What We Do

F3 is a national network including 2,500+ free, peer-led workouts for men in 170+ regions.

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

The Five Core Principles of F3:

  1. Workouts are always free,
  2. open to all men,
  3. always held outside, rain or shine, hot or cold,
  4. are peer-led and
  5. always end with a circle of trust.



Open to all men of any fitness level, our workouts are peer-led and designed to be challenging for all, while not leaving anyone behind


Bonds of genuine friendship formed in the pre-dawn Gloom and strengthened through social gatherings, races, and endurance challenges​


Not a religious organization, but we believe we are not the center of the universe and challenge each other to live for something bigger than ourselves​

F3 Nation in the News/Media

F3 started in Charlotte, NC and is spreading like wildfire across the country. If you haven’t heard of F3, here are some things to check out. 

Art of Manliness Podcast logoF3 was featured on a podcast with Art of Manliness in 2017

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NBC 5 logoVideo and Article about F3 on Chicago’s NBC 5

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today show logoF3 was featured on the Today show in 2017 in a print and video piece.

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Mens Health Magazine red logoFull Article about F3 in the Jan/Feb 2019 Men’s Health USA Magazine

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Austin Talks logoF3 was featured in an article on

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f3 freed to lead bookFreed to Lead is a book written by the founders of F3, Dredd and OBT. This explains why we do what we do

Link to Book on Amazon