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 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!

>> Register here!

Raise money to participate in the heart-pumping workout with some of FFC’s best instructors, plus receive great incentives like general admission passes into Windy City Smokeout, FFC memberships, VIP passes, and even a meet and greet with Brett Eldredge!

NEW! Come to Our June Preview Classes! 6/8, 6/16, 6/26

Check out our special WCS preview classes during the month of June! These are free to attend and non-members are welcome. Come sweat with us, learn more about the event and how you can be involved.

Friday, 6/8 – 5:30 – 7:15 PM at FFC East Lakeview: JOYRIDE Spin Class + HIIT with Austin Head and Jen Dahl.
Saturday, 6/16 – 10 – 11 AM at FFC West Loop: JOYRIDE Spin Class with Austin Head
Tuesday, 6/26 – 6:30 – 7:30 PM at FFC South Loop: Zumba with with Dominick Defranco and Esau Escobar

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

Celebrate your grads and dads!

Buy a $100 Spa Gift Card and Receive $15 in Spa Bucks

*Offer valid 6/1/18. Expires 6/30/18. Spa Bucks must be used by 7/31/18.

Get beach-ready for less.

Receive a bikini wax for $34

*Offer valid 6/1/18. Offer expires 6/30/18. (All locations with service available.)

Offer extended: get that Ortanic glow.

Don’t let sunburn ruin your fun or your outfit – receive three Ortanic airbrush tans for $119

*Offer valid 6/1/18. Offer expires 6/30/18. No two discounts apply. All tans must be used by 09/30/18.

Summer vacations, especially ones that involve driving to a destination, have long been a staple of American culture. Unfortunately, long hours spent crammed in a packed car can wreak havoc on your body before your vacation even begins. Here are a few tips to keep your road trip comfortable and pain-free! https://bit.ly/2KKpL41.

Don’t forget NovaCare provides you with your very own physical therapist and athletic trainer! Check out the schedule below for the month of June and stop by our centers located in the Fitness Formula Clubs for a complimentary injury screen.

  • FFC East Lakeview – 6/9; 10 – 11 AM
  • FFC Boystown – 6/8; 5 – 7 PM & 6/13; 4 – 6 PM
  • FFC Lincoln Park – 6/22; 5 – 7 PM & 6/27; 5 – 7 PM
  • FFC Oak Park – 6/13; 5 – 7 PM
  • FFC Park Ridge – 6/2; 9 – 11 AM
  • FFC South Loop – 6/26; 7 – 8 PM
  • FFC Union Station – 6/13; 12 – 1 PM
  • FFC West Loop – 6/12; 4:15 – 5 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.

  • June – FFC Gold Coast
  • 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

Let’s have some fun – all while exercising! Take advantage of these upcoming events with your fellow members and FFC staff:

  • PTC and Pancakes on Saturday, 6/16 at 10:15 – 11:30 AM
  • Outdoor Deck Party on Thursday, 6/21 at 6:30 – 8:00 PM
  • Vino and Vinyasa on Tuesday, 6/26 at 6:30 – 8:00 PM

RSVP for these events with Scott at sl@ffc.com.

So, you have a thirst for adventure! Perhaps you dream of scuba diving among porpoises in the Caribbean or floating through space like an astronaut on a deep wall dive in Mexico. Most of us never dare to act on our dreams or admit to a great inner desire for adventure.

Fitness Formula Clubs offers a Scuba Certification Course through Divemax Scuba. Participation in the orientation is required to participate in the class.

  • Orientations are Wednesday, June 6 from 6 – 7:30 PM and Wednesday, June 20 from 6 – 7:30 PM in the Community Room of FFC Lincoln Park.
  • Classes are Sunday, June 10 from 1 – 8 PM and Sunday, June 24 from 8 AM – 5 PM at FFC Lincoln Park.

Contact Capt Darrick at captdarrick@divemaxscuba.com to enroll in the orientation.

Join us on Saturday, June 16 from 5 – 8 PM for a Superhero Party! We take the kids while you enjoy an evening at the theatre, a romantic dinner, catching up with friends, or quiet time with your partner. The evening will be filled with fun for mini members of all ages.

Registration ends Friday, June 15. Contact Nicole at nachille@ffc.com for more information and to reserve your spot today!

RMR Testing

Is your eating hindering your fitness goals? If you are consuming too many calories, you may gain weight. If you are not consuming enough calories, you may be slowing your metabolism down, which can result in weight gain. Schedule a resting metabolic rate (RMR) test and find out! Contact Sarah Sobotka, our registered dietitian to learn more about the process or schedule an appointment at ssobotka@ffc.com.

VO2 Testing

Spinning your wheels with cardio and not seeing the desired results? Train smarter by scheduling a VO2 Max Test and determine your correct effort levels to achieve your goals. Contact Chris, our metabolic specialist at metabolictesting@ffc.com.

Swing into these 30 minute kettlebell workshops! The kettlebell swing is one of best full body exercises you can do. It also happens to be the featured movement of the FFC May Workout of the Month (link to ffc.com/monthlyworkout).

Join us at one of our clubs in May for a complimentary kettlebell workshop! Learn how to do a kettlebell swing properly and most importantly, safely – plus try out the Workout of the Month! Come by yourself, or bring a friend, family member or co-worker. 

  • FFC Boystown – Wednesday, May 30 at 6 PM – to sign up, email smccarthy@ffc.com
  • FFC East Lakeview – Friday, May 25 at 6 PM & Thursday, May 31 at 5 PM – to sign up, email jgroves@ffc.com.
  • FFC Gold Coast – Saturday, May 19 and May 26 at 12 PM – to sign up, email bjohnson@ffc.com.
  • FFC Lincoln Park – Saturday, May 26 at 12 PM; Wednesday, May 30 at 4:30 PM; Thursday, May 31 at 4:30 PM – to sign up, email mhowe@ffc.com.
  • FFC Oak Park – Saturday, May 26 at 9 AM – to sign up, email bkoh@ffc.com.
  • FFC Old Town – Thursday, May 24 at 6:45 PM – to sign up, email jbohland@ffc.com.
  • FFC Park Ridge – Friday May 18 at 12 PM; Thursday, May 24 at 2 PM; Wednesday, May 30 at 10 AM – to sign up, email jbrown@ffc.com.
  • FFC South Loop – Tuesday May 22 at 6 PM & Tuesday, May 29 at 6 PM – to sign up, email mcasas@ffc.com.
  • FFC Union Station – Wednesday, May 30 at 5 PM – to sign up, email ewachs@ffc.com
  • FFC West Loop – Wednesday May 23 at 7:30 PM & Wednesday May 30 at 7:30 PM – to sign up, email mgorrell@ffc.com