F8 is the premier destination for women’s situational awareness and self-defense training. Our fitness based training program is focused on improving your health and confidence by arming you with ready to apply skills and techniques that are proven to ensure safety and maximize well-being.

We also offer Small Group Fitness Classes, Personal Training and Nutrition Counseling for total body wellness!  Let us help you #ControlYourF8 (fate)!!!

SELF DEFENSE

Classes to improve your confidence, resilience, and autonomy.


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Classes and Personal Training to keep you healthy and in top physical condition


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be a bad target

what does it mean?

“Be A Bad Target” means being fully aware and engaged with your surroundings. It means knowing how to assess it for potential danger and what to do to evade it. It means having resiliency in times of intense stress and total confidence in your abilities, the kind that only comes with adequate training and preparation. 

4 session Training COURSE

F8 is a safe and supportive environment to build crucial situational awareness and self-defense skills that are nearly impossible to learn anywhere else.  We offer Springfield’s only Live Action Simulation where on your final day of training you’ll meet our “Red Man” (a padded up law enforcement officer) in a padded room and you will be able to use full force to GET OUT!  This training will give you the adrenaline rush and confidence you’ll need to know you can handle yourself in any situation.

$225 for 4 90minute Training Classes or $150 Student/Senior 65+ 

  • How To Be A Bad Target
  • Prevent Freezing Under Stress
  • Build Emotional and Psychological Stamina
  • Develop Situational Awareness
  • Deploy De-escalation Techniques
  • Assess Your Environment
  • Reduce Distractions
  • Improve Confidence

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our team

Meet our team of experienced professionals

Mollie McGinnis Estes

MANAGER, INSTRUCTOR AND PERSONAL TRAINER

Mollie has been a Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor in Springfield, MO for over 20 years. She holds a variety of certifications from ACSM Personal Trainer to Group Exercise Instructor in TRX, Barre, PiYo (Pilates/Yoga), Kettlebell Training and RYT-200 in Yoga.  She is passionate about helping people achieve their goals with a diverse approach to health and wellness.  Using her diploma in Advanced Nutrition she can guide clients in proper eating habits that exceed any “diets” out there and takes a sustainable for life approach to food.  Mollie has worked with Bodybuilders to Beginners and loves seeing her clients and class members learn to appreciate these amazing bodies we’ve been given!  When she’s not in the F8 Gym you can find her enjoying the great outdoors with her husband, 2 kids and 2 dogs.

Gretchen Stokes-Lambeth

INSTRUCTOR AND PERSONAL TRAINER

Nancy Propst

INSTRUCTOR AND PERSONAL TRAINER

Janis douglas

SELF-DEFENSE INSTRUCTOR AND TRAINER

TONY

INSTRUCTOR AND TRAINER

F8 is the premier destination for women’s situational awareness self-defense training and boutique style fitness with small group classes and one-on-one personal training.


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