We define functional fitness as having the ability to perform everyday physical movements with relative ease. This means training the three planes of movement and the many movement patterns our body can perform. It’s not so often the perfect deadlift that goes wrong, but the slight twist in your spine when you move a couch with a friend, because the couch isn’t a perfectly balanced Olympic bar. For this reason, training rotational movements is just one of the many functional fitness considerations we have for this class.
In progressions over the many weeks this class runs, you will work on your strength, balance, rotation, agility, plyometrics, and more. Each class will have components of push, pull, squat, hinge and rotate while working through the different planes of movement. Some exercises, like the Turkish get-up, are complex but come packed with benefit because of their required concentration and movement patterns.
We will touch on Olympic lifting, power lifting, gymnastics and more. When possible, we will invite speakers who specialize in these areas to give workshops.