Athletes show out at the F45 Playoffs

F45 Noosa teams: Back row: Kane Robertson, Ben Edwards, Tom Harrington, Zach Large Front Row: Pierre Robino, Lara Graham, Jordan Mercer, Sasha Blackburn, Lara Good and Satorri Villis.

By Abbey Cannan

Gym junkies tested their fitness while competing at this year’s Inaugural F45 Training Sunshine Coast Playoffs event at Noosa Civic.

Studios from eight different locations on the Sunshine Coast entered in their top four female and top four male members to participate in the F45 Sunshine Coast Playoffs, an intense 10-minute Fitness test for a score.

They had a total of 15 teams of four go head-to-head for the title of ‘Sunshine Coast F45 Fittest Studio’, where they also awarded ‘Sunshine Coast F45 Fittest Female’ and ‘Sunshine Coast F45 Fittest Male’ as well as ‘Sunshine Coast F45 Fittest Trainer’.

F45 Noosa studio manager and Fittest F45’ers on the Sunshine Coast, Pierre Robino said, “The F45 Playoffs fitness test is such a good circuit to test strength, endurance, agility and mindset. We always encourage our members at F45 Noosa to give it a go to benchmark their fitness.”

The 10-minute fitness test consists of 10 exercise stations in a circuit, with 45 seconds of work and 15 seconds of rest. Each station has a judge counting reps and scoring effort to give a total score out of 1000.

The event was electrifying, with everyone cheering on their studios, trainers coaching their teams through and DJ Antix pumping out the tunes.

F45 Noosa cleaned up, taking out first place in three of the four categories: Sunshine Coast F45 Fittest Studio, Sunshine Coast F45 Fittest Female and Sunshine Coast F45 Fittest trainer Male.

“On the weekend, it was so good to see all the studios come together for some healthy competition, cheering on each other and pushing each other,“ Pierre said.

“I’m so proud of my team for bringing home the win. The last six weeks leading up to the event, training has been intense, but it paid off.

“The commitment and hard work from our members, even though they all lead very busy family/work lives, is remarkable. Their playoffs score improvements over the six weeks got better and better, that’s what it takes if you want to be good at something, practice, practice and more practice.

“Thanks to our studio owners Brett and Jacqui for hosting the event, making it run so smoothly and for all the behind-the-scenes effort to pull off an event of this size at the studio. I am so proud to be part of F45 Noosa, and even more so now with the recognition we have received after this event.“

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