- The F45 challenge originates from Australia and was founded in 2014
- Fans of the weight loss plan claim it can help you shed weight and tone up in just eight weeks.
- Fitness expert spoke to Express.co.uk about the latest diet and fitness fad
Weight loss plan F45 claims it can change your body in just eight weeks, taking you to lean and toned in just two months.
The diet plan, which calls itself ‘revolutionary’, involves diet plans and advice, daily meal plans, and an app where you can track your progress.
What’s more, the Australian fad claims to be entirely free.
So are these claims too good to be true, or could Britons benefit from the diet plan hailing from Down Under?
The nine images show Australians who took before and after images – and the results are startling. F45, short for Functional 45, actually combines a number of the latest fitness fads to help devotees achieve maximum fitness.
It uses a mix of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Circuit Training, and Functional Training – designed to build muscle through everyday movements. F45 was founded in 2014, and now has 500 studios in Australia.
Jonathan Hawkins, Fitness Advisor at Discount Supplements, told Epxress.co.uk: ““F45 is the latest craze to sweep the fitness world. It combines high-intensity interval training (HIIT) with healthy eating, to produce quick weight loss results.
“The system is made up of a combination of 15 exercises, performed in two 45-second sets (with two 15-second rest periods) and a timed water break in the middle of the circuit.
“The exercises are paired with a diet plan, designed to reduce water weight, and keep your sugar cravings at bay. The plan strengths lie in the timings, as the circuits are so fast and so intense, you don’t have time to waste, so it feels like it’s over before you know it.”
The company releases 45-minute workouts that fans follow, which is similar to the popular cross fit craze.
There are also strict meal plans designed to help the body get lean.
A standard daily meal plan during the challenge involves scrambled eggs for breakfast, a protein shake, courgette with bolognese and fish and letils for dinner.
According to reports the work out plan is used by Hugh Jackman and Nicole Richie.
While little can be done currently to prove or disprove the effectiveness of the workout, scientific studies seem to suggest that the HIIT style of exercise does aid weight loss.
A paper from The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness studying…