By Susan Ciancio
Are you fed up with fitness videos that show extremely strong and fit athletes just crushing it at the gym? They can be intimidating, especially for the average person. At F45, we understand this, and that is why we are constantly introducing you to our members—to show that they are normal people like you, with varied abilities and body types.
Our latest Functional Unleased video highlights the lives of some awesome women who have not only benefitted physically but emotionally from the F45 community and the F45 workouts. They want to tell their stories in the hopes that they will inspire others to join.
F45 Victoria Point is located in a beautiful coastal city in Queensland, Australia. Like all F45 members, those here love the sense of family they feel from the moment they walk in the door.
The members all have different stories, and no journey is the same, but they all have one thing in common—they joined the F45 gym to challenge themselves. And all have gotten more out of the membership than they could have imagined.
The physical benefits, the weight loss, and the increased strength are only part of the reasons they love the F45 gym. But the benefits are so much more. At F45 they have found a family—a community that encourages them, that builds their self-esteem, and that gives them joy and laughter.
As one of the trainers says, “Members mean everything. It’s all about members.”
And the F45 members feel this love. They know that, for the trainers, leading classes at F45 is not just a job, it’s a way of life. It’s a way to build community, to make friends, and to help people achieve goals they never thought possible.
Members agree that the support from the trainers is tremendous and pushes them to do their very best. They have participated in challenges that drive them to step out of their comfort zones.
As one member says, “It’s a community, it’s a vibe, it’s a place I feel welcome. It’s a family; that’s what it is.”
The group workouts and accompanying videos make it so easy to participate and to catch on. And one of the greatest parts is that all the exercises are adaptable to each member’s unique abilities and to any limitations they may have. So while the workouts may seem intimidating at first, F45 gym trainers want you to know that they are there to walk you through them.
F45 workouts are not about keeping up with the person next to you. They’re not about pleasing your coaches. They’re about becoming a better you. They’re about setting goals, striving and reaching for them, and then setting new ones because you have achieved them.
This is the F45 community.
So, if you’re on the fence about joining, just take that step. Put yourself out there and go see what it’s like. As one of the trainers said, F45 “could just be the thing that you didn’t even know you needed.”
We likely have an F45 gym near you. Check out our website to find your local gym and to find that thing you didn’t know you needed.