F45 Functional Training

  • F45 studio expansion image of participants working out in a class
  • Two participants working out in a class doing Russian twists with the medicine balls in the new F45 Studio.
  • Participants in the newly expanded F45 studio

Western Michigan University's Student Recreation Center is proud to be the first F45 college campus studio  in Michigan (sixth in the United States). Located in racquetball courts 1 & 2 at the Student Recreation Center, the 1,600 square foot F45 studio incorporates technology into an array of circuit-based workouts in a team environment to provide a totally immersive experience that is fun and fast.

Spring 21 Semester F45 Schedule

What is F45?

F45 is a functional training program that incorporates a variety of fun and efficient workouts. Classes are a 45 minute high intensity, circuit training workout. There are over 30 different workouts delivered through a series of televisions mounted on the front wall. The workouts are created by F45 Training Headquarters from a database of over 3,000 different exercises. Each day of the week has a different focus and workout. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays are cardio days, while Tuesdays and Thursdays focus on strength-based training. Classes held on Saturdays and Sundays are a hybrid of cardio and strength training.

How are classes structured?

The TVs that are mounted on the wall provide an organized, station-by-station diagram for the workout. This provides a visual tool for participants to move from station to station throughout the workout. Each station has a group working together and encouraging each other to successfully perform each exercise. Trained F45 instructors are in every class to help with exercise modifications, motivation and encouragement. Due to COVID-19 precautions, each class is capped at 9 participants.

How can I reserve a spot in class?

Reservations spots are only available to those patrons that have purchased a F45 membership. Your spot can be reserved up to one day in advance in person at the SRC or by phone on the day of the class. There will be six available sports to reserve ahead of time, and three drop-in spots will be available 30 minutes prior to the start of class. Drop-in spots are available to current F45 members, those members that activated their membership that day, or by paying the $3 drop-in fee.

What do I do when I come for class?

All F45 class attendees must check-in at the service desk on the 2nd floor to obtain a pass. Anyone that has reserved a spot must arrive to check-in at the service desk 10 minutes prior to the start of class. Non-reserved spots are available on a walk-up basis on a first-come, first-serve basis and become available 30 minutes prior to the start of class. Once you receive your pass, you will then need to check-in at the F45 studio on the first floor to check-in to class with your Event Pass QR code. To find your QR code, login to Experience WMU. Click on your account icon in the upper right hand corner, and then click on Event QR Code. We encourage members to download this QR code to your phone so that you do not have to find it every time you come to class because it does not change.

F45 Spring pass prices

Students, alumni, spouses, retirees, non-Western Wellness members
Single class drop-in: $3
Semester pass: $64

Western Wellness members
Single class drop-in: $3
Semester pass (F45 only): $64

Purchase your semester pass online
Note: Are you a benefits-eligible employee that is a Western Wellness member? Visit the Western Wellness programs page to purchase your pass online.

Private Classes

Would you like to book an exclusive F45 class for your group? We are offering private F45 classes for departments, registered student organizations and sport clubs. Class fees include two F45 instructors and a complete 45 minute class. Complete the inquiry form below, and one of our staff members will contact you about availability. Please give provide two weeks advance notice in order for us to secure instructors for your requested time.

Private class fees
Members of sports club council: $50
Registered student organizations: $65
WMU departments: $80

Class Request Form