FFC East Lakeview will be closed on Tuesday, September 22 due to a water shutoff in the building.

All members will have access to all FFC locations on this day and through the month of September as part of our All Access extension.

Good news, group fitness fans! As Chicago transitions from summer to fall, we’re offering nearly double our class options, including:

  • Continuing to offer outdoor classes at our clubs to make the most of our gorgeous weather.
  • Back by popular demand are our aquatics classes: HydroFit and Aqua Xtreme.

Plus, our brand new, in-studio virtual class options – featuring FFC’s very own instructors – begin September 21, and are noted in our full group fitness schedule as:

  •  “VR” classes – A selection of our best FFC On Demand recorded sessions will be NOW be available in our studios. Those classes are noted as “VR” classes, for example, VR Chisel, VR LOADED, etc.
  • “Live Simulcast” classes – We will be LIVE SIMULCASTING a class from FFC Union Station, featuring FFC instructors, to all locations at 4 PM Monday – Thursday. Additional live simulcasts will be added to the schedule as we move forward. Those classes are notes as “Live Simulcast” classes, for example, Live Simulcast Motiv8 w/Lara, Live Simulcast LOADED w/Dominick, etc.

Check out the outdoor and aquatics class offerings by club below, and don’t forget, registration is required for ANY AND ALL in-studio group fitness classes via the FFC app. To view our full group fitness schedule by club, please click here.

EAST LAKEVIEW

Aquatics:
  • Tuesdays: 9AM HydroFit with Joy
ELMHURST
Aquatics:
  • Fridays: 10:30AM HydroFit with LuAnn (outdoor pool)
Outdoor Classes:
  • Mondays: 8AM Vinyasa Yoga
GOLD COAST
Aquatics:
  • Mondays: 10AM HydroFit with Gavin
  • Thursdays: 9AM Aqua Xtreme with Gavin
Outdoor Classes:
  • Mondays: 6:45PM Rooftop Yoga with Marissa
  • Tuesdays: 5:45PM Rooftop Yoga with Gary
  • Thursdays: 5:30 PM: Rooftop Bootcamp with Anna Rose
  • Fridays: 9AM Rooftop Yoga with David
  • Saturdays: 9:30AM Rooftop Yoga with Marissa
  • Sundays: 10:30AM Rooftop Yoga with Mary
LINCOLN PARK
Outdoor Classes:
  • Tuesdays: 6:45PM Rooftop Bootcamp with Ashleigh
  • Thursdays: 7PM Rooftop Yoga with Kevin
OAK PARK
Aquatics:
  • Mondays/Wednesdays: 9AM HydroFit with Sandra
  • Tuesdays/Thursdays: 5PM Aqua Xtreme with Ashley
  • Sundays: 10:30AM HydroFit with Ashley
Outdoor Classes:
  • Mondays: 9AM Nia with Pamela
  • Tuesdays: 6AM Sunrise Salutation with Karina / 6PM Sunset Salutation with Heidi
  • Thursdays: 6AM Sunrise Salutation with Karina
  • Friday: 8AM Hatha Yoga with Heidi
PARK RIDGE
Aquatics:
  • Wednesdays: 9:30AM HydroFit with Laurie
  • Saturdays: 10AM HydroFit with Jeanne
Outdoor Classes:
  • Mondays: 6AM Yoga Sculpt with Doreen / 9:15AM Total Body Blast with Julia / 5:30PM: Triple Threat with Mari
  • Tuesdays: 6:30AM Triple Threat with Mari / 9:15AM Chisel with Laurie / 5:30PM Total Body Blast with Daniela
  • Wednesdays: 6AM Chisel with Jillian / 9:15AM Loaded with Alexandra / 5:30PM Loaded with Mari
  • Thursdays: 6AM Total Body Blast with Mari / 9:15AM Triple Threat with Julia / 5:30PM Critical Mass with Jillian
  • Fridays: 6AM Yoga Sculpt with Doreen / 9:15AM FitKick with Sara
  • Saturdays: 9:30AM Triple Threat with Mari
  • Sundays: 9AM Chisel with Jillian
WEST LOOP
    • Stay tuned to our group fitness schedule for outdoor and aquatics options coming soon!

We are so excited to welcome you back to the club! We have set the following dates for reopening our 11 FFC locations:

Wednesday, July 1: East Lakeview, Elmhurst, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Oak Park, Park Ridge, South Loop and West Loop

Monday, July 6: Old Town and Union Station

TBD: Boystown

Please note: all members will have ACCESS TO ALL CLUBS beginning July 1 for the month of July.

To see hours for each location, please visit ffc.com/club-locations.

For more information on our new operating procedures, please visit ffc.com/safety.

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Visit ffc.com/reopening-faqs for answers to your most pressing questions.

Safety has always been one of our five Core Values (Safety, Superior Service, Friendliness, Integrity, and Improvement). As we move forward with reopening our clubs, we want you to know that the health and safety of our members and staff is our highest priority.

In order to ensure a clean and safe club environment for all, we have implemented new cleaning procedures and installed new technology in all of our locations.

To read more about our new cleaning policies and procedures, please visit ffc.com/safety.

We’re wishing you a happy and safe 4th of July holiday! Below are the hours for all clubs* for this year’s holiday:

Friday, July 3: 7 AM – 4 PM

Saturday, July 4: 7 AM – 4 PM

Sunday, July 5: 7 AM – 4 PM

*Please note that our Union Station and Old Town clubs will not be reopening until Monday, July 6. The reopening date for our Boystown club is to be determined.

 

FFC is committed to the health and safety of our members and staff. As flu season continues into March and the CDC provides more information about COVID-19, we want to make you aware of the actions we are taking at the clubs to prevent the spread of disease and how you can help.

Here’s what FFC is doing to prevent the spread of disease:

  • In addition to stocking up on disinfecting gym wipes, we have ramped up our cleaning routines. We are doubling our efforts with our high touch-point areas, from dumbbells and locker handles to doors and drinking fountains.
  • We are encouraging our members to be more attentive to the courtesy of wiping down equipment with disinfecting gym wipes, an act that is now a precautionary measure to minimize bacteria on the non-porous, hard surfaces.

Additional FFC Cleaning & Safety Efforts:

  • From Saturday, March 14 – Friday, March 20, all 11 of our club locations will go through a proactive, overnight deep cleaning process. This is being facilitated through an outside, 3rd party professional cleaning vendor, using a using a hospital grade disinfectant recommended by the CDC. Operating hours will not be affected.
  • Cleaning sweeps for high touch areas of the clubs are happening at least once an hour at all clubs, this includes surfaces like door handles, hand railings, drinking fountains, keypads, and dumbbells to mention a few.
  • We have secured large quantities of disinfecting wipes and quaternary cleaning supplies to prevent supply chain interruption.
  • As a reminder, several weeks ago we implemented hands-free check in at all club locations.
  • The FFC leadership team, which includes every general manager and members of our corporate staff, is meeting daily to discuss and implement additional efforts to keep everyone safe and healthy.

While you are at FFC, here are some actions you can take to prevent the spread of disease:

  • Use the disinfecting gym wipes on all equipment surfaces, please don’t use your towels. We ask you to use the wipes generously and diligently, and these can be used to disinfect your hands as well!
  • Notify club staff of any empty disinfecting gym wipe dispensers and soap dispensers.
  • We are in the process of adding the disinfecting gym wipes to even more areas of club, including the locker rooms, we encourage you to use them generously and diligently.
  • Consider working out at off-peak times when possible. Those times are between 9 AM – 11 AM, 1 PM – 4 PM, and after 8 PM during the week, and after 2 PM on the weekends.
  • Please stay home if you are sick.
  • Consider placing a towel between you and the equipment you are using in the club.
  • Consider practicing social distancing, leaving 3 – 5 feet between you and another person, when using cardio equipment, on the fitness floor, and while in group fitness classes.

Additionally, the CDC lists these everyday actions to follow to remain healthy:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid social physical contact, like handshakes and hugs
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Stay home from work, school and all activities when you are sick, except to get medical care
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects daily using a regular household detergent and water

For more information, please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website.

Our goal is to ensure members and employees alike remain confident in our clubs during these challenging circumstances. Club cleanliness is top-of-mind at all times. Please know that everyone’s health is a priority in everything that we do, as Safety is one of FFC’s Core Values!

We are confident that our clubs are safe and will continue to operate as normal.

Got a friend you’d love to introduce to FFC? When you bring in your friend in March for a complimentary member experience, they’ll get a free workout and access to FFC amenities, and you’ll score an exclusive FFC Chicago From Day One T-shirt! And, when your friend joins as a member, they’ll get the T-shirt, too!

What are you waiting for? Invite a friend to join you at FFC today!

Program begins March 2; while supplies last. Complimentary member experience is for first time guests who register with the membership department and includes a workout in the club, access to locker room, amenities and classes. Some restrictions apply.

We want you to feel your best, so we’re offering you special pricing on massages at FFC East Lakeview! Head over to our spa, grab a robe and slippers, and get ready to relax with a 60 minute massage ($95) or 90 minute massage ($130) this month!

To book your massage, call the club at 773-477-3664. To redeem your offer, simply show the email you received or this post upon checkout at the spa.

Only valid at FFC East Lakeview. Must be used at FFC East Lakeview Spa by March 31, 2020. No two discounts apply.

Congratulations to FFC East Lakeview’s March member of the month, Jennifer Bruno! Jennifer shared a few thoughts about what membership at FFC means to her – here’s what she had to say:

1. What does membership at FFC mean to you?

It means having a place I can feel welcome and encouraged to work towards my goals.

2. When at FFC you will find me…

Either working with my trainer or on my favorite elliptical machine probably watching The Office while I work.

3. I work out to…

Feel healthy and create a better quality of life for myself!

Jennifer Bruno

Thank you for being a member of our community, Jennifer!

During the month of March, we will be highlighting all 34 Classical Mat exercises. Our trainers will be available to walk you through exercises, including modifications and progressions that best fit your needs and help you find a deeper appreciation for all 34 Classical Mat exercises.

Earn a gold star for each exercise completed. Complete all 34 exercises and receive a Certificate of Completion and prize!

  • Mondays: 12 – 1 PM (Joy)
  • Tuesdays: 5 – 6 PM (Grace)
  • Wednesdays: 5 – 6 PM (Kara)
  • Thursdays: 5 – 6 PM (Grace)
  • Fridays: 12 – 1 PM (Joy)
  • Saturdays: 12 – 1 PM (Ruth)
  • Sundays: 12 – 1 PM (Kara/Joy)
  • Contact Jen with any questions at jdahl@ffc.com.