Stop by the desk to join our September Plank Challenge! A prize will be given to the male and female that holds the plank the longest, as well as one special prize. The winners will be announced via email in the first week of October. Challenge runs September 1 – 30. For more information or to sign up, email Staci at

Weight lifting is important, but particularly for women! It helps build strength and bone density. Brittany G will be conducting a number of demo classes on September 10, 17 and 24 from 2 – 3 PM. Register for your free class by emailing her at!

Get fit, release stress and feel good with this amazing boxing workout! Arthur Riepenhoff will be conducting a special demo class on September 18 from 2-3 PM. Register early, as spots are limited! Email him at

Take the opportunity to meet 353 Fitness Center’s new registered dietitian Livia on Tuesday, August 13 from 11 AM – 1 PM. We will offer snacks and answer any questions that you might have about offered nutrition program. Questions? Email Livia at!

About Livia

Livia Ly, MS, RD, LDN is a registered & licensed dietitian and nutritionist trained both in Brazil and in the U.S. She has experience building a business and developing several nutrition programs with a holistic approach. Livia consults clients while providing personalized functional nutrition recommendations.

Livia believes that her background and degree from Brazil give her a unique perspective that allows her to bring diversity and fresh ideas that can benefit the health field. Livia was born and raised in Sao Paulo and now lives in Chicago. She follows and preaches a healthy and sustainable culinary with powerful exotic foods, “superfoods”, and ethnic ingredients.

Livia believes that listening to client stories and looking at the interactions among the microbiota, the presence of food sensitivities, environmental exposures, cultural implications, and lifestyle factors can positively influence long-term health.

If you are looking to achieve your health goals this year, nutrition must be part of your plan and Livia will be glad to guide you!

Start your day with a burst of sunshine! Join us for sunrise yoga on Thursday, August 15 from 6 – 7 PM. Everyone will meet in the fitness center, grab a mat and journey to our outdoor yoga oasis! This special yoga class will be hosted by newest instructor Morgan, who has a unique sparkle about her and it shines through her presence in the yoga studio. Questions? Email Staci at!


Drinking water infused with fruit or herbs is a smart and tasty way to hydrate and cleanse without getting overloaded with sugar and calories. There are many health benefits of infused water including appetite control, hydration, immune defense, heartburn prevention, blood sugar regulation and weight management.

Please stop by for a hydration treat at the 353 Fitness Center during the following times, when we will be offering a variety of water infusion samples at the front desk. Email for questions.

  • July 17 – 9 AM – 12 PM
  • July 24 – 2 PM – 5 PM

From July 1 – 31, you can bring your co-worker to fitness at the 353 Fitness Center!

Share your fitness experience with your co-workers. Throughout the month of July non-members that work in 353 N. Clark can experience up to four complimentary group exercise classes.

Fitness in the workplace is about more than just weight loss. Active employees are healthier employees which translates to more productive employees. We want your help in persuading your co-worker to come down and try a new class! When you have a guest please let us know their name and what class they want to attend. See you and a friend in class! Questions? Email or call 312-445-5253.

Join the brand new 353 Fitness Center Facebook group to stay up to date on club programming, events, announcements and more!

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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

Come join us for the return of Zumba at 353 Fitness Center Tuesdays from 11:15 AM to 12 noon and Thursdays 4:30 – 5:15 PM. Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin/international rhythms and movements.

These easy to follow moves feature interval training sessions with fast and slow rhythms. In some classes, resistance training is integrated to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. No prior experience necessary. See you in the studio! Questions? Email Staci at