In 2021, we asked our members the question, What’s Your Day One? Dozens of members submitted their stories, and we chose four lucky participants to follow during their journeys to turn One Day into Day One.

The four lucky participants will receive specialized support from FFC during the training period, free of charge, including:

  • A personalized plan to achieve their goal!
  • Personal training sessions with dedicated fitness professional
  • A Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) and VO2 Max Test
  • Nutrition counseling with a registered dietitian
  • Complimentary access to FFC On Demand
  • Access to our Recovery Lounge at FFC Gold Coast
  • One 60-minute massage per month at the FFC Spa
  • Additional perks may be included at FFC’s discretion, such as specific gear associated with goal, entry fees, injury assessment and prevention services and more
  • Total package valued at $2,500!

A man and a woman laughing while standing in an indoor pool


Since joining FFC as a member in 2012, it has been Juan’s goal to learn how to swim. By learning to swim, Juan hopes to gain a new life skill and to have another way to stay active. At the end of the program, it is Juan’s goal to be able to swim laps on his own with proper form and technique.


After experiencing an unexpected loss in 2020, Renu is looking forward to turning One Day into Day One with this program. It is Renu’s goal to become physically and mentally stronger by running a 5k or 10k. By participating in this program and completing this goal, Renu hopes to be able to navigate a way forward and to be a role model of resilience for her daughter and family.


Inspired by her sister’s weightlifting journey, Emily began lifting weights in late 2019. Her goal for our “What’s Your Day One?” program is to squat 180 pounds and bench press 130 pounds. Emily is passionate about the benefits of strength training for women and is excited to see how this program will help her build her confidence.

Tom standing in the Performance Training Center at FFC Park Ridge


After a tough couple of years, Tom is taking on the challenge of a Spartan Race. Completing a Spartan Race is something Tom has always wanted to do, and it’s important to him to train with a like-minded, supportive fitness community. Having a specific goal in mind helps Tom stay dedicated to his fitness routine, and he’s looking forward to the sense of accomplishment that will come with completing a Spartan Race.

Stay tuned to follow Tom’s journey. Episodes coming in Fall 2022!

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must reside in the Chicagoland area
  • Must be willing to self-document and share your journey with FFC through interviews, photos and videos
  • Must be willing to allow FFC to also document your journey through interviews, photos and videos
  • See full terms and conditions below

The submission deadline has expired – look for the participant announcement by Nov 15, 2021! Good luck!

Terms and Conditions

The FFC “What’s Your Day One?” application must be submitted by Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 11:59 PM CST. Questions regarding the application submission process can be sent to Participants will be selected via a committee of fitness and wellness experts; those chosen to move forward in this program will be notified by Monday, November 15, 2021 via email. Those who are selected to participate must be 18 years of age or older and must reside in the Chicagoland area. Program is limited to 1 personalized goal setting plan, 12 private personal training/Pilates sessions (up to 3 months of training at 1 time/week), 3 months of Nutrition Services, 1 RMR test, 1 VO2 Max test, 3 60-minute massages, 3 months of access to the FFC Gold Coast Recovery Lounge and access to all FFC locations and FFC On Demand. Total program amount not to exceed $2,500, and duration of program not to exceed a consecutive 90-day period.

Selected participants must also be willing to self-document and share their journey with FFC through interviews, photos and videos and must allow FFC to also document their journey through interviews, photos and videos. Selected participants must sign an agreement committing to the duration of the program. Selected participants will be responsible for the cost of any services rendered if there is a breach of this agreement. Selected participants understand that program would not begin until after January 1, 2022, and that once program begins, it is in effect for a consecutive 90 day period. Selected participants understand that program must be used in its entirety by December 31, 2022. Both FFC members and non-members are eligible to apply. Employees of FFC, and their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, promotion and advertising agencies, and members of their immediate families (spouse and parents, children and siblings and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household, whether or not related, of such employees, are not eligible for this program. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. The contents of the program are not transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash value.

Participants hereby grant Fitness Formula, Ltd d/b/a Fitness Formula Clubs (FFC / the Company) permission to use their likeness in any and all of its publications, including web entries, publications and videos, including web and all other forms of digital and printed entries without payment or any other consideration.

Participants understand and agree that such production and all materials will become the sole property of FFC.

Participant hereby irrevocably releases, waives, and forever discharges any and all claims against FFC / the Company and authorize FFC / the Company to edit, copy, exhibit, publish or distribute my likeness, voice, and instruction for purposes of publicizing and viewing such programs. In addition, participant waives the right to inspect or approve the finished product; participant waives any right to any form of damages or other remedy in any action brought on by me; and participant waives any right to any royalties or other compensation arising or related to the use of their likeness.