Functional Fitness

WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL FITNESS?

I hope to share with you on this Blog my approach to “Functional Fitness”. With the resurgence of interest in bodyweight training / callisthenics, better understanding of the importance of movement and mobility, and the increasing popularity of exercise routines like MMA and CrossFit WODs, the fitness industry is talking more and more about the benefits of functional fitness training.

A simple internet search for “functional fitness” reveals many different interpretations and definitions. Generally, it is accepted that functional fitness exercises will train your muscles to help you perform everyday activities safely and efficiently.

I define functional fitness as “training according to the architecture of your body and efficient performance of your work, rest and play activities”.

I place as much emphasis on rest and restoration as I do on “work”, as it is very important to understand how to incorporate periods of rest to enhance performance and minimise injury.”

“All work and no play” eventually leads to other problems and I believe that “play” is another critical component of a holistic and well-rounded approach to training.

Over the course of the coming months, I will share with you my training methodology, bodyweight routines and multi-modality workouts using the most effective equipment available to help you meet your health and fitness goals!

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