Fitness

Working Out At F45… The Terminator Workout!

F45 I can only assume stands for Fitness for 45 minutes. I did my first class today, and I have to say… WOW! Now hear me out, I do Orangetheory Fitness everyday and I love it. but… I loved this and at least while I’m getting started with F45… I know it would kill me if I did it every single day. The goal of course would be to work up to doing it every day, but I have to say that I haven’t experienced feelings specifically in my stomach during and after the class in a long… long time. I am of course talking about the sensation of wanting to puke.

Unlike other Workout classes like OTF (Orangetheory Fitness), and 9Round. F45 gives you not 1 free class to try out, not 2 free classes, but an entire weeks worth of classes for free. A Free 1-Week Trial, take advantage of that y’all because as much as I love F45 it may not be for you just yet. If you tried it and didn’t like it, try another session because you may just not have liked that one workout that day.

*Disclaimer: I am in no way being paid for this post, this is NOT a sponsored post from F45, I’d love to do some future sponsored posts for F45, but this post is not Sponsored, this post is an honest to God, SplainThat post!

Personal Training vs. Class Training

The last time I felt like this I was at my lowest weight, with my personal trainer that cost my parents $65 dollars a session that I had beat my ass 3 times a week for several months. Yeah that was expensive, but I was healthy and it was worth every cent for a while, but… personal training just isn’t for me. Personal training has a lack of structure, plans change, meetup times change, sometimes your trainer shows up late… with classes that I go to such as 9Round, Orangetheory Fitness, and now F45… no one is late, there is a set time and place, and if I were to miss my session there are 8-10 more in that day. Most are back to back.

Also, you don’t get to meet and befriend other people in personal training, it’s just you in the trainer, in class based workouts everyone is pushing each other to do better, you hang out with these people, which is great if your like me, and don’t really have a ton of friends and want to make more.

Price:

Most people are not made of money, I know I’m sure as shit not. However, I have done price comparisons, and personal training with a good personal trainer that charges at least $65 dollars per session, vs. F45 which for the F45 Flexible unlimited sessions plan, costs a total of $45 dollars per week, in that week you can do as many sessions as you want, or can do. I know, you were probably expecting F45 to cost more, but it doesn’t.

I didn’t even have to write out two paragraphs of math… but I did – then I deleted it after realizing it doubled the size of this post (LOL)! If you didn’t already notice $65 dollars for ONE personal training session is already more than a week of unlimited sessions from F45 costing you $45 dollars. No matter how many or how few personal training sessions you do F45 will always be cheaper and give you an unlimited number of classes.

Even if you had a personal trainer only charging you $45 dollars per session, that’s just for one session, whereas at F45 you pay $45 dollars a week for unlimited sessions.

F45 vs. OTF (Orangetheory Fitness):

The first way that F45 is different from Orangetheory Fitness is that F45 (at least they didn’t do this for my class) doesn’t push you to buy a heart rate monitor. Which is nice because those are kind of expensive. At OTF having a heart rate monitor is an essential part of the the OTF experience, while at F45 the UI or User Interface of F45 as far as having a heart rate monitor goes… isn’t nearly as detailed as the OTF system is. Also, there were like 2 people with heart rate monitors and from what I could see they were not looking at them at all. However, even though I didn’t have the visual aide of how well, or how shitty I was working out, like I said in the beginning of this post… you can feel your progress. You can feel through the sweat pouring out of your face, that pukey feeling in your stomach, the soreness of your arms, and feeling like the badass you know you are, when you power through the pain to do another rep, or set… you know how hard your working in that moment and a heart rate monitor is completely unnecessary.

Which has to do with the second way F45 is different from OTF. The workouts at F45 are much faster. Only lasting 45 minutes, vs. an OTF class which lasts for 55 minutes (unless it’s a 90 minute class), F45 takes minimal breaks for water, and small short breaks between sets, as well as taking breaks by transitioning from station to station around the room.

Lastly the third way in which F45 is different from OTF, has to do with the format of the studio. At OTF (My OTF – amount of equipment might vary depending on what studio you are at) you have a weight section with dumbbells, 1 Elliptical Machine, 2 bikes, treadmill section (12 machines), and a rower section (12 machines). At F45 there are a variety of stations, each with a different exercise or movement at every single station, depending on the exercises for the day there can be 9 stations or there can be 27 stations (each with different movement). You can find the names of the workouts here: https://f45training.com/workouts/, each workout has a brief description about it but no one workout is the same.

There isn’t a list of what you are doing because it’s a body birthday surprise!! If you knew what movements were in the workout you likely would say you couldn’t do that workout, because you can’t do the movement. However, even if somehow you found out what you were doing that day… GO TO THE WORKOUT! YOU CAN MODIFY EXERCISES THAT YOU CANNOT DO!! I hate burpees, not because their hard, or hurt, but because I literally feel as if my toes are breaking when I do them. So I do planks, or squats instead. Ask the trainer/coach and they’ll help you out, it’s their job!

Challenges:

Just like OTF, there are challenges some with prizes and others with bragging rights as the prize. Getting money or a prize is nice, but you should never be doing it for the Money or a Prize you should be doing it for yourself and your loved ones! Because being overweight is a disease, and being fit, especially now in 2019 is absolutely essential, I won’t rant on the subject as I have done it before in previous posts, but now with all of these affordable workout classes that are available today, there is no excuse for being fat!

Fun Fact:

If you Google search F45 you’ll probably come across Mark Wahlberg at some point in your search for fitness. Because he actually invested in F45. Take a look at this pic he posted at the end of F45’s 8-Week Challenge.

Image Credit: Mark Wahlberg’s Instagram @markwahlberg

Working Out Is Just One Piece of the Pie:

Now, I’ll go ahead and say it again, I’ve said it one hundred times, so here’s 101! Working out only gets you so far. You need at least one hour of highly intense exercise a day. However, the rest of the day, after your morning workout, you are eating… you need, YOU NEED… to eat clean food. You need to cook the food yourself, paying attention to what ingredients, spices, and sauces you use.

The Realities of the Picture:

Seeing a picture like the one above this, of a celebrity we all know and love, might motivate you to get as ripped as Mark is you should strive for this type of body, but… you need to accept the realities of this photo. First off, Mark was in way better than average shape before he did the F45 8-Week Challenge, chances are you didn’t already have 12% body fat on you before you start a challenge that lasts 8 weeks.

Also, the quality if food, and quantity of food this guy eats is way more than you are used to. You would probably only have 3 main meals a day, you’d eat Breakfast, a snack, Lunch a snack, Dinner, and a nice sweet dessert and drink a moderate amount of water, Mark Wahlberg and many people that work towards getting ripped, eat about 7 meals a day. Also they don’t just work out once a day for an hour, you’re looking at 2-3 hardcore workouts and staying active the rest of the day.

Getting in Shape Takes Time!

Don’t think that it will take you 8 weeks to get shredded from starting at 35% body fat percentage or more. I’d never tell you that you couldn’t do it, but accept the realities, get to your ideal weight, and once you feel good, and are below the average weight for your age and gender, and want those abs, and those muscles get into an F45 class near you and beef up and the amount of time you will get ripped will depend our your routine!

Overall:

I hope that this was a nice introduction to F45 for you. I said this at the beginning of this post, and I’ll say it again. Unlike other Workout classes F45 gives you not 1 free class to try out, not 2 free classes, but an entire weeks worth of classes for free. A Free 1-Week Trail, take advantage of that y’all because as much as I love F45 it may not be for you just yet. If you tried it and didn’t like it, try another session because you may just not have liked that one workout that day. However, if you are looking for a solid proven weight loss workout class OTF is a great place to start, and then after OTF as you get stronger, you should consider switching to F45, or just do them at the same time like me! Please, follow me on social media (social media icons are in the upper right hand corner of the site), for more updates and content. Comment down below and I’ll be sure to respond ASAP! I’ll see y’all in the next one. Peace! -D/SplainThat

*Disclaimer: I am in no way being paid for this post, this is NOT a sponsored post from F45, I’d love to do some future sponsored posts for F45, but this post is not Sponsored, this post is an honest to God, SplainThat post!

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