During the summer, it gets more zen by the lakefront. Beginning June 5, join us Tuesdays from 7 – 8 PM and Sundays from 10 – 11 AM for some BYOM (bring your own mat) yoga. Classes are Lincoln Harbor/ Belmont Harbor Event Space, at the very end and open to all members and non-member guests.

In the event of rain, class will be held at FFC Boystown. Rain plan will be determined 1 hour before class starts. Call 773-755-3232 to confirm. Contact hhamilton@ffc.com with any questions.

Bring a guest for free on Sunday, July 15 all day long! Email smccarthy@ffc.com with your guest’s name and any questions. Pre-registration is required.

Congratulations to Anjali Shah, FFC Boystown’s July Member of the Month! We asked Anjali about her experience at FFC, and here’s what she had to share.

What does membership at FFC mean to you?

Community! The team at FFC is welcoming, friendly, and really does care about your progress.

When at FFC, you will find me doing…

Self-defense and boxing drills with personal trainer Steven Evans, or a high intensity full-body workout at my favorite class, Urban Athlete!

I work out to…

Be the strongest, fastest, best version of myself.

It’s all about you, members! Join us on Tuesday, July 31 from 5 – 8 PM for a member appreciation night and enjoy samples from local businesses, plus chances to win complimentary services. Show off everything you love about FFC and bring a guest for free! (Guests are free if pre-registered through membership). Email Sean McCarthy at smccarthy@ffc.com to RSVP and for more information.

June’s workout of the month focuses on blasting fat with higher volume and lower weight. The featured move is the goblet squat, plus we’ve added videos of each exercise this month! Click here to download the workout and check out the videos.

NEW FOR JUNE: complimentary demos of the June Workout of the Month are happening at all the clubs:

Boystown – Saturday, June 2 at 11:30am and Tuesday, June 5 at 5:00pm
East Lakeview – Friday June 1 at 6:00pm and Saturday, June 2 at 10:00am
Gold Coast – Saturday, June 2 at 12:00pm
Lincoln Park – Saturday, June 2 at 11:00am and Monday, June 4 at 5:30pm
Oak Park – Monday, June 4 at 6:30am
Old Town – Saturday, June 2 at 10:00am
Park Ridge – Saturday, June 2 at 10:30am and Tuesday, June 5 at 12:00pm
South Loop – Tuesday, June 5 at 6:00pm
Union Station – Monday, June 4 at 12:00pm
West Loop – Monday, June 4 at 7:00am and 7:30pm

The Bring a Friend to Fitness (BFF) program is back June 4 + Refer a friend who joins by June 15 and get August FREE!

A great way to introduce a friend, family member or co-worker to FFC is by inviting them to try a group
fitness class with you free. Check out ffc.com/group-fitness beginning June 4 to see which classes are BFF-eligible.
When they join by June 15, you won’t pay dues in August!

To refer a friend, see the membership department or go to ffc.com/refer-a-friend for details.

Celebrate your grads and dads!

Buy a $100 Spa Gift Card and Receive $15 in Spa Bucks

*Offer valid 6/1/18. Expires 6/30/18. Spa Bucks must be used by 7/31/18.

Get beach-ready for less.

Receive a bikini wax for $34

*Offer valid 6/1/18. Offer expires 6/30/18. (All locations with service available.)

Offer extended: get that Ortanic glow.

Don’t let sunburn ruin your fun or your outfit – receive three Ortanic airbrush tans for $119

*Offer valid 6/1/18. Offer expires 6/30/18. No two discounts apply. All tans must be used by 09/30/18.

Summer vacations, especially ones that involve driving to a destination, have long been a staple of American culture. Unfortunately, long hours spent crammed in a packed car can wreak havoc on your body before your vacation even begins. Here are a few tips to keep your road trip comfortable and pain-free! https://bit.ly/2KKpL41.

Don’t forget NovaCare provides you with your very own physical therapist and athletic trainer! Check out the schedule below for the month of June and stop by our centers located in the Fitness Formula Clubs for a complimentary injury screen.

  • FFC East Lakeview – 6/9; 10 – 11 AM
  • FFC Boystown – 6/8; 5 – 7 PM & 6/13; 4 – 6 PM
  • FFC Lincoln Park – 6/22; 5 – 7 PM & 6/27; 5 – 7 PM
  • FFC Oak Park – 6/13; 5 – 7 PM
  • FFC Park Ridge – 6/2; 9 – 11 AM
  • FFC South Loop – 6/26; 7 – 8 PM
  • FFC Union Station – 6/13; 12 – 1 PM
  • FFC West Loop – 6/12; 4:15 – 5 PM

Nutrition

Perform at your peak by individualizing your plate! Work with your club’s registered dietitian to learn how to maximize your results through proper nutrition. You can also work with your RD through the Nutrition Solutions monthly program, coaching sessions, grocery store tours and pantry makeovers for ongoing support and accountability.

To learn more, contact Amy Silver at asilver@ffc.com.

Performance

The Metabolic Cart will help you perform at your peak this summer. Look for the metabolic cart at your club this summer based on the schedule below. Through RMR and VO2 Max testing with the cart, you can learn more about your body, tailor your workouts to match your metabolism and discover ways to make positive changes to your eating habits.

To learn more and register for either service, contact metabolictesting@ffc.com.

  • June – FFC Gold Coast
  • July – FFC West Loop
  • August – FFC Boystown and FFC East Lakeview
  • September – FFC Union Station
  • October – FFC South Loop

It’s not too late to join the FFC triathlon club! Contact endurance@ffc.com to get our FFC team discount code and save $10 off the Chicago Triathlon, plus get a free TrainingPeaks.com training plan to stay on track utilizing emails, a phone app, plus Garmin watch and Google Calendar integration!

Training Kickoff, Programs and Services

Chicago Triathlon training just began! Visit fb.com/trimonsters/events for a list of triathlon training kickoff events at a location near you!

For training options, don’t miss our FFC Endurance membership, which includes unlimited swim, bike, run, and performance training, with classes and programs available at FFC West Loop, Oak Park, Park Ridge, Lincoln Park, Gold Coast and more! The FFC Endurance membership also includes outdoor training, open water swimming, clinics, and unlimited use of our Air Relax compression boots at a USA Triathlon Certified Performance Center at FFC Lincoln Park. Private coaching, swim lessons, and performance testing services are also available – contact endurance@ffc.com to inquire!

The spring schedule of classes is now available on the FFC app (sort by “category” endurance and “location” FFC Lincoln Park) or by clicking here: tinyurl.com/trimonster-calendar