Have you ever worried about pulling a muscle picking up a heavy bag of dog food? Or what could happen to your back when shoveling snow? Functional fitness optimizes your health, mobility, and/or athletic performance and allows you to do things you never thought possible! Functional fitness exercises build strength to perform daily activities easier and safer, improves performance, and health.
For many people, exercise isn’t a way of life, and so functional fitness can become a way to increase mobility, health, and fitness levels in order to improve their quality of life. Whatever you do in life, functional fitness helps you do it better. Functional fitness is a secret tool for elite athletes who want an edge over their competition as it dramatically increases performance in any sport at any level (amateur, professional, or Olympic). Whatever sport, race, or tournament you compete in, functional fitness helps you do it better.
Water and Rock Studio believes that a holistic approach to fitness, which combines movement, nutrition, and lifestyle changes, can help people improve how they live their lives. Our personal trainers and fitness instructors seek to educate our clients on the proper form and technique so that they can exercise safely and gain the strength and range of movement needed to perform daily activities without injury.
Whole body multi-joint movements are the key to optimal health, fitness, and performance. Rather than using machines or movements that use only one joint (like bicep curls), functional fitness harnesses the natural power of the body by moving the whole body together at the same time, improving strength, cardiovascular/metabolic fitness, and flexibility at the same time.
There are a variety of functional fitness exercises that focus on multiple joints and muscles, such as squats, push-ups, sit-ups, burpees, thrusters, sumo deadlift high pulls, kettlebell swings, and Olympic lifts. When modified correctly, these movements are safe for anyone to do at any age and level and gives some of the best results on the planet. Whether your goal is to prevent falls, climb up stairs without getting winded, hike further, live a longer life, or compete at an elite level, functional fitness delivers.
Water and Rock Studio offers group classes and private session in functional fitness. One-on-one sessions can include a variety of modalities in addition to functional fitness, such as punching pads, and yoga, which will help reduce stress, improve flexibility, balance, aid in recovery and mind body benefit. This will give your body what it needs to perform better throughout your workouts, in between sessions and in life.
The fitness instructors and personal trainers at Water and Rock Studio offer functional fitness sessions in our studios, in the comfort of your own home, and online. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to improve your quality of life and for you to achieve your health, fitness, or performance goals. Together, we’ll create a custom plan with all of the tools and resources you need to succeed.
Join us today and start your fitness journey.