We are excited to bring weekend group fitness classes back to the pool! Gavin will lead two 45-minute classes on both Sunday, November 17 and Sunday, December 8 starting at 11 AM. This water workout uses an interval format and water resistance to maximize the heart rate. No pre-registration is required and both classes are complimentary for members. $30 for non-members.

Questions? Email Lara at lmele@ffc.com.

Prepare for this year’s Thanksgiving feast with back-to-back morning classes with Gavin!

  • 9:15 – 10:00 AM: Thanks-Spinning
  • 10:00 – 10:45 AM: Critical Mass-hed Potatoes

From November 15 through December 31, we will be collecting food items to donate to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. The collection table will be set up in our elevator lobby. The items most in need this year are:

  • Canned beans
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Chili, soups and stews
  • Fish
  • Peanut Butter

We cannot accept expired or opened items. We can make the greatest impact by sticking to the canned goods listed above, as donating odds and ends from a cabinet clean-out usually results in these items getting discarded.

Members dropping off canned items will receive a complimentary guest pass on their account. To receive your guest pass, please check in with the front desk prior to dropping off your items. Please direct any questions to Lou at lsmith@ffc.com.

Cooler weather calls for a warm, healthy breakfast sandwich to fuel your morning. Our local’84 breakfast sandwich is comprised of fresh egg whites, spinach, cheddar cheese and turkey sausage nestled inside a whole wheat English muffin. This healthy breakfast option is available for you to enjoy in your local’84 cafe or you can take it to go. Made fresh daily.

We receive a lot of questions about our beautiful floral arrangements throughout the club. We order our floral arrangements from Floral Image. If you would like to place an order, please reach out to Anthony Raucci at chicago@floralimage.com or by telephone: (844) 635-6725. Be sure to mention you are an FFC member!

Please help us extend a warm welcome to our two newest team members: Aaron and Marc!

Welcome New Fitness Director – Aaron Bryant

Aaron Bryant

Aaron joins our team with a diverse fitness background and several national certifications. His training approach is all about function, and he keeps his fitness programs simple with clear measurables. Outside of the club, you will find Aaron riding his Harley and spending time with family and friends. You’ll rarely find Aaron without a guitar an arm’s length away, and he is always up for a weekend getaway with his snowboard. Aaron can be reached at abryant@ffc.com.

Welcome New Personal Trainer – Marc Zavala
Welcome Marc Zavala as the newest member of our training team. Marc has over 7 years of training experience in the LA and Dallas markets. He enjoys helping clients make their fitness goals a reality. When not in the gym, you will find Marc and his Australian shepherd Tex enjoying the city. Marc is now accepting new clients. Schedule a complimentary session by emailing Marc at mzavala@ffc.com.

We are now offering open play Pickleball Monday through Friday from 10 AM – noon. No reservations are required, just show up and play! Lessons are offered Mondays at 9 AM (beginners) and Wednesdays at 9 AM (intermediate).

Please note that lessons will not be offered on October 2, 7 as well as November 4, 6. Lessons are complimentary for FFC members. Have questions? Email JP at jmaund@ffc.com.

Join Austin on Halloween at 6:30 PM for SPOOKY SPIN. Ghoulish music will haunt the class as we crown the best costume with a spectacular prize.

Each person dressed in costume will be entered into a raffle for guest passes, smoothies, and Faction workouts. Bikes are limited, first come first serve. Questions? Email Lara at lmele@ffc.com.

We want to take a moment to thank you all for coming out to celebrate our anniversary with us! A great time was had by all as we celebrated FFC Gold Coast’s 25th anniversary.

Thank you to everyone who made it out for a such a wonderful night. All of the evenings photos have been posted on our FFC Facebook group. Skip Chapman, one of our most tenured trainers, chose this year’s charity organization – Canine Assistants. We raised $5,820 for this worthy cause. Thank you for your generosity!

Local 84’ feature of the month is our signature Cobb Salad, a classic recipe packed with flavor and nutrients. We combine mixed greens, grilled chicken, corn, turkey bacon, hard boiled egg, tomatoes, blue cheese and balsamic dressing.

It’s a great choice for a post-workout meal or just what you need during your lunch break. You can find the signature Cobb Salad for $8.95 at our Local 84’.