F45 gym coming to Duane and Broadway

F45, a gym franchise founded in Australia in 2013 that uses team training sessions (aka classes) to get their members fit, has taken the former FedEx space on Duane at Broadway. M. wrote to say that construction starts on Monday. I’m waiting to hear when they will have it open.

They have 15 locations now in the city, including one on Nassau, and another 3300 in over 67 countries. It’s a franchise so you can even buy your own! The pricing can change from studio to studio, but a 7-day trial for locals only at Fulton looks like it’s $40. A 10-class pack is $319.

The F stands for functional training, and they have a mix of circuit and high-intensity interval workouts. The 45 is for the minutes of class time. They have 45 classes in their database and rotate those through depending on the day of the week. For example, they offer a crop of cardio classes on Monday and Wednesday, resistance classes on Tuesday and Thursday, hybrid classes on weekends and recovery classes every day.

More TK when they open.


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  1. We live above the newly opened F45 Training Union Square NYC and it has been an utter disaster. They play loud, booming, heart-stopping music for their classes and the instructors are amplified above that. The sound levels far exceed the city-regulated sound levels, registering over 55-60 dbs. They have 4-5 classes a day starting at 6 AM-7:30 PM. Some of the upstairs tenants met with the F45 Training Union Square NYC management team and owner (Club Sports Group LLC) to come to a compromise, only to find that the F45 Training Union Square NYC Management Team and Owners had no intentions of respecting our living space and our covenant of quiet enjoyment. If anything the music/noise has gotten louder and more intrusive. We cannot work from home, sleep comfortably, or even watch TV without disruption. One cannot escape the pounding music, it is an assault on one’s ears and nerves. Many of us have to leave our homes in order to think clearly, the music is that loud, and at this point, the rising sound levels seem deliberate. The tenants met to try to figure out our options. We asked F45 staff to lower the music – they told us to call the landlord – the landlord told us to call 311 – most of our complaints are being ignored as the police say that they cannot do much. We are stuck in a nightmarish loop. Tribeca, they are now coming for you, consider yourself warned.