Race for the cure on Sunday, May 12 at Montrose Harbor for a Mother’s Day 5K! Click here to register and for more details.

Details:Location: Montrose Harbor (601 W. Montrose Avenue)

  • 7:30 AM Site Opens
  • 8:00 AM Main Stage Program Begins
  • 9:00 AM Race Kickoff
  • 12:00 PM Finish Fest Celebration Ends

There is still time to sign up! Funds raised will help save lives through:

Drop the kids off and take some well-deserved time for yourself! Check out the full list of programming for the month of May. Questions? Email bdowdy@ffc.com!

  • May 6 – 12: Career Week
  • May 13 – 19 Mad Scientist Week (science theme)
  • *Parents’ Night Out: Saturday, May 18 “SPACE ODYSSEY” theme
  • May 20 – 26: Acts of Kindness Week
  • May 27 – June 2: Body Movement Week

Congratulations to FFC Lincoln Park’s May Member of the Month, Amanda George! We asked Amanda a few questions about her experience at FFC, and here’s what she had to share:

What does membership at FFC mean to you?

Membership at FFC not only means joining a gym, but really, a community of people who encourage, inspire and improve me! I love all the friendly faces at FFC, including not only my fellow members, but also the awesome staff. People here are caring, enthusiastic, and incredibly knowledgeable, which makes for an excellent experience.

When at FFC, you will find me…

On the turf enjoying the PTC classes, in a hot yoga class, exercising out on the sun deck (when it’s warm enough), in the spin studio, or on a treadmill. I love it all! Besides the great people, another thing I love about FFC is the many options it provides. I’ve thought before about just buying a package of classes from a studio, but I like mixing up my workouts. FFC has everything you could want, but without skimping on quality!

I work out to…

I work out to challenge myself to achieve new goals. In particular, I love distance running, and I’m always looking to get faster and stronger. At FFC, their knowledgeable staff has helped me build strength and speed in a smarter way, so that I am less injury-prone. After a great training cycle at FFC, I came in 3rd place in the Atlanta Marathon in March! I am excited to keep pushing myself, fueled by support and motivation from the wonderful community at FFC!

We are thrilled to share that Jameela Chaudhry has been promoted to level 2 master trainer! Below Jameela share some thoughts. Want to set up a consultation with her? Email her at jchaudhry@ffc.com!

As we move into the warmer months and are gearing up for that summer sweat, I wanted to take a moment to share with you some exciting news. FFC has given me the opportunity to be promoted to a level 2 master trainer!

Throughout my four-year training career, I have grown as a fitness professional to keep bettering my practice and my clients. Starting with a certification from the National Council of Certified Personal Trainers, I have also:

  • Trained a wide base of clientele
  • Increased my training and fitness acumen through a variety of workshops and continuing education opportunities
  • Completed online continuing education courses specific to programming, diet/nutrition and muscular function
  • Completed Myzone heart rate training
  • Been trained in recovery tools including trigger point and HyperIce
  • Attended informal educational seminars regarding kettlebells, Muscular Activation Technique, and boxing skills
  • Accrued many, many hours of experience on the floor with my clients
  • Have become a proficient boxing instructor and started a women’s boxing bootcamp

You work hard trying to make gains toward your goals – have you taken the time to recover? Check out our new small group training class, RESTORE!

Your body has over 600 muscles that participate in 40+ movement patterns. Muscles can be overtrained and stretched to inhibition. Inhibited muscles lead to compensation. Compensation leads to tightness and that can lead you to potential injury or pain which can result in set-backs in your fitness endeavors.

RESTORE can help:

  • increase or maintain the body’s tolerance to exercise and stress.
  • increase or maintain strength, endurance and mobility.
  • stop, reverse or slow down the degenerative orthopedic/musculoskeletal and neuromuscular processes.
  • create an environment for healing, a sense of well-being and better body awareness to help prevent injury!

Pricing:

  • 1 month program $120
  • 2 month program $215

Contact Bill Busch, FFC elite level 4 trainer and MAT Rx total body specialist at wbusch@ffc.com for more details and to sign up for class!

 

We’re excited to share FFC Lincoln Park has some new fitness equipment for you to check out! Want a demo or have questions about any of the below (or any equipment)? Just stop by the fitness desk or email lromuar@ffc.com!

1-80 kg fitness tire
1-100 kg fitness tire
4-15 lbs medicine balls
2-¼ inch superbands
2-½ inch superbands
2-1 inch superbands
2-2 inch superbands
Stackable plyo boxes: 1-3 inch box; 1-6 inch box; 1-12 inch box; 1-18 inch box; 1-24 inch box

 

Meet with Chelsea Stegman, our registered dietitian, and Chris Navin, our endurance coach to discuss ways to optimize your metabolism both during workouts and at rest. They will be discussing the science behind FFC’s metabolic testing and performing demos. Questions? Email cstegman@ffc.com!

We’d like to extend a huge welcome to our new licensed esthetician and Ortanic airbrush specialist, Elizabeth! Be sure to stop by the spa and see her for a treatment!

 

Attention members, please be aware that FFC Lincoln Park will be closing our group fitness studio on the 4th floor (next to the spin studio) for a short period of time from April 15 – April 22 in order to make urgent repairs to the studio floor due to water damage from a burst pipe.

There will be limited changes to our group fitness schedule at this time – we thank you for your patience as we work to ensure the club meets our high standards of operation. Please email bdowdy@ffc.com with any questions.

FFC is proud to offer our unique Kids’ Club childcare program to allow parents those precious moments to focus on their own health and well-being.

Our Kids Club focuses on providing a safe environment full of energy and a sense of family for our mini-members. We keep our mini-members engaged by providing weekly activities – covering everything from story time to crafts, we keep the fun going! In addition, we host a monthly themed Parents’ Night Out event every third Saturday of the month. For three hours, we get to bond with the kids while you enjoy an evening out.

Our weekly themes and events are as follows:

  • April 1-5: Spring Has Sprung (theme)
  • April 8-12: Book Week (theme)
  • April 15-19: Little Big League Baseball Week (theme)
  • April 20: PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT, “A Night At the Ballpark” (event)
  • April 22-26: Earth Week (theme)
  • April 29-May 3: Science week (theme)