Need extra motivation to get your workouts in this holiday season? Join our free Union Station Myzone MEP Challenge: Movember Movin’. The contest will run from November 1 to November 30. An email invitation will be sent to all existing FFC Union Station Myzone users. Accept this invite to enter the challenge and be eligible for prizes!

Achieve the 2000, 3000 or 4000 MEP threshold to earn varied amounts of free 30-minute training sessions based on threshold reached. There will also be a Beat the Trainer feature to this challenge. Those members who beat the threshold set by Trainer Tom will win a FREE MONTH OF SMALL GROUP TRAINING in December! So come get your move on in “Movember”!

Attention endurance athletes: the off-season has arrived! You’ve been pounding the pavement for months and now it’s time to recover. The off-season is the perfect time to work on your body composition so that you can race more efficiently next year. Fine tune your nutrition with an RMR test this off-season. You will discover exactly how many calories you need to consume per day to achieve your desired results this fall/winter.

Throughout November, bring in your race bib (or results) and receive $26.20 off your RMR Test. Questions? Email metabolictesting@ffc.com or contact your club’s registered dietitian for more information and to schedule a test.

Note: Offer applies to VO2 Testing as well. VO2 Tests are used as a measure of aerobic fitness to determine heart rate zones as they relate to training and racing. Learn how to train smarter this off-season to reach peak performance this spring.

Please help us extend a warm welcome to some new faces around the club!

Meet Your New Trainers

Group photo of personal trainers at FFC Union Station.(From left to right: Jeremy Glasgow, Matt Lilly, Bee Mustafa, Mike Brierton, Nicole Gibson)

Our training staff has grown and we’d like to introduce you to our newcomers. Jeremy Glasgow, Matt Lilly, Bee Mustafa, Mike Brierton and Nicole Gibson (Pilates) have all joined our team in the last 5 months. Each of them has worked with a diverse clientele, from post rehabilitation to weight loss to general fitness. Please reach out to Michelle, FFC Union Station Fitness Director, at mstratton@ffc.com to schedule a consultation with any of them today.

Meet Your New Closing Manager Cheryl Davis

FFC Union Station Cheryl Davis

Cheryl joined FFC as the Manager on Duty at our Sandburg pool location, and she is now joining the Union Station team as Closing Manager. We are excited to have Cheryl as part of our leadership team here at Union Station. Cheryl is a Chicago native who loves the city and all it has to offer. She is a mother of five children, and her favorite things to do in her free time are watching movies and roller skating.

Meet Your New Membership Representative Elliott Brustad

Elliott was born in the Chicagoland area and currently resides in Palatine. At the age of 10, he was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and the experience of battling an auto-immune disease has greatly impacted his desire to help others lead a healthy lifestyle. He is a happy go-lucky guy and can hold a conversation with just about anyone about anything, so feel free to stop him and say hello. For the month of November, any member who contacts Elliott to set up a guest visit will be extended one free guest pass for each new guest they set up. Please contact Elliott at ebrustad@ffc.com.

The FFC Union Station 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! https://www.facebook.com/groups/FFCUnionStation/.

FFC Union Station Member Parking Update: Short Term Solution Announced

As some of you know, the parking garage that currently provides complimentary parking for the club decided to close as of 9/30/2019. Thank you for your patience as we work through finding a permanent parking solution.

We are diligently continuing to search for a new garage, but we aren’t able to finalize negotiations until the local garages revisit their contracts in January, 2020.

Until we come to an agreement with a new garage, the short term solution for FFC Union Station parking will continue to be to use the FFC West Loop garage, located at the southwest corner of Madison and Jefferson. Your ticket will need to be validated in the FFC West Loop lobby, located at 10 S. Clinton St.

We do realize this is not ideal, but want to be able to provide a complimentary option in the short term. Again, we appreciate your patience as we work through finding a permanent solution to a problem that was outside of our control, and will continue to keep you updated as to our progress.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out through email at dkania@ffc.com.

There’s a reason why boxing is all the rage – it’s a full body, calorie-torching workout. Check out our brand new studio boxing group fitness class beginning on Monday, September 30.

This total body, boxing conditioning class really packs a punch! Easy to follow 3-minute boxing combinations on the bag will be followed by compound strength exercises to maximize heart rate and improve coordination. Get ready to leave it all on the studio floor! Questions? Email Lois at lois.miller@ffc.com!

We’re wishing you a happy and healthy Labor Day on Monday, September 2! Please be aware of the following holiday schedule to help you plan.

Monday, September 2

  • 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, September 3.

The busy back to school season means it’s more important than ever to take the time you need to recharge and relax. Check out the September specials at the spa!

  • Spend $100+ on a spa service and receive $10 in SPA Bucks to use on a future service. Spa Bucks redeemable October 1- December 31st, 2019.  Book your service at ffc.com/spa.
  • Take advantage of a $35 Ortanic custom airbrush tan to keep you glowing into the new season! Book your service at ortanic.com/book-now.

Offers valid September 1 – 30, 2019.

We are excited to announce Rebecca Faria is returning as an FFC exclusive group fitness instructor! Look for her on the new fall schedule, effective September 9. She’ll be at Union Station on the following schedule:

Tuesdays:
Loaded at 12:15 PM

Wednesdays:
Spinning Interval at 5:15 PM
Loaded at 6 PM

About Rebecca

Rebecca has been training and coaching in the fitness industry for over 10 years. Her interest in fitness began at an early age when she realized how important it was to her career as a professional dancer to maintain muscular and cardiovascular endurance. Becca is passionate about bringing both education and motivation to every member that takes her class. You will always walk out of her class feeling inspired and energized to take on your day!

Join FFC Union Station registered dietitian Liz DeJulius for a fun challenge and submit your guess for a chance to win a 30-minute nutrition consultation! Questions? Email Liz at edejulius@ffc.com.