Do you love Valentine’s Day? Can’t stand it? Completely indifferent? We’ve got a class for you in the week leading up to Valentine’s Day!

Check out our schedule of themed classes here – and don’t forget, you can bring a friend for free to any of these classes! Just click on the BFF icon next to the class in the group fitness schedule!

GROUP FITNESS THEMED CLASSES

Monday, February 10
Union Station at 12:15 PM: Be My Valentine Vinyasa – yoga with Annie
Lincoln Park at 5:45 PM: You Give Love a Bad Name – spin with Lara

Tuesday, February 11
South Loop at 6:30 PM: How Do I Love Z – Zumba with Dominick and Esau
Boystown at 7:15 PM: Motiv8 and Bring a Mate with Kelly

Wednesday, February 12
West Loop at 5:15 PM: Love Ya To The Core 94 with Lois
Gold Coast at 6:30 PM: Bring Your Valentine Barre Bootcamp with Ashleigh

Thursday, February 13
East Lakeview at 5:30 PM: You’re Such A Teaser – Pilates with Jennifer
Old Town at 5:45 PM: Love, Peace and Pilates with Natasha
Boystown at 6:30 PM: Love, Sweat and Spin with Anna Rose
Gold Coast at 6:30 PM: Love, Sweat and Gears – spin with Austin Head
Boystown at 6:45 PM: Bring Your Valentine Vinyasa – yoga with Jonathan

Friday, February 14
Elmhurst at 11:30 AM: Love Potion 94 – Formula 94 with Ashley
Boystown at 5:45 PM: Candlelight Yoga with Rachel

THE FACTION THEMED CLASSES

Jump in to one of our Valentine’s Day themed classes with The Faction this month and learn why it’s the workout we love to hate!

FFC Gold Coast:
The Faction Presents: The Heart Racer

  • Join The Faction coaches Ruth, Jeremy and August on Tuesday, February 11 from 6 – 7:30 PM for the Ultimate Team Competition. You’ll work together as partners to complete one cardio exercise, four strength moves and three drills that will make your heart race. This complimentary class is open to all FFC members and guests.
  • Pre-registration is required by emailing Ruth Wooster at RWooster@ffc.com.
  • FFC Elmhurst:
    Love To Hate It with The Faction

  • All members are invited to the turf for a special Faction class on Tuesday, February 11 at 6 PM. Each participant will receive a ticket for a free drink at the Club Lounge after class.
  • Want more info? Email Bobby at rrupcich@ffc.com.
  • FFC Park Ridge:
    Love To Hate It with The Faction

  • Calling all Faction Members! We’re giving you two chances to show your friends why you love to hate The Faction! On Friday, February 14, bring a friend for FREE to either the 6:00 AM class or the 9:30 AM class.
  • Want more info? Email Sam Gonzalez at sgonzalez@ffc.com.
  • FFC Old Town:
    Love To Hate It with The Faction

  • Join us for our next installment of Crunch and Brunch on Saturday February 15 from 10 – 11 AM in the Performance Training Center! Team brunch to follow.
  • Email Julia at jgroves@ffc.com for more details.
  • Please join us in welcoming Alison Bode, LMT, OMT to the FFC East Lakeview Spa!

    Alison Bode Headshot

    Alison is proud to have over 6 years of experience and 1000 hours of education as a massage therapist. In her career, she has worked in a variety of settings, including spas, chiropractic offices, private practice, and massage education.

    It is her goal to raise the bar for massage therapy by providing knowledgeable and caring work. In her massage practice, she sees clients for the more traditional relaxation and deep tissue massages as well as specializing in oncology massage, for those with cancer, and clinical massage, for those with specific pain or motion restrictions. She prides herself on using evidence-based massage practices to address issues ranging from stress and sports injuries to everyday aches and pains.
    In her free time, you can find Alison dancing salsa, rock climbing, thrift store shopping, or enjoying a good iced coffee.

    To schedule an appointment with Alison, please email her at abode@ffc.com.

    Treat yourself or a loved one this Valentine’s weekend with a 75 minute FFC Signature Massage. Book your service anytime between Thursday, February 13 through Sunday, February 16 and receive a Valentine’s themed goodie bag of chocolates, champagne and more!

    Questions? Contact Chase at cwersal@ffc.com.

    Join Anna Rose Rupp and ride back through the past decade with all of your favorite 2010’s hits on Wednesday, February 12 at 6:15 PM! Share the love and bring a friend to class on us!

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

    What is calisthenics? The art of using your bodyweight as resistance in order to develop physique.

    You can accomplish all of the same goals as traditional weight training using just your bodyweight. Calisthenics will help you:

  • Build muscle (look at gymnasts!)
  • Increase strength, stability and flexibility
  • Change up your workout to overcome plateaus
  • Classes Forming Now!

    Sign up for a workout with Master Trainer Nathan Spring at nspring@ffc.com and come prepared to say “Wow, that’s harder than it looks!”

    Are you feeling lost with all the fad diets and nutrition tips being thrown at you? If you’re feeling overwhelmed and are wondering where to begin with your nutrition journey, then Nutrition For Beginners is for you! The sessions will be held on Monday nights at 7:30 PM starting February 10.

    In this 8 week group program with FFC’s Registered Dietitian Michael Glab, you will learn nutrition fundamentals and how to use them in real life. We will cover a different topic every Monday:

  • February 10: Nutrition basics for every day success
  • February 17: Navigating real life – how to handle dining out, parties, social gatherings, office goodies, etc.
  • February 24: Meal prep/planning tips and tricks
  • March 2: Fad diets and why they don’t work
  • March 9: Pantry makeover ($99 value)
  • March 16: Grocery store tour ($125 value)
  • March 23: Group choice topic
  • March 30: Healthy potluck recipes to celebrate a healthy 2020
  • This program costs $120 per person and spaces are limited. Please contact Michael at mglab@ffc.com for more information.

    Hey ladies! Is 2020 the year that you jump into strength training? Join Maddy Campbell on Sundays at 12:30 PM to get comfortable working out on the fitness floor, learn how to move weights properly and start feeling like Wonder Woman inside and outside of the gym! Dames and Dumbbells will alternate between upper body and lower body, giving you expanded strength training knowledge to keep you crushing workouts throughout the week.

    Classes will be 30-minutes in length and cost $65. To sign up or for more information, contact Maddy at mcampbell@ffc.com.

    Participate in our four-week Pilates 101 workshop and learn the essentials of Pilates on Tuesdays in February at 7 PM. Starting February 4, learn multiple Pilates exercises and how each exercise should feel on your body. Learn all of the Pilates apparatuses and how to adjust each apparatus to meet your individual needs. Gain a better understanding of moving your body with deeper connection and increased exercise efficiency – all while strengthening your core and decompressing your spine!

    Cost is $120per person for this four-week program.

    Spots are limited. Please contact Joy at jmiles@ffc.com to save your spot!

    Join us on Saturday, February 29 at 1 PM for our New to Fitness Orientation! Whether you just joined the club or have been a member for some time, this small group session will give you the tools you need to shake up your routine and gain more confidence in the club.

    Working with certified personal trainer, Mike Stewart, this 1-hour session will walk you through the basics of how to properly use equipment, work on form and develop a routine you can stick to. Best of all, it is at no additional cost to you!

    Reserve your spot today by email Mike Stewart at mstewart@ffc.com.

    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.