Previously, we had posted that the parking garage would be closed this Saturday, January 12 from 8 AM – 2 PM, however it will be open. 

For questions and more information, email Ryan at

Get in sync with your body and take advantage of metabolic testing! Tests offered include Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) and VO2 Max, which will help you determine your resting and active metabolism and dial in on your diet and exercise routine.

To set up tests or learn more, email Emily at

Skin is the body’s largest organ and needs just as much attention as anything else! Join us for a lunch & learn on Wednesday, December 12 from 12 – 1 PM, where registered dietitian Emily Marshall will teach you how to take care of your skin from the inside out by covering topics such as nutrients and diet changes for specific issues like dryness, acne, aging and more!

In addition, our esthetician, Jessica, will share skin care routine advice on how to keep your skin healthy and looking great.

Cost: $10, or $15 with lunch from local’84 included

Contact Emily at for more info!

Get in sync with your body this holiday season through metabolic testing! Tests offered include Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) and VO2 Max, which will help you determine your resting and active metabolism and dial in on your diet and exercise routine.

To set up tests or learn more, email Emily at

Join Joanna Jaros on Monday, December 24 (Christmas Eve) from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM for a special holiday WERQ class! Celebrate the holiday season by dancing to get some serious calorie burning done before eating all your holiday meals/sweets.

PS: this is a great way to rack up some serious MEPs with your Myzone before the end of the M2W holiday challenge!

Questions? Email Dominick DeFranco at!

Join our Pilates team on Friday, December 7 from 5:30 – 7 PM for a special group apparatus class with a holiday celebration featuring hot chocolate and cookies following class! Only $20 to participate.

Questions? Contact Paula Ziolas, Pilates coordinator, at!

FFC West Loop, Union Station 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 or contact Claire Marquette with Dreams for Kids, at!

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 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!

Join the Pilates team the week of November 12-18 for any group apparatus class at FFC West Loop and let us thank you with a slice of pie.

Participate in any of our regular scheduled Pilates group apparatus classes that week and we will treat you to a slice of pumpkin or apple pie at the end of class. For more information about our group apparatus classes or to register, contact our Pilates coordinator, Paula Ziols, at!

Looking to improve the quality, hydration, and youthfulness of your skin? Join us on Saturday, November 17 from 11 AM – 12 PM with registered dietitian, Emily Marshall and esthetician, Jessica Harp, will share the best advice for keeping your skin in top shape through the winter. Learn important nutrients for skin health, sample recipes, and skin care routine advice.

The event cost is $30 and will include a voucher for a 30-minute mini facial with Jessica Harp to be used 30 days after the event. Questions? Email Emily at or