Please be aware of the following hours of operation for the Easter holiday on Sunday, April 17, 2022:

FFC East Lakeview, FFC Elmhurst, FFC Gold Coast, FFC Lincoln Park, FFC Oak Park, FFC West Loop, and FFC Park Ridge:

  • 7 AM – 3 PM

FFC Old Town, FFC South Loop and FFC Union Station:

  • Closed

All members will have access to all clubs on Sunday, April 17. Thank you!

Join us this summer for Fitness At The Field Museum, presented by Fitness Formula Clubs and Near South Planning Board!

Your favorite FFC group fitness instructors will be teaching free fitness classes outdoors at the Field Museum on Saturdays from 8 – 9 AM, starting July 10 and ending August 21. 

  • July 10: Zumba with Dominick
  • July 17: Boot Camp with Ben
  • July 24: Vinyasa Yoga with Jillian
  • July 31: Mat Pilates with Justin
  • August 7: Boot Camp with Lois
  • August 14: Vinyasa Yoga with Jillian
  • August 21: Zumba with Reina and Dominick

Classes will be held on the grass on the north side of the Field Museum (1400 S. Lake Shore Drive). The Field Museum is easily accessible by car, bike and public transportation. Those planning to drive can take advantage of 2-hour free validated parking at FFC South Loop (validation is provided at the FFC South Loop check in desk). The FFC South Loop parking garage is located on E. 11th Street, near the intersection of 11th Street and State Street. From FFC South Loop, it is a 15 minute walk to the Field Museum. 

Classes are open to both FFC members and non-members. Members may sign up for class in the FFC+ app. Walk-ins welcome. All attendees must sign a digital waiver before class begins. Please bring your own mat and water bottle for class.

Follow us on Instagram at @ffc_chicago for class updates, weather cancellations and more!

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Join us on Saturday, June 26 from 12  – 3 PM for Pride-A-Thon! We’ll celebrate Pride month and honor FFC Lakeview with this fun, free workout that starts at FFC Lakeview and ends at FFC East Lakeview – members AND non members are welcome!

Our Pride-A-Thon Workout includes:

#1. SPIN AT FFC LAKEVIEW (3228 N Halsted St): 

30 minute spin – first wave begins at 12 PM 

#2. RUN/JOG/WALK TO FFC EAST LAKEVIEW (3657 N Pine Grove Ave): 

0.9 miles, est. 18 min walk – route will be N on Halsted St to Waveland Ave, then E to the club!

#3. YOUR CHOICE: SWIM OR ROW AT FFC EAST LAKEVIEW (changing rooms and lockers will be available!): 

Swim is 10 laps to complete swim portion

OR

Row is 1000m to complete. 

#4. AFTER PARTY AT FFC EAST LAKEVIEW

Enjoy post-workout refreshments and camaraderie! 

Map for Pride A thon

This event has sold out.

The first 30 registrants will receive a free Chicago From Day One t-shirt, and all participants will receive 3 guest passes to FFC.

Plus, when you register, you will be entered into a raffle to win:

  • One month PT/Pilates 1x/week OR one month dues
  • One month Premier membership (session/locker/laundry)
  • One massage or personal training/Pilates session
  • One massage or personal training/Pilates session
  • One massage or personal training/Pilates session

Any questions?  Contact Aaron Beasley at abeasley@ffc.com.

FFC West Loop, Elmhurst and Park Ridge: Our outdoor pools and Splash Bars are open for the season at West Loop, Elmhurst and Park Ridge! Click here to see our expanded hours of operation for the pools and Splash Bars for the 2021 season.

FFC Oak Park: Our yoga studio is now a ‘heated yoga studio’ for classes at multiple temperatures. It was recently outfitted with new infrared technology! Click here to learn more about the benefits of training in infrared studios and see the new group fitness classes featuring this technology. And, new outdoor turf, perfect for outdoor personal training and group fitness classes, is being installed on the sundeck in July!

FFC East Lakeview: We are bringing indoor turf to East Lakeview!  Turf is great for functional, multi facet training and small group training. We are upgrading a number of cardio and strength options on the first and second floors in June, including additional treadmills. The main stairwell has been refurbished, complete with new LED lighting. Maplewood floors in the spin studio and group fitness studio have been sanded and refinished, and new LED lighting has been installed in both studios.

FFC South Loop: We are installing turf on our strength floor near the windows facing State Street for more functional training space! We are also adding new free weight benches and a number of cardio equipment pieces to the fitness floor.

FFC Old Town: Lots of exciting changes are happening at Old Town! We are in the process of removing our racquetball courts to allow for an expanded fitness floor, inclusive of new LED lighting, sound system and TV monitors. The entire cardio and strength workout areas of the first floor will receive new flooring, including an expansion of the popular turf area. Multi-functional Life Fitness Synergy is coming to Old Town the first week in July, and new entrance area landscaping was recently completed.

FFC Gold Coast: In addition to our brand new turf training and group fitness class area on the rooftop, we created additional training space by moving the basketball court end fence sections. Seven new Free Motion DS strength training units have been installed this month, replacing the former line of Free Motion. The free weight area will be expanding this month with the addition of four olympic benches, several additional adjustable benches, and adding three additional dumbbell racks with dumbbells from 5-110 lbs. Some relocation of several pieces of equipment will allow expanded space on the fitness floor. Many new pieces of cardio equipment are arriving later this summer as well!

Join Fitness Formula Clubs this summer for Yoga In The Park! Our free community vinyasa-style yoga classes will be held in Grove 2 in Lincoln Park (near the intersection of Clark and LaSalle – click here to view map).

Classes will run from June 1 – August 31:

  • Tuesdays 7 – 8 PM
  • Sundays 10 – 11 AM

Classes are open to both FFC members and non-members. Members may sign up for class in the FFC+ app. Walk-ins welcome. All attendees must sign a digital waiver before class begins. Please bring your own yoga mat and water bottle for class.

Follow us on Instagram at @ffc_chicago for class updates, weather cancellations and more!

Give mom the gift of relaxation this Mother’s Day! Purchase our FFC Spa 2 Pack to gift to mom or use with mom: Two 60-minute massages OR Two FFC Facials for $195. 

Don’t forget: FFC always makes a great gift. FFC Gift Cards are available for purchase year-round at ffc.com/gift-cards

No two discounts apply. The 2 pack is available for purchase from May 1 – 15, 2021 and expires 90 days from purchase.

 

It’s Metabolic May, and it’s time to test your fitness with the RMR and/or VO2 Max test. But which test is right for you?

RESTING METABOLIC RATE (RMR) Test – “RESTING METABOLISM”

  • $169 including Registered Dietitian Consultation
  • Nutrition-focused test to determine metabolism for weight loss and nutrition – learn how many calories your body burns at rest. Anticipate 45-60 mins in length including up to 30 mins of testing + 30 mins consultation before/after.

VO2 Max Test – “ACTIVE METABOLISM”

  • $169 including Consultation
  • This is a fitness test to benchmark your performance, learn to use a heart rate monitor / determine heart rate zones, heart rate recovery, cardio strength, and VO2 Max. Anticipate a 45-60 min appointment as you’ll complete 6-12 mins of testing (running or cycling gradually building every minute towards max effort) with about 15 mins of setup and up to 30 mins consultation.

For more information or to schedule a test, please contact metabolictesting@ffc.com! BONUS, you can use your FFC Bucks to cover the costs of these tests.

 

Good news, members! Starting May 1, we have added the following toiletries back to the locker rooms:

  • Women’s Locker Rooms: Q-tips, cotton balls, lotion
  • Men’s Locker Rooms: Q-tips, lotion, shaving cream

For more information, please contact your club’s general manager.

 

Register for Pilates Unlimited Group Apparatus classes for only $149* – program begins May 1!

Come to class to stretch and strengthen your body while tightening your core and improving your posture. Exercise with your fellow members and get a great workout in our classes with our expert Pilates Instructors!

Head to ffc.com/pilates-unlimited for more information and to sign up today.

 

We’re hosting special Mother’s Day group fitness classes on Sunday May 9 at FFC Lakeview! To see the classes and to sign up, please head to the FFC app.

For more info, please contact Liz at esilberman@ffc.com.

UPGRADE TO A PREMIER MEMBERSHIP FOR FREE THIS MONTH

FFC wants to help you change your story by offering you a different perspective – with more access and better perks! After the year we’ve all had – isn’t it time for an upgrade? Throughout the month of April, you can upgrade to the Signature or Premier membership for $0 – beginning in May, you will simply pay your new monthly membership rate.

PLUS, through April 15, you can enter to win a 3-month Premier Membership upgrade!* Click the button below for your chance to win today!

Head to ffc.com/upgrade to enter to win or upgrade your membership today!

*Contest valid April 1 – April 15, 2021. Available to current FFC members as of April 15, 2021. 11 winners (1 per club) will be announced by April 20, 2021. The Premier benefits are non-transferable and have no cash value. If a current Premier member wins, their dues rate will be adjusted to $99.95 for 3 months. Void where prohibited. Upgrade offer expires April 30, 2021, and valid for existing memberships prior to April 1, 2021. Not available on some membership types, specifically, memberships that are provided by a third party (like your employer). If your membership is provided by a third party, please reach out to them directly if you are interested in upgrading. Other restrictions may apply. Can’t be combined with any other offer.

Please be aware of the following hours of operation for the Easter holiday on Sunday, April 4, 2021:

FFC East Lakeview, FFC Elmhurst, FFC Gold Coast, FFC Lincoln Park, FFC Oak Park, FFC West Loop, FFC Park Ridge and FFC South Loop:

  • 7 AM – 2 PM

FFC Old Town, FFC Union Station and FFC Lakeview:

  • Closed

All members will have access to all clubs on Sunday, April 4. Thank you!

Spring Into Fitness with your workout buddy! Every weekend in April, guests are free (must be local)! 

Guests can join group fitness classes (where space is available) and our small group training offerings for free. Email Rich at rsmith@ffc.com with any questions about small group training and Liz at esilberman@ffc.com to sign up your guest!

FarmTaste is working with FFC Lakeview to help our members get quality and farm fresh produce delivered at a discount! 

Use code FFCfarmtaste15 to get 15% off your box! Visit thefarmtaste.com to take advantage of this offer for FFC members only!

It’s Club Fest Weekend at FFC Lakeview! Join us for free guest days and complimentary events at the club from Thursday, March 18 – Sunday, March 21.

Event Schedule 

Thursday, March 18

-4:30 PM: Yoga Sculpt Boot Camp Class with Jen

-5 PM: Foam Roller Demo – Exercises for Lower Back and Hip Flexors with Nick – 2nd Floor Stretch Area

Friday, March 19

-5 PM: Pilates Mat Ab Series Demo

-5 – 7 PM: Try Esleidy’s Life Sweets Samples of Protein Donuts

Saturday, March 20

-9 AM: Women Warrior Boot Camp with Jen

-10 AM: Yoga Sculpt Boot Camp with Jen

-11 AM: High On HIIT Boot Camp with Jim

-12 PM: Proper Form Clinic: Squat and Deadlift with Nick

-1 PM: Pilates Chair Demo

-Visit Local Vendor Rise Nutrition

Sunday, March 21

-10 AM: Yoga Sculpt Boot Camp with Jen

-10:30 AM: Proper Form Clinic: Bench Press with Nick

-10:30 AM: Pilates Demo

-1 PM: High On HIIT Boot Camp with Jim

-Visit Local Vendor Elevate Coffee

Register your guests for their free visit today at ffc.com/club-fest. Please reach out to General Manager Liz Silberman with any questions: esilberman@ffc.com.

It’s your lucky month! We’re encouraging our members to stay active this March with our Pot Of Gold Challenge!

Check in to FFC 20 times during the month of March, and you’ll receive:

  • 2 guest passes on your account to share with friends or family (guests must be 18 years or older and have a valid Illinois ID)
  • The chance to win a free 90 minute massage!

Ready to participate? Simply head to the club for your workouts and we’ll keep track of your visits on our end. We’ll let you know via email when you’re halfway there and when you’ve completed the challenge. Good luck!

Your 20 check-ins do not need to be at the same FFC location – we will track your visits across our 11 clubs. There is a max of one qualifying visit per day. You will be automatically entered to win a free 90 minute massage once you have reached 20 visits, and your guest passes will be added to your FFC account. We will give away one free 90 minute massage per club, 11 total massages will be awarded. The guest passes and massage awards are non-transferable and have no cash value. Program is valid from March 1 – March 31, 2021.

Join us on Wednesday, March 17 at any of our clubs for a St. Patrick’s Day themed class! See schedule below and be sure to reserve your spot today in the FFC app. 

  • FFC East Lakeview: Blarney Stone Blast Chisel at 6:30 PM with Jennifer
  • FFC Elmhurst: ShamROCK Your Ride Spin at 6:00 PM with Elissa – All participants will receive a coupon for 20% off their first drink at the Club Lounge after class. 
  • FFC Gold Coast: ShamROCK Your Ride Spin at 5:15 PM with Ashleigh; Luck O’ the Irish Barre Boot Camp at 6:15 PM with Ashleigh 
  • FFC Lakeview: ShamROCK Your Ride Spin at 5:45 PM with Matt; Blarney Stone Body Blast at 6:45 PM with Matt 
  • FFC Lincoln Park: Blarney Stone Body Blast at 5:30 PM with Lara; ShamROCK Your Ride Spin at 6:30 PM with Lara
  • FFC Oak Park: ShamROCK Your Ride Spin at 9:00 AM with Paige 
  • FFC Old Town: Blarney Stone Body Blast at 5:45 PM with Becca
  • FFC Park Ridge: ShamROCKIN’ The Formula at 5:30 PM with Mari  – green beer will be served in the cafe after class!
  • FFC South Loop: Luck Of The Yogis: Vinyasa Yoga at 6 PM with Jillian – 1 lucky member will win a complimentary 30 minute massage.
  • FFC West Loop: ShamROCK Your Ride Spin at 5:30 PM with David 

For more information, please contact Lois at lmiller@ffc.com.

Check out our updated and expanded Group Fitness Schedule starting March 1! We’ve added more spin, yoga and HIIT classes for you to choose from. As always check the app to reserve your class slot, and head to ffc.com/group-fitness to view the schedule. 

For more info, please contact Dominick at ddefranco@ffc.com.

Gold coins will be hidden around the club between March 15-17. Find a gold coin? Bring it to a trainer or membership rep to receive your prize! Prizes include guest passes, training sessions, boot camp sessions, and a grand prize of a massage!

For more info, please contact Liz at esilberman@ffc.com.

Join us on March 17 at 5 PM for our Lucky Number 7 Boot Camp! This fat-burning workout will be 7 exercises performed in a circuit. There will be plyometrics and HIIT training included in the workout, along with other calorie-torching exercises! It’s going to get you up, moving and feeling great! The class will be 45 minutes and will take place in the group fitness studio. 

To register, please contact Rich at rsmith@ffc.com.