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Functional fitness may be among the latest buzzwords in gyms these days, but for good reason. It's about training your body to handle real-life situations. Functional fitness and functional exercise focus on building a body capable of doing real-life activities in real-life positions, not just lifting a certain amount of weight in an idealized posture created by a gym machine.

Working out for Real Life Functions…….conventional weight training isolates muscle groups, but it doesn't teach the muscle groups you're isolating to work with others. The key to functional exercise is integration. It's about teaching all the muscles to work together rather than isolating them to work independently. If there are isolated weaknesses, they'll cause a detriment in functional movement.

If you don't address integration, strong muscles get stronger and the weak ones stay weak, and you create a pattern of compensation. If you blend the two together, functional exercises teach isolated muscles how to work together. Jumping into functional exercise may startle some people used to working on machines alone: It's a lot harder! Functional exercise is much more neurologically demanding than machine exercises.

The physical beneFiTs of functional training are many, you can proFiT from this growing fitness trend. People now realize that form follows function. What good is having “big“ biceps if you can't lift a toddler without straining your back? That's the premise behind the evolving concept of functional fitness -- an approach that can transform the fitness industry toward lifestyle enhancements.

Why get left behind? Make the decision today and sign up for a FiT Functional fitness Exercise Program with our Certified Trainers. ….. Please contact us here for details on a FiT location close to you.