F45 Training, an Australian franchisor and operator of fitness centers based in Austin, Texas, will be opening a new Montgomery County location in Potomac, joining Germantown and Olney as upcoming locations, with current locations exist in Bethesda and Silver Spring (Google has listed Bethesda as “temporarily closed” for two years).
The fitness center will open at 1087 Seven Locks Rd in Potomac Woods Plaza, taking over the location that was previously home to BB&T bank. The space is currently being renovated and there’s not an opening date currently available.
The Germantown location will open in the 3,299 SF space that was previously home to Da Marco The Italian Place at The Shops at Seneca Meadows shopping center, next to Wegmans and across from Siriwan Thai. Da Marco closed its Germantown location in April of 2020, following 4 years in Germantown. Part of the space is still available for lease and will include the outdoor dining patio for a future restaurant.
The fitness center will open its Olney location in the 3,200 sf space that was previously home to Pet Valu in Olney’s Fair Hill Shopping Center (previously Olney Town Center) at 18100 Town Center Drive, Unit 8115.
With over 1,750 studios in 45 countries across Australia/Oceania, North America, South America, Asia, Europe and Africa, F45 caught the eye of the Mark Wahlberg Investment Group and FOD Capital. In 2019 it was announced they’d be buying a minority stake in the F45 business which was valued at $450 million.