Join the Pilates team on Friday, October 20 from 5:15 – 6:30 PM for a special Halloween group apparatus circuit workout. Stay after for a social with fall treats including hot apple cider and spiced doughnuts and decorate a mini pumpkin. To register or for more information, please contact Pilates coordinator, Paula at pziols@ffc.com.

Join us on Wednesday, October 24 for a nutritional lunch and learn with registered dietitian Emily Marshall to go over everything you ever wanted to know about sugar, sugar substitutes and other related topics.

Emily will explain the potential health benefits and potential harmful effects of sugar and substitutes to the body, how to minimize the amount of sugar you eat on a daily basis, and share tips on how to reduce your sweet cravings. Cost is $10 bringing your own lunch, or $15 with lunch from local’84 included.

For more information or register for the lecture, please contact Emily at emarshall@ffc.com.

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.

Please welcome Paul Meyer, our newest swim specialist here at FFC West Loop. He has experience as a youth group swim coach as well as an adult masters swimming coach, and instructs swimmers of all ages and levels. Whether you are just trying out your sea legs for the first time or are training for an event, Paul has a program for you!

To schedule a complimentary consultation session with Paul, email pmeyer@ffc.com.

Join us on Wednesday, September 19 from 12 – 1 PM for a nutritional lunch and learn focused on Paleo, Whole 30 and clean eating! Get the dietitian’s take on the top 3 diet trends happening now, and learn if they make sense for you.

Cost: $10 – bring your own lunch; $15 – lunch provided from local’84. Email Jason at jhammers@ffc.com for more information or questions.

Outdoor Yoga

Get your zen on and join us every Saturday morning through summer from 8:15 – 9:15 AM for a special yoga practice. Class will be weather permitting and will be in the Mind Body studio in the case of inclement weather.

Questions? Contact Dominick DeFranco at ddefranco@ffc.com.

Pop-Up Poolside Classes

Stay tuned for a rotating offering of pop-up poolside fitness classes to allow you to soak up as much summer as possible! Keep an eye out for the schedule – contact ddefranco@ffc.com for more details!

Not every BBQ party you attend has to be calorie bomb! On Tuesday, August 21 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM, FFC West Loop’s registered dietitian Emily will teach you the tips and tricks to keep your barbecue party calories in check and also make the most of the summer’s produce with great recipes! Samples of food are included and drink from Splash Bar option for only $5 more.

For more information or to register for this event, please contact RD Emily Marshall at emarshall@ffc.com or call 773-599-2819. Demo will take place on the outdoor pool deck.

Join our expert Pilates team on Friday, 8/10 at 5:30 PM for a specialty multi-level group apparatus class, and then retreat to the pool deck to relax with a healthy protein smoothie to refuel and recover! To register and for more information, reach out to the Pilates coordinator Paula Ziols at pziols@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.