What is F45 and should I try it?
With all the emerging so called ‘miracle exercises’, it is little wonder that people are sceptical of the latest exercise class craze, known as F45.
F45, in which the F stands for functional and the 45 represents how long a workout takes, is a seriously phenomenal workout. It combinesgroup training and functional workouts to deliver a different class EVERY single time.
Yep, you’ll never do the exact same workout with F45, with no program ever been repeated in the same studio. It’s easy to see why F45 is the FASTEST growing network of fitness studios in Australia, even beating Xtend Barre and traditional gyms like Fitness First.
By never repeating the same pattern of exercises, F45 offers what most classes can’t – VARIETY! Whether you’re after a cardio based workout or something with a few more weights, F45 has 10 customised training systems with fancy names like Athletica and Romans.
I happily paid week by week for my F45 membership (another benefit!) and worked out at F45 Castle Hill, with the wonderful Dave Harvey training me. His experience alone as a professional footballer and soon to be Olympian (representing Brazil in 2016) was comforting. He was intently focused on getting technique right before adding any weights.
There is always a TV screen or large counter mounted onto the wall(s), and it counts down how long you’re on each station for. If that sounds confusing, HERE is a great explanation of exactly how F45 works.
At the end of each and every session, I was always satisfied. For me personally, a great workout consists of finishing with shaky muscles, a sweaty forehead and an overwhelming feeling of positivity. If I don’t feel happy and ready to tackle the world after working out, then I probably didn’t try as hard as I should have.
Another aspect of F45 I absolutely loved was the community feeling created within the studio. There was a shared FB page, high fives at the end of every workout and a genuine effort from people to get to know one another.
If you’re looking for something that challenges you, inspire you and most of all, motivates you, why not give F45 a try? I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments if you have tried F45 and what you thought about it!
Just an FYI, I wasn't sponsored or paid to write this... I just REALLY enjoyed F45.