F3 is a men’s workout group, with the mission to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for the invigoration of male community leadership. Our workouts:
- - Are free of charge
- - Are open to all men (FiA is a similar organization for women)
- - Are held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold
- - Are led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion, with no training or certification necessary
- - End with a Circle of Trust
Our workouts are open to men of all fitness levels and are organized to keep the entire group together while ensuring a thorough beatdown for all participants.
It’s easy to get someone out for a free workout — we call it putting the “Emotional Headlock” on a guy. But for more than 90% of F3 guys, the reason they keep coming back, setting their alarm for 4:45 or 5 a.m. three, four or five days a week is the friendships that are built in what we call “the Gloom.”
Outside of the workouts, we have found that many F3 participants, after getting in the best physical shape of their adult lives and meeting their social needs for the first time as adults, start taking a more serious approach to questions of meaning and purpose. Many F3 workouts have spawned Bible studies, attendance at speaker series and other Third F initiatives. We encourage those efforts as supplements to the workouts and an important way for F3 participants to exercise leadership in their families and communities.