What is x4?

A 60 minute, HIIT-style workout with four fitness components




who is x4 For?

Created for any athlete, at any fitness level

X⁴ started in Homewood, AL as a HIIT class that was offered at a gym called Nexus Fitness when owner Chris Wade realized there was no comprehensive fitness option for all fitness levels. After 3 years of continued growth at Nexus, X4 became its own brand and launched its first independent studio in Mountain Brook, AL.
Woman overhead pressing
Coach encouraging class
Stair stepping
Split squat

Sharing the perfect fitness formula with the world

The X⁴ Mountain Brook location was soon sold to the head coach, which ultimately became the first franchise of X⁴ Fitness. About 1 year later, the 2nd franchise was launched downtown Birmingham. X⁴ Fitness is growing at a rapid pace and will be coming soon to a city near you.



Chris Wade

Chris Wade

FOUNDER, co-owner
Chris grew up in Newnan, GA and played college football at Clemson University. He developed the X⁴ methodology at his gym Nexus Fitness in 2018 and ultimately launched the X⁴ Fitness franchise in 2022. Chris has been in the fitness world his entire career and thoroughly enjoys the challenges of entrepreneurship.
Ben Powell

Ben Powell

Ben hails from Tuscaloosa, AL, where he started working out and coaching at the age of 14. Those formative years developed his passion for fitness and scaling fitness businesses. Ben oversees the day-to-day operations of X⁴ studios and loves finding ways for gym owners to save time and effort in order focus on their members.
Workout at Mountain Brook studio

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