FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS :
How big is the club going to be?
The club will be over 58,000 sq. ft. covering three floors that will feature high ceilings, expansive workout, amenity and common areas and lots of windows which will offer panoramic views and abundant natural light.
What will the club hours be?
Monday 4:30 AM – Friday 10:00 PM (24 hours on weekdays)
Saturday and Sunday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Will parking be available?
Yes, three hours free parking will be available in the garage directly across the street from the club.
What makes Fitness Formula Clubs different from other health or fitness clubs?
In a word – RESULTS. The club’s mission is to build, own and operate great clubs and deliver outstanding results. Our clubs share a common vision of excellence designed to provide individualized member results, valued career paths for our staff and strong financial returns to our investors. Our purpose as a company is to enhance the lives of our members and guests by improving their overall health and well-being. Our clubs operate under a set of core values that impacts every decision we make. These core values are:
IMPROVEMENT: We are committed to new and innovative ways to serve our members in order to
enhance the value of memberships.
SAFETY: We are committed to provide safe equipment, well maintained and supervised facilities and
education through programming.
FRIENDLINESS: We are committed to creating a fun, friendly and motivating environment where
members can make positive lifestyle changes.
SUPERIOR SERVICE: We are committed to listening, understanding, and responding to the interests
and needs of our members.
INTEGRITY: We will conduct our business with honesty and treat all staff, members, and guests with
How long has FFC been around?
Since 1984. The company was founded by Gale Landers, the sole owner of the parent company. FFC remains focused on the Chicagoland area, with 10 other locations in the city of Chicago, Oak Park and Park Ridge.
Will I be able to bring guests?
Yes, members will have the opportunity to bring guests at a reduced rate of $20 per visit.
Why join now if the club isn’t open yet?
You have five big reasons to join our newest Fitness Formula Club location now.
- There are a limited number of Charter memberships available
- It’s the lowest price we’ll ever offer on membership.
- Charter Members have the opportunity of first pick on a limited number of rental storage lockers
- You will receive exclusive information and progress updates on club construction and announcements.
- Charter Members receive invitations to pre-opening events held in the Elmhurst community.
How long is your membership contract term?
All of our memberships are on a month-to-month basis.
If I join now, when do I begin paying monthly dues?
When you join now, you prepay your last month’s dues. Memberships are all month-to-month, so whenever you cancel your membership in the future (hopefully not for years to come…) your last month has already been paid. Recurring monthly dues will begin upon club opening, unless you activate your membership beforehand to use an existing Fitness Formula Club location.
Will I be able to access other FFC locations once the club opens?
Yes, the Elmhurst Charter Signature and Charter Premier options will include access to the other owned FFC clubs.
How old does my child have to be to be able to work out?
Children aged 13 and up can work out after completing a club etiquette and equipment orientation with our fitness team. Anyone under the age of 13 is not permitted outside of Kids’ Club, except during designated Family Hours.
What are "Family" memberships?
A Family Membership refers to at least three or more people from the same immediate family, including parents and dependants between the ages of 13 and 20, all residing at the same address.
What comes with a Premier Membership?
This membership includes full club access to all FFC-owned locations, PLUS:
- One-hour massage every month
- Two complimentary guest passes per month
- 25% ongoing discount in our spas & shops
How are monthly payments handled?
Monthly payments are set up on ACH debit through a checking or savings account. Billing is run on the 2nd business day of the month.
When do I get charged the annual fee?
There is an annual fee for membership that is $55 for an individual and $69 for a couple/family. The first year’s fee is included with your enrollment fee and subsequent years are on the annual anniversary of your membership start date. As a Charter Member, that date is defined as the date the club opens.
What type of group fitness classes will there be?
All FFC locations offer a wide variety of classes for all ages and levels. The club will feature four studios: the FFC Spin Theater, a fully-equipped Pilates studio, a mind/body studio (for heated yoga at varying styles and temperatures, as well as Pilates mat classes) and a main studio featuring innovative FFC signature classes (plus favorites like Zumba & WERQ ™). We’ll also have aqua-based classes in the pool. Our classes are taught only by certified professionals who are trained internally. Classes vary by location to meet the needs of the membership. To view a detailed overview of our many class offerings, visit https://ffc.com/group-fitness/.
Will they cost extra?
Group fitness studio classes are included in the membership.
What will the childcare hours be?
Monday – Thursday 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday – Sunday 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
How much will it cost?
The Kids’ Club rate is $29.95 per month for a single child and $59.90 per month for two or more children (we do not charge for the 3rd child or beyond).
Will there be family time when I can bring my smaller children in the the gymnasium or pool?
Yes, family hours will be available from 1 PM – 5 PM on Saturdays and Sundays.
Will children be allowed to use the outdoor pool in the summer?
Minimally children will be allowed in the outdoor pool during weekday mornings, but there may be some added weekend hours as well.
Will there be personal training and group training offered?
Yes. We will have a full team of certified personal trainers and Pilates trainers. Group training services will be offered in our Performance Training Center. These classes are heart-rate monitored, high-intensity workouts designed to keep heart rates in a target zone that spikes metabolism and boosts your energy.
Will there be a spa?
Yes. We will have 5 rooms available and will offer many modalities of massage therapy.
Will you offer any nutritional services?
Absolutely! We staff registered dietitians who are credentialed by the major healthcare providers and offer Medical Nutrition Therapy, which may be reimbursable by your insurance plan.
Will there be a juice bar?
Yes, there will actually be two. We will have a bar/juice bar in the member Club Lounge between the locker rooms and outdoor pool area on the 3rd floor, as well as the entrance level bar/juice bar with indoor seating and outdoor street-level seating with fire-pit.
Will there be a pool?
Yes, we will have two. The indoor pool lap pool will be 5 lanes and 25 yards long. We will also have aquatic classes in the pool, and kids swimming lessons during designated times. The outdoor pool will be a relaxation pool only, with bar service from the Club Lounge.
Will the facility be available for event rentals?
Yes. Our 6,000 square foot sundeck (which includes an outdoor pool & attached club lounge, refreshment bar, and fireplace) will be available for private events during certain hours. We will also offer children’s birthday parties in the basketball court with access to the outdoor pool and community room.