Cult-hit Australian fitness studio, F45, is expanding to eight new locations across New York. For the uninitiated, F45 is a HIIT circuit workout class that gained momentum in 2016 and 2017 Down Under for transforming the bodies of women (and guys) across the country. Last year, the gym opened its first New York location in Flatiron, and now they’re set to roll out eight new locations, so you can get your fix just about anywhere in the city. Keep scrolling to learn everything we know so far about the new locations.
Sporteluxe: What is involved in a typical workout?
F45 Founder and Co-CEO, Robert Deutsch: Designed by sport scientists and elite athletes, F45’s unique team-based workouts include an array of interval stations and feature 27 distinct workout systems that incorporate more than 3,500 exercises, ensuring the highest level of variation for clients; they’ll never do the same workout twice. Classes are based on the principles of HIIT, or high intensity interval training. Instructors guide people through a series of intense, time-based exercises, with short breaks in between to help you catch your breath and classes last 45 minutes.
What results do regular F45-goers see?
The class is specifically designed to provide a functional results-driven, full-body workout whilst also improving energy levels, metabolic rate, strength and endurance. It is a really time efficient way of training where we aim to burn up to 750 calories. The focus is on doing functional exercises (hence the F in the name), which means you’re engaging multiple muscle groups at the same time in a more natural way, rather than a lot of conventional exercises which isolate just one muscle. Sessions are fast-paced with a strong community element to ensure users work to their maximum with constant support and guidance from world-class coaches.
What can we expect from the new locations?
In 2018 we are aiming to spread the word about F45 even further through NYC. A minimum of eight new studios will open in the first six months, so there will be no excuses for New Yorkers to get their fitness fix! Each studio will also run the free 8 Week Challenge (a weight loss program), which is sure to help people set new goals and achieve amazing results.
What locations are set to open in 2018?
This is a rough guide online, but in March we have Upper West Side, Williamsburg North, Port Chester, [and] Lower East Side [due to open]. White Plains in June, Clinton Hill West [and] Wall St in July. F45 Tribeca East in August.
Why do you think the class been so popular in the U.S.?
The popularity of F45 and why studios are popping up all over the world is due to the fact that every day at F45 is different and you will never do the same workout twice. Classes usually have around 27 people and close interaction with coaches throughout. The session ends with a high-five from everyone, congratulating them on a job well done.