Can you believe it? Summer is right around the corner! To help with your May planning, please find the operating hours for each club over the holiday weekend. Have a happy and healthy Memorial Day on Monday, May 28!

Monday, May 28

  • FFC Union Station & FFC Old Town – closed
    All other clubs: 7 AM – 5 PM

All other weekend hours will be normal.

*24-hour clubs reopen at 4:30 AM Tuesday, May 29.

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 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!

>> Register here!

Raise money to participate in the heart-pumping workout with some of FFC’s best instructors, plus receive great incentives like general admission passes into Windy City Smokeout, FFC memberships, VIP passes, and even a meet and greet with Brett Eldredge!

NEW! Come to Our June Preview Classes! 6/8, 6/16, 6/26

Check out our special WCS preview classes during the month of June! These are free to attend and non-members are welcome. Come sweat with us, learn more about the event and how you can be involved.

Friday, 6/8 – 5:30 – 7:15 PM at FFC East Lakeview: JOYRIDE Spin Class + HIIT with Austin Head and Jen Dahl.
Saturday, 6/16 – 10 – 11 AM at FFC West Loop: JOYRIDE Spin Class with Austin Head
Tuesday, 6/26 – 6:30 – 7:30 PM at FFC South Loop: Zumba with with Dominick Defranco and Esau Escobar

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

Celebrate your grads and dads!

Buy a $100 Spa Gift Card and Receive $15 in Spa Bucks

*Offer valid 6/1/18. Expires 6/30/18. Spa Bucks must be used by 7/31/18.

Get beach-ready for less.

Receive a bikini wax for $34

*Offer valid 6/1/18. Offer expires 6/30/18. (All locations with service available.)

Offer extended: get that Ortanic glow.

Don’t let sunburn ruin your fun or your outfit – receive three Ortanic airbrush tans for $119

*Offer valid 6/1/18. Offer expires 6/30/18. No two discounts apply. All tans must be used by 09/30/18.

Summer vacations, especially ones that involve driving to a destination, have long been a staple of American culture. Unfortunately, long hours spent crammed in a packed car can wreak havoc on your body before your vacation even begins. Here are a few tips to keep your road trip comfortable and pain-free! https://bit.ly/2KKpL41.

Don’t forget NovaCare provides you with your very own physical therapist and athletic trainer! Check out the schedule below for the month of June and stop by our centers located in the Fitness Formula Clubs for a complimentary injury screen.

  • FFC East Lakeview – 6/9; 10 – 11 AM
  • FFC Boystown – 6/8; 5 – 7 PM & 6/13; 4 – 6 PM
  • FFC Lincoln Park – 6/22; 5 – 7 PM & 6/27; 5 – 7 PM
  • FFC Oak Park – 6/13; 5 – 7 PM
  • FFC Park Ridge – 6/2; 9 – 11 AM
  • FFC South Loop – 6/26; 7 – 8 PM
  • FFC Union Station – 6/13; 12 – 1 PM
  • FFC West Loop – 6/12; 4:15 – 5 PM

Nutrition

Perform at your peak by individualizing your plate! Work with your club’s registered dietitian to learn how to maximize your results through proper nutrition. You can also work with your RD through the Nutrition Solutions monthly program, coaching sessions, grocery store tours and pantry makeovers for ongoing support and accountability.

Performance

The Metabolic Cart will help you perform at your peak this summer. Look for the metabolic cart at your club this summer based on the schedule below. Through RMR and VO2 Max testing with the cart, you can learn more about your body, tailor your workouts to match your metabolism and discover ways to make positive changes to your eating habits.

To learn more and register for either service, contact metabolictesting@ffc.com.

  • June – FFC Gold Coast
  • July – FFC West Loop
  • August – FFC Boystown and FFC East Lakeview
  • September – FFC Union Station
  • October – FFC South Loop

Join the FFC triathlon club! Contact endurance@ffc.com to get our FFC team discount code and save $10 off the Chicago Triathlon, plus get a free TrainingPeaks.com training plan to stay on track utilizing emails, a phone app, plus Garmin watch and Google Calendar integration!

Training Kickoff, Programs and Services

Chicago Triathlon training starts in May. Visit fb.com/trimonsters/events for a list of triathlon training kickoff events at a location near you!

For training options, don’t miss our FFC Endurance membership, which includes unlimited swim, bike, run, and performance training, with classes and programs available at FFC West Loop, Oak Park, Park Ridge, Lincoln Park, Gold Coast and more! The FFC Endurance membership also includes outdoor training, open water swimming, clinics, and unlimited use of our Air Relax compression boots at a USA Triathlon Certified Performance Center at FFC Lincoln Park. Private coaching, swim lessons, and performance testing services are also available – contact endurance@ffc.com to inquire!

The spring schedule of classes is now available on the FFC app (sort by “category” endurance and “location” FFC Lincoln Park) or by clicking here: tinyurl.com/trimonster-calendar

Join us on Friday 6/22 at either 12 noon or 5:30 PM for a special Pilates group circuit workout! Afterwards, enjoy a glass of Prosecco and a social outside on the pool deck (or in the cafe, weather-permitting). Cost is $20. For more information, email rrupcich@ffc.com!

We’d like to extend a congratulations to the following trainers, who are doing amazing things and continuing their health and wellness education! Contact each of them to schedule a complimentary training session!

  • Jay Stimer – Strong First Kettlebell Certification – email her at jstimer@ffc.com for a complimentary session!
  • Manny Hernandez- DVRT Sandbag Certification – email him at mhernandez@ffc.com for a complimentary session!

Swing into these 30 minute kettlebell workshops! The kettlebell swing is one of best full body exercises you can do. It also happens to be the featured movement of the FFC May Workout of the Month (link to ffc.com/monthlyworkout).

Join us at one of our clubs in May for a complimentary kettlebell workshop! Learn how to do a kettlebell swing properly and most importantly, safely – plus try out the Workout of the Month! Come by yourself, or bring a friend, family member or co-worker. 

  • FFC Boystown – Wednesday, May 30 at 6 PM – to sign up, email smccarthy@ffc.com
  • FFC East Lakeview – Friday, May 25 at 6 PM & Thursday, May 31 at 5 PM – to sign up, email jgroves@ffc.com.
  • FFC Gold Coast – Saturday, May 19 and May 26 at 12 PM – to sign up, email bjohnson@ffc.com.
  • FFC Lincoln Park – Saturday, May 26 at 12 PM; Wednesday, May 30 at 4:30 PM; Thursday, May 31 at 4:30 PM – to sign up, email mhowe@ffc.com.
  • FFC Oak Park – Saturday, May 26 at 9 AM – to sign up, email bkoh@ffc.com.
  • FFC Old Town – Thursday, May 24 at 6:45 PM – to sign up, email jbohland@ffc.com.
  • FFC Park Ridge – Friday May 18 at 12 PM; Thursday, May 24 at 2 PM; Wednesday, May 30 at 10 AM – to sign up, email jbrown@ffc.com.
  • FFC South Loop – Tuesday May 22 at 6 PM & Tuesday, May 29 at 6 PM – to sign up, email mcasas@ffc.com.
  • FFC Union Station – Wednesday, May 30 at 5 PM – to sign up, email ewachs@ffc.com
  • FFC West Loop – Wednesday May 23 at 7:30 PM & Wednesday May 30 at 7:30 PM – to sign up, email mgorrell@ffc.com

One of the biggest pieces of feedback we get as a company from our members is that you want to know what to do at the gym to get results. A program. A plan. A formula.

That is the goal of our Workout of the Month. Each month’s workout will have a feature movement, a progress chart, and up to 6 full workouts per week to follow.

Click here to see the details, learn about the moves, download a PDF you can take to the gym with you and more!

This month’s move is all about fat burning – with higher volume and lighter weight. Check out the movement highlight of the month – the kettlebell swing.