What is Functional Fitness?

The exercise routines are based on Functional Fitness. Functional Fitness prepares the body for the movements that you will need for everyday living. Everyone needs strength, stamina, flexibility, balance, and agility. But everyones fitness goals are going to be different. Some may want bigger muscles or a more powerful golf swing while others simply want to be fit and toned while dropping a few pounds. Others may have concerns about their flexibility or chronic back pain whiles others desire the energy to keep up with their grandkids. No matter what your fitness goals are, functional training can help.

The Proactive Aging Functional Fitness Program starts with the most important muscle of them all…the heart. Typically clients wear a heart rate monitor to ensure that they are working out in the proper heart rate zone. The heart rate monitor makes sure the intensity of the workout is just right. There are specific heart ranges for every facet of exercise; warm-ups, low intensity, moderate intensity, high intensity exercise, and cool-downs all have an exact heart rate for each individual.

The Functional Fitness Program exercises each muscle group to reach your specific goals. With the use of various equipment like kettle-bells, bands, medical balls, a TRX suspension device, battle ropes, and body weight exercises the client’s strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, and mobility can be improved. At the same time the heart is getting a great cardiovascular workout. This type of workout is great for increasing energy levels. Not only that, it burns the most fat.

The exercises are performed in the spirit of fun, play, and enthusiasm. That’s the best way for exercise to become enjoyable and therefore consistent. As Ralph Waldo Emerson famously said, “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”

The Functional Fitness routines can be done in your own home, yard, neighborhood park, or health club.

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