Opening of Launceston’s first Body Fitness Training studio in CBD | The Examiner


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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. BFT, which is based in Melbourne, has had 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 spends more time behind bars BFT members don’t have access to a traditional gym to do what they want, but BFT prides itself on its group classes. The franchisor received a major 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’s own BFT is reserved on St John Street, just around the corner from the Brisbane Street Mall. READ MORE: People in northern Tasmania share what it’s like to catch COVID When it opens, Launceston BFT will have expanded the statewide brand footprint to five – after the opening of BFT centers 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 price 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 might struggle during a class and someone else’s heart rate might be quite controlled. This means the trainer can ask people to push harder or back down if they need to,” she said. noted. Raised in Perth, Tasmania, Ms Norton-Smith is an avid cricketer, coaching the women’s team at Longford Cricket Club. READ MORE: Ex-Tasmanian MP fined for unregistered firearm She says her transition to health and fitness began around five years ago and has now visited the studios BFT statewide – she liked what she saw. “It might sound a bit cliche, but as you walk into the Devonport and Burnie venues, the vibe is really good.” What do you think? Send us a letter to the editor:

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