Free fitness club for men builds health, friendships

The members of F3Westshore, a men's fitness group, are pictured after a recent workout.

F3Westshore, which stands for "fitness, fellowship, faith," offers workouts that are open to men of all fitness levels and are organized to keep the entire group together while ensuring a thorough workout for all members. It's not a competition, the members can make any adjustments to the workout based on their fitness level.

The person running each workout changes each day so you can expect new and interesting ways to get into shape. While every workout is different, they all end the same way – with a "circle of trust." The circle of trust gives our group the opportunity to discuss anything that is on their mind or call attention to something going on in their lives.

The workouts are always free, always in the morning and always outside. They are held Monday, Wednesday and Friday at different locations in Bay Village (rain or shine).

Our goal is not only to create fit men, but also motivate them to be more active members in their community and become better fathers, brothers and husbands. By leading a workout from time to time we find that our members become more confident in themselves and develop leadership skills that can be used in every aspect of their lives.

Though it can be difficult to get someone to commit to an early morning workout, the reason most of our guys keep coming back is for the friendships that are built while working out. After workouts the group will grab coffee together, giving the members an opportunity to get to know each other a little better.

Workouts are held Mondays at 5:45 a.m. in Cahoon Park, and Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:45 a.m. at Bay High School.

If this sounds like something you are interested in please reach out to us on Facebook at F3Westshore of Bay Village OH, via our website at, or just show up for a workout.

Dean Higgins

I live in Westlake. 34 yo male. I work downtown at Sherwin Williams. Married with 2 girls. 

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