FFC South Loop Club Programming

Recent news:

FFC Gold Coast Fitness Floor Area

Good news, members: five of our clubs recently installed additional pieces of cardio and strength equipment on the fitness floor! Check out the list below to see what additional equipment has arrived at your club:

FFC South Loop

  • 8 Treadmills
  • 3 Ellipticals
  • 2 Stairmasters
  • 2 Rowers
  • 3 Upright Bikes
  • 4 Recumbent Bikes
  • 1 Power Plate
  • 1 Smith Machine
  • 2 Abdominal Machines
  • 7 Adjustable Benches
  • 3 Olympic Flat Benches
  • 2 Olympic Incline Benches
  • 1 Olympic Decline Bench
  • 1 Straight Back Bench
  • 1 Calf Raise Machine
  • 1 Standing Calf Machine
  • 1 Plate Loaded Hack Squat Machine
  • 1 Leg Press
  • 1 Power Cage
  • 1 Preacher Curl Bench
  • 1 T-Bar Row Machine
  • 1 Seated Leg Press Machine
  • 1 Seated Leg Curl Machine
  • 1 Leg Curl Machine
  • 1 Leg Extension Machine
  • 1 Hip Adduction Machine
  • 1 Hip Abduction Machine
  • 1 Chest Press Machine
  • 1 Fixed Pulldown Machine
  • 1 Shoulder Press Machine
  • 1 Bicep Curl Machine
  • 1 Tricep Extension Machine
  • 1 Row Machine
  • Additional Weight Plates
  • Additional Black Mats
  • Additional TRX
  • Additional Kettlebells
  • Additional Bulgarian Bags

FFC Gold Coast

  • 18 Spin Bikes
  • Additional Kettlebells
  • Additional Dumbbell Racks
  • Additional Yoga Mats and Blocks
  • Additional Step Benches

FFC Old Town

  • 2 Stairmasters
  • 1 Squat Rack
  • 1 Multi-purpose Cable Machine
  • Additional Pilates Rings

FFC East Lakeview

  • 2 Rowers
  • 2 Stairmasters
  • 1 Recumbent Bike
  • 1 Pilates Chair
  • 1 Pilates Cadillac Table
  • 1 Squat Rack
  • 1 Dual Cable Cross Machine
  • 1 Preset Barbell + Rack
  • Flip Tires
  • Additional Med Balls
  • Additional Plyoboxes
  • Additional Resistance Bands

FFC Union Station 

  • 1 Power Crunch Machine
  • 6 Pilates Reformers
  • 4 Pilates Chairs
  • 1 Pilates Cadillac Table
  • Additional Dumbbells
Field Museum exterior in Chicago

Join us this summer for Fitness At The Field Museum, presented by Fitness Formula Clubs and Near South Planning Board!

Your favorite FFC group fitness instructors will be teaching free fitness classes outdoors at the Field Museum on Saturdays from 8 – 9 AM, starting July 10 and ending August 21. 

  • July 10: Zumba with Dominick
  • July 17: Boot Camp with Ben
  • July 24: Vinyasa Yoga with Jillian
  • July 31: Mat Pilates with Justin
  • August 7: Boot Camp with Lois
  • August 14: Vinyasa Yoga with Jillian
  • August 21: Zumba with Reina and Dominick

Classes will be held on the grass on the north side of the Field Museum (1400 S. Lake Shore Drive). The Field Museum is easily accessible by car, bike and public transportation. Those planning to drive can take advantage of 2-hour free validated parking at FFC South Loop (validation is provided at the FFC South Loop check in desk). The FFC South Loop parking garage is located on E. 11th Street, near the intersection of 11th Street and State Street. From FFC South Loop, it is a 15 minute walk to the Field Museum. 

Classes are open to both FFC members and non-members. Members may sign up for class in the FFC+ app. Walk-ins welcome. All attendees must sign a digital waiver before class begins. Please bring your own mat and water bottle for class.

Follow us on Instagram at @ffc_chicago for class updates, weather cancellations and more!

Tan female smiling on the beach.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, spray tanning is the healthiest and safest way to tan. At Ortanic, our proprietary spray tan formula is free of any dangerous chemicals, and our state-of-the-art extraction booth systems remove all overspray from the air so you are never breathing in any particles.

We’re committed to providing our clients the most natural-looking spray tan. That means no streaks and no orange hands or feet. Our staff custom blends our formula to enhance your specific skin type and skin tone, leaving you feeling confident about your brand new look.

This month, we’re offering FFC members 15% off at Ortanic! Get a custom airbrush tan for just $39 through July 31. See our offerings and book an appointment today at ortanic.com.

Tips for a first-time marathon runner with the Bright Pink team at FFC

Whether you are training for an endurance race or have your sights set on some shorter distances, or are just gearing up to run a mile, what and how you fuel your body can make or break your training and leave you feeling great or awful.

Allison Koch, FFC’s Elmhurst dietitian and 18 time marathon finisher (including Chicago 4 times), is offering  virtual workshops to help you learn how best to fuel (and refuel) your body to support your training and get the best results possible (like a shiny new personal best time!).

Each workshop will be virtual (held via google meetings) and last about an hour. There will be plenty of time for Q&A! Dates, times and topics are below:

  • 7/28 6 PM: Fueling Before, After and On The Run: Practice Makes PRs!
  • 9/1 at 6 PM: It’s Time to Tame the Taper Tantrums and Fuel Up for Race Day Success

Cost/workshop: $20

To sign up or ask questions, please reach out to Allison at akoch@ffc.com.

Great news, members! We have installed turf on our strength floor near the windows facing State Street for more functional training space! We also added new free weight benches and a number of cardio equipment pieces to the fitness floor. Thank you for your patience as we made these improvements for the club.