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Mark Wahlberg Posts Shirtless Video Promoting his Company amid David Beckham Lawsuit

Beckham's $18.8 million lawsuit against Wahlberg's gym F45 is set to go to trial in January 2025

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Mark Wahlberg shirtless video

Mark Wahlberg is still in the “4 a.m. club."

In a video published on Instagram Wednesday, April 24, Wahlberg, 52, showed off his toned muscles standing shirtless outside. The sun hadn’t even risen yet, but the entrepreneur was ready to get his workout started as he recorded himself beside a cold tub of water.

“You know what time it is,” he says looking down at his watch before touching the water.

“Woo!” he yells at the temperature. “Let’s go!”

Wahlberg promoted his sports gear brand Municipal in the caption, writing, “4 am club 📈💯 @municipal 🏹 let’s go🔥."


Related: Inside David Beckham's $18.8 Million 2022 Lawsuit Against Mark Wahlberg's Fitness Company F45

The actor coined the term “4 a.m. club” when he revealed that he works out at that time every day. There is even a pair of shorts sold by Municipal with Wahlberg’s gym’s logo on it, F45.

This post comes after an $18.8 million lawsuit by David Beckham against Wahlberg's company F45. First filed in 2022, the case was moved to a federal court where a judge ordered a jury trial.

Beckham is suing the company for failing to uphold its end of a contract the star soccer player signed in exchange for promoting F45. Beckham’s company, DBVL, is asking for $14.3 million in damages, in addition to the $4.5 million promised until 2025 in his contract.

According to the court documents, Beckham claims F45 owed him “1 million shares” of F45 stock within six months of the company going public, but he did not receive it until 14 months later when the value of the stocks dropped over $9 million.

F45 claims in the court filing that the shares had not been registered with the SEC during those six months so it would have been illegal to turn over the stocks within that window.

Related: We Tried It: F45 Training, the Fitness Franchise Backed by Mark Wahlberg with Locations Near You

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Mark Wahlberg and David Beckham

Wahlberg bought a 36% stake in F45 in 2019, and in 2020, Beckham made a 5-year partnership deal to promote the business.

A jury trial has been set for January 2025.

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Beckham claims his role in the business “enhanced its public profile and credibility and helped roll out new fitness offerings for F45,” further alleging that he kept up his end of the deal while F45 did not.

The gym was founded in 2013 in Australia and offers 45-minute, intense fitness workouts complete with in-studio trainers. It has over 2,000 studios worldwide, according to its website.

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