FFC West Loop will be closed from 7 AM – 1 PM on Saturday, November 9 due to maintenance at Presidential Towers. The club will re-open at 1 PM. Please be aware that nearby streets, parking and other businesses will be affected during these hours as well. In the event of poor weather, the alternative date is Sunday, November 10, at the same time. We will continue to update members as the date gets closer. Questions can be directed to Ryan at roswald@ffc.com.

Looking to squeeze in a great workout during lunch but don’t have much time? FFC has the solution for you! Our 30-minute burn is designed to get your heart rate elevated and body pumped in the most efficient way possible. Using endurance training intervals via the rowing and ski ergs and the power of bodyweight and weighted circuits, you will achieve your fitness goals in no time! Based on the scientific principles of work-to-rest ratios, we will strengthen your core, tone your arms and legs and increase your physical endurance. Millions of people have started to incorporate interval training to great success, and FFC wants to take these workouts to the next level. Join the latest craze and start burning today! Contact Matt Lamore (mlamore@ffc.com) for more information.

Join our trainers as they lead you through a military-style boot camp workout with 100% of the proceeds donated to a local veterans charity. All are welcome to attend. Cost to attend is $15. Contact Beth Peterka (epeterka@ffc.com) for more information and to reserve your spot.

Special Eyebrow Event – November 4 from 5 – 7 PM

Join our estheticians for our special eyebrow event including waxing, tinting, and shaping. Please RSVP to Kathryn Mcginnis (kmcginnis@ffc.com) for more information and to reserve your spot!

Thank You, Veterans – November 11

Bring in your veteran’s ID card or DD214 to the Spa at West Loop and receive $25 off any spa service.

We are always looking for ways to improve our members’ experience at our club. This year we were able to make some great upgrades at FFC West Loop, so be sure to check out the improvements next time you pay us a visit:

  • Complete renovation of the natatorium, including tile, liner, heat exchangers, plumbing and chemical delivery
  • All new stationary bikes
  • All new Stepmills
  • Additional Rowers
  • FFC’s only Ski ergometers
  • Cafe options, including expanded grab-and-go

Join RD Emily Marshall for our November healthy lifestyles support group meeting on November 11 from 6:00 – 6:45 PM! This meeting is free to attend – feel free to bring a friend, family member or anyone else in your support network. Questions? Email Emily at emarshall@ffc.com.

Summer pool season has ended, but we’re bringing the fun inside the club with beer, wine and seasonal cocktails now available at local’84! Grab a drink with friends post-workout for $8 at the cafe, and keep an eye out for our rotating menu of seasonal cocktails.

Check out this month’s concoctions:

  • Apple Cider Old Fashioned
  • Fall Sangria
  • Apple Cider Mule
  • Cinnamon Mule
  • Pumpkin Spice Mule

Outdoor pool update:
The outdoor pool will be closing October 9 for the season. Weather permitting, we are still open and running daily specials on drinks, events, and are offering free guest passes Oct 4, 5, and 6. Come take in the last few beautiful weather days left in the season!

Indoor pool & whirlpool update:
Phase 2 of our Natatorium refresh is scheduled to commence on Monday, October 14. Phase 2 will consist of a complete upgrade to the decking and floors with tile, and we expect the total project to last 6 weeks. As you may remember, Phase 1 consisted of the installation of a new pool liner. During the construction process, the indoor pool WILL NOT be available for use, please feel free to utilize our other locations with indoor pools, including our Union Station location at 444 W. Jackson, Chicago, IL. We appreciate your patience during this process, and we will continue to update on progress on the renovations.

Please contact General Manager Ryan Oswald at roswald@ffc.com with any questions or concerns.

Join us along with RD Emily Marshall for our October healthy lifestyles support group meeting from 6 – 6:45 PM!

This is free to attend – feel free to bring a friend/family member or anyone else in your support network. Questions? Email Emily at emarshall@ffc.com.

The spa is taking over the ladies’ locker room on Tuesday, October 15! Enjoy mini facials and massages for some pampering ‘you time’. Please contact Kathryn Mcginnis for more details at kmcginnis@ffc.com.