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.

Stop by our Spa Open House on Friday, March 6 from 5 – 7 PM to meet our massage therapists, participate in complimentary services and enjoy light fare and drinks. Bring your friends to this complimentary event.

For more information, please contact Elvia at esteiner@ffc.com.

Join the staff of FFC Elmhurst in marching in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 7 at 12 PM.

RSVP to Scott at sl@ffc.com if you and your family are interested.

Challenge yourself in 2020 with a mud run or obstacle race! Join Erika Lofgren on Saturday, March 14 on the Performance Training Turf at 8 AM for a complimentary class that will introduce you to the preparation behind these races.

Contact elofgren@ffc.com to register or with any questions.

Join our Registered Dietitian Alex Kruzel at Mariano’s on Monday, March 16 at 6:30 PM for a Group Grocery Store Tour!

In celebration of National Nutrition Month, learn how to navigate your nutrition where it all starts: in your grocery cart! Alex will assist you in navigating the store, label reading and healthy tips and tricks in this interactive experience!

Cost is $40 per person and space is limited.

Email akruzel@ffc.com to register or for more information.

On Monday, March 16, be one of the first 68 members to stop into the club for the opportunity to play in our bracket raffle to win exciting prizes.

Questions? Email sl@ffc.com!

Welcome the Spring Solstice by participating in a Sound Off Yoga experience on Friday, March 20 at 6:30 PM. A Sound Off Yoga class is much like your traditional vinyasa flow class, except you wear a wireless headset through which you can hear your instructor as well as music mixed by a live DJ. The noise-isolating headphones also block out ambient noise, minimizing distractions and connects you to the instructor like no other yoga class experience.

The class is limited to 50 participants. Pricing is $25 for members and $40 for non-members.

Contact Elissa at epeterson@ffc.com to register or for more information.

Mark your calendars for these March events at the Club Lounge and invite your friends on us!

SPECIAL EVENTS

March Madness
Bring your friends and watch the first round of March Madness at the Club Lounge! The club lounge will open at 11 AM on Thursday, March 19 – Sunday, March 22 for you to cheer on your favorite teams! Enjoy grilled food and drink specials.

Wine Tasting
In this first of many series to come, participate in our tasting enjoying wines from the North American region. The tasting will be Saturday, March 28 at 4 PM. Cost is $10 per person.

WEEKLY EVENTS

Live Music at the Lounge
Enjoy music by Scottie Long on Friday, March 6 from 6 – 8 PM and Dean Milano on Friday, March 20 from 6 – 8 PM.

Bachelor Viewing Party – Mondays
Come view the final two episodes of the Bachelor on March 2 and March 9 at the Club Lounge while enjoying $4 Rosé Wine and $3 Domestic Cans.

Trivia Night in the Lounge – Tuesdays
Have a seat in the Club Lounge on Tuesdays for trivia night! Have a drink while teasing your brain. On-site registration begins at 6:30 PM. Trivia begins at 7 PM. Form a team or register as a single player.

Casino Night – Wednesdays
Hang out with your friends on Wednesday at the Club Lounge from 8 – 9 PM for casino night. Members and guests receive complimentary poker chips to participate for prizes. $5 Bulleit Bourbon Drinks. $4 Truly Hard Seltzers.

College Night – Thursdays
$4 Craft Beers and Truly Hard Seltzers and $2 Domestic Cans

Sunday Bloody Mary Bar – Sundays
Stop by the Club Lounge for $5 Bloody Marys on Sundays starting at 11 AM.

Questions? Email Frank at fwawrzyniak@ffc.com.

We take the kids while you enjoy an evening at the theatre, a romantic dinner, time with friends or quiet time with your partner. The evening will be filled with fun for mini members of all ages!

Tang Soo Do Karate – Saturday, March 7; 5 – 8 PM
Join us Saturday, March 7 from 5 – 8 PM to learn Karate with Master Ana! Registration ends Friday, March 6.

Budding Artists – Saturday, March 21; 5 – 8 PM
Join us Saturday, March 21 from 5 – 8 PM to learn the techniques it takes to become a skilled artist! Registration ends Friday, March 20.

Stop by the Kid’s Club to pre-register for one or both of these evenings or contact Jaime at jmules@ffc.com for more information.