AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–F45 Training Holdings Inc. (“F45” or the “Company”) (NYSE: FXLV), the fastest growing fitness franchisor in the world according to Entrepreneurannounced today that it has partnered with the International Sports Science Association (ISSA), a global education and certification company for personal fitness trainers and conditioning coaches, to offer F45 franchisees and staff preferred pricing, making it easier for F45 studios to hire high-quality sneakers.
In addition, F45 has signed an agreement with Onfit Training College, which offers personal training certifications specific to the Australian market. The deal will provide preferential pricing for franchisees and staff in Australia seeking personal trainer certification, and health and fitness accreditations.
“We are delighted to be able to offer our franchisees and staff preferred pricing through the ISSA partnership in the US and the Onfit deal in Australia. Having certified personal trainers is vital to our business and the success of F45 franchisees, and lower certification costs from reputable organizations will allow individuals to become personal trainers at a more affordable cost – making it easier for franchisees to keep the gym’s present and future staffed.” said Adam J. Gilchrist, chairman, CEO and president of F45. “As we continue to grow, we recognize that there is a need to find staffing solutions at our locations and we can’t wait to see how these partnerships will benefit our business as we continue to grow.”
ISSA is a global leader and pioneer in the fitness education industry operating in over 170 countries and training more than 475,000 students. Preferred rates will be available for a number of courses, including personal trainer certification, continuing education courses and specializations. Discounted rates on ISSA courses will provide significant savings on high-quality education for franchisees and trainers, allowing them to scale faster and more efficiently.
Through this partnership, ISSA will also add resumes of certified personal trainer graduates seeking employment to F45’s internal recruiting board, the Academy. In an effort to develop the next generation of certified personal trainers, ISSA has also agreed to provide full scholarships for 20 certified personal trainers at each of the approximately 35 colleges that currently have an F45 gym on campus.
“To date we have certified many highly qualified F45 trainers and we know this partnership will increase access to top certifications so the company can continue to offer high quality training to its members,” said Andrew Wyant, ISSA CEO. “We believe that promoting a healthier world starts with providing opportunities for fitness-motivated individuals, and we’re proud to play a small part in expanding F45’s roster of certified personal trainers.”
“We are excited to partner with F45 to ensure their trainers provide members in Australia with high-quality, accurate training every time they work out,” said Don Bacchi, owner and director of Onfit Training College. Discounted rates for Onfit courses will save franchisees and trainers almost 30%.
About the F45
F45 offers users functional 45-minute workouts that are effective, fun and community-driven. F45 uses proprietary technologies: a fitness programming algorithm and a patented technology-enabled delivery platform that leverages a rich database of over 8,000 unique functional training movements across modalities to offer new workouts every day and deliver a standardized experience across the company’s global footprint.
For more information, visit www.f45training.com.
About the International Association of Sports Sciences
ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association) was founded in 1988 by a team of leading fitness experts and exercise scientists. ISSA has taught over 475,000 students and trainers in over 170 countries and is now recognized as a world leader in fitness education and certification. ISSA brings healthy living to everyone in the world through education and community and acts as a teaching institution for personal trainers, athletic trainers, trainers, physicians, chiropractors, physiotherapists and professionals in all areas of health care. ISSA brings healthy living to everyone in the world through education and community: www.ISSAonline.com.
About Onfit Training College
Onfit Training College is an Australian registered training organization (ID 32107), offering qualifications and courses for health and fitness careers. Onfit Training College was founded in 2008 by Don & Rhonda Bacchi, who have applied their combined 50+ years of experience and unrivaled passion for health and fitness to the education sector. As an early adopter of online education, Onfit Training College specializes in quality online course delivery and support. Understanding the ever-changing health and fitness landscape, Onfit Training College has built a reputation for ensuring graduates have the relevant skills and knowledge to be well-rounded fitness professionals, set up for long-term success: www.onfit.edu.au