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Functional training originated as a form of injury rehabilitation with exercises that are relevant to the movements of everyday life.

Many traditional workout programs limit performance in specific hobbies, sports or daily movements, but functional fitness develops basic motor patterns to work at a higher capacity.

Traditional weight training often only works one muscle at a time which is contradictory to the normal coordinated effort used to complete most activities. This type of training is more likely to lead to overuse injuries, muscular imbalances, and limit movement and strength gains.


  • Use of many muscles simultaneously

  • Uses all three planes of motion equally

  • Mirrors movement of everyday life

  • Core muscles actively engaged

  • Allows for maximum strength capacity

  • Improves posture and body position

  • Complete activation of muscles

  • Longer more natural looking muscles

  • Helps prevent injuries

  • Purposeful movement pattern

Workout Lesson


  •  Focuses on one muscle at a time

  •    Slow movement speeds for machine reps

  •    Not related to movements of everyday life

  •    Results in tightening of muscles

  •    Unchallenging postural situations

  •    Range of motion restricted

  •    Can lead to muscular imbalances/overuse issues

  •    Controlled and less effective movement pattern

  •    Shortening of muscle tissue

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