It’s FFC South Loop’s 14th anniversary! From May 28 – 31, we’ll be celebrating 14 incredible years with an open house, which will include raffle prizes, giveaways, snacks and more. Find us from 5:30 – 7:30 PM on 5/29 and from 6 – 9 AM on 5/30 for some celebration goodies as an overall thank you for being a member here with us at FFC South Loop!

Join Dominick, Reina and Esau on Sunday, May 5 from 9 – 10 AM as they team-teach Zumba on Cinco de Mayo! Don’t miss this Latin-inspired dance party.

Achieve a better workout & more nutrition efficiency (and see better results) – check out the Metabolic Roadshow! From April 23 through May 9, you can complete a VO2 Max or Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) test at the Metabolic Cart!

What are these tests for?

Both tests would be appropriate for anyone who has plateaued at a specific weight and wants to get out of that rut, all Myzone users, or someone training for a specific goal (marathon, ironman, build mass, lose weight, etc).

Questions? Email metabolictesting@ffc.com! Or our own registered dietician Dan Larson at dlarson@ffc.com!

Drop your kids off and head out for a night of fun during our Parents’ Night Out on Saturday, May 18 from 4 – 7 PM! Mini-member activities will include pizza, water and juice for dinner, a craft, movie and fun.

To sign up or for more information, contact Chris Irwin, member experience manager, at cirwin@ffc.com.

Congratulations to FFC South Loop May Member of the Month, Jonathan Sladek! We asked Johnathan about his experience at FFC, and here’s what he had to share. You can read his full member story here!

What does membership at FFC mean to you?

Fitness Formula Clubs is a gym that feels like home to me. In such a big city, there aren’t many gyms where the training staff knows you on a first name basis. Coming to FFC South Loop every afternoon is the best part of my day.

When at FFC, you will find me….

Every day, Monday through Thursday, lifting weights, riding a bike or on the treadmill. On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday I’m in a different city traveling for hockey.

Why do you work out?

My ultimate goal is to get hired in the NHL as a linesman. As a former college hockey player maintaining a healthy lifestyle has always been a big party of my life. As officials, we skate the entire duration of the game. FFC’s training platforms have helped me perform both physically and mentally every game.

The FFC South Loop Facebook group will be your one-stop, all-inclusive location to learn about breaking news, events, staff, education and various other fun information. Stay up to date with everything happening in the club and the fun that our members and team are having! Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/FFCSouthLoop to join.

Join our amazing certified trainers to try out the April workout of the month at FFC South Loop on either Tuesday April 9 from 6 – 7 PM or Tuesday April 16 from 6 – 7 PM. Questions? Email msummers@ffc.com!

Better Workout & Nutrition Efficiency (And Results) – Check Out the Metabolic Roadshow!

From April 23 through May 9, you can catch the Metabolic Cart every day to complete a VO2 Max or Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) test!

What are these tests for?

Both tests would be appropriate for anyone who has plateaued at a specific weight and wants to get out of that rut, all Myzone users, someone training for a specific goal (marathon, ironman, build mass, lose weight, etc).

Nutrition/Endurance Seminar – Tuesday, April 30; 6 PM

We will also be conducting a nutrition/endurance seminar during the roadshow on Tuesday, April 30 at 6 PM to help educate members on why metabolic testing is important and how it can help them train/eat.

Questions? Email metabolictesting@ffc.com!

Drop your kids off and head out for a night of fun during our Parents’ Night Out on Saturday, April 27 from 4 – 7 PM! Mini-member activities will include pizza, water and juice for dinner, a craft, movie and fun.

To sign up or for more information, contact Chris Irwin, member experience manager, at cirwin@ffc.com.

Congratulations to FFC South Loop member of the month Lance Wheeler! We asked Lance a couple of questions about his experience at FFC, here’s what he had to share.

What does membership at FFC mean to you?

Membership at FFC means an opportunity to grow and develop my body and mind the way I’ve always dreamed that I could, while being surrounded by like-minded people.

When at FFC, you will find me…

When at FFC, you will find me hanging (getting my a$$ kicked) with my trainer, Nazha.

I work out to…

I work out so that I can actively engage and enjoy the world around me. For a long time I solely focused on running for my mental and physical health, but as I got older, my body wasn’t recovering as well. Incorporating full body training (including running) provides an opportunity to have a more healthy and balanced life than previously. And hey, the additional muscle growth isn’t such a bad side effect!