We are so thankful to have you as part of the FFC Family. Please find our revised Thanksgiving holiday hours below:

  • Wednesday, November 27: 6 AM – 5 PM (tentatively)
  • Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29: Closed

If you wish to go to another FFC location on these days (complimentary), please contact Staci Brown, General Manager at sbrown@ffc.com or call 312-445-5253 prior to November 27. Our club locations can be found here.

While we encourage all runners, walkers, and outdoor lovers to participate in the Official Turkey Trot Chicago, we wanted to offer an indoor option to our 353 Members, with a little twist.

You can participate in the challenge from November 1 – 26. During that time period, complete 3.2 miles of cardio on either the treadmill, elliptical or rower. Once you have completed 3.2 miles of cardio, you will be entered into the raffle. Each additional set of 3.2 miles completed will give you an additional raffle ticket.

Prizes include:

  • 60-minute massage at our South Loop Location
  • 60-minute float from Float Sixty
  • Free month of laundry service
  • Consultation with Registered Dietitian
  • Free Personal Training Session

Please contact Staci Brown, General Manager, at sbrown@ffc.com with any questions.

Are you ready to take your workout to the next level? Then small group training is for you! Whether you want to learn the basics of boxing or you want a quick workout after work, we have a program to suit your needs. Small group training is recurring Monday through Wednesday at various times. Please contact one of our certified trainers below to reserve your spot. Your first class is free!

Agnes: abaran@ffc.com
Arthur: ariepenhoff@ffc.com
Brittany: egeary@ffc.com

Join us for the Pumpkin Challenge from October 1 – 31 to test your strength! Members will do exercises with a pumpkin instead of a weight and pick an exercise out of the cauldron. Once they complete 12 repetitions, they will be added to the board. Whoever completes the most exercises throughout the month will win a prize!

Questions? Email sbrown@ffc.com!

Challenge yourself! Tabata workouts are the high intensity training derivative known for burning your muscle groups to exhaustion. Quick and effective! Join trainer Agnes for a 30-minute after-workout workout. Questions? Email abaran@ffc.com!

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 sbrown@ffc.com.

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 egeary@ffc.com!

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 ariepenhoff@ffc.com.

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 lly@ffc.com!

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 sbrown@ffc.com!