Fitness Formula Clubs Kicks Off a “Summer of Giving” Campaign with a Generous Donation to By The Hand Club for Kids

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Chicago, IL – June 26, 2024 – In honor of their 40th Anniversary, Fitness Formula Clubs’ (FFC) is proud to announce the launch of its “Summer of Giving” campaign, a heartfelt initiative aimed at supporting the local community. For every new member who joins FFC in June, FFC will donate $25 of their enrollment fee to By The Hand Club For Kids, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing life-enriching opportunities for children in under-resourced neighborhoods in Chicago.
This contribution will significantly impact the lives of children in Chicago, helping them receive essential educational support, mentorship, and access to a variety of developmental programs.

“Our ‘Summer of Giving’ campaign is a testament to our commitment to not only fostering healthy lifestyles but also enriching our community,” said Gale Landers, Founder & CEO of Fitness Formula Clubs. “We believe in the mission of By The Hand Club and are excited to support their incredible work in providing more opportunity and a brighter future for so many children across Chicago.”

By The Hand Club is strategically situated in some of Chicago’s most under-resourced neighborhoods, supporting more than 1,800 students through after-school programs that prioritize academic achievement, literacy, social-emotional learning, and spiritual growth. The organization’s holistic approach ensures that children are equipped with the tools they need to succeed both in school and in life.

“We are deeply grateful for Fitness Formula Clubs’ support through their ‘Summer of Giving’ campaign,” said Donnita Travis, CEO & President of By The Hand Club For Kids. “This generous donation will help us continue to love and nurture our students and their families. Together, we can create generational change and make a lasting difference in our community.”

FFC invites everyone to join them in this charitable endeavor. By becoming a member this summer, individuals can not only invest in their own health and wellness but also contribute to the well-being of children in need.

For more information about Fitness Formula Clubs and the “Summer of Giving” campaign, please visit

About Fitness Formula Clubs
Established in 1984 by Founder and CEO Gale Landers, FFC owns and operates 10 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

About By The Hand Club For Kids
By The Hand is a faith-based after-school program that takes kids by the hand and walks with them from kindergarten through college, loving and nurturing them—mind, body and soul—so they can have abundant life. By The Hand began in 2001 serving 16 students from Cabrini-Green. Today, it serves more than 1,800 students annually across six sites situated strategically in Chicago’s most under-resourced communities–Cabrini-Green, Altgeld-Murray, Austin, North Austin and Englewood. By The Hand programs prioritize technology-enabled instruction, enrichment and literacy, tutoring and mentorship and spiritual development to help students become agents of change. For more information or to get involved, please visit