Originally from Australia, F45 has sets of 45-minute functional training circuits. There are currently 27 different workout sets, ranging from cardio-intensive to resistance and strengthening-based, and a different workout is offered everyday of the week. This ensures that even if you come take a class everyday, you’ll always get a good challenge out of it. It’s a well-equipped gym, with everything from TRX equipment, to rowing machines, to sandbags and weights.
There are currently two branches, one in BGC (3F BGC Stopover) and one in the Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay (SM Shell Residences).
Just come in comfortable exercise gear and throw a water bottle and towel in your bag, and you’re good to go. There are lockers where you can store your belongings, and also a water dispenser in case you run out. Check out their website because you’re advised to book your classes online prior to class. They also have showers in the gym.
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I love, love, love this gym (hey Jan and Josh!)! It’s true when they say that you never really get the same workout twice -- even when it’s technically the same workset, there could be variations in the equipment used. It’s also one of those places where you can come alone and not feel left out, even for days with paired workouts, because it’s a very welcoming community. There are usually two or three coaches roaming to make sure you’re doing it in good form (or to give you a challenge), and you can also refer to the screens if you ever lose track of what you’re supposed to do.
You will love the variety and energy in F45. Each session is different from the next. I love the themed classes. Regardless of the theme, it’s always a full body workout that will definitely make you sweat. Personally, Varsity was a huge challenge for me since it’s cardio-based. Each class is a group session and some a coupled class so you will get to meet a lot of people. The class starts with a warm up and ends with a cool down. This is highly recommended!
I only got to try this once. I find that it's a fun workout with friends who you can 'suffer' with. It's actually the first time I've seen a studio use TV screens as aid in the workout. And though I didn't like it at first due to it's less human approach, I actually thought it was helpful. No need to work up your brain cells memorizing the exercise each station and how to do it. Though if you DO want to exercise your brain too, I highly encourage you to do so! It makes for a physical and mental exercise.
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