Functional Fitness In Seattle

So you’re looking for a fitness gym that is different from the norm, correct? It’s time to check out F45 Seattle. We’re a different kind of gym, focused on functional fitness and a powerful, cooperative team dynamic. Thank you for taking a few minutes to investigate who we are and how we operate! Let’s get into it then — what is F45?

F is for Functional

We are focused on functional training at F45, so much so, that we decided to put it in our name. Functional training involves a mixture of circuit and HIIT style training, which we’ll go into a little bit more detail on in a moment. The “45” in our name refers to the duration of each of our exercises that we’ll experience together. Everyone has busy lives and packed schedules, but if you’re able to take 45 minutes to join a team of other people striving for the same fitness goals, it can be life-changing. 45 minutes for each class is all it takes to get an amazing, group-centered workout in Seattle. 

Circuit Training

Circuit training has actually been around for almost 70 years. This method of training was developed in the 1950’s at the University of Leeds in England. It has proven itself to be an incredibly effective method of fitness training, and is still widely utilized around the world. Circuit training seeks to improve your endurance and condition your body through high-intensity aerobic exercises. The “circuit” refers to a complete cycle of predetermined exercises to be completed, after which another circuit can begin. These are some of the types of aerobic exercises you can expect to encounter in a typical circuit: 

  • Push ups
  • Medicine ball chest pass
  • Bench press
  • Sit ups
  • Stomach crunches
  • Squat jumps
  • Bench squats
  • Burpees
  • And more!

The general idea for each circuit is that individual sections of the body are targeted each time, resulting in a full-body, high intensity aerobic workout. Studies from Baylor University have shown that circuit training is one of the most effective methods for enhancing your cardiovascular fitness and improving muscular endurance.

HIIT Training

HIIT is an acronym for “High-Intensity Interval Training.” At F45, our HIIT training involves watching your group trainer demo the exercises for the day, followed by a quick warm-up, and then you’re directed to your station to begin your group workout! HIIT style training targets your cardiovascular health by subjecting the body to periods of high-intensity anaerobic exercise, followed up by shorter, low-intensity recovery periods, after which the process repeats. These periods of high-intensity and recovery are the “intervals” in High-Intensity Interval Training. This approach to fitness improves your overall endurance, and will condition your muscles and improve the rate at which your body metabolizes glucose. This method is also incredibly time-effective, allowing you to experience a full, satisfying, and effective workout in just 45 minutes.

What Sets F45 Apart From Other Gyms?

F45 is committed to the health and fitness of entire groups of individuals. The group-centric environment that we strive for at F45 makes this a place where your successes are your neighbors successes, and vice versa. What can be achieved together is miles ahead of what can be accomplished individually. 

F45 functional fitness gym also seeks to be innovative in how your workout experience can be improved. We utilize over 4,000 combinations of workout routines, so you will never experience the same workout twice. This means that, even if you attend multiple classes a week, you will never settle into a stagnant routine — you will always have a different workout than you did the day before. 

We’ve innovated another technique to build healthy team dynamic and competition through technology- the F45 Lionheart. This is a heart-monitoring device that you can wear during your workout that registers your heart rate and displays it along with your team. This acts as a positive motivator and another means by which you can push yourself to greatness. Other technologies that are available include F45FM, our official radio station that will keep you in the groove and get your feet moving, as well as F45TV, which is there to motivate you and get you energized!

Try F45 Seattle For Free!

We hope that this article has shed some light on who we are at F45 functional fitness gym and how we operate. The truth of the matter is, however, that you just need to come in and experience it for yourself! We would love to have you join us for an entire week of unlimited access to all of our programs, completely free. Our friendly and professional trainers will greet you before each class, welcome you, and make sure you have all of the things you need to succeed at F45. We can’t wait to get to know you and watch you be transformed by the power of functional group-centered training!

Takeaways

  1. F is for Functional, in that all of our programs are based on functional fitness regimens. 
  2. 45 is the length of time you will spend in heart-pumping, faced-paced, exhilarating and rewarding group-centered circuit and HIIT style training.
  3. Circuit training involves predetermined intervals of high-intensity aerobic exercises that target the whole body.
  4. HIIT stands for High-Intensity Interval Training, utilizing bursts of high-intensity anaerobic exercise followed by recovery periods.
  5. F45 Seattle is group-centered, team-focused, and makes use of innovative ways to get you motivated and involved in your health habits.
  6. You can start now with your first week absolutely free!