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The mission of F3 is to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for the invigoration of male community leadership.

What is F3?

F3 is a free, peer-led workout group of guys that meet all over the state and far beyond (see F3 began in Charlotte in 2011. Chapters in Durham (2012) and Chapel Hill (2013) followed, which were then joined by Hillsborough and Chatham, and all have operated collectively as “Churham” since 2014. Our mission is to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership.

Our five core principles state all workouts are free of charge, and are open to all men. They are held outdoors — rain or shine, hot or cold. Men who participate also lead the workout in a rotating fashion, with no training or certification necessary. Finally, workouts end with a Circle of Trust. We welcome men of all 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.


There are 40 workouts held across the region each week. They are free, peer-led, open to men of all ages and all fitness levels, and happen outside no matter if it rains or shines.


In a lifestyle that limits us to work, family and those associated with the two, this fills the void of brotherhood, be it during workouts or outside social gatherings.


We define this as not one specific religion or faith system, but simply a belief in something outside oneself. It can be religious, secular, or anything in between.

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The F3 Credo is:

"Leave no man behind, but leave no man where you find him."


Want to know everything you can about F3 before you show up? Well, you can't - but here are some things that may make it easier.

Click on the “Workouts” tab on the main menu and find your city. Then click on the location name and a Google Map will pop up with the exact location.

F3 is for every fitness level. You will be encouraged to go at your own pace and modifying workouts for your own personal fitness is completely normal. Wherever you start, keep coming out and you’ll pick it up quick!

All you need to bring is an open mind and a positive attitude. Athletic clothes for whatever season you come out…we workout in the rain, snow, heat, humidity, and of course when it’s nice. We recommend a good pair of gloves (yard work gloves are great!) since you could be in a parking lot, carrying rocks, or gripping a pull-up bar! If it’s hot, bring a post-workout shirt change and towel so you don’t stink up your car. And of course, WATER. Stay hydrated! If you are not meeting a friend at your first post, simply show up and introduce yourself as an FNG. You’ll be welcomed.

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