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Functional fitness focuses on high value exercise

While looking better is a powerful motivator for many, feeling better should aways be a priority when exercising. Functional fitness focuses on stripping away frivolous, and even harmful, exercises and keeping the ones that add value into your life. This added value can be defined as:

  • Making you more able
  • Making you more stable
  • Making you less likely to get injured
  • Improving vitality

In this respect, functional fitness aims to use exercise and stretching as a means of giving you a greater quality of life. While this may sound obvious, we should never underestimate the power of a more functional You. 

Functional areas of fitness

The places that benefit you the most on a daily basis include:

  • Balance and coordination
  • Maximum range of motion 
  • Core strength/stability
  • Increased power

So how do we place these tenets firmly at the core of our fitness philosophy? By pursuing movements that challenge your body according to them. For example, dynamic stretching improves range of motion by combining stretching with movement; weight-bearing exercises use your own body weight to create the resistance you need to build strength. These are smart exercises- the kind that cost very little money and can be done from the comfort of your own home. And in the end, there is no doubt that they will make you more able. If you are looking to make exercise your ticket to greater well-being, give our office in Bridgewater a call to schedule an appointment today.