CLASSES

Cross Training for Endurance Athletes

This program is designed to improve STRENGTH and ENDURANCE for the marathon or triathlon competitor.

  • CARDIO CONDITIONING will improve your cardiovascular endurance which, helps you to increase your pace and recovery.
  • PERFORMANCE TRAINING will improve your form, technique, and increase your agility and body awareness.
  • CROSS TRAINING is utilized to develop hip and core stabilizing muscles that are crucial to withstand the duration of the events and decrease the risk of injury.
  • RECOVERY TECHNIQUES are to educate you on how to properly recover from a training session, whether it be in the gym or after a run.

These techniques are essential in decreasing injuries and allowing the body to heal and grow stronger after each workout.
Coached by a certified athletic trainer and strength and conditioning specialist Rachel Farr who’s helped athletes knock off over 60 min of race time!
Sign up for the whole 10 week session or drop in for a class on any Thursday at 6:00PM.

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Complimentary Community Group Training Classes

Meet your fitness goals with our expert trainers

The FIT Institute would like to give back to the community by offering complimentary group fitness classes at 9:00AM the last Saturday of every month.  The sessions will be a blend of functional training mixed with high intensity interval training adjusted to accommodate ANY level of fitness.  Class participants will utilize a variety of gym equipment including: Free weights, suspension straps, medicine balls, sleds, plyo boxes and more.   Our trainers emphasize proper mechanics to ensure safety, maximize results & help you reach your fitness goals.

2018 Dates include:

  • 5/26
  • 6/30
  • 7/28
  • 8/25
  • 9/29
  • 10/7
  • 11/24
  • 12/29

Spots are limited to 15 people per class.

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TFI Fun Runs & Active Lecture Series

These 3- 5 mile fun runs are open to runners of all levels and are a great opportunity to come together for a healthy and educational night out. Enjoy some wine and snacks post run while learning about topics that affect runners.  Our expert staff will lead the interactive lectures and demonstrations.  
 
The runs will start at The FIT Institute and will follow a Roscoe/North Center neighborhood 3-5 mile route. You are able to use The FIT Institute locker room facilities (shower, etc before and after the run) and safely store your gear in the lockers. We will meet at the front desk and then head out for the runs! 
The topics will include:
  • 6/13/18 – Proper Running Mechanics and Injury Prevention Exercise Programs
  • 8/15/18 – Guest Lecture with Fuel Stride & Nutrition & Training Programs
  • 10/17/18 – Training for The Trail Runner; Adaptability, Strength & Core
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Summer Youth Sports Performance Training Program

Join The FIT Institute’s Summer Sports Performance Program and be amazed at how much faster and stronger you will become. You have to pay to play; but if you sacrifice some time in your off season, you will be prepared to stay in the game during season. This Summer Sports Performance Program is modeled after professional athlete’s off season training and focuses on injury prevention and increasing sport specific performance.
Rachel Farr is an athletic trainer and strength and conditioning specialist who focuses on prolonging young athlete’s careers by addressing and strengthening imbalances that lead to injury.
  • STRENGTH & POWER – Monday/Wednesday 4:00PM – 5:00PM
  • SPEED, AGILITY & FOOTWORK – Tuesday/Thursday 3:00PM – 4:00PM
  • FLEXIBILITY & MOBILITY – Friday 11:00AM-12:00PM
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CLINICS

TFI Arm Care & Performance Therapy Clinic

Arm Care clinic now being offered at The FIT Institute

Before the season gets into full swing, we are excited to provide the opportunity for our players to attend a complementary session at The FIT Institute to learn about proper arm care, stretching and performance training from the experts.  Knowing how to appropriately warm up, stretch & strengthen muscles in your arm can help avoid overuse arm injuries.  We are offering a one hour performance therapy session to enhance performance and reduce the risk of injury for baseball and softball players.  Our goal is to keep your children healthy throughout the season and beyond.

The 60 minute session will teach players and parents some essential techniques to help keep young arms healthy:

  • 15 Minute lecture discussing the importance of arm care and common injuries
  • When to seek medical advice to avoid time out from baseball
  • Proper cross training to improve throwing endurance and precision
  • Arm Warm Up Routines
  • Arm Stretches
  • Arm Strengthening

It’s ok if you missed this clinic.  We are offering Arm Care and Performance Therapy classes every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00pm-6:00pm.  You can sign up individually or grab some friends and sign up for a small group class.

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EVENTS

2 Year Anniversary Party

Party on the roofdeck

We’ve had another amazing year in business thanks to you. Join us for a TFI Roof Deck Party. The cubs game will be on and we will have food, drinks, and raffle prizes.  Bring you family and friends for an enjoyable Chicago Roof Deck experience.

A networking event for Roscoe Village professionals

Women Wine & Wellness 2017

Hey Ladies, join us for an evening of wine, healthy fun and tons of laughs. We created this event with you in mind.

Don’t forget to bring your business cards and enjoy meeting new people while learning from our spectacular lineup of health and fitness professionals on our incredible rooftop.

Event Details:
– 5 minute Introduction by Dr. Mary Kate Casey of The FIT Institute
– 30 minute Yoga by Core Power Yoga (BYOYM)
– 10 minute Healthy Meal Prep by “Chef Masters” contestant Caitlin Meade from Cate’s Kitchen Fit
– Sports Stretching by FIT Massage
– Digital Posture Analysis by Universal Wellness
– Holistic Health Education and mini treatement sessions by Tribe
– Reiki by Katie Janecko & Carly Brink
– One Night Lashes by Liv Lash Boutique
– Fighting off Wrinkles & Shaklee Skin Care by Fade Away Medical
– Pediatric Sleep Consulting by Kelly Murray
– Tasting Samples from Protein Bar, Kitchfix & Here Co.

RAFFLE includes: gift certificates, free botox sessions, one month of Core Power Yoga, a Benefit gift bag, Blow Out from Blown Away Styles, Cubs Tickets, & much more.

Jump into some yoga pants, throw your hair in a bun, set your TiVo and bring your mothers, sisters, co-workers, girlfriends and/or neighbors and enjoy this relaxing event that we created just for you.

Tickets are $15 with $5 being donated to Friends of Audubon.

Join us for fun connecting women to other women and health care professionals

Women Wine & Wellness 2018

September 14, 2018 5:30PM-8:30PM

Hey Ladies, join us for an evening of wine, healthy fun and tons of laughs. We created this event with you in mind.

Don’t forget to bring your business cards and enjoy meeting new people while learning from our spectacular lineup of health and fitness professionals on our incredible rooftop.

The event details soon to come.

RAFFLE includes: gift certificates, free botox sessions, one month of Core Power Yoga, a Benefit gift bag, Blow Out from Blown Away Styles, Cubs Tickets, & much more.

Jump into some yoga pants, throw your hair in a bun, set your TiVo and bring your mothers, sisters, co-workers, girlfriends and/or neighbors and enjoy this relaxing event that we created just for you.

Tickets are $20 with $5 being donated to Saint Josaphat School.

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AROUND TOWN EVENTS

TFI’s Sports Performance Tent at USOLE’s 4 Mile Classic Run

The FIT Institute has developed a partnership with USOLE running events.  As the featured physical therapy and sports performance therapy partner of USOLE, The FIT Institute will provide on-site Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers at all of USOLE’s running events.  All runners will have access to The FIT Institute’s Therapy tent where they will receive dynamic pre-race warm ups and post-race cool downs.  Runners will be provided the opportunity to stretch on some yoga mats, use foam rollers, and therapists may assist in some post-race sports stretching.

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Outside Group Class at Northcenter Farmers Market

Description of community class and time
Enjoy complimentary outdoor group training with community members at the Northcenter Farmers Market. Be healthy – shop local and get your workout in. These free outdoor fitness classes are for all levels of fitness and all you have to do is show up.  Classes will be held in The Northcenter Town Square at 4100 N. Damen at Belle Plaine.   For more information.
  • Saturday, June 23 10:00AM
  • Saturday, July 28 10:00AM
  • Saturday, August 25 10:00AM
Description of outdoor training class

Outside Group Class at Lululemon on Southport

Join Luigi Degirolamo at Lululemon for an outside group training for the Wednesday Night Run Club. These classes target all muscle groups to help improve overall strength and boost your cardiovascular endurance. We will use resistance and body weight techniques guaranteed to challenge your entire body!  Classes will be held at 2556 N. Southport and are complimentary.  For more information.
  • Wednesday, July 11 6:30PM
  • Wednesday, July 18 6:30PM
  • Wednesday, July 25 6:30PM

TFI’s Sports Performance Tent at USOLE’s Burgers & Beer 5K Run

TFI will have a tent offering pre and post race stretching

Monday 8/6/18 TFI will be at Soldier Field.  The FIT Institute has developed a partnership with USOLE running events.  As the featured physical therapy and sports performance therapy partner of USOLE, The FIT Institute will provide on-site Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers at all of USOLE’s running events.  All runners will have access to The FIT Institute’s Therapy tent where they will receive dynamic pre-race warm ups and post-race cool downs.  Runners will be provided the opportunity to stretch on some yoga mats, use foam rollers, and therapists may assist in some post-race sports stretching.

TFI Tent at Retro on Roscoe

8/10/18 – 8/12/18 – TFI will be offering free contests with giveaways throughout the entire weekend. Be sure to stop by our tent and say hi.  We will have our notorious high jump and long jump for athletes of all ages to compete for a chance to win a FREE personal training session.