FFC is committed to the health and safety of our members and staff. As flu season continues into March and the CDC provides more information about COVID-19, we want to make you aware of the actions we are taking at the clubs to prevent the spread of disease and how you can help.

Here’s what FFC is doing to prevent the spread of disease:

  • In addition to stocking up on disinfecting gym wipes, we have ramped up our cleaning routines. We are doubling our efforts with our high touch-point areas, from dumbbells and locker handles to doors and drinking fountains.
  • We are encouraging our members to be more attentive to the courtesy of wiping down equipment with disinfecting gym wipes, an act that is now a precautionary measure to minimize bacteria on the non-porous, hard surfaces.

Additional FFC Cleaning & Safety Efforts:

  • From Saturday, March 14 – Friday, March 20, all 11 of our club locations will go through a proactive, overnight deep cleaning process. This is being facilitated through an outside, 3rd party professional cleaning vendor, using a using a hospital grade disinfectant recommended by the CDC. Operating hours will not be affected.
  • Cleaning sweeps for high touch areas of the clubs are happening at least once an hour at all clubs, this includes surfaces like door handles, hand railings, drinking fountains, keypads, and dumbbells to mention a few.
  • We have secured large quantities of disinfecting wipes and quaternary cleaning supplies to prevent supply chain interruption.
  • As a reminder, several weeks ago we implemented hands-free check in at all club locations.
  • The FFC leadership team, which includes every general manager and members of our corporate staff, is meeting daily to discuss and implement additional efforts to keep everyone safe and healthy.

While you are at FFC, here are some actions you can take to prevent the spread of disease:

  • Use the disinfecting gym wipes on all equipment surfaces, please don’t use your towels. We ask you to use the wipes generously and diligently, and these can be used to disinfect your hands as well!
  • Notify club staff of any empty disinfecting gym wipe dispensers and soap dispensers.
  • We are in the process of adding the disinfecting gym wipes to even more areas of club, including the locker rooms, we encourage you to use them generously and diligently.
  • Consider working out at off-peak times when possible. Those times are between 9 AM – 11 AM, 1 PM – 4 PM, and after 8 PM during the week, and after 2 PM on the weekends.
  • Please stay home if you are sick.
  • Consider placing a towel between you and the equipment you are using in the club.
  • Consider practicing social distancing, leaving 3 – 5 feet between you and another person, when using cardio equipment, on the fitness floor, and while in group fitness classes.

Additionally, the CDC lists these everyday actions to follow to remain healthy:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid social physical contact, like handshakes and hugs
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Stay home from work, school and all activities when you are sick, except to get medical care
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects daily using a regular household detergent and water

For more information, please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website.

Our goal is to ensure members and employees alike remain confident in our clubs during these challenging circumstances. Club cleanliness is top-of-mind at all times. Please know that everyone’s health is a priority in everything that we do, as Safety is one of FFC’s Core Values!

We are confident that our clubs are safe and will continue to operate as normal.

Got a friend you’d love to introduce to FFC? When you bring in your friend in March for a complimentary member experience, they’ll get a free workout and access to FFC amenities, and you’ll score an exclusive FFC Chicago From Day One T-shirt! And, when your friend joins as a member, they’ll get the T-shirt, too!

What are you waiting for? Invite a friend to join you at FFC today!

Program begins March 2; while supplies last. Complimentary member experience is for first time guests who register with the membership department and includes a workout in the club, access to locker room, amenities and classes. Some restrictions apply.

Wear your neon gear or anything white and experience a ride like never before at our Glow Spin Blacklight Classes. Dates and times listed below:

  • Monday, March 2: 6 PM with Austin Head
  • Tuesday, March 3: 6:15 PM with David Bohn
  • Wednesday, March 4: 5:30 PM with Daniela Spaid
  • For more information, contact Dominick at ddefranco@ffc.com.

    Join us on the first Thursday of the month (March 5) from 5 – 7 PM for New Member Night at FFC West Loop! You made the decision that will change your life, now find out all that your new club has to offer. Sample menu items, meet with trainers, massage therapists, group exercise instructors, and our in-house registered dietitian. Make the most of your membership by meeting others and finding out how FFC can truly help you reach your goals!

    For more information, please contact Beth Peterka at epeterka@ffc.com.

    Join us on Monday, March 9 at 6 PM in the Presidential Towers Conference Room for our monthly Healthy Lifestyles Group. Learn strategies for living the healthiest possible life from your peers and moderated by our in-house Registered Dietitian. Come prepared to share, learn, and support those looking to make changes to a healthier lifestyle. As always, this is a complimentary offering and all guests are welcome.

    Contact Lidia Panozzo lpanozzo@ffc.com for more information.

    New Treadmills have arrived! The latest LifeFitness treadmills, including upgraded technology, are now beckoning for you to run on them. Don’t forget to create a login for the treadmill to track your workouts, get programming details, and unlock all the features of these state of the art machines!

    For more information, please contact Beth Peterka at epeterka@ffc.com.

    Local‘84 has specials throughout the month of March! Check out our specials below:

  • March 1 is National Peanut Butter Day, so come and enjoy all things Peanut Butter! We’ll be sampling homemade peanut butter cups and giving $1 off our Peanut Butter Cup and Nutty Banana Blast smoothies.
  • On Fridays in March, enjoy $5 flatbreads and $5 Lenten Specials from our grab and go.
  • Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day every Saturday in March. When you order a Baileys and Coffee, you’ll also receive complimentary Irish soda bread.
  • For more information, contact Charise at chorn@ffc.com.

    We’re celebrating March Madness at the club from March 17 – 22! We will be bringing out our Pop-a-shot for members to play some hoops and win some prizes. Drink specials will also be offered during this time.

    For more information, contact Ryan at roswald@ffc.com.

    Stop by the club on Monday, March 23 for a book signing event in the lobby! Shane Creado, MD, is a long-time member of FFC, and he has just completed his first book on the effects of sleep and athletic performance. Join us for his book launch at FFC, and get your copy signed!

    For more information, contact Ryan at roswald@ffc.com.

    Looking for a goal to accomplish in 2020? Ready to tackle something completely new? Or, maybe you are looking to stay in the racing mindset during the winter months? Our 21st Annual Indoor Triathlon Series is the perfect place for beginners to try a triathlon and for endurance athletes to compete indoors!

    2020 Indoor Triathlon Series:

      • Saturday, February 8: FFC Elmhurst + Kids Tri
      • Sunday, February 23: FFC Park Ridge + Kids Tri
      • Saturday, February 29: FFC West Loop
      • Saturday, March 21: FFC Gold Coast + Kids Tri
      • Saturday, March 28: FFC Oak Park + Kids Tri

    Each event consists of a 10 minute swim, 30 minute bike and 20 minute run. Plus, you have the option to race twice if you’d like!

    Visit ffc.com/triathlon for more information and to register for the event!