Glasgow entrepreneur announces plans for F45 expansion

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CONSIDERED to the the world’s fastest growing franchise, F45 boasts its own cult celebrity following which includes Mark Wahlberg, Liam Payne, Olly Murs, Nicole Richie, Millie Mackintosh and Cindy Crawford, who all enjoy their 45 minute hit style workouts. In 2021 they signed up David Beckham as their new ambassador, who has recently announced the opening of his own F45 Studio in London. The hybrid workout combines cardio, resistance, agility, and core movements, so you truly get a full-body challenge.  

Glasgow based franchisee owner Michael Quigley introduced Scotland to F45 in 2019 when he opened his studio on West Campbell Street in Glasgow’s City Centre, and this week he’s delighted to unveil plans to open two further sites in Scotland this year.  

“We opened our Glasgow City Centre studio in late 2019 and then the pandemic hit which brought us quite a few challenges, but since fully reopening the business has been thriving. Therefore, we knew it was the right time to keep the momentum going and announce our expansion plans for our second and third Scottish sites.”   

“I’m passionate about health and fitness and have witnessed first-hand how F45 is taking the global fitness world by storm after taking my first class while I was on holiday in Australia. Michael continued “I have recently sold my Subway franchises so I am looking forward to putting all my time and effort into expanding F45 across Scotland.” 

The two new studios will be based in Livingston and the Southside of Glasgow.   

Michael said, “We have secured a fantastic 3,450 sq ft facility on Almondvale Boulevard in Livingston which will also benefit from having its own carpark, luxury changing rooms, towel service and Theragun massage gun to aid in recovery. The studio is conveniently located near to Livingston Designer Outlet, so is an extremely popular area. We are really looking forward to bringing F45 to West Lothian in August 2022.” 

He continued, “Our third site will be located in the Southside of Glasgow, we are currently in the process of scouting for premises, but hope to have something secured soon and be open by the end of the year. Expanding the business to this area of Glasgow was always an integral part of the plan and although there are some great national and independent gyms in that area already, there isn’t anything quite like F45.” 

To find out more about F45’s Scottish facilities or to register interest in the new studios go to or email Michael at  

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