F45 Group Training Gym arrives at 1713 Whetstone Way at McHenry Row in Locust Point. F45 occupies space vacated by Charm City Run last year.

F45, which started in Australia in 2012, is now based in Austin, Texas, and has more than 1,750 locations worldwide. F45 has a location in Fells Point and others in the Baltimore metro area.

Actor and fitness enthusiast Mark Wahlberg became an investor in F45 in 2019.

F45, which stands for Functional 45, offers 45-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) classes. It offers memberships as well as walk-in class options.

F45 has yet to announce when the McHenry Row location will open, but it’s already marketed on Facebook.

F45 is the second national fitness brand being opened in South Baltimore as Orangetheory Fitness is under construction at a location at Hanover Cross Street in Sharp-Leadenhall.

While McHenry Row has lost eight businesses since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the mixed-use development retail is now fully leased. New tenants include Studio 921, Mr. Lee’s Dry Cleaning, Yes Chef Marketplace, European Wax Center, NovaCare Rehabilitation and Tribe Cycle. Work has also begun on a yet to come restaurant that will occupy the space vacated by World of Beer.

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