial when increasing strength – eat a complete meal within 1 hr post-workout for the best nutrient absorption and muscle repair & growth!
Smoothie of the Month: The Resolution – pineapple, vanilla whey, kale, spinach, lemon juice & more.
Group Exercise Class of the Month: TREAD – a class conducted entirely on the treadmill great for all levels, walkers and runners alike!

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

We’ve got a lot going on at the 190 Athletic Club this month, including a zero enrollment fee special AND 10% off all personal training services; 6, 12 and 24-session packages. Check out the details below and contact General Manager Lisa Humbert at lhumbert@ffc.com to schedule an appointment today!

Enrollment Fee Specials

  • Zero enrollment fee (savings of $49.00) for all new members who join the 190 Athletic Club. Encourage your coworkers to join by October 31 and you will be entered in our raffle for a chance to win *1 FREE MONTH of membership dues! ($60.00 value).
  • Special enrollment rates on FFC multi-club memberships – $51 to enroll (normally $100). If you are considering upgrading, now is the time!
  • Special rates are from October 1 – October 31

Complimentary guest passes are available at our fitness desk for 190 Athletic Club complimentary use. Please inquire within.

*Some conditions apply

10% of ALL Personal Training Services; 6/12/24 session packages

Complimentary consultation or personal training session also available by appointment.

 

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

Throughout the month of May, any new or current clients receive 10% OFF on a package of 6, 12 or 24 – 30-min or 1-hour personal training sessions with a certified personal trainer!

A complimentary consultation is available by appointment. Please contact general manager Lisa Humbert at 312.444.6060 or lhumbert@ffc.com for more information. Some restrictions may apply.

Refer a new member and you will received FREE membership dues!*

Plus, share the good news with your office friends – check out some of the following perks during the month of May:

  • ZERO enrollment for new members during the entire month of May!
  • $5 group fitness classes available for all non-member 190 building tenants (credit/debit only)**

*Your friend must list you as the referral upon enrollment – or you may invite your friend for an introduction. Referral awards for this promotion will not be accepted otherwise. New member must maintain their membership for a full 3 months. Your free month of membership dues ($60 value) will be applied to your account on October 1, 2018. Other restrictions may apply.

**Non-members require registration upon first visit. Please contact the club at 312-444-6060 prior to schedule an appointment.