Mark Wahlberg attends the opening of the F45 Gymnasium at the San Diego Military Base
Mark Wahlberg put his money where his muscles are and hopes military veterans will do the same.
The 50-year-old movie star casts his Hollywood power into a new gymnasium on Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar in San Diego.
The gymnasium is part of F45 training and is the fitness franchise’s first location to be on a military base, though the company hopes to have gyms at U.S. military stations around the world, according to a video produced by KUSI.
As an investor, Wahlberg also spoke about how the franchise hopes veterans become owners and operators of F45 studios.
“You know how much it would do for us to have veterans working with us,” Wahlberg told the station. “I mean, they’re the best of the best. The best trained, the most loyal, the hardest workers. And you know, we want to encourage them to own studios, the multi-unit operators come to work with us and make our program better. “
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The F45 training program is a “45-minute high-intensity circuit training course” according to Sixth page.
The franchise has also partnered with the Department of Defense on a program to help train interested active duty members preparing to be discharged from the military so that they can obtain certification to obtain jobs in the fitness industry.
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FOX Business reported last year that Wahlberg invested $ 450 million in F45 in 2019 to own a minority stake in the franchise.
At the opening of the F45 Gymnasium at MCAS Miramar, Wahlberg explained why he got involved with F45.
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“Why did I get involved? Because it’s the best workout on the planet,” Wahlberg told KUSI. “It really is. Anyone, no matter what their fitness level, can do it and no matter what your fitness goals are, you’re going to exceed them. And you’re getting results at F45.”
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Representatives for Wahlberg declined to comment on FOX Business for this story.