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About F3 Nation

F3 is a national network of free, peer-led workouts for men. Our mission is to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership. We welcome men of all ages and fitness levels to our workouts, and have no requirement for membership other than that you show up at the appointed time and place and follow what the workout leader (the “Q” in F3 lingo) does.

F3 started with 34 men on a foggy morning on New Year’s Day in January 2011 at Alexander Graham Middle School in South Charlotte, NC. Since then, F3 has grown to more than 26 states and 1,400 scheduled workouts a week through the volunteer efforts of men whose lives have been changed by their involvement with the group.

F3 stands for Fitness, Fellowship and Faith:

1st F | Fitness

This is the MAGNET of F3 and it is what attracts other men to join an F3 in the gloomy early mornings.

In F3, leadership of the workout varies from day to day and week to week, meaning that our always-rotating workout leaders are constantly introducing new exercises and ways of doing them. Because participants are challenged and pushed in new ways every day, they achieve an all-around fitness that makes F3 guys supremely fit for endurance challenges, including mud runs, obstacle races, triathlons, marathons and all manner of other adventure challenges.

2nd F | Fellowship

This is the GLUE of F3 and it is what makes men stick to F3 through the strong bonds that are formed through our workouts.

There’s something special about pushing through a brutal smokefest with another guy. We encourage those bonds by closing every workout with what we call the COT (Circle of Trust). Every guy gives his birth name, his age and his F3 nickname. Even if you’re brand-new (what we call an FNG), we’ll slap you with an F3 nickname so we can remember who you are the next time you post. We also channel our 2nd F through weekly happy hours and coffeeteria to bond outside of workouts.

3rd F | Faith

This is the DYNAMITE of F3 and it is what gives the men of F3 purpose to lead and give back to our community.

Faith in F3 is defined, not as one specific religion or faith system, but simply a belief in something outside oneself. Simply put, once men begin to see the positive benefits they receive physically because of the 1st F and the positive benefits they receive emotionally because of the 2nd F, they naturally shift their attention towards sharing this positivity with others in their community. In essence, our 3rd F becomes the driving force in our desire to give back and serve others in need.


The F3 Credo is: Leave no man behind, but leave no man where you find him.

All F3 workouts are…

  • Are free of charge
  • Are open to all men
  • 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 (COT)

F3 Around the Nation

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F3 in the News

Full Article about F3 in the Jan/Feb 2019 Men’s Health USA Magazine

F3 was featured on the Today show in 2017 in a print and video piece.

F3 was featured on a podcast with Art of Manliness in 2017.

F3 was featured on a podcast with All Day Ruckoff in 2017.


About F3 NATX

F3 NATX planted our shovel flags in North Austin in August 20, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Park in Cedar Park, TX. Since then, our fast-growing group has expanded to 4 workouts throughout the week, monthly happy hours and coffeeteria, and volunteer work to help our greater North Austin community in Cedar Park and Leander.