FFC Gold Coast
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DASH, Developing Active Senior Health, is a special FFC community, designed for people who want to stay active, fit, healthy and social, all the days of their life. We have a great lineup of classes and events for December, and we hope to see you there!

  • DASH Fitness: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 9 AM
  • Foundations Yoga: Every Wednesday at 9 AM
  • Intro to Weights: Every Friday at 11 AM
  • Aqua Workouts: Daily at 10 AM (No class on Sundays)
  • December Monthly Highlight: S&M Strength and Mobility on Thursdays at 10 AM

  • Strength And Mobility: This strength based format is designed to not only increase lean muscle mass but help you develop better body mechanics by incorporating a mobility flow component. Once you move through a series of strength exercises you immediately perform a dynamic movement pattern targeting the muscle groups just worked.
  • Pickleball paddles and balls

    We are looking forward to having both EJ Karsten and Greg Borzo present a series of four pickleball clinics in December. These clinics are geared toward experienced players. During these clinics, you will receive hands-on instruction as you develop your skills. The cost of each clinic will be $15 and registration is required by emailing Jessica at JKorda@ffc.com.

    Defensive Blocking – Tuesday, December 13 at 9 and 10 AM: Players will learn how to handle an opponent drive and selectively direct where to place the ball.

    Transition Area – Thursday, December 15 at 9 AM and 10 AM: Working through the transition area (between the baseline and the kitchen line). Players will learn how to transition between a defensive position to a neutral position. Also will learn to transition between a defense position to an attacking position.

    Drops & Drives – Tuesday, December 20 at 9 AM and 10 AM: Third shot drops and drives. Players will learn to drive a ball and put themselves in an attacking position or neutral position.

    Bangers – Thursday, December 22 at 9 AM and 10 AM: Players will learn how to play against bangers in an offensive position and a neutral position

    End of Clinic Socializer – Thursday, December 22 from 7 – 8:30 PM: Join us for an evening of socializing, strategy discussion and Q&A. Light food and drinks will be offered along with some great door raffle gifts. The Socializer is included with your clinic participation. Non-clinic attendees can sign up for a fee of $15.

    To register for any clinic and/or the socializer email Jessica at JKorda@ffc.com. 

    Image of a group of people playing pickleball

    We will be offering Pickleball leagues in 2023! Our intermediate/advanced level Pickleball leagues are geared towards those looking for something more than Open Play. We are offering a Tuesday league as well as a Sunday league.

    Tuesday league play will be from 9 – 10:30 AM. Sunday play will be from 11 AM – 12:30 PM. League fee is $99 and includes 6 weeks of play, commemorative Gold Coast Pickleball T-shirt and the glory and fame of winning.

    Need more information or wish to sign up? Email Jessica Korda at JKorda@ffc.com.

    IV bag hanging near a window.

    Our medical partner Prime Health System is now offering IV Infusion to support your overall wellness. Stop into the office – located on the same floor as the club – and find out how IV Therapy can assist with everything from fatigue, immunity boost and anti aging,

    Currently offering 7 different IV cocktails; Myers Cocktail, Rehydration infusion, Travel and fatigue booster, NAD+ Infusion, Athletic Infusion, Immunity Infusion, Post Party Infusion.

    Prime Health System offices are located at the end of the hall when you turn left coming off the 6th floor elevator. You can contact Prime Health System at 877-201-3499. Learn more about Prime Health System at www.primehealthsystem.org.

    Woman receiving physical therapy for her knee injury.

    See Rush Physical Therapist Claire Kramer’s tip of the month below!

    A great deal of patients I have seen lately admit that they do not stretch properly before or after working out. My tip for this month is a simple one, but an important one.

    Stretch like you’re going to use it!

    Before working out, a dynamic warm up should be performed to provide a quick stretch to the muscle fibers, and therefore activation of the these associated muscles occurs. After workouts is typically the time for static stretching, in which one holds a stretch for 15-30 seconds. Research shows that the ideal time to statically stretch a muscle is for about 3-5 minutes per day; if you have a true tight muscle, research indicates that you may need more than this allotted time.

    So, if you were to perform 3 sets of 30 seconds after a workout, and then 3 sets of 30 seconds throughout the rest of the day (or 6 sets of 10 seconds perhaps), you would be adding up to 3 minutes. This helps to promote optimal flexibility and reduces risk of injury!

    Need a physical therapist? Contact Rush Physical Therapy at (312) 900-9595 or email Claire at ClKramer@rushpt.com.