Here are a few ways that functional fitness can help you reach your personal fitness goals and win at life:
1. Practical Workouts
Functional fitness training is probably the most practical workout style you’ll find. Functional fitness exercises mimic what you do in your daily life. In fact, the goal of functional fitness training is to make your everyday life better. Rather than using large machines that force you to move in a particular way, you’ll build overall endurance and strength through movements that focus on pushing, pulling, rotating, squatting, and extending. You’ll work multiple joints together and learn to move more efficiently. Improving your functional fitness will make carrying your groceries into your house, walking your dog, playing with your kids at the park, and accomplishing home projects easier and more manageable.
When you’re focused on improving your functional fitness, you’ll also end up with more variety in your workouts. And mixing things up in the gym benefits you in your daily life, too. You’re more likely to have a well-rounded foundation of fitness that enables you to play a game of basketball with your kids, join your partner for a hike, or finally take those skiing lessons this winter. Functional fitness classes always have something new and fresh to offer and include a broad range of movements. Even a martial-arts based class will provide the variety needed to increase your fitness while you have fun.
3. Fewer Injuries
There aren’t many things more frustrating than not being able to do the activities you love because of an injury. But functional fitness training can help decrease your risk for frustrating injuries. As you gain total body strength, coordination, agility, balance, and flexibility, your body is more prepared for whatever the day brings. So when you bend down to pick up your kids or the 60-pound bag of dog food, your back is ready and less likely to go out on you.
Are you ready to get started on your fitness and martial arts journey? Systems Training Center is where health happens! To learn more about how we can help you improve your functional fitness and win at life, contact us today.