By Susan Ciancio
Woodville, Australia, is a small city located in the southern part of the continent, but though the city may be small, you will find big hearts in the local F45 gym.
At F45, we offer our members innovative and high-intensity group workouts that are fast, fun, and results driven. We build ourselves on functional training principles that we design with you in mind. Our workouts are tough, but they are also extremely rewarding—a lesson that members in Woodville know well.
In the latest in our series of F45 spotlight videos, we introduce you to a gym run by two dedicated and enthusiastic men who care deeply about every member of their gym. Pete and Hilton said they put everything on the line to open this F45 gym, and this passion is evident in their interactions with the members and in the love and friendship their direction and leadership foster. They not only want to help members become a better version of themselves, they want them to have fun doing it.
They—and the members—don’t deny that the F45 workouts are hard, but they understand that they are extremely valuable and that members see and feel the results. Members admit that the workouts push them out of their comfort zones. And the variability of each workout—a trademark of F45 gyms—keeps people from becoming complacent or even bored with the routine.
The video also emphasizes the traditional F45 community feel that comes with each gym. When you walk in the door to the gym, you will feel right at home. The owners in Woodville—as in all F45 gyms—understand that people come in all shapes and sizes, so no one is judged on ability. No one is made to feel inferior. And no one is pushed out the door because a workout is too hard. Quite the opposite, actually. Team leaders encourage, inspire, and help everyone through the F45 workouts, so you don’t need to worry whether you catch on quickly or slowly. They want you there, and they will make you feel like you belong.
This F45 community is not only something that members feel within the gym, it’s a way of life that extends to outside the gym as well, as we see in the lives of members who struggle with sickness, with loneliness, and even with addiction problems. The friends they make—which include the owners and team leaders at the F45 gym—are truly friends who help motivate, even on difficult days.
And that is the point of community, isn’t it? Community doesn’t exist in one small place. It’s all encompassing. So you not only feel like you belong, you know you belong.
F45 workouts, F45 gyms, and the F45 community go hand in hand to help make you a better you—physically, emotionally, and socially. When you start a membership at F45, you will find yourself in a whole new world, with friends who truly care about your success and your health. We all need more of that in our lives!
We are so excited to share these stories with you because we know that they will generate the same excitement within you as well. If you want to try these awesome group workouts and experience that community feel yourself, visit our Find a Studio page to locate an F45 gym near you. When you do so, you too can find your home away from home!