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3 Friends Stretching On The Turf

The simple act of stretching before and after your workout, or when you’re stressed and tense, can help prevent injury, ease soreness, and relax your muscles.

But how do you do it correctly, and safely?

FFC’s stretch-certified trainers are here to help! They have all undergone rigorous continuing education and are certified to assist you with your mobility, flexibility, and range of motion so you can feel better, move more and perform at your best!

Get a complimentary session here through July 31 (not available at FFC West Loop or FFC Union Station):

FFC colleagues at our Gold Coast Location

Are you interested in changing people’s lives for the better? If so, the fitness industry needs you, and FFC wants you on our team!

FFC is Chicago From Day One – we opened our first club in Chicagoland in 1984! Now, we have 10 upscale locations in and around Chicago, offering the best in health, fitness, and wellness.

Join our exclusive, virtual career webinar on Monday, June 12 from 12:00-12:45 PM or Thursday, June 15 from 5:15-6:00 PM (you chose!) and learn how you can “Find Your Fit” at FFC. From front-line staff positions and housekeeping to personal trainers, pilates instructors, massage therapists, membership sales, swim/boxing coaches, and more, we offer the perfect fit for everyone. Come learn about FFC’s benefits, perks, and what a day in the life of an FFC employee looks like. Plus, anyone in attendance will be entered into a raffle to receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card.

Limited spots are available, click here to register!

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Please be aware of the club’s operating hours for Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2023. Please note all members have access to all clubs on Monday. Have a happy and safe holiday!

Friday, May 26, Saturday, May 27, and Sunday, May 28

  • Normal hours at all clubs. Group fitness schedules may be adjusted – please check the app for more details on classes.

Monday, May 29:

  • FFC Elmhurst, FFC Park Ridge, FFC West Loop:  7 AM – 6 PM
  • FFC Oak Park, FFC East Lakeview, FFC Gold Coast, FFC Lincoln Park: 7 AM – 5 PM
  • FFC South Loop: 7 AM – 2 PM
  • FFC Old Town and FFC Union Station will be closed.

Regular club hours for each location resume Tuesday, May 30. 

Woman in plank position in a group fitness class

We’ve got another challenge for you, members! From May 1- May 31, attend 10 classes taught by 10 different instructors to complete the Tour de Force challenge. Your progress will be automatically tracked in the FFC+ app! When you complete the challenge, you’ll receive an FFC bucket hat!

black FFC logo'd bucket hat

For each class to count, please make sure you register and check in for every class via the FFC+ app!

Helpful hints for checking into class via the FFC+ app:

  • You must be registered for the class in order to check in for it.
  • You can only check into a class within 2 hours of the start time.
  • You must be at the club to check in to the class.
  • You’ll see the class check in on the same screen that appears when you click “Check In” on the homepage to check into the club.
  • You must be connected to cellular or wifi for the check-in to appear.
  • If your font is set too large on your screen, it can push the check-in button out of view!
  • Location services must be on your device AND on for the FFC+ app specifically.
  • Please be sure you have the most recent update for the app. To do so, head to the app store for FFC+ – if you don’t have the most recent version, there will be a button that says “update”.
  • Try turning off the WiFi and just use cellular data.

Questions? Contact Lois Miller at

Must have and use the FFC+ app to participate. Other restrictions may apply. Program runs from May 1 – May 31, 2023. Prizes will be distributed by June 15, 2023.

Muscle and strength training.

Build your confidence on the strength floor with Intro To Strength Training, an entry-level class designed to teach you the essentials needed for a great workout. These complimentary classes are taught by our FFC personal trainers and take place at 10 AM every Saturday in May. Each week will cover a new tool used on the fitness floor. Come ready to learn more and leave feeling empowered to use this equipment on your next visit.

  • May 6 – Kettlebells
  • May 13 – Dumbbells
  • May 20 – Barbells
  • May 27 – Sleds, Ropes & Ladders – Oh my!

Reserve your spot in the FFC+ app today.