Book a climbing party at FFC’s Rock Wall to earn your Climbing Merit Badge or Climbing Adventure badge. Rock on!

For more information, contact Erica Estrada at eestrada@ffc.com.

Looking for a goal to accomplish in 2020? Ready to tackle something completely new? Or, maybe you are looking to stay in the racing mindset during the winter months? Our 21st Annual Indoor Triathlon Series is the perfect place for beginners to try a triathlon and for endurance athletes to compete indoors!

2020 Indoor Triathlon Series:

    • Saturday, February 8: FFC Elmhurst + Kids Tri
    • Sunday, February 23: FFC Park Ridge + Kids Tri
    • Saturday, February 29: FFC West Loop
    • Saturday, March 21: FFC Gold Coast + Kids Tri
    • Saturday, March 28: FFC Oak Park + Kids Tri

Each event consists of a 10 minute swim, 30 minute bike and 20 minute run. Plus, you have the option to race twice if you’d like!

Visit ffc.com/triathlon for more information and to register for the event!

Do you love Valentine’s Day? Can’t stand it? Completely indifferent? We’ve got a class for you in the week leading up to Valentine’s Day!

Check out our schedule of themed classes here – and don’t forget, you can bring a friend for free to any of these classes! Just click on the BFF icon next to the class in the group fitness schedule!

GROUP FITNESS THEMED CLASSES

Monday, February 10
Union Station at 12:15 PM: Be My Valentine Vinyasa – yoga with Annie
Lincoln Park at 5:45 PM: You Give Love a Bad Name – spin with Lara

Tuesday, February 11
South Loop at 6:30 PM: How Do I Love Z – Zumba with Dominick and Esau
Boystown at 7:15 PM: Motiv8 and Bring a Mate with Kelly

Wednesday, February 12
West Loop at 5:15 PM: Love Ya To The Core 94 with Lois
Gold Coast at 6:30 PM: Bring Your Valentine Barre Bootcamp with Ashleigh

Thursday, February 13
East Lakeview at 5:30 PM: You’re Such A Teaser – Pilates with Jennifer
Old Town at 5:45 PM: Love, Peace and Pilates with Natasha
Boystown at 6:30 PM: Love, Sweat and Spin with Anna Rose
Gold Coast at 6:30 PM: Love, Sweat and Gears – spin with Austin Head
Boystown at 6:45 PM: Bring Your Valentine Vinyasa – yoga with Jonathan

Friday, February 14
Elmhurst at 11:30 AM: Love Potion 94 – Formula 94 with Ashley
Boystown at 5:45 PM: Candlelight Yoga with Rachel

THE FACTION THEMED CLASSES

Jump in to one of our Valentine’s Day themed classes with The Faction this month and learn why it’s the workout we love to hate!

FFC Gold Coast:
The Faction Presents: The Heart Racer

  • Join The Faction coaches Ruth, Jeremy and August on Tuesday, February 11 from 6 – 7:30 PM for the Ultimate Team Competition. You’ll work together as partners to complete one cardio exercise, four strength moves and three drills that will make your heart race. This complimentary class is open to all FFC members and guests.
  • Pre-registration is required by emailing Ruth Wooster at RWooster@ffc.com.
  • FFC Elmhurst:
    Love To Hate It with The Faction

  • All members are invited to the turf for a special Faction class on Tuesday, February 11 at 6 PM. Each participant will receive a ticket for a free drink at the Club Lounge after class.
  • Want more info? Email Bobby at rrupcich@ffc.com.
  • FFC Park Ridge:
    Love To Hate It with The Faction

  • Calling all Faction Members! We’re giving you two chances to show your friends why you love to hate The Faction! On Friday, February 14, bring a friend for FREE to either the 6:00 AM class or the 9:30 AM class.
  • Want more info? Email Sam Gonzalez at sgonzalez@ffc.com.
  • FFC Old Town:
    Love To Hate It with The Faction

  • Join us for our next installment of Crunch and Brunch on Saturday February 15 from 10 – 11 AM in the Performance Training Center! Team brunch to follow.
  • Email Julia at jgroves@ffc.com for more details.
  • Congratulations to FFC Oak Park’s February member of the month, Connie Collins! Connie shared a few thoughts about what membership at FFC means to her – here’s what she had to say:

    1. What does membership at FFC mean to you?

    A post-retirement opportunity to finally focus on me!

    2. When at FFC you will find me…

    Working with my trainer Jose – laughing to get through the pain.

    3. I workout to…

    Move toward achievements of my personal best!

    Thank you for being a member of our community, Connie!

    Enjoy the latest specials and new menu items at our cafe, local’84!

    Flatbread Friday: $5 Flatbread Pizzas (Margherita or BBQ Chicken)

    Try our homemade meal prep dishes:

  • Chicken: $8.99
  • Vegetarian: $8.99
  • Salmon: $10.99
  • Questions? Contact Terron Edmonds at dedmonds@ffc.com.

    Join us Friday, February 28 from 6 – 9 PM for a fun time on our climbing wall.

    Member Pricing: $30 for 1 child; $35 for 2 children

    Non-member Pricing: $40 for 1 child; $45 for 2 children

    $5 each additional child after two.

    Dinner will be served. Ages 3 and up. Registration closes at 3pm on February 28.

    To register, contact Erica Estrada at eestrada@ffc.com.

    Join us Friday, February 14 from 6 – 9 PM for an evening filled with Valentine-themed crafts.

    Member Pricing: $25 for 1 child; $30 for 2 children

    Non-member Pricing: $30 for 1 child; $35 for 2 children

    $5 each additional child after two.
    Dinner will be served. Ages 3 and up. Registration closes at 3pm on February 14.

    To register, contact Erica Estrada at eestrada@ffc.com.

    We are constantly looking for ways to enhance your club experience. Here is a brief recap of the latest improvements made to club:

  • We have added 4 new rowers to the fitness floor.
  • We have also added new upright recumbent bikes with virtual programming and access to Netflix and other websites.
  • Questions? Please email General Manager Jeff at jlong@ffc.com.

    Our new group fitness schedule begins on January 6. Check out the upcoming changes and additions to the schedule:

  • Restorative yoga on Mondays at 8 PM is now Candlelight Yoga
  • Tread on Wednesdays at 5:30 AM is now a 45 minute TIGR (Tread Interval with Group Training)
  • Hip Hop has been moved from Friday afternoons to Sundays at 11 AM
  • ReVive is back on the schedule with Charles on Saturdays at 9:15 AM
  • Questions? Please contact Group Fitness manager Paige at pbartley@ffc.com.

    Are you looking to get back on track after the holidays? Seeking a nutrition program that you’ll stick to for more than a couple weeks? Need a group of people going through the same thing to help keep you accountable? Join our New Year, New You 8 Week Nutrition Boot Camp at FFC Oak Park from Tuesday, January 7 – February 25 at 6:30 PM.

    What you’ll get:

    • Weekly 1-hour small group sessions with a registered dietitian
    • Closed Facebook group
    • Access to the dietitian via email throughout the week
    • Meal plans and recipes/recipe of the week

    What we’ll cover:

    • Grocery store tour ($125 value)
    • Pantry makeover ($99 value)
    • Nutrition basics for every day success
    • Fad diets and why they don’t work
    • Meal prep/planning tips and tricks
    • Navigating real life – how to handle dining out, parties, the Superbowl, office goodies, etc.
    • Participants’ choice – we’ll address whatever hot topics you want to hear about
    • And more!

    Cost: $120pp with a minimum of 10 people

    Email Allison Koch, RD at akoch@ffc.com to register for the boot camp!