This month, Chelsea Rice, FFC registered dietitian, is highlighting one of her favorites – RXBAR!

Why? RXBARs are whole food protein bars made with 100% real ingredients. Each delicious bar packs 12g of protein, 5g fiber, and NO added sugar, in under 220 calories. Just real food that tastes good and is good for you.

Want to personalize your nutrition? Contact our registered dietitian, Chelsea Rice, at for additional information!

Join us with registered dietitian Chelsea Rice at FFC Gold Coast in local’84 Cafe on Saturday, March 23 at 11 AM for a seminar covering the “total body diet” – aka a sustainable, healthy way of living that isn’t so much a diet as it is a lifestyle. This seminar will teach you about embracing a healthy way of living for permanent, lasting changes is vital for creating improved health and wellness.

The “Total Body Diet” is about adding beneficial foods, creating new behaviors and fostering a sense of responsibility to improve the quality of your life. This is not just a fleeting diet that makes short term promises. Learn how to build this lifestyle that will give you vitality and freedom to make food choices, and also help you build a healthy relationship with food. Reserve your spot today by emailing Chelsea at

Join us on the court every other Wednesday from 9 – 10 AM as our Pickleball pro teaches you the basics of the game and technique. Questions? Email!


Beginning in March, you will pay an additional $65 per month for your spouse and they will have the same membership access you do!

*Offer expires February 28, 2019, and valid on existing memberships prior to February 1, 2019. Must show proof of cohabitation. Not available at FFC Elmhurst and on some membership types, specifically, memberships that are provided by a third party (like your employer). If your membership is provided by a third party, please reach out to them directly if you are interested in adding your spouse. Other restrictions may apply. Can’t be combined with any other offer.

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We are excited to announce that we will be expanding our Pickleball open-play times to include Friday in addition to our current Monday and Wednesday lineup from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. All levels welcome on any on of our three indoor courts. We have complimentary balls and paddles for you to use, but feel free to bring your own as well. Have questions? Email

Start 2019 with a simple but powerful step forward. Pick up a vision card at our front desk, write your 2019 goal on it and add it our club-wide vision board. This is a great way to set the brain in motion to support your 2019 goal. Everything remains anonymous, yet we all benefit from each other’s collective intention. Have questions? Email Nick at

Join us in the Mind/Body studio at FFC Lincoln Park at 2 PM on Saturday, February 9 for a special mobilization and movement yoga workshop, featuring Jonathan Villacres! This class is recommended for beginners, people coming back from injury (especially endurance athletes), seniors or anyone looking to broaden their yoga knowledge.

Cost is free for members, $10 for non-members. For more information and questions, email Lois Miller at


Our annual coat & food drive was an amazing success. The food was delivered to the Great Chicago Food Depository while all of the coats have been delivered to the Duty Free Shop in Hyde Park.

Thank you for your generosity!

We are accepting old athletic shoes in our lobby for the MORE Foundation Group during the month of January.

MORE is able to turn your shoes into enough revenue to assist in reforesting Ghana. With every pair of gently used athletic shoes, MORE is able to plant one ton of carbon-grounding trees and train poor farmers in sustainable agroforestry.

Each tree has a ten year value of $300. One tree can produce from 100,000 seeds to over 5 million seeds every year. Currently, MORE is distributing one million small trees to one million students using the thousands of schools in Accra, the capital of Ghana. Over the next few years, these million trees will generate enough tree seeds to reforest all of Ghana in a few decades. Over 80,000 trees have been planted by schools (students) in the capital of Ghana in the first year.

For questions or more information, email Larry at!

Join us with registered dietitian Chelsea Rice on Tuesday, January 22 in the FFC Gold Coast local ‘84 Cafe at 7 PM for a complimentary seminar on getting back to the basics of nutrition.

Nutrition information is more accessible today than EVER before. There is an overwhelming amount of information out in the media and to make it even more confusing — nutrition is an ever-changing field based on new research. Instead of grabbing the latest diet book, let’s clear the air on the fads and bring it back to the basics. During this complimentary nutrition seminar you will learn how to heal your body from the inside out while gaining knowledge on how to individualize your nutrition plan. RSVP to registered dietitian, Chelsea Rice, at to reserve your seat today!