What Does F45 Training Do To Your Body?

Many of us tend to fall off the clean eating train and thrice-weekly workouts when life gets busy. The good news is that when we're ready to get back on the health bandwagon, there's a plethora of training programs to choose from. Whether returning to trusty favorites, like Peloton and Pilates, or looking to go the nostalgic route with something like a Jazzercise group, there's no shortage of options. But if you're on the hunt for something a little more new and intense, you might want to give F45 workouts a go.

According to Verywell Fit, the "F" in F45 stands for functional training, while the "45" represents the length of each training session (in minutes). Founded in Australia by Sydney-based entrepreneurs Adam Gilchrist and Rob Deutsch, F45 workouts soared in popularity after A-listers like Mark Wahlberg started to promote the exercises, per VeryWell Fit. So, now that we know the workout's origin, time length, and famous following, there's just one more question to be asked: What will F45 do to our bodies?

F45 is a high-intensity workout

F45 is a high-intensity workout that will make the most of all 45 minutes. It's also an equipment-heavy workout — and anyone who walks past an F45 gym and peeks in will likely see a studio filled with kettlebells, dumbbells, spin bikes, and ropes, as Verywell Fit explains. "Our workouts are designed to burn fat and build/retain muscle, and the nutrition plan helps aid those efforts," Nichole Tobin, a studio manager and head trainer at F45 Training Symons Valley tells Byrdie. "It improves overall body composition by lowering body fat percentage, and usually people see an increase in muscle mass as well," she adds. 

This could be true for many fans of the workout, and at the very least, you'll likely be burning a heap of calories. According to F45 founder Rob Deutsch, each workout burns roughly between 500-800 calories (via VeryWell Fit). If you're looking to kick things into high gear, then the high-intensity and structured workouts of F45 may help you achieve your fitness goals. If not, you can always switch back to sweating with your tried-and-true routines.