It’s not too late to 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 just began! 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

Calling all cowboys and cowgirls – mosey on over and saddle on up to a Western themed Parents Night Out on Friday, June 29 from 5:45 – 9 PM!

  • $30 for 1
  • $35 for 2
  • $5 each additional – non-members welcome.

Enjoy dinner, activities and a movie. Contact Hilary Anderson handerson@ffc.com for more information.

Congratulations to our FFC Oak Park’s June members of the month, Nicole, Amar, Phoebe and Ezra Patel! We asked them a few questions about their experience at FFC – here is what they had to share.

1. What does membership at FFC mean to you?

Being able to check the kids into the Kids’ Club and have caregivers that are trustworthy and engaged with the kids means the world to us. It gives us, as parents, the freedom to take time to do something for ourselves, and not feel guilty. It is nice to go to a gym where there are so many friendly and helpful people eager to help you reach your goals. It is always clean, and an overall nice place to workout.

2. When at FFC you will find us….

You will find Phoebe and Ezra crafting, playing dress up, or being read to by the amazing Kids’ Club team. You will find Amar working upstairs in the lounge, or on the treadmill sweating it out. Nicole likes to use the elliptical, weight train, and take classes.

3. We work out to…

Nicole and Amar work out to be healthier and work on their goals.They want to be good role models for Phoebe and Ezra, and maintain an active lifestyle. Phoebe and Ezra work out because it is fun!

 

Moms, (dads) & kids – join us on the sun deck on Saturday, June 23 at 10 AM with Marylou Tawney for a kid-friendly boot camp. Then refuel with brunch and some adult Bellinis.

Cost

  • $15 for adults (includes brunch & Bellinis)
  • $7 for kids (includes brunch & juice)

Email jlong@ffc.com for more information and to RSVP!

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

One of the biggest pieces of feedback we get as a company from our members is that you want to know what to do at the gym to get results. A program. A plan. A formula.

That is the goal of our Workout of the Month. Each month’s workout will have a feature movement, a progress chart, and up to 6 full workouts per week to follow.

Click here to see the details, learn about the moves, download a PDF you can take to the gym with you and more!

This month’s move is all about fat burning – with higher volume and lighter weight. Check out the movement highlight of the month – the kettlebell swing.

Introduce a friend, family member or co-worker to everything you love about FFC. When they join by May 31, you’ll get to use the club for no charge in July!

See the membership department or go to ffc.com/refer-a-friend for details.

Every 90 minutes someone is diagnosed with ALS. Please save the date and join us Saturday, July 14 for Windy City Sweatout along with ALS, Life Fitness and McCollister’s for a special workout featuring some of 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!

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

For more information and to register, visit https://www.classy.org/event/windy-city-sweatout/e180859.

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

Can you believe it? Summer is right around the corner! To help with your May planning, please find the operating hours for each club over the holiday weekend. Have a happy and healthy Memorial Day on Monday, May 28!

Monday, May 28

  • FFC Union Station & FFC Old Town – closed
    All other clubs: 7 AM – 5 PM

All other weekend hours will be normal.

*24-hour clubs reopen at 4:30 AM Tuesday, May 29.

Stress in life is inevitable, but how we handle stress can make a difference on the way it affects us. Besides the obvious benefits of exercise that we’re all familiar with, such as improving our physical condition and fighting diseases, exercise can also help to keep our stress levels at bay. And while the negative impacts of stress are numerous, what many people don’t realize is the role that physical therapy can play in helping to eliminate the negative side effects of stress.

Many patients visit our centers as a result of the pain and dysfunction which results from stress. A common side effect of stress that many individuals experience is muscle tension, which can cause headaches, neck pain and back pain. Learn more about the painful side effects of stress and how physical therapy can help https://bit.ly/2wuFznD. Don’t forget NovaCare provides you with your very own physical therapist and athletic trainer! Stop by our center located in the Oak Park FFC for a complimentary injury screen.