Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What does the F45 Playoffs test you for?

The F45 Playoffs is functional all body, strength, agility and cardiovascular trial that tests you equally on all four disciplines and has become the benchmark for fitness testing globally.

Q: What is a great score and what is a bad score?

There is no great, average or bad score. What you achieve is a benchmark for your current functional strength and fitness.

Q: What if I can not repeat any repetitions in a station?

You will still get a score however if you do not complete a repetition in more that 2 stations you will not get a score.

Q: Where can I do the test?

We have events running nationally within Australia where you will be able to compete. These dates will be released on the events section of the website.

Q: How do I qualify for regional, state, national or world titles?

You have to complete the test and be verified by an approved F45 Judge. Judges will be onsite during every official F45 Playoffs event.

Q: How much does it cost to compete in the playoffs?

It is free to compete in the Playoffs. All you need to do is register and turn up on the day.

Q: How long does the test take to complete?

It is exactly 10 minutes to complete the 10 stations involved in the test.

Q: How long do I stay in each station?

You stay in the station for 45 seconds and complete as many repetitions as possible and have a 15 second rest before you change stations and move to the next after your 15-second rest.

Q: How do I submit a team to compete in the F45 Playoffs?

All members of your team must register as an individual so they can be allocated an official rego number. Once all members have their registration number, visit the "Register a Team" page and enter in your chosen team name and each individual members with their rego number.

Q: How does participating in a team work?

Each member of the team all completes the circuit. The score of your team at the end is based on the average score of every member in your team per station.

Q: Do I need to compete as an Individual if I have competed in a team?

No. If your score is high from your performance in your team effort, we will accept this as your Individual score, limiting the need to compete for an individual time. However you are more than welcome to compete separate from your team as well.

Q: When do I arrive and how long do I need to prepare?

We suggest everyone who wants to participate come down early, not only to prepare and warm up their bodies with adequate time but it will also give yourself a chance to see other competitors. We suggest you allow at least 30 minutes before you are due to start. If you are unhappy with your score you are welcome to speak to staff at Registration to sign up again to complete another time.

Q: Can I compete more than once?

Yes - you can complete the test as many times as you like at a single event. However it is important to note that we do not take your best score, we take your final attempt.

Q: Who wins prizes?

There will be a winner for each male and female team, and individual male and female winners. Prize money will only be granted to teams but all winners receive an official F45 medal.

Q: Can I get involved with the judging or assisting F45 HQ during the event?

Absolutely! We encourage F45 trainers, managers or studio owners to get involved as much as possible. To keep scoring true and fair, we need a diverse range of umpires to complete the scoring of competitors, help with registration and set up, and is a fantastic way to engage with your members and local community. You can register your availability here: Link

Q: When are finals?

Finals are on the final Sunday, in the afternoon between 1-5pm. Only teams compete at this time and individuals will be based on their score

Q: Can I compete as an individual in multiple States?

Yes, you can compete in multiple States. However, if you place 1st or 2nd in multiple states you need to advise the F45 Playoffs team on which State you will represent in the National Championships. For the State you don't represent, the individual who placed 3rd will be eligible to attend the National Championships.

Q: Can we compete as a team in multiple States?

Yes, you can compete as a team in multiple States. However, to be eligible to win the prize money, your team must have a 50% change in team members in each State you compete. This means you must have at least 2 different people in your team in each State you compete.

Q: Can we change or add a team member during the F45 Playoffs event?

Yes, you can change or add a team member during the F45 Playoffs event. However, your team must be finalised by the end of the trials. There are strictly no changes to be made after the trials close. All your final team members must compete before the close of trials in order for you to receive a team score and be eligible for the F45 Playoffs team finals.

Q: If my team makes the finals, but one or more team members cannot compete due to unavailability, can we substitute team members during the finals?

No. Once the finals are decided by the F45 Playoffs team, all team members must be available to compete. If not, you forfeit your position in the finals.

Q: Are there any individual finals?

Not at the 2017 F45 Playoffs events. The top 3 individuals with the highest scores during the F45 Playoffs event will be named the winners and receive medals at the trophy presentation after the team finals on the Sunday. The top 2 individual winners will then compete at the National Finals in 2018.

Q: If a team member is injured before the finals or during the finals, can we substitute them?

No, unfortunately you cannot substitute them. As a team you need to decide whether you want to compete as a team of 3, alternatively if the injured team member still wants to compete, they need to be cleared by the medical team before competing.

Q: How many teams compete in the finals?

A total of 8 teams compete in the finals. The format can be found here. If there are not 8 teams, the F45 Playoffs team will advise the updated process at the event.

Q: Has the F45 Playoffs algorithm changed?

The 2017 F45 Playoffs algorithm is new and different from previous years. Scores are calculated based on target scores for each station. All of these target scores can be found here.

Q: Can I get individual station scores?

Individual station scores are not available to the public. Your total score will be sent to you via a text message.

Q: How do I claim my prize?

If you are part of a winning team, F45 HQ will contact you the week after the event to explain how you can claim your prize money. Prize money can take up to two weeks to be distributed once F45 HQ has received all the details they need to process it.

Q: The F45 Playoffs leaderboard on the website is not showing my individual score or team score.

The F45 Playoffs leaderboard on the website and on the live leaderboard shows the latest scores, not the highest scores. Due to the nature of the event, the scores are constantly changing and this can take some time to sync with the online leaderboard. During the finals the leaderboards are switched off, for updates on where you are during this time please speak to an F45 Playoffs team member.

Q: When do I receive my score?

If you have completed your F45 Playoffs test you should expect to receive your score via text message within an hour of you competing. If you are in a team and you want to know your team score, this will be updated on the F45 Playoffs leaderboard on the website and the team captain will receive a text message too. Note: all four team members must compete before the score can be calculated.

Q: How is the team score calculated?

The team score is an average of all four team member's scores.

Q: Do the teams go to the National Championships?

No, just the top 2 individuals go to the National Championships.

Q: When are the National Championships?

The official date is yet to be set by F45 HQ, however it will be in the first quarter of 2018.

Q: Can we enter more than one team from the same studio for the Mixed F45 Teams?

Yes, however, if more than one team from the same studio makes the top 8 teams during finals, only the team with the best score will be able to compete.

Target Scores

1 Concept 2 Rower 290 metres 2.9 metres per point
2 Bench hops 95 1.052
3 Push-up knee tuck - Rip 60 57 1.75438
4 Lateral Hops 130 0.769
5 Box jump hand release burpee 20 5
6 Chin-ups 25 4
7 Barbell squat press 35 2.86
8 Medicine ball Russian twist 87 1.15
9 Dead ball pick up over shoulder throw 27 3.7
10 Shuttle sprint lateral hops 15 6.66

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