The mission of F3 is to plant, grow, and serve small workout groups for men, for the invigoration of male community leadership.
Free of Charge
Zero cost! Never a charge to workout, ever
Open to All Men
No matter the man, you are welcome here
Rain or Shine, Hot or Cold, we are out there
Led in a rotating fashion by the men who attend
Ends with a COT
Always ends with a Circle of Trust
Getting Started with F3
Maybe you heard about F3 through a friend, family member, neighbor, podcast, news outlet, wherever and now you're here looking for more information. We are glad you're here!
F3 started in 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina and has grown to more than 46 states and 3,300+ scheduled workouts each week through the efforts of men whose lives have been changed by their involvement with F3. The three Fs in our name stand for Fitness, Fellowship and Faith — the last of which we define as simply a belief in something bigger than yourself.
F3 Huntsville started in 2019 at the Big Spring Park AO (Downtown), with just a handful of guys and a desire to see growth in the region. Today, F3 Huntsville has nearly 300 High Impact Men and 7 AOs, and is growing rapidly.
Tips for your first workout
So, you got past your favorite excuses, got off the couch and decided to give F3 a try? Greatness.
Here is one undeniable truth; Men need authentic relationships with other men who are working to be strong fathers, husbands and leaders. Isolation will destroy a man! We have the opportunity to change our community and the trajectory of our families. Getting in the best shape of your life is just a by-product. The workout is what draws most men like a magnet but the relationships, brotherhood and community with other men will keeps men coming back. Lock shields with us and help us accomplish F3's mission to invigorate male community leadership.
Top 5 Excuses Guys Make
No. 1: "I need to get in shape to come work out with you guys."
This is No. 1 with a bullet on the F3 Excuse Charts. The late Casey Kasem says so. And for a lot of guys it gives them all the wiggle room they need to take themselves off the hook. Because let's be honest: There's nothing you can do on your own that is going to get you ready for that first workout. Almost no one working out in a gym or on the streets (let alone coming off the couch) combines the kind of aerobic and bodyweight fitness that F3 workouts demand. So you need to make the choice to join with a bunch of other men and push through that pain. Because “I need to get in shape” is really just a way of keeping the commitment just over the horizon, always just out of reach. The only way to get in shape is to put yourself in the middle of a group of other men and force yourself to keep up with the Pack.
No. 2: "I already belong to a gym."
Hey, that's great. I bet it really rockets you out of bed every morning to think about another exciting day on the treadmill, headphones plugged in so you can listen to the SportsCenter anchors run through yet another rendition of "Hot or Cold? Brought to You by Miller Lite" while the plastic ficus next to you waves gently in the 68-degree climate-controlled splendor. Meanwhile, elsewhere in your home city, men are gathering of their own free will in temperatures ranging from 9 to 90 degrees and conditions ranging from starlit to monsoonish to sweltering to give it their all for an hour and launch into the day with power and impact. Trust us, there's a difference.
No. 3: "That's too early to get up to work out. I'm really not a morning workout guy."
Oh, yeah... I know you. You're the Lunch Hour Workout Guy until that 11 a.m. conference call runs long and you don't have time to work out and get back for the 1:30 meeting, so you'll have to run over to Chick-fil-A to grab some Fast Food That I Can Pretend Isn't Fast Food, but you'll definitely get out in time to hit the Y before you go home except your wife calls and she needs you to go pick up your 2.0 from basketball practice so she can get the 2.1 from violin lessons and still get home in time to put dinner on the table and meet her friends for girls' night out at 7:30 and, well… now you're Tomorrow Workout Guy, aren't you?
No. 4: "I'm already working with a personal trainer."
Yeah, I can tell. Really getting your money's worth there, aren't you? And you're paying this guy or girl how much to count your reps and hold a clipboard? Did I mention the fourth F that comes after Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith? It's called: Free.
No. 5: "This sounds like some sort of cult."
Back when our father's fathers ran the world, a bunch of men gathering at odd hours to engage in common effort for the common good and with an eye toward the larger improvement of the world around them and the raising up of men to be leaders was simply plain vanilla, old-fashioned civic engagement, and it was what grown-ass men did. If society has moved so far toward atomization and self-absorption that free assembly and group pride qualifies as cultish behavior, then so be it, but we will be the ones, in the words of the late William Buckley, standing "athwart history, yelling stop."