A person’s decision to join a gym is influenced by a variety of personal goals, whether it be losing weight, building an impressive physique, or meeting like-minded people. What many people may not realize, however, is that exercise doesn’t just make you look and feel great--it prepares you for life. Because you have a strong body, you are able to lift a heavy package from your doorway or climb five flights of stairs in a row without breaking a sweat.

Exercises that prepare you physically for regular activities such as these are grouped into the category of functional training. This type of training is so appealing because it is carried over into activities outside the gym. For example, doing squats will make getting in and out of a low chair a lot easier, while lunges will give you the power to tackle those high staircases. Add all the pushing, pulling, and lifting that also partly constitute functional training, and you’ll soon find yourself capable of performing tasks you once found too challenging.

This is just part of why functional training is such an appealing form of exercise for those who are experiencing a plateau in their current fitness regime. It’s also particularly beneficial due to its variety. Due to the fact that it is comprised of so many different exercises (as well as variations of those particular exercises), there is an incalculable amount of functional training workout routines designed for gym-goers. F45 has certainly proven this to be true by incorporating a mix of functional training, high-intensity interval training, and circuit training into over 30 workout experiences, which ensures that no particular workout experience will ever repeated.

Functional training is also beneficial due to its universality. It’s a type of exercise that will work for almost everybody, whether it be those in their twenties or thirties looking to get an early start on optimal fitness, middle-aged or elderly people wanting to be as physically independent as possible, or those recovering from injury or illness and needing to readjust to their normal lives. Additionally, with members of various demographics flocking to functional training sessions, one can guess who else might benefit from this particular type of exercise: aspiring fitness franchisees.

The fitness industry is rapidly expanding, as exemplified by the recent establishment of numerous brands and franchises across the globe. F45 is a notable example, having sold over 1,300 franchises in over 36 countries since the brand’s founding in 2012. F45’s success is largely due to our unique fusion of functional, circuit, and HIIT training, as well as the incorporation of innumerable workout experiences. Additionally, we ensure that all of our members have the optimal exercise experience, as exemplified by the personalized LCD screens in each studio. This helps members master the exercises without wasting time trying to remember what moves they are supposed to be doing.

Variety, innovation, and care on this scale has attracted--and continues to attract--an enormous customer base to our studios. F45 members have undoubtedly enjoyed the positive physical and mental effects of our classes, so much so that the brand is projected to expand majorly over the next five years. This means that anybody looking for the chance to own a fitness franchise should consider F45. Once you take ownership of your franchise, you’ll represent a thriving and well-established company whose main objective is helping to improve the lives of people around the globe.