Chicago Gyms

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    May 17, 2012 11:43 PM GMT
    I'm moving to Chicago at the end of next month and am looking for a good gym that isn't drain my wallet. I will be living closest to FFC and was wondering if anyone has any comments about it (or other gyms close by). I hear FFC has a sweet climbing wall, so I might get involved in that. I'll be near the FFC on LaSalle btw.

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    May 19, 2012 6:05 AM GMT
  • Montague

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    May 19, 2012 6:07 AM GMT
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  • pelotudo87

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    Jun 08, 2012 5:53 PM GMT
    I've never been to that FFC, but I have been to the one on Halsted. It's pretty good...except that they do not have a power rack.

    Sorry, but I don't know much about the gyms downtown. Maybe you could try XSport on State Street? It seems like XSports attract a more hardcore crowd than FFC, but that's just my opinion, so I may be wrong...

  • Jun 08, 2012 6:07 PM GMT
    most of the gyms in the loop near you will be pricey...FFC is alright but you could probably talk down Xsport much more
  • MCVA

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    Jun 08, 2012 6:11 PM GMT
    Xsport doesnt need to be talked down lol. I believe they charge 40.00 a month? FFC gives membership discounts for just about everything too, fyi.

  • Jun 08, 2012 6:13 PM GMT
    Xsport is $48 if you want access to all the gyms
  • chaotic1

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    Jul 06, 2012 10:36 PM GMT
    Xsport has some nice facilities.
  • shoelessj

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    Jul 09, 2012 3:59 PM GMT
    I've never been to that FFC, though I belonged to the one on Halsted for a few years. My overall impression of it is that it was a Target-type of club: Not as pricey or with as many amenities as your high-end clubs, but it had some qualities (pretty clean, nice locker rooms, nice steam room, a lot of equipment that is all relatively new, trainers always around) that made it seem quasi-high-end.

    I'm in Andersonville now, working out at the Cheetah, which is lot different (and cheaper) but alright if you don't need or use all the extras.

    And welcome to our fair city! Hope you enjoy it.