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Downtown Launceston will soon have its own Body Fit training facility, which marks the fifth statewide location for the ever-expanding group training provider. Melbourne-based BFT has brought together more than 300 franchisors since its inception just five years ago. Considered a competitor to the popular F45 gym program, BFT does not have a traditional gym setup. READ MORE: Check Thief Gets More Time Behind Bars BFT members don’t have access to a traditional gym to do as they see fit, instead BFT takes pride in their group classes. The franchisor received a big financial boost late last year when it signed a $ 60 million deal with US fitness franchisor Xponential, which is now helping to accelerate the brand globally. Launceston BFT is reserved for St John Street, just around the corner from Brisbane Street Mall. READ MORE: Northern Tasmanians share what it’s like to catch COVID Once opened, Launceston BFT will have expanded the brand’s state-wide footprint to five – after centers open BFT in Hobart, Devonport, Burnie and Glenorchy. BFT Launceston will begin offering between six and nine classes per day, with each class accommodating up to 36 members and lasting 50 minutes. The studio should be ready in the coming weeks and will be managed by Stacey Norton-Smith. “BFT is group training with a personalized experience. We try to give you personal training but without the cost of personal training,” she said. To achieve this personalization, Ms. Norton-Smith noted that members are offered heart monitoring devices to help personalize sessions. “We use heart rate technology to really personalize the experience. I can have difficulty during a class and someone else’s heart rate can be fairly controlled. This means the trainer can ask people to push harder or pull back if they need to, ”she said. noted. Raised in Perth, Tasmania, Ms Norton-Smith is an avid cricketer, coaching the Longford Cricket Club women’s team. READ MORE: Ex-Tasmanian MP fined for unregistered gun. “It might sound a bit cliché, but walking into the Devonport and Burnie stores the vibe is really good.” What do you think? Send us a letter to the editor:

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