Before the coronavirus pandemic, the F45 approach was sweeping the nation due to a strong backing by Mark Wahlberg, who put an initial $450 million into a minority stake of the company. The first F45 opened in Australia in 2012, and the popular gyms are now opening worldwide, including Temecula and a new location coming to Murrieta. The ‘F’ stands for functional training, and the sessions are 45 minutes long. The F45 gyms are franchises, and though connected as a community, they are not part of a chain and not the same as big-box gyms. Most are family-owned, member-focused and community-oriented. “We all worked hard to stay in business during the lockdown,” F45-Temecula owner Eva Ebersole said. “We have had a lot of support from our loyal members who all think staying fit a
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