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What Is Pickleball? Learn Why This FFC Employee Loves The Sport

Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in America, and the pickleball craze has hit FFC! FFC Creative Director Josh Beaton shares his experience learning the sport and explains why it's a great way to stay active and connect with fellow Chicagoans.…
Employee Spotlight: Corynne Cooper
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Employee Spotlight: Once A Gymnast, Always A Gymnast by Corynne Cooper

Corynne Cooper is the General Manager of 111 S. Wacker Fitness Center, managed by FFC. In part three of this three-part series, Corynne shares how her Olympic dreams lead her to collegiate athletics and how the sport of gymnastics has influenced…
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Employee Spotlight: Training With The “A” Team by Corynne Cooper

Corynne Cooper is the General Manager of 111 S. Wacker Fitness Center, managed by FFC. In part two of this three-part series, Corynne shares how her career as a gymnast began and the tough love training that accompanies the sport. Related:…
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Employee Spotlight: How My Upbringing Shaped Me by Corynne Cooper

Corynne Cooper is the General Manager of 111 S. Wacker Fitness Center, managed by FFC. In part one of this three-part series, Corynne shares her family's history and describes how her parents were early supporters of her love of sports. As…
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Perfectly Imperfect: How The Idea Of “Fitness” Has Evolved Throughout My Life

When I sat down to write a blog post about fitness, I had such a long list of topics. I could write about the physical, mental or mechanical aspects of exercise. I could write about all of the different categories of exercise: cardio, strength,…
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My Dry January: An Ugly Truth and A Beautiful Lesson

Dry January seems easy enough: no alcohol for the month of January. Coming off of Thanksgiving, followed by all the holiday festivities, one would think the last thing on anyone’s mind is more indulging. With any new year comes the resolutions,…
Behind the scenes with a trainer - Mike Meyers at FFC Park Ridge

Get to Know Your Trainer: An Interview with FFC Park Ridge’s Mike Meyers

How many of you walk into a Fitness Formula Club to meet with a trainer? One. Three. Five. Okay, let’s cut to the chase. There are a handful of members who seek out a personal trainer when they join a Fitness Formula Club. Every member has…
Employee spotlight: Steve Parkin

Developing a Passion for Fitness & The Passport for Success It Became

FFC group fitness instructor Steve Parkin has a pretty incredible story – and relationship with fitness and wellness. Check out this account below! I was born and raised in Jamaica. As a boy, I took up running at the age of 10 and was…