What is “Functional Fitness”?
Functional Fitness is a style of training that utilizes the entire body to perform movements that one would typically do in everyday life. The purpose is to teach the body to be strong in natural positions while moving through several planes. The foundation of functional fitness includes exercises that are weight bearing and involve full body movements. Arms and legs are treated as extensions of the center rather than isolated, singularly moving limbs. The results of training in this manner are better posture, far fewer injuries sustained while doing everyday things (ever throw your back out picking up a gum wrapper?), more confidence in life’s routines and a general sense of being strong and fit. It’s not only about looking good. It’s about real, useable fitness.