You’re gonna earn so many brownie points with your friends this month, we know it. This January, every member you refer to FFC will save up to $100 on their up-front membership costs*. Plus, when they join, you’ll get 50 FFC Bucks to spend in our online store. It’s a win-win. There’s no limit to the amount of friends you can refer or bucks you can earn!

Click the button below to share your friend’s info, or share this link, ffc.com/friends, with your friends – just make sure they put your name in the member section – and that’s it!

*Offer expires 1/15/2020. See ffc.com/friends for details.

We are proud to introduce FFC On Demand, a revolutionary extension of our clubs, giving you exclusive virtual access to FFC classes, instructors and fitness plans. With FFC On Demand, you can follow your favorite instructors from anywhere, at any time, with an ever-expanding library of classes and workouts.

To help further support your wellness journey, there’s also a full virtual library of nutrition tips and tricks (including recipes and meal plans), lifestyle modification tools (think free messaging with an RD), and fitness/habit tracking (sync your Myzone belt, Fitbit or other fitness tracker).

We’re offering a 2-week FREE trial to experience the FFC On Demand Essential Access package. What are you waiting for? Download it today at ffcondemand.com.

Looking to recover from the hustle and bustle of the holidays? We can help. Check out these great spa offers for January!

Lift & Glow Facial for $110

This lifting and firming facial will help your skin recover after exhaustion from the holidays!

No two discounts apply. Service must be received by January 31, 2020. Offer valid at all FFC locations.

Vitality Signature 90 Minute Massage for $140
This 90 minute massage includes includes dry brushing, foot treatment, hot stone back massage and full body massage. Lift your mind, body and spirit to start the year feeling your best!

Services expire one year from date of purchase. No two discounts apply. Offer valid at all FFC locations.

Goal Setting for the New Year by Chelsea Stegman, RD at FFC Lincoln Park

It’s that time of year again. People are saying “new year, new me” and goals (some more realistic than others) are being set. According to The Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, roughly 55% of New Year’s goals are health related. Here are a few tips to set realistic and attainable goals this year, without going from 0 to 60.

Analyze your priorities and your time.
We all have the same amount of hours in a day. What we devote those hours to, however, varies from person to person. Do you feel like your overall health is struggling? Chances are you are devoting more time and energy to another area in your life. I would challenge you to take a look at how your time is spent and ensure that it reflects your priorities.

Look for bright spots and potential barriers.
With goal setting, it is only natural to come across challenges. It is important to look into our pasts to better overcome these challenges. Chances are, this goal is similar to something you have strived for in the past. Look for the “bright spots,” or things that have worked well for you in the past, and try to do more of these. Also, make a list of anything that could get in the way of your goal. This will help you to problem solve and work around these barriers.

Focus on habits.
Yes, you do have an overall end goal, yet it is the repeated habits that help you accomplish it. It takes time to form a habit, so it is important to cut yourself some slack and strive for progress and not perfection. Specifically regarding nutrition, most people know more than they think they do. For example, they know they should be drinking more water, but they struggle with actually doing it. It is the behavior change that fills in this gap and gets you to the end goal.

Write it down.
Where do you want to be in 6 months? One year? Having these goals in writing improves the likelihood of you accomplishing it. Break down the big goal into small weekly goals to cross off your list. Scientifically, some people experience a dopamine release when goals are accomplished. This will make you want to repeat this behavior.

For questions or to set up a nutrition appointment, contact Chelsea at cstegman@ffc.com.

Looking for new workout tunes? Look no further! This month, we’re featuring Rachel Gitlevich’s workout playlist! Rachel is a personal trainer at FFC Old Town. She loves helping people feel empowered in their mind, body and soul. Outside of the gym you can find her spending time outdoors, practicing yoga and attending live music events.

Check out Rachel’s featured playlist on our Spotify channel.

Rachel Gitlevich

As we kick off 2020, many Americans have rushed back to the gym to burn off holiday season calories and get back into shape. Unfortunately, studies indicate that more than half of those who join a gym or start a fitness program will drop out within 3-6 months. One common reason is injury. Don’t let an injury derail your resolution!

You do not need a physician’s referral to start physical therapy. Our licensed physical therapists will work directly with you to get you on the road to recovery. Don’t wait…come to NovaCare Rehabilitation and start healing today. If you are experiencing any pain, please see one of our clinicians at our FFC locations for a complimentary injury screen and experience the power of physical therapy!

Injury Screen Times:

  • FFC Boystown: January 15, 4 – 6 PM
  • FFC East Lakeview: January 4, 9:30 – 10:30 AM
  • FFC Elmhurst: Walk-in’s Welcome
  • FFC Lincoln Park: January 6, 6 PM; January 9, 6 PM
  • FFC Oak Park: Walk-in’s Welcome
  • FFC Park Ridge: January 9, 5 – 7 PM
  • FFC South Loop: January 15, 12 PM
  • FFC Union Station: January 15, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
  • FFC West Loop: January 14, 4:15 – 5:00 PM


THE GIFT CARD PROMOTION OFFER IS EXTENDED THROUGH 12/31! Whether for a loved one, friend or yourself (we won’t tell), gift cards are a great way to give the gift of fitness. Starting today, you’ll receive a $25 bonus card for every $100 worth of gift cards you purchase! Offer expires 12/31/2019.

*Limit of up to 4 cards with $25 bonus, $100 bonus total 

Click here to purchase gift cards!

We wish you all a happy, healthy holiday season! Please find our holiday hours for all FFC locations below. If your home club is closed, you will be able to access any club for the day of the closure. Have a great holiday!

Tuesday, December 24
All clubs: Close at 5 PM

Wednesday, December 25
Boystown, Old Town, South Loop, Union Station: Closed
East Lakeview, Elmhurst, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Oak Park, Park Ridge, West Loop: 7 AM – 1 PM

Thursday, December 26
East Lakeview, Elmhurst, Oak Park, Park Ridge, West Loop: 4:30 AM opening
All other clubs: Regular club hours

Tuesday, December 31
All clubs: Close at 6 PM

Wednesday, January 1
Old Town and Union Station: Closed
All other clubs: 7 AM – 5 PM

Thursday, January 2
East Lakeview, Elmhurst, Oak Park, Park Ridge, West Loop: 4:30 AM opening
All other clubs: Regular club hours

We’re giving one lucky winner two free all-access 1-Year memberships – one to keep and one to give away. To spread even more cheer, we’ve also wrapped up a ton of other amazing prizes including 30-day memberships and exclusive offers.

Enter the contest today for your chance to win!

Looking for an excuse to pamper yourself? We can help. Check out these great spa offers for December!

3 pack of 60 minute massages for $305

Making time for yourself can be challenging during the holidays. Give yourself the gift of relaxation this year with our 3 pack of massages!

Services expire one year from date of purchase. No two discounts apply. Offer valid at all FFC locations.

3 pack of FFC Facials for $280

It’s no secret that winter can leave your skin dry, cracked and irritated. Keep your healthy glow all winter long with our 3 pack of FFC Facials!

Services expire one year from date of purchase. No two discounts apply. Offer valid at Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, West Loop, Oak Park and Park Ridge locations.

3 pack of No Chip Manicures for $125

Keep your hands holiday party-ready this year with our 3 pack of No Chip Manicures!

Services expire one year from date of purchase. Offer valid at FFC Lincoln Park. No two discounts apply.