With results like these it’s no wonder F45 is one of the most popular fitness regimes in Australia right now. Their renowned 8 week challenge combines their 45 minute high-intensity workouts with a comprehensive meal plan, aimed at helping participants achieve their health and fitness goals.
Women's Health spoke to Rhana – the winner of the most recent challenge – who was inspired to go hard after having participated in previous rounds without seeing amazing results.
“This one was a little bit different because I really set my mind to it. I’ve done challenges before and I got some good results but never something this good,” the Queenslander said.
For Rhana, the hardest part of the challenge was the food component, particularly curbing cravings and attending social events.
"Going to the beach and packing your challenge-approved meals, and eating that on the beach while everyone else is having fish and chips,” she said.
But having the F45 challenge app helped keep her on track, especially in regards to the meal plan.
“On the app you actually track how you’re going with your meal plan, if you’re exercising… it keeps you accountable because you get points for everything you’ve done.”
And skimping on sessions was definitely not in Rhana’s books, who doubled her strength training during the challenge.
“Normally even if I’m off the challenge, I would train probably 6 times a week,” she said.
Apart from losing 7.6kgs, decreasing her body fat percentage by 6.5 percent and gaining muscle mass, the biggest takeaway for Rhana was learning more about nutrition and exercise.
“The main thing that I’ve learnt is that it’s actually really true how people say food is 80 per cent, exercise is 20 per cent. The nutrition plan is all there, you follow that and you exercise, and you get the results that you need.”