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.

Get your workouts on TRACK in this one-day group workout at the STATION (FFC Union Station, that is!). Choose from an assortment of workout stations to customize your individual workout. Stations will be running on a 30-minute cycle so feel free to hop between stations to add variety and additional challenge. Post-workout snacks will be provided.

Station options include: 1) Yoga/mobility, 2) Kettlebells, 3) Bodyweight HIIT, 4) Pilates mat, 5) Boxing, 6) Agility/plyometrics, 7) Conditioning/jump rope, 8) Powerlifting basics (form check included).

Cost is $10/person. Email Fitness Director Michelle at mstratton@ffc.com for more information or to register.

We are celebrating our 35th anniversary this month and invite you to join us for special festivities and an open house September 24, 25 and 26! This is a great opportunity for you as a member of FFC to bring along a friend for the fun.

To participate, just stop in the membership office so we can greet your guest and get them registered to enjoy and experience FFC.

Questions or want to bring a group of coworkers? Contact Ernie Wachs at ewachs@ffc.com!

It’s almost time to head back to school so make the most of these last few relaxing days of summer by taking advantage of one of our August spa specials!

Men’s Facial: $95
* No two discounts apply. Service must be received in August.

60-minute Aromatherapy Massage: $101
* No two discounts apply. Service must be received in August.

3 No Chip Manicures: $125
*No two discounts apply. Services expire 1/1/20.

Active Release Techniques (ART) can play a part in addressing overuse injuries. It has been a major presence in Ironman races for over 20 years. ART is a movement based/soft tissue technique that addresses problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves which are often a result of overuse. When tissue is subjected to acute conditions (pulls, tears, contusions) or an accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma), scar tissue can build up. This can lead to decreased flexibility, decreased strength as well as feeling pain and can lead to inefficiencies in movement patterns.

Stop by NovaCare and see how our specialty treatments can help keep you active and pain-free! 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 during the times listed below and experience the power of physical therapy!

  • FFC East Lakeview – August 17; 9:30 – 10:30 AM
  • FFC Elmhurst – August 10; 8 – 10 AM
  • FFC Boystown – August 15; 4 – 6 PM
  • FFC Gold Coast – walk-ins welcome
  • FFC Lincoln Park – walk-ins welcome
  • FFC Oak Park – August 28; 4 – 6 PM
  • FFC Park Ridge – walk-ins welcome
  • FFC South Loop – walk-ins welcome
  • FFC Union Station – August 20; 11:30 – 1 PM
  • FFC West Loop – August 20; 4:15 – 5 PM