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Fitness Formula Clubs Oak Park Awarded 2020 Outstanding Community Service Award by IHRSA

(Chicago, Illinois) – Chicagoland-based Fitness Formula Clubs (FFC) is dedicated to making a lasting impact on the local communities it serves across its 11 locations, eight within Chicago city limits and three in the nearby suburbs. FFC Oak Park has been recognized for its commitment to its community by International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) as the recipient of the 2020 Outstanding Community Service Award.

According to IHRSA’s website, the Outstanding Community Service Award is presented to “an IHRSA member that has made a long-standing commitment to making a difference in, and beyond, their community.” FFC Oak Park, located in the heart of downtown Oak Park, IL, has been serving the Oak Park/River Forest community since its opening in 2007. From sponsoring and hosting local events, to community and nutrition outreach, to in-kind donations, FFC Oak Park’s devotion to its community extends far beyond its membership base.

“We are honored to receive the 2020 IHRSA Outstanding Community Service Award,” said Jeff Long, FFC Regional Director of Operations. “FFC makes a commitment, even before we open our doors, by partnering with organizations that have a long-standing positive impact in the communities we serve. We are truly humbled by the recognition.”

FFC Oak Park’s longest-standing community partnership is with the The Good Life Race, one of the longest-running races in Oak Park. For 13 years, FFC Oak Park has been involved as a gold level sponsor in this popular 5k race, which donates all proceeds from the event to the Collaboration for Early Childhood and the OPRF Food Pantry.

Another valuable community partnership cultivated by FFC Oak Park is with the Oak Park/River Forest (OPRF) Chamber of Commerce. FFC Oak Park has been involved as an exhibitor in the OPRF Chamber Health & Wellness Event since its inception in 2014 and took on the role of host in 2019. This free event brings over 1,000 people from the community together to learn about the area’s options for hospitals, senior care, diabetes prevention, mental health services and fitness centers/studios to name a few.

FFC Oak Park has also played a substantial role in educating the community on the importance of proper nutrition through the work of Registered Dietitian and Medical Services Coordinator, Amy Silver. From school nutrition educational seminars, to women’s events, to other local partnerships and blog posts, Amy’s community outreach has helped expand the impact FFC Oak Park is making on the residents of the area.

The Outstanding Community Service Award will be presented at the IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show. This year’s 39th Annual convention will take place March 18 – 21 in San Diego, CA.

About Fitness Formula Clubs

Established in 1984 by Founder and CEO Gale Landers, FFC owns and operates 11 upscale, mid and large size multi-use health, sports, fitness and spa centers in the Chicago area. The company provides corporate wellness programs, health insurance reimbursable nutrition therapy services, signature group fitness programs, spa treatment services, individual and group training, physical therapy and medically-based rehabilitation programs. Each Chicagoland location is dedicated to supporting the local community. FFC is recognized by the fitness industry for creating a distinct member experience delivered by its staff professionals. For more information, please visit