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F45 fitness studio opens in Virgil



Popular Australian workout classes, called Functional 45 or F45, are now being offered in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

The new F45 training fitness studio, which provides high-intensity interval training (HIIT) classes, held its grand opening at 1517 Niagara Stone Rd. last Saturday morning.

Owners Jack Addams Williams and Neesha Jayalathge say they have an open-door policy and everyone is welcome to try their free one-week trial.

“If you’re feeling unsure if this is for you, please come in and try it,” Williams said. “We would just love for you to come in and decide for yourself and make an evaluated decision.”

There are five group classes per day, each lasting for 45 minutes. On weekends, there are two classes on Saturday and one session on Sunday.

Each session has a maximum capacity of 27 and there are six trainers at the studio, including the owners.

“That’s the beauty of it," Jayalathge told The Lake Report. "You don’t really need to know anything about exercising and the trainers are there to help you along the way."

“Everyone is accepted,” Williams added. “We target people from 18 to 65 years old, males and females.”

Jayalathge, who lived in Australia for several years, said after meeting Williams there, they started going to F45 workouts and they “absolutely” loved it. NOTL was the perfect fit and the type of community the owners said they wanted to bring the studio into.

Lord Mayor Betty Disero and MPP Wayne Gates attended the opening. In her congratulatory speech, Disero said the town needs more young people contributing to the community.

“NOTL needs to become a much more sustainable community to bring in jobs and attract younger people,” Disero told the owners. “I’m thrilled to be here on behalf of the town council and I wish you and your partners very best of luck throughout the next few years.”

“I promise I’m coming for a workout at some point,” Disero added.

For more information about the F45 workouts, visit