Looking for new workout tunes? Look no further! This month, we’re featuring Victor Virgilio’s workout playlist! Victor is the Operations Manager for FFC Park Ridge. After working in hotel management, Victor decided to follow his passion and work in the health and wellness industry. He has now been with FFC for 5 years, working at Gold Coast, Old Town and West Loop before landing at Park Ridge.

Check out Victor’s featured playlist on our Spotify channel.

Victor Virgilio

Don’t spend the holiday season in pain! Here are some things our Physical Therapists can do for you:

  • Physical therapists are trained diagnosticians. You do not need a physician’s referral to start physical therapy with our clinical experts…visit us today!
  • Physical therapists treat balance disorders. Avoid slips and falls with a balance test and put aside fears, improve strength and coordination and lessen symptoms.
  • Physical therapists treat neck pain and headaches, too. Don’t let holiday stress get the best of you, physical therapists can often stop headaches before they start.
  • If you are experiencing any of these issues or have sustained a recent injury, please see one of our clinicians for a complimentary injury screen and experience the power of physical therapy!

Injury Screen Times:

  • FFC Boystown: December 17, 4 – 6 PM
  • FFC East Lakeview: December 9, 3 – 4 PM
  • FFC Elmhurst: Walk-ins Welcome
  • FFC Lincoln Park: December 12, 4 – 5 PM
  • FFC Oak Park: Walk-ins Welcome
  • FFC Park Ridge: December 4, 7:30 – 9:30 AM; December 11, 5 – 7 PM; December 18, 4 – 6 PM
  • FFC South Loop: December 11, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
  • FFC Union Station: December 18, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
  • FFC West Loop: December 10, 4:15 – 5:00 PM

Join instructor Lindy Endres on Thursday, December 19 from 6:30 – 7:45 PM for a burlesque workout! Learn a fun dance routine in this holiday-themed burlesque-influenced workout. Class is free for members and $10 for non-members. Questions? Email Dominick at ddefranco@ffc.com.

Join us for Parents Night Out on Saturday, December 16 from 4 – 7 PM.

About Parents Night Out:
Need to get out but don’t have a babysitter? Drop the kids off at the Kids’ Club!

Kids enjoy pizza, drinks and fun activities in the gym. Activities include basketball, some arts and crafts, movies and more. Advanced registration is required. Pricing is as follows: $35 for the first child, $40 for two children and $5 for each additional child in the same family. Ages 3 – 12. Contact Tyler at twatts@ffc.com to register.

The FFC South Loop Facebook group is 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.

Don’t wait… come to NovaCare Rehabilitation and start healing today! You do not need a physician’s referral to start physical therapy. Our licensed physical therapists will work
directly with you to get you on the road to recovery and feeling better. Whether you’re a competitive athlete or weekend warrior, physical therapy can help you recover from sprains, strains or other injuries and keep you in the game!

If you are experiencing any of these issues or have sustained a recent injury, please see one of our clinicians for a complimentary injury screen and experience the power of physical therapy!

Injury Screen Times:

  • FFC East Lakeview: November 12, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
  • FFC Elmhurst: November 23, 8:30 – 10:00 AM
  • FFC Boystown: November 20, 4 – 6 PM
  • FFC Lincoln Park:November 21, 4:30 – 5:30 PM
  • FFC Oak Park: Walk-ins Welcome
  • FFC Park Ridge: November 6, 7:30 – 9:30 AM
  • FFC South Loop: November 20, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
  • FFC Union Station: November 13, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
  • FFC West Loop: November 12, 4:15 – 5:00 PM

Stay on Track with Your Nutrition this Thanksgiving By Chelsea Stegman, RD at FFC Lincoln Park

Worried that Thanksgiving might get in the way of your goals? You are not alone. You can use these tips to be intentional this Turkey Day without depriving yourself:

Fill half of your plate with veggies. Thanksgiving is traditionally full of these nutrient-dense and calorie-sparse foods. Make it a point to consume vegetables first; the fiber will keep you satiated!

Get your protein in. Turkey! Need I say more? If you are following a specialized vegan or vegetarian diet, ensure that you bring your own dish with a good source of protein.

Eat slowly. When you slow down, you savor your food and feel content without eating more than you need. Why would you not want to savor this delicious traditional Thanksgiving food?

Share your dessert. This will allow you to still enjoy some pumpkin pie and connect with a loved one at the same time.

Take a post-meal walk. This is one way to sneak some physical activity in while bonding with family. Post-meal walks can aid in digestion and improve blood sugar.

Questions? Reach out to Chelsea at cstegman@ffc.com.

Looking for new workout tunes? Look no further! This month’s playlist comes to us from Natalie Casper. Natalie is the new Marketing Manager for FFC, and she is so excited to be a part of the FFC Family. You’ll be able to find Natalie in the clubs attending HIIT, spin and yoga classes–be sure to say hello!

Check out Natalie’s featured playlist here:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4DSln655GsCufh86AHFkoP?si=Qir13Wj9Tea2X7rlhhh-Tw

Natalie Casper on spin bike

Join us for Parents Night Out on Saturday, November 16 from 4 – 7 PM.

About Parents Night Out:
Need to get out but don’t have a babysitter? Drop the kids off at the Kids’ Club!

Kids enjoy pizza, drinks and fun activities in the gym. Activities include basketball, some arts and crafts, movies and more. Advanced registration is required. Pricing is as follows: $35 for the first child, $40 for two children and $5 for each additional child in the same family. Ages 3 – 12. Contact Tyler at twatts@ffc.com to register and for any questions.

Pumpkin Apple Fall Facial $105

This corrective treatment has everything you need to revive dry summer skin. Packed full of nutritious pumpkin and rejuvenating apple wine extract, this is sure to generate results. Tightens and firms, infuses skin with potent antioxidant support and brightens skin tone for a beautiful fresh look!

*No two discounts apply. Service must be received in October.

60-Minute Massage for $101

School’s started and the slower pace of summer has been left behind – take the opportunity before the busy holiday season starts to take care of yourself! Book a massage for some zen in your life.

*No two discounts apply. Service must be received in October.

Ortanic Special

During the month of October, the Ortanic Monthly Membership is only $34.99 – with no initiation fee!