F45 Training has announced Green Beret and former UFC fighter Tim Kennedy as its newest F45 Ambassador. Tim will represent the F45 Military program on F45TV throughout all studios within US Military bases, guiding active duty personnel through the famous 45-minute workout in order to help improve combat readiness and human performance throughout the military. The partnership will also be instrumental in growing the F45 Veterans Impact Program (VIP45) and F45 Armed Forces to Entrepreneur Program (F45 AFTER) to foster community and purpose through employment and ownership opportunities after service.
“Physical fitness has always been an innate part of my life. From UFC days, to the Military, and even for my personal resilience and wellness, physical activity has been instrumental in preparing me for every challenge, said Tim Kennedy, F45 Military Program Ambassador. I’m proud to partner with F45 because of our shared commitment to inspiring the next generation of successful, adaptable, resilient Veterans.”
In his role as ambassador to the F45 Military Program, Kennedy will help educate and introduce active duty military members and veterans to the numerous entrepreneurial opportunities within the program with a focus on VIP45 and F45 AFTER. He will represent the brand at events around the country and will provide mentorship and counsel to Military Program franchise owners and interns. Tim Kennedy’s appointment in his new role will be seen firsthand at the SandLot JAX x F45 AFTER Party that will be held in Jacksonville, FL April 22-24th, 2022. Please visit this link for more information. F45 will continue to work with military installations and their Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) Centers to provide F45’s Worlds Best Workout to service members and their families.
“It is an honor to welcome Tim Kennedy to the F45 family as the new face of our Military Program and to assist us in continuing our mission to provide a hand up to veteran and active service duty members” shared Mitchell Raisch, Global GM of F45 Training. “Tim’s experience as a Green Beret and a professional UFC athlete will be invaluable to our leadership team, our members, franchise owners and core focus areas within our business.”
“As our Military Ambassador, Tim’s leadership and influence as a member of the Armed Forces amplifies our ability to provide more service members unique entrepreneurial inroads through access to employment, internship, apprenticeship, and ownership opportunities with F45,” commented Michael Nichols, Director of Military Operations for F45 Training.
In summer 2020, F45 kicked off its military programming with VIP45, working with active service members and veterans to assist with their transitions into civilian life. The program helps active-duty service members with on-the-job training and online education to convert their military skill sets into a career in the fitness industry. F45 is the only fitness company in the world authorized by the Department of Defense to work with active duty service professionals.
Building on F45’s existing partnership with the Department of Defense to train active duty service members, F45 Armed Forces to Entrepreneur Program (F45 AFTER) offers retired service members a pathway to convert their military experience and become franchise owners, and further demonstrates the Company’s commitment to the military community.
In June 2021, F45 opened F45 MCAS Miramar- the organization’s first studio located on a U.S. Military Base – along with the support of Mark Wahlberg, F45 Training Chief Enthusiast and avid military advocate. The studio has since grown to more than 1,800 members. Offerings include: complimentary fitness classes for active duty service members as well as proprietary tailored programming focused on Combat and Transitional Readiness. F45 Training is in ongoing discussions to expand the network to additional bases.
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F45 offers consumers functional 45-minute workouts that are effective, fun and community-driven. F45 utilizes proprietary technologies: a fitness programming algorithm and a patented technology-enabled delivery platform that leverages a rich content database of over 8,000 unique functional training movements across modalities to offer new workouts each day and provide a standardized experience across the Company’s global footprint.
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