Exciting news, group fitness fans! Our heated classes have returned to our group fitness studios just in time for our colder weather. Enjoy Hot Yoga, Heated Vinyasa Yoga and more on our group fitness schedule: https://ffc.com/group-fitness/

For more information, please contact Lois at lmiller@ffc.com.

The FFC Spa is teaming up with our clubs to support our November Food Drives benefitting local food pantries. When you bring a donation for the food pantry to your local club, stop by the front desk to collect your $10 in FFC Spa Bucks! Limit one per person. 

 

Join us on Thursday, November 12 from 5 – 6 PM for a complimentary webinar on Women’s Health – Foods and Nutrients That Support Your Menstrual Cycle. Learn how to eat according to your 4 menstrual phases and the key nutrients that support reproductive health, fertility, and help manage PMS and period symptoms. 

Email Amy to RSVP and receive the link to the webinar at acarson@ffc.com.

FFC is collecting donation for the local food pantry this holiday season. We will collect unopened, unexpired, non-perishable food items during the month of November. 

If you would like to participate, please leave your items in the bins located in the lobby of the club. To thank you for your donation, the FFC Spa is giving $10 in FFC Spa Bucks to every donor! Limit one per person. Stop by the front desk to collect your Spa Bucks, and thank you for participating! 

For more information contact Julia at jgroves@ffc.com.

What is Uplift? To uplift each other with camaraderie within the fitness community! Women who lift together strive together!  Uplift is a group class that is focused on strength training as well as corrective exercises to ensure we get the most of our workouts in a group effort. Uplift is great for all levels and for those who are eager to learn how to properly lift without pain with a team.
Uplift classes take place on Tuesdays at 6 PM in the Performance Training Center. $120 per month or $30 drop in fee.  Try out your first class for free!  To sign up, email Susana at sfonseca@ffc.com. 

Join us on Friday, November 20 at 6PM for our 2-hour Self Defense Seminar with Krav Academy! 

To reserve your spot, contact Jeff Horvitz at Jhorvitz@ameritech.net or at 312-474-0210.

Did you know that FFC has at least 4 times the ventilation of offices and churches, and 2.7 times more than retail establishments, restaurants and bars?

Chicago’s building code for mechanical ventilation in various commercial spaces is measured by minimum cubic feet per minute (CFM). Here are some common CFM code specs: Fitness Centers: 20; Retail, Restaurants & Bars: 7.5; Offices and Place of Worship: 5.

At FFC, we are committed to keeping our members and staff safe. Our air vents at all clubs are monitored and cleaned monthly, and our air filters for all HVAC units are monitored monthly and replaced every 90 days.

In addition to our higher standards for ventilation, we have also invested in airPhx technology at all of our clubs. airPHX technology provides continual coverage against bacteria and viruses, generating sanitizing air.

For more information about our cleaning technology, products and procedures, please visit our Safety page.

 

Our Registered Dietitians are ready to answer your nutrition questions and offer healthy living support with our new social media offerings. 

Weekly Facebook Live Session on Mondays at 12 PM: Tune in for Supporting Healthy Habits: Ask An RD, our healthy eating series led by FFC Registered Dietitian Amy Carson. Each week covers a different nutrition topic and gives viewers the opportunity to have their questions answered live. Tune in on our Facebook page!

FFC Nutrition Facebook Group: Join our newly formed FFC Nutrition Facebook Group to interact with our Registered Dietitians and other members that are making lifestyle changes towards better health. Click here to join the group. 

Instagram Live Q&A on Wednesday, October 7 at 12 PM: Join our team of Registered Dietitians on Instagram Live for a Q&A. Do you have burning nutrition questions? Email your questions to nutrition@ffc.com with the Subject Line “Instagram Live” and then tune in to see our RDs answer your questions.

Want more nutrition info? Email nutrition@ffc.com.

Join FFC Old Town and the Old Town Merchants and Residents Association on Sunday, October 11 from 1 PM – 2 PM for an outdoor fitness class! Take your workout outdoors for an hour of socially-distanced fitness on the patio of the Chicago History Museum. 

To register for class, please visit oldtownchicago.org/livewell2020.

We are so excited to welcome you back to the club! We have set the following dates for reopening our 11 FFC locations:

Wednesday, July 1: East Lakeview, Elmhurst, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Oak Park, Park Ridge, South Loop and West Loop

Monday, July 6: Old Town and Union Station

TBD: Boystown

Please note: all members will have ACCESS TO ALL CLUBS beginning July 1 for the month of July.

To see hours for each location, please visit ffc.com/club-locations.

For more information on our new operating procedures, please visit ffc.com/safety.

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Visit ffc.com/reopening-faqs for answers to your most pressing questions.