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 sbrown@ffc.com 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 sbrown@ffc.com 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 asilver@ffc.com.

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 sbrown@ffc.com.

Grab your bingo card and get ready to have some fun! From June 1 – 30, complete a class and have your instructor sign off on the square. Once you have signatures that complete a row in any direction (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal), you win a prize!

Plus, all winning cards will be entered into a grand prize raffle. Good luck!

Try a new class, take a favorite and challenge yourself. Questions? Email sbrown@ffc.com!

As a personal trainer, lawyer, wife, mother and member of the “baby boomer” generation, Linda brings both a professional and personal appreciation for how a busy life can make it difficult to fit in exercise. She also appreciates how this can contribute to underutilization of muscles needed for not only recreational sports and fitness, but also simply to perform activities of daily living.

“I can personally attest to having turned to make a point at a meeting and try to restrain showing that my neck hurt”, says Linda.. “Or reaching for an item and feeling my shoulder not cooperate. But it was the diagnosis of knee arthritis that really made me sympathize with what my clients experience, and it made me focus even more on appropriate strengthening exercises and modifications to encourage even the most hesitant person to improve their fitness.”

In addition to personal training, Linda holds an advanced certification in orthopedic exercise , a spin cycling certification and is currently working on another advanced certification geared toward members who face the inevitable challenges of the aging process. This summer, Linda will be leading a spin bike cycling class that will no doubt provide a fun, energizing and challenging workout.

For more information, email Linda at lgoldberg@ffc.com or give her a call at 312-445-5253!

Did you know nutrition plays a key role in work performance? Consider ways to enhance healthy lifestyle habits to enhance your work-life balance. If you are planning future activities for your company, consider adding a wellness component to add value to your coworkers and their health.

In my experience creating programming that highlights nutrition for corporations, I have organized lunch & learns, nutrition talks and nutrition coaching for members and employees building-wide. Recently, I did a wellness screen nutrition talk discussing health labs and provided strategies to incorporate healthful dietary habits to improve overall health, providing answers to numerous nutrition questions inquired by employees.

Whether it’s a simple ‘healthy tips’ event or debunking nutrition myths such as carbs and caffeine, I can provide information on any nutrition topic in a fun, collaborative and supportive atmosphere! Bring nutrition to your company and improve health in your workplace. For more information, email me at suren@ffc.com.

Registered dietitian Suren shares a delicious recipe for chocolate lovers, full of tasty flavor but also healthy oats. Check it out! Questions or want to set up a complimentary consultation? Email her at skanchanavaleerat@ffc.com!


  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 TB peanut butter
  • 2 TB chocolate chips
  • ½ banana, sliced


  • Microwave rolled oats with water for 2.5 to 3 minutes on high heat.
  • Add peanut butter, chocolate chips, and bananas as toppings.

When new members enrollment for either single, multi-club access, or Premier membership, their $100 enrollment fee will be waived for the entire month of May. Come on down and join us! Contact sbrown@ffc.com for more information.