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Australian Workout Sensation Touches Down in Dallas: New Gym Brings Visions of Bondi Beach Bodies — F45 Training Explained

BY // 03.16.18
photography Courtesy of F45 Training

If Instagram has taught me one thing, it’s that Australian people are fit AF. So, when I heard that a new gym was opening in Dallas and bringing an “Australian Workout Sensation” to town, I was ready to get my Bondi Beach bod on.

F45 Training, the world’s fastest-growing functional training network, just opened a studio in on Main Street in Downtown Dallas, directly across from The Joule Hotel. The 45-minute long workouts are designed to burn fat and build lean, functional muscle.

F45 owners and NASM-certified trainers, Hunter Austin, Cayla Cummins and Taylor Cummins lead the classes, providing step-by-step instruction and guidance. Plus, there are TV monitors with demo videos playing throughout the class.

“I actually discovered F45 Training through my favorite Australian fitness influencers,” says Cayla. “People are intimidated walking into a gym and not knowing what to do, F45 removes those fears with the TVs and trainers there to guide you every step of the way.”

The training technique combines elements of HIIT, circuit training, and functional training.

Here’s how it works: There are three “pods” with three different exercises in each. You do one exercise for 40 seconds, take a 20 second break, and move onto the next exercise, taking several laps in each pod. Once you’ve completed the work at one pod, you get a one-minute water break before switching to a new pod.

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It’s an intense and fast-paced workout, but it’s not monotonous and it goes by surprisingly quickly.

The studio has formulated 30 different workouts from a database of over 4,000 different exercises, so you’ll never get the same workout twice.

Classes run daily from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and available for $25 per class, $200 for a 10-pack, or $350 for a 20-pack. A membership is $45 per week and includes unlimited classes – however, there are only 300 memberships available. F45 is also offering Foundation Memberships (unlimited classes for $35 per week) to the first 50 people who sign up.

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