Join FFC Lincoln Park’s registered dietitian Chelsea on Monday, January 14 at 6 PM at the Mariano’s at 1500 N Clybourn Ave. on a grocery store tour aimed to educate you on food quality and label reading. This is a practical approach that will help you for years to come! Cost is $40/person and includes Chelsea’s food quality guide, which will also be discussed. To register or for questions, email Chelsea at

Join registered dietitian Chelsea Rice on Thursday, January 31 in the FFC Lincoln Park community room at 6 PM for a complimentary nutrition seminar to discuss the physiology behind gut health and important tactics to reduce common symptoms and assist with energy, immunity, mood and more. Questions? Email Chelsea at

Mark your calendar and join RD Chelsea Rice in the FFC Lincoln Park community room on Monday, February 11 at 6 PM to discuss meal prepping tips to help you enjoy your food, become more efficient in the kitchen and save money. The class builds upon information from the grocery store tour and will also include a recipe book of easy, tasty recipes. Cost is $10/person. For more information and to register, email Chelsea at

FFC Lincoln Park, Union Station and West Loop will be participating as drop off locations for the Holiday For Hope Toy Drive by the local organization, Dreams for Kids. These toys go to underprivileged kids around Chicago to ensure they have a good Christmas regardless of the income and circumstances of their family.

Each year, in December, communities rally to support the most vulnerable among us – homeless children. In celebrations large and small, across the world, every child is given a chance to experience the joy, generosity and love of the Holiday Season. There is food, gifts, music, dance, face painting, crafts, sports, books, and an experience of a lifetime. In Chicago over 1,200 children and their families will be hosted by Dreams for Kids, as they have been since 1989, to a spectacular day.

You can also volunteer to help wrap or hand out the toys at the Holiday for Hope event.

Holiday for Hope Toy Wrapping Party
Broadway Armory, Chicago, Illinois.
Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Click here to volunteer.

30th Annual Holiday for Hope
Broadway Armory, Chicago, Illinois.
Saturday, December 15th, 2018, 10am-3pm
Click here to register or volunteer.

More information is available online at or contact Claire Marquette with Dreams for Kids, at!

Do you dread going to the grocery store? Are you overwhelmed and confused with all the food choices you have? Do you wish you had a registered dietitian by your side to help you to fill your up cart healthfully?

Join registered dietitian Chelsea Stegman on Monday, November 5 at 6 for a tour at Mariano’s Lincoln Park (1500 N Clybourn Ave – we’ll meet at the bakery.) Cost is $40 per person. Space is limited, so Chelsea at to reserve your spot.

Come celebrate FFC Lincoln Park’s 9-year anniversary on Thursday, November 29 with food and drinks from local vendors throughout the entire day. Bring a complimentary guest to workout throughout the day as a thank you for being a loyal member. For questions, email general manager Bob Dowdy at

Join us on Saturday, November 17 from 5 – 8 PM for an evening of fun! 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, November 16. Stop by the front desk to pre-register. Contact Nicole at for more information!

FFC Lincoln Park would like to extend a warm welcome to our new registered dietitian, Chelsea Stegman!

Chelsea recently moved to Chicago from Cincinnati. She completed her undergraduate degree in nutrition and dietetics at Miami University and went on to complete her dietetic internship and master’s degree from Louisiana Tech University. Chelsea focuses on nutrition, exercise, and overall lifestyle to help her clients see long-term success. Chelsea is passionate about helping clients create a workable plan that fits their lifestyle, with also focusing on the metabolism and principles of functional nutrition. Email Chelsea at if you have any questions about nutrition.

Let’s have some fun – all while exercising! Guests are invited throughout the day on Sunday, October 21 and Monday, October 29 as a thank you for being a loyal member. Take advantage of these upcoming events with your fellow members and FFC staff!

Join the FFC Lincoln Park team on Sunday, October 21 from 12 – 3 PM for food and drinks while enjoying the Bears game. Are you a cyclist and want to get in a workout too? RSVP to ride and watch the game in the Endurance Training Studio with a 3-hour Sufferfest workout in our CompuTrainer studio! Visit for more information on the event. For questions or more information, email