The Australian fitness chain F45, where the “F” stands for “functional training” and the “45” is for the “total time” of the workout, has been popping up across South Florida this year, with the latest location opening its doors in Plantation. Everything from the walls, to the equipment, matches the blue, red, black, and white branding.

The gym is clean and bright, and the floor is already setup for class each day. Before class begins, trainers demonstrate each exercise, offering modifications for all fitness levels. In addition, looping videos of each exercise play on screens at the front of the room so members always know what they should be doing. A timer counts down the circuit and buzzes loudly when it is time to switch stations.

F45 has 27 different workouts that are programmed, using a combination of over 3,000 exercises so members are always experiencing a different workout. Some days will be more cardio-based, others will be resistance focused, and still others are a mix of the two.

The trainers circulate the room throughout the workout, keeping the energy high, correcting form when needed, and challenging members to get out of their comfort zones. Overall, F45 is a very efficient workout and the layout is very clear even for a first-timer.

“I decided to invest in our F45 Training facility since the program changed my life,” said franchise owner Ian Hochman. “I used to be 260 pounds, and now I am down to 185 with the help of trainers, challenges and support from members.”

F45 celebrated their grand opening on Saturday, October 6, and are letting all potential members sign-up for a free, two week trial.

F45 Plantation is located at 801 S University Dr, Unit M-104, Plantation, FL and you can follow their studio on Instagram @f45_training_plantation.