Congratulations to FFC Lincoln Park July Member of the Month Dan Jackson! Dan has been a member since 2013 and is one of the most positive and inspirational members of the FFC LP community. We asked him a few questions about his experience and here’s what he had to share:

What does membership at FFC mean to you?

It allows me the opportunity to stay healthy and be fit in collaboration with others. I have always enjoyed working out, but more importantly, doing it within a community. FFC allows me to do just that. Whether it’s in PTC classes, yoga classes, the endurance program, or simply lifting weights. The people at FFC are what makes everything so much more enjoyable.

When at FFC, you will find me…

You will find me all over the place at FFC… Depending on what I’m doing on any particular day you may find me on the turf taking PTC classes, on the weight floor lifting, in the mind and body studio, or even outside running with the endurance team. No matter what I’m doing, I’m always going to be enjoying it in the company of other members and friends.

I work out to…

I work out to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle so I can live happily for as long as possible.

Join us through the month of July for some exciting events at Kids’ Club! Parents’ Night out will be Saturday, July 20 and will be Under the Sea-themed. Email nachille@ffc.com for more information!

  • July 1-7: 4th of July week
  • July 8-14: All About Me
  • July 15-21: Ocean Life
  • *July 20th: PNO UNDER THE SEA*
  • July 22-28: Camping
  • July 29-Aug 4: Shark Week

Join us on Sunday, June 23 for a special Mommy & Me workout on Sunday June 23 at 1 PM!

Bring your daughters (or sons!) ages 6 – 12 yrs old in for a 30-minute DIY (Do it Yourself) total body conditioning class, which uses your own body weight to elevate heart rate, increase strength and endurance.

Moms and daughters (or sons) will get to work out as a team during this amazing class! Contact Max Potolsky for more info at mpotolsky@ffc.com.

Join us for a great lineup of weekly programming and events at the FFC Lincoln Park Kids’ Club throughout the month of June! Questions? Email Nicole at nachille@ffc.com for more information or questions!

  • June 3-9: music
  • June 10-16: super heroes
    • *PNO June 15, 5 – 8 PM (superhero themed)
  • June 17 – 23: summer time magic
  • June 24 – 30: flowers and gardening
  • June 28 (FIRST EVER!) Mom’s Day Out

About Moms’ Day Out:

Drop your kiddo’s off with us for a bonus 2 hours to yourself the last Friday of the month. From 1:30-3:30pm your kids will enjoy fun educational activities while you gain 2 kids free hours in your day. Email Nicole at nachille@ffc.com to sign up!

We’d like to extend a warm welcome to our newest team members at the FFC Lincoln Park spa!

 

 

Elizabeth Carter, Licensed Esthetician

“I am an aesthetic advisor with a passion of beauty, skincare, and fashion. Need guidance with any of these three things? I’m your girl! Helping others boost their self esteem through aesthetics is a fulfilling job, I am thankful that I get to do so every day.” To schedule a consultation with Elizabeth, email her at ecarter@ffc.com!

 

 

 

Michelle Williams, Licensed Esthetician, Airbrush Tan Specialist

“For me, being an esthetician skin care is more than just outer appearances. It’s what is underneath that truly counts. I treat not only the layers of your skin, but also tune into your energetic needs as well.” To schedule a consultation with Michelle, email her at mwilliams@ffc.com!

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!