What is Functional Fitness?
Carrying your toddler and unloading boxes from IKEA.
Functional training organizes mobility, stability, movement patterns, and strength into an efficient, powerful workout.
What does it look like?
Playing on the playground.
No tough guys. No flaunting. No maze of machines.
Training for movement with movement. Engaging the whole body, moving weights across planes, strengthening all the way down to your little stabilizing muscles.
They’re not bulging ‘80’s biceps, but they are what make your strength useful. And they protect you from getting hurt.
How long does it take?
35 minutes, twice a week.
Did I mention we have unfair amounts of fun?
What can be accomplished?
You will feel energetic and powerful.
In just 4-6 weeks you’ll see measurable improvement. After 3 months, you’ll feel a massive difference in your body, fitness, health, and quality of living.
From there you can take it as far as you want to go, Wonder Woman
How much does it cost?
$35 per Private Training Session
$250 “Fit in 4” Twice weekly training for 4 weeks for new clients.
$15 drop-in classes
It’s more than a gym membership.
What is Functional Fitness Video Transcript:
Today we’re going to answer the important question – what is functional training? But more importantly why is functional training important to you in your life? And finally, how do we get it? First, let’s talk about fitness versus functional fitness. It’s different from another fitness program that might be based on cosmetics where you might be trying to lose weight, bulk up, gain muscle, or shape. For functional training, we’re training for function. Most of my clients come to me with goals regarding their strength, their energy level, their ability to function, having energy and endurance, having mobility and stability, and the ability to be injury proof to the greatest extent. We’re training with purpose and with the idea of a goal and a purpose in mind first. Another way to think of functional training is training the body as a whole, instead of in parts. We are training the body through movements, instead of by the muscles themselves individually. We use the functions of our natural movements in our body that already exist, like a squat, lunge, twist, push, and pull. This is training the body the way it naturally already moves. The abilities that you gain from functional training will translate into all the areas of your lifestyle, which would include any sports that you do, your work, or any other activities. Functional training really is a pathway to your freedom for all the stuff that you want to do. How can you do this and what does it look like? A normal functional training session is as short as a half hour, maybe 45 minutes, including like a warm up and a cool down. And you can start with just bodyweight exercises because it’s working with your body as the primary piece of equipment. You don’t need a lot of other stuff and the tools that we do use are things that just add to the body’s movement, not trying to teach it anything new. We always want to think about what the training is for. My own clients often come to me after just a couple months of doing functional training and they’ll report to me things they weren’t even expecting to discover, like they went on a hike and it was easier and they felt more stability in their knee, or they were playing with their kids and their back didn’t hurt afterwards, or they had the energy to continue. Everything suddenly feels a little lighter and you have a little more gas in that in the tank at the end of the day instead of feeling depleted. Isn’t that better quality of life? And what could be better in your life?