F3, a national network of free peer-led workouts for men, arrived in Memphis in August 2017. Now it serves more than 200 men across the city at more than 10 outdoor workout sites. From Millington to Downtown to Collierville to Arlington, men gather seven mornings a week before work to exercise together and invest in one another.
The mission of F3 is simple: it exists to plant, grow, and serve small workout groups to invigorate male community leadership. F3 stands for Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith. The basic tenets of an F3 workout are simple—they’re always outdoors, always free, and always peer-led. It caters to men only and always ends in a Circle of Trust, which is a platform for the leader that of day’s workout to share something that challenges the hearts and minds of those in the group. F3 is open to men from all walks of life and faiths.
Morning workouts are typically boot-camp style but often involve various components including running, core exercises, and even rucking (walking with a weighted backpack). The result is that those involved get in much better physical shape and improve their mindset through fellowship in a community of like-minded individuals.
F3 is open to men of all ages, abilities, and stages of physical health. Workouts take on a mindset of “no man left behind; no man left the same.” Someone always has the six. In other words, everyone will be challenged, but everyone has each other’s back, including and especially those in the back of the pack. There’s never a charge for an F3 workout and no reservations are needed.
Check out F3memphis.com/schedule for times and locations of free workouts across the Mid-South.