We are thrilled to announce the first phase of our exciting renovations to FFC Union Station is complete! The former NovaCare space has been opened up, providing expansive additional floor space with brand new rubber fitness flooring and flooring in the existing strength area and member lounge, new lighting, new fitness desk, and new towel drop/eucalyptus towel fridge area.

Additional construction updates for the next phases will begin after the busy holiday season, in spring. For any questions, please email Dan at dkania@ffc.com.

We hope you enjoy these improvements and thank you for your patience during this time.

FFC Union Station, West Loop and Lincoln Park will be participating as drop off locations for the Holiday For Hope Toy Drive by the local organization, Dreams for Kids. These toys go to underprivileged kids around Chicago to ensure they have a good Christmas regardless of the income and circumstances of their family.

Each year, in December, communities rally to support the most vulnerable among us – homeless children. In celebrations large and small, across the world, every child is given a chance to experience the joy, generosity and love of the Holiday Season. There is food, gifts, music, dance, face painting, crafts, sports, books, and an experience of a lifetime. In Chicago over 1,200 children and their families will be hosted by Dreams for Kids, as they have been since 1989, to a spectacular day.

You can also volunteer to help wrap or hand out the toys at the Holiday for Hope event.

Holiday for Hope Toy Wrapping Party
Broadway Armory, Chicago, Illinois.
Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Click here to volunteer.

30th Annual Holiday for Hope
Broadway Armory, Chicago, Illinois.
Saturday, December 15th, 2018, 10am-3pm
Click here to register or volunteer.

More information is available online at dreamsforkids.org/holiday-for-hope/ or contact Claire Marquette with Dreams for Kids, at cmarquette@dreamsforkids.org!

Join us Wednesday, November 14 at 6 PM in the stairwells of Presidential Towers for a Couch to Climb training climb in preparation for the 2019 Fight For Air Climb event on Sunday, 3/10/19! Receive $10 off your registration, onsite training tips, and a complementary training guide! This event is FREE to anyone interested in learning more about the Fight For Air Climb and the American Lung Association. To RSVP please click here.

About the Fight For Air Climb Event on Sunday, March 10

Join the American Lung Association at the Fight For Air Climb at the Presidential Towers on Sunday, March 10th. You can climb 1, 2, 3, or all 4 towers. Each tower has 45 floors/585 steps to the top! Participants climb in the stairwells to the top and take the elevator down. Registration is open and you can join Team FFC, visit www.FightForAirClimb.org for more information. When you participate in a Fight For Air Climb event, you are stepping up to make a positive impact for those affected by lung disease. You will raise funds to support the American Lung Association’s mission while climbing the stairs of a skyscraper!

We are excited to share that we will be making some impactful changes to the club that will improve your experience with us. Please be aware of the following Phase 1 construction updates. Phase 2 will begin in spring, after the busy part of the new year. We thank you for your patience during this time, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact general manager Dan Kania at dkania@ffc.com.

Phase 1 will begin the week of October 15 and should be complete before Thanksgiving. Phase 1 will include:

  • removal of the walls surrounding the former NovaCare space, opening up an additional ~3,000 sq. ft. of fitness space
  • installing new rubber fitness flooring throughout expansion space as well as existing strength areas
  • new lighting throughout expansion space
  • removal of old and installation of new fitness desk
  • new towel drop and enclosure for eucalyptus fridge
  • new flooring in member lounge

FFC will have cheering stations during the 2018 Chicago Marathon on Sunday, October 7, 2018. Stop by anytime to join us in cheering on members, or sign up as a volunteer captain to help setup and hang out with us all morning! Plus, we’ll also have an Athlete’s Village pre-and-post-marathon set up at our FFC South Loop location!

FFC Cheering Station #1 – near Division and LaSalle, in front of FFC Old Town (1235 N. LaSalle). The station will be staffed from 7:15am – 9:30am. We will need volunteers to set up the station at 7:00am. This will be our primary cheering station for FFC charity partner TEAM BRIGHT PINK.

FFC Cheering Station #2 – near Waveland and Inner Lakeshore Drive, just down the street from FFC East Lakeview (3657 N. Pine Grove). The station will be staffed from 7:30am – 11am. We will need volunteers to set up the station at 7:00am. This will be our primary cheering station for FFC charity partner TEAM TO END AIDS (T2).

FFC Cheering Station #3 – near Clinton and Monroe, just down the street from FFC West Loop (10 S. Clinton). This station will be staffed from 8:30am-12noon. We will need volunteers to set up the station at 8:00am. This will be our primary cheering station for FFC charity partner DARE2TRI.

How to RSVP: save your spot and learn more at ffc.com/marathon or contact endurance@ffc.com.

July’s workout of the month focuses on blasting fat with higher volume and lower weight. The featured move is the TRX inverted row, plus this month’s workout gives you plenty of opportunities to earn your MEPs for Move2Win. Click here to download the workout and check out the videos.

NEW FOR July: kick off July and Move2Win with a full workout at ANY club Monday, July 2 at 6:00 PM!

Every 90 minutes someone is diagnosed with ALS.

Please join us Saturday, July 14 for Windy City Sweatout along with ALS, Life Fitness and McCollister’s for a special workout featuring some of Fitness Formula Club’s best instructors – Jennifer Dahl and Austin Head – on the main stage before Chicago’s largest country music and BBQ festival, Windy City Smokeout! Choose from

  • 9 – 9:45 AM – spinning interval
  • 10 – 10:45 AM – HIIT

Participants will also receive a post-class champagne toast, admission to the day’s events at Windy City Smokeout, and the opportunity to win prizes, swag, VIP passes, FFC memberships/dues, meet-and-greets with music artists and more!

>>> Register here! <<<

All proceeds benefit Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS – learn more at www.augiesquest.org.

We’re wishing you and your friends and family a happy, safe and healthy 4th of July holiday. Please find the holiday operating hours for each club below for 2018:

Tuesday, July 3

  • All clubs close at 8 PM

Wednesday, July 4

  • FFC Boystown, East Lakeview, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Oak Park & South Loop: 7 AM – 3 PM
  • FFC Park Ridge & West Loop: 7 AM – 5 PM
  • FFC Old Town & Union Station: closed

Thursday, July 5

  • Regular club hours (all 24-hour clubs will open at 4:30 AM).

Reap all the benefits of a restful and relaxing summer and enhance them with us at the spa! Take advantage of the following offers through the month of July:

30-Minute Deep Tissue Massage for $65

Available at all clubs with a spa

Offer expires July 31st, 2018. No two discounts apply. Other exclusions may apply.

Petite Facial for $65

Available at FFC Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Oak Park, Park Ridge and West Loop

Offer expires July 31st, 2018. No two discounts apply. Other exclusions may apply.

NovaCare Rehabilitation clinicians will be performing complimentary injury screens at our Fitness Formula Club centers on the following dates this summer. Are you suffering from pain or an injury that just isn’t going away? Come by and let our experienced clinicians answer your questions. If your pain can’t wait, make an appointment today at injuryhotline@novacare.com. Otherwise, follow the link for more details on when our clinicians will be available https://bit.ly/2yb4c6Q.

FFC East Lakeview: July 3;5 – 7 PM & July 21; 9:30 – 10:30 PM

FFC Halsted Street: July 2; 5 – 7 PM & July 21; 8 – 10 AM

FFC Lincoln Park: July 19; 4 – 6 PM & July 30; 5 – 7 PM

FFC Oak Park: July 17; 4 – 7 PM

FFC Park Ridge: July 14; 9 – 11 AM & July 26; 5 – 7 PM

FFC South Loop: July 12; 5 – 7 PM & July 26; 6:30 –  PM

FFC Union Station: July 10; 5 – 7 PM & July 11; 11:30 AM – 1 PM

FFC West Loop: July 10; 4:15 – 5 PM & July 31; 5 – 7 PM