July’s workout of the month focuses on blasting fat with higher volume and lower weight. The featured move is the TRX inverted row, plus this month’s workout gives you plenty of opportunities to earn your MEPs for Move2Win. Click here to download the workout and check out the videos.

NEW FOR July: kick off July and Move2Win with a full workout at ANY club Monday, July 2 at 6:00 PM!

Every 90 minutes someone is diagnosed with ALS.

Please join us Saturday, July 14 for Windy City Sweatout along with ALS, Life Fitness and McCollister’s for a special workout featuring some of Fitness Formula Club’s best instructors – Jennifer Dahl and Austin Head – on the main stage before Chicago’s largest country music and BBQ festival, Windy City Smokeout! Choose from

  • 9 – 9:45 AM – spinning interval
  • 10 – 10:45 AM – HIIT

Participants will also receive a post-class champagne toast, admission to the day’s events at Windy City Smokeout, and the opportunity to win prizes, swag, VIP passes, FFC memberships/dues, meet-and-greets with music artists and more!

>>> Register here! <<<

All proceeds benefit Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS – learn more at www.augiesquest.org.

We’re wishing you and your friends and family a happy, safe and healthy 4th of July holiday. Please find the holiday operating hours for each club below for 2018:

Tuesday, July 3

  • All clubs close at 8 PM

Wednesday, July 4

  • FFC Boystown, East Lakeview, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Oak Park & South Loop: 7 AM – 3 PM
  • FFC Park Ridge & West Loop: 7 AM – 5 PM
  • FFC Old Town & Union Station: closed

Thursday, July 5

  • Regular club hours (all 24-hour clubs will open at 4:30 AM).

Reap all the benefits of a restful and relaxing summer and enhance them with us at the spa! Take advantage of the following offers through the month of July:

30-Minute Deep Tissue Massage for $65

Available at all clubs with a spa

Offer expires July 31st, 2018. No two discounts apply. Other exclusions may apply.

Petite Facial for $65

Available at FFC Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Oak Park, Park Ridge and West Loop

Offer expires July 31st, 2018. No two discounts apply. Other exclusions may apply.

NovaCare Rehabilitation clinicians will be performing complimentary injury screens at our Fitness Formula Club centers on the following dates this summer. Are you suffering from pain or an injury that just isn’t going away? Come by and let our experienced clinicians answer your questions. If your pain can’t wait, make an appointment today at injuryhotline@novacare.com. Otherwise, follow the link for more details on when our clinicians will be available https://bit.ly/2yb4c6Q.

FFC East Lakeview: July 3;5 – 7 PM & July 21; 9:30 – 10:30 PM

FFC Halsted Street: July 2; 5 – 7 PM & July 21; 8 – 10 AM

FFC Lincoln Park: July 19; 4 – 6 PM & July 30; 5 – 7 PM

FFC Oak Park: July 17; 4 – 7 PM

FFC Park Ridge: July 14; 9 – 11 AM & July 26; 5 – 7 PM

FFC South Loop: July 12; 5 – 7 PM & July 26; 6:30 –  PM

FFC Union Station: July 10; 5 – 7 PM & July 11; 11:30 AM – 1 PM

FFC West Loop: July 10; 4:15 – 5 PM & July 31; 5 – 7 PM   

Nutrition

Perform at your peak by individualizing your plate! Work with your club’s registered dietitian to learn how to maximize your results through proper nutrition. You can also work with your RD through the Nutrition Solutions monthly program, coaching sessions, grocery store tours and pantry makeovers for ongoing support and accountability.

Performance

The Metabolic Cart will help you perform at your peak this summer. Look for the metabolic cart at your club this summer based on the schedule below. Through RMR and VO2 Max testing with the cart, you can learn more about your body, tailor your workouts to match your metabolism and discover ways to make positive changes to your eating habits.

To learn more and register for either service, contact metabolictesting@ffc.com.

  • July – FFC West Loop
  • August – FFC Boystown and FFC East Lakeview
  • September – FFC Union Station
  • October – FFC South Loop

Join the FFC triathlon club! Contact endurance@ffc.com to get our FFC team discount code and save $10 off the Chicago Triathlon, plus get a free TrainingPeaks.com training plan to stay on track utilizing emails, a phone app, plus Garmin watch and Google Calendar integration!

Training Kickoff, Programs and Services

Chicago Triathlon training starts in May. Visit fb.com/trimonsters/events for a list of triathlon training kickoff events at a location near you!

For training options, don’t miss our FFC Endurance membership, which includes unlimited swim, bike, run, and performance training, with classes and programs available at FFC West Loop, Oak Park, Park Ridge, Lincoln Park, Gold Coast and more! The FFC Endurance membership also includes outdoor training, open water swimming, clinics, and unlimited use of our Air Relax compression boots at a USA Triathlon Certified Performance Center at FFC Lincoln Park. Private coaching, swim lessons, and performance testing services are also available – contact endurance@ffc.com to inquire!

The spring schedule of classes is now available on the FFC app (sort by “category” endurance and “location” FFC Lincoln Park) or by clicking here: tinyurl.com/trimonster-calendar

Mark your calendars for Thursday, August 23 from 6 – 9 PM as we host our 24th annual member party! We’re continuing this  annual tradition on our rooftop (weather permitting) with plenty of light snacks and libations as you mingle with 300 fellow members.

RSVPs are now being accepted with the following link www.goo.gl/GLjPmh. Once completed you will receive a confirmation in return. Please note this is a members-only event.

Have questions? Email Tamara Barber at tbarber@ffc.com.

Ever wonder what kind of calories you are using? FFC Gold Coast is now offering Vo2 Max testing!

Our test will provide you with a precise calculation of calories burned during exercise, but the additional CardioCoach app can also identify whether you are burning fats or carbohydrates as you increase your effort.

Whether you are trying to lose weight, increase muscle mass, or stay fueled for a race, this is vital information. It even provides this data in real time as you’re working out! To schedule your VO2 test, email JP at jmaund@ffc.com.

Research has shown that high intensity interval training (HIIT) is a superior form of cardiovascular exercise. Short bursts of activity personalized for your max heart rate using MYZONE monitors bring you to the benefit-rich anaerobic zone in a fraction of the time.

In English? FFC’s Performance Training Center (PTC) classes will allow you to reap the benefits of lean muscle gain, body fat loss and improved cardiovascular shape by working smarter, not harder, in a supportive, small-group environment.

Check out your first class for free by emailing Heather at hhamilton@ffc.com.