What exactly is GFT?

GFT(Group Functional Training) is a fitness program that will change your life. By it’s definition, it uses “constantly varied, functional movement performed at a relative high intensity”. As a truly versatile program, the difficulty level of our daily workouts is designed to be increased or decreased, depending upon the individual. This makes them doable by anyone.

Daily workouts could include things such as core conditioning, rowing, sprinting, gymnastics, lifting, etc. And all our workouts are designed to improve overall flexibility, strength, speed, endurance, and agility.

What will my first time in your gym be like?

Your first time in, we want you to feel comfortable. One of our awesome coaches will give you a tour of the facilities, we’ll sit down with you and walk through your goals, we’ll do a quick fitness assessment with you, and we’ll walk through what you can expect.

I just relocated/looking for a new gym and I’d like to check you out prior to joining.

If you are experienced CrossFitter, Weightlifter, or Triathlete, we will give you a complimentary day. If you feel Rise Fitness Studio is the right gym for you, we’ll get you started on our On Ramp program. Please contact us at workout@risefitnessstudio.com.

Why should I choose Rise Fitness Studio?

At Rise Fitness Studio you do not only buy in to a training program that will fit your needs. You buy in to a program that is community driven. From our donation-based yoga classes to our kids fitness programs we strive to enlighten our communities youth and better their future.

What’s your drop-in policy?

We love nothing more than having visitors from other boxes come “throw down” with us!
If you are just passing through, we charge a drop in fee of $15 or offer 10 Card Punch for $140 or a 5 Card Punch for $75.

It’d be great if you’d plan on arriving 15 minutes before scheduled class time so we can provide you with a waiver to sign and introduce you to our box. You can find our class schedule Here.

You may find that we do things a little differently than your “box back home.” We hope that you enjoy the change in scenery, clientele, maybe even music. If anything makes you uncomfortable, however, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

Do I need to reserve a spot or contact anyone?

Please Wodify to register for your upcoming class if you are a member. If you are not a member please contact us at workout@risefitnessstudio.com or text us at 910.317.0485 to let us know you will be coming.

I’m not in very good shape… can I do functional training?

The very first thing you will discover is that functional training does not discriminate. Whether you are young at heart, or have just completed your 50th marathon, or are recovering from injury or healing a broken heart, whether walking the dog is the only exercise you’ve had in years, or you’re someone training for an Ironman…We will help you achieve your fitness goals.

One of the things that makes functional training so unique is our community of people from literally every walk of life: stay-at-home parents, elite athletes, students, CEOs, members of the armed services, firefighters, you name it. Functional bodies – our bodies – come in every imaginable size, shape and age; and yet, our workouts every day are designed for anyone to do them.

Yes, anyone.

How often do you recommend I come to the gym?

If you’re just starting up, we recommend coming three days/week for your first couple weeks, then build to four, then five. Once you’re up to five days per week, we recommend building in two recovery days per week.

What is the price of your gym?

We know you may have a lot of choices on where to workout. What’s even better is having pricing options that fit your budget and lead you to your goals. What are your goals? Personalized attention? Trained, professional coaches? Accountability? Working out with a group of like-minded people who cheer on your success? If the answer to any of the above is “yes”, then we’d encourage you to check us out.


No more aches and pains. No gimmicks or fads. No negativity.