'F* It' pretty much sums up our enthusiasm for a 6am workout sesh. But this place could change our minds. It’s a high-intensity fitness club in Ascot Vale that looks and sounds—basically—like a nightclub.
What does that mean? It means thumping beats first thing in the morning. The kind that makes your drink bottle reverb like Jurassic Park. It means lasers and coloured lighting that changes based on your instructor’s mood. It means LED-lined mirrors and ‘murder black’ treadmills with built-in touchscreen Android systems. It’s kind of like that underground rave scene in the Matrix, only everyone’s incredibly buff.
F* It is designed for those people who struggle with gym motivation. The whole thing is geared towards fun and lifestyle. There are five different class types, including BOOM (Boxing), ROUNDUP (Strength), THE WALL (Interval), FULL AS F* (Conditioning), ALL SHOTS (Circuit). Most sessions last around 45 minutes, and they run morning, lunchtime and after work.
The whole club thing isn’t just a gimmick either. F* It got some of Melbourne’s top DJs to design the playlists, and the trainers have been handpicked from all over town. It’s a proper workout too—HIIT training that will have to LOVING the chilled towels and post-workout showers. There’s even makeup mirrors that charge your phone, not to mention the fully equipped bar, serving up smoothies by day and cocktail by night.
Keep an eye on F* It’s social channels too—the gym runs themed event nights every month, which include a workout and a (well deserved) cocktail.
An all-night clubbing sesh is already a pretty decent workout. We guess it was only a matter of time till someone cut out the middleman.
Image credit: F* It