Daily Spot | 8/15/2018
“Best Gyms and Fitness Studios in Chicago”
The Daily Spot highlights some of Chicago’s top gyms and studios, including FFC Gold Coast, in the city in this fitness and wellness roundup.
ABC7 News | 7/26/2018
“Hit the gym: Chicago’s top 3 fitness spots”
ABC7 News’ Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top gym spots in Chicago. Check out this ranked list of where to venture if you’re looking to shake up your workout routine.
WGN TV | 7/10/2018
“Focus on Family: Windy City Sweatout Event for Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS”
FFC teams up with Augie’s Quest and Life Fitness for the Windy City Sweatout spin and HIIT charity workout event before Lettuce Entertain You’s Windy City Smokeout BBQ event. All proceeds from the charity event benefit Augie’s Quest and research to help find a cure for the debilitating neuromuscular disease ALS.
Chicago Tribune | 6/25/2018
“For parade-goers, Pride is a day to enjoy unity, speak up for equality”
This year, almost 100 FFC employees had the opportunity to participate in the 49th run of the annual Chicago Pride Parade, along with 150 float entries celebrating LGBTQ alliance.
Club Business International | 4/9/2018
“The Fitness Formula Factor: Standing Out in the Chicago Market”
Founder and CEO Gale Landers was interviewd by IHRSA’s Club Business International magazine to share his insight on delegation, the importance of saying no and how his unique operating platform has turned FFC into one of Chicago’s dominant health club chains.
WCIU’s The Jam TV Show | 3/9/2018
“Shred to Wed Bootcamp at Fitness Formula Clubs East Lakeview”
WCIU’s morning tv show, The Jam, heads to FFC East Lakeview with Brandon Pope to check out the new Shred to Wed fitness bootcamp and ways to get fit before your wedding.
WGN9 Living Healthy Chicago | 1/29/2018
“The Healthy Habit of Zumba”
FFC member Jennifer is interviewed by WGN9’s Healthy Living Chicago’s Jane Monzures to get the scoop on her healthy habit, Zumba!
Journal & Topics | 1/10/2018
“Park Ridge Chamber Installs New Board, Officers”
Friday, Jan. 5, was a day to recognize accomplishments and set goals as the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce met to install new officers and board members, including Janet Long, of FFC Park Ridge.
Daily Herald | 1/9/2018
“Mayor: Elmhurst Benefiting from Development”
Elmhurst Mayor Steven Morley comments on upcoming construction projects, including FFC Elmhurst, which will create foot traffic and sustain small local businesses.
Daily Herald | 1/2/2018
“DuPage Mayors Look Ahead to 2018”
The Daily Herald recently asked DuPage County mayors what project or challenge they most look forward to in 2018 – Elmhurst Mayor Steven Morley highlights coming FFC Elmhurst.
Men’s Health | 1/1/2018
“The 5 Best Gyms to Join Now”
Men’s Health surveyed readers and visited health clubs across the country to uncover the best places to get fit in 2018.
Chicago Tribune/Park Ridge Herald-Advocate | 11/14/2017
“Annual Park Ridge Food Drive Taking Place This Month”
The Park Ridge Human Needs Task Force is conducting an annual food drive to collect nonperishable food items at designated spots, including FFC Park Ridge.
Cison PR Newswire/ Club Industry | 10/10/2017
“Club Industry Show Successfully Concluded its 31st Annual Event, Brought Together Engaged Fitness Professionals from Every Aspect of Health and Welleness Industry”
Club industry show successfully concluded its 31st annual event – the co-located CEO summit brought together 80 CEOs from North America’s large revenue-generating clubs.
Windy City Times | 10/2/2017
“Thousands Take Part in AIDS Run & Walk”
About 2,500 participants gathered Oct. 1 for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago’s ( AFC ) 16th annual AIDS Run & Walk outside of Soldier Field. Fitness Formula Clubs’ Joy Miles led the warm-up stretch session for participants ahead of the 5K walk, 5K run and 10K run.
Club Solutions | 9/1/2017
Continued education is important – especially in the ever-changing fitness industry. Club Solutions interviewed senior director of fitness Jon Baraglia on the development program at FFC.
Daily North Shore | 7/31/2017
“Elyssa’s Mission Embracing Mental Health”
Event Wake Up! & Embrace Mental Health was held at FFC Gold Coast with a cleansing yoga class and presentation by speaker, author and former United States Army Ranger Ross Ritchell to help spread awareness and create support for suicide prevention.
CNN | 6/25/2017
“Chicago Pride Parade”
FFC marched in the Pride Parade and was featured on CNN’s Instagram. A woman celebrates at the 48th annual Gay and Lesbian Pride Parade today in Chicago. Parades were held in other cities across the US, including New York, Seattle, Minneapolis, Cincinnati and San Francisco, among others.
ABC 7 News | 6/21/2017
“Sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt Visit Chicago at Navy Pier Event”
Chicago’s Navy Pier is having their 2nd Annual Pier Pride Event the day before the annual Pride Parade. Sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display, and the Pier Pride event will officially kick off with a fitness class – The Big Gay Get-In-Shape – led by Fitness Formula Clubs.
Chicago Tribune | 5/19/2017
“Mario Make Me a Model Open Calls June 5-6”
Mario Make Me a Model’s 9th annual program for young people seeking careers in modeling begins with open calls in Chicago and continues with educational training at Fitness Formula Clubs, Factor|Chosen Model Management and Mario Tricoci, among others.
Chicago Tribune | 1/23/2017
“Boutique Studios Increasingly A Part of Chicago’s Fitness Industry”
Despite a growth in boutique studios, there is still a lot of growth being seen in more mainstream brands as well, like Fitness Formula Clubs in Park Ridge and LA Fitness in Arlington Heights.
Daily Herald | 1/23/2017
“McShane Completes Fitness Center Ahead of Schedule”
McShane Construction Co. has recently completed the construction of the FFC in Park Ridge two months ahead of schedule.
Club Industry | 1/9/2017
“Fitness Formula Clubs Opens 10th Facility in the Chicago Area”
Fitness Formula Clubs opened a new location in downtown Park Ridge, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. The facility offers physical therapy, a spa, a kids’ club, a café and other amenities that the company said will be a fit in the neighborhood.
Chicago Tribune | 12/19/2016
“Owner of New Park Ridge Fitness Club Promises ‘Home Away From Home'”
Chicagoist | 4/26/2016
“The Best Upscale Gyms in Chicago”
Here are seven of the Chicagoist staff’s favorite boutique, upscale gyms.