What is functional training?
Functional training is a type of exercise that focuses on improving functional movements and physical capacities that are specific to daily activities and athletic performance. The goal of functional training is to enhance an individual's ability to perform activities of daily living, work-related tasks, and athletic movements with greater ease, efficiency, and reduced risk of injury.
Functional training uses exercises that mimic real-life movements, such as squats, lunges, push-ups, and core exercises, performed with resistance or bodyweight. It also emphasizes the use of multiple muscle groups and joint movements, challenging balance and stability.
Functional training is often performed with equipment such as dumbbells, kettlebells, resistance bands, medicine balls, and stability balls, and may include exercises that challenge balance, stability, and coordination. The focus is on functional movements rather than isolation exercises, and the exercises can be easily adapted to suit the individual's needs and abilities.
It is often used as a rehabilitation tool for individuals recovering from injury, as well as for athletes and individuals seeking to improve their physical performance. However, it can also be an effective method of exercise for individuals of all fitness levels looking to improve their overall health and wellbeing.Functional training is a specialised form of fitness training that prepares your body to more efficiently do daily physical tasks.
Functional training works by ‘copying’ the common movements you might do at home, at work, or during sport. Pushing. Pulling. Lifting. Throwing. Running. Sprinting.
Benefits of ‘functional’ fitness training
Using various muscles in your upper and lower body, functional fitness training dramatically improves your ‘core’ stability.
Functional Fitness Training is also scientifically proven to improve your muscles ability to work together. This increase in your muscle ‘co-ordination’ dramatically improves your ability to perform daily tasks at any age. You walk faster, climb higher, lift heavier, jump further ..and enjoy life MORE.
What is the ‘functional’ fitness ZONE?
The functional fitness training zones at West Wood Clubs are dedicated gym ‘zones’ packed with the latest functional training equipment.
But what can YOU do at West Wood Club Function Training Zones?
Build strength with proven strong man exercises.
Develop explosive power using professional power-bags.
Tone your hips, thighs, and shoulders as you push the ‘super-prowler’ on the power-track.
Jump, step, and leap your way to super-fitness on professional ‘plyo boxes’.
Or you can use your own body-weight to lift, pull, and push your fitness further than ever before on the revolutionary strength training ‘RIG’.
Functional Fitness Zones for every age and fitness level
Whether you’re a complete beginner or serious athlete, our functional training zones have just what you need to get the strength, power, and fitness you need to succeed. Call us today.