The Importance of Functional Training in DeWitt Gyms.
These days, there are countless ways for you to get into better shape. Here at our Health Club in DeWitt, New York, we’d like to think we have all the equipment, space, classes, and expertise to facilitate your needs. However, one category of exercising you may be overlooking is known as functional training. The basic idea behind this form of fitness is that you should train your body for better performance in everyday life.
One of the great things about this type of exercise is that it gets you up and moving, like your body was designed to do. Too many of us spend all day in an office, slumped over in a chair—this is not how we were meant to live. Then we go to the gym and sit down at a chest press or lat pulldown machine for more of the same.
Speaking of sitting all day, chances are this is helping you ruin your posture. Unfortunately, bad posture can make for all kinds of other problems where your skeletal system is concerned. One way to counteract this is with functional training that helps correct muscle imbalances that often form from keeping your hands on a keyboard for nearly eight hours every day.
Another benefit is that functional training truly targets the whole body. You’ll walk away from each routine with a tighter core, stronger muscles, better endurance, and an improved metabolism. Over time, those results compound on one another to create a highly efficient—and attractive—body.
You also get practical benefits too like better overall agility. Many people who suffer from chronic back problems have no idea that stretching their muscles could make all the difference, for example. Functional training also helps to improve your balance, which will become more and more important as you get older.
As functional training ties in so many complex—yet easy—movements, your musculoskeletal and nervous systems have no choice but to work together. This enhanced relationship is another way functional training will make getting older easier, as you suffer from fewer “miscommunications” between the two.
Lastly, there are hundreds of exercises to choose from when it comes to functional training. This ensures that there’s no possible way you can get bored or your body plateaus on your path to results.
If you’re interested in learning more about functional training, please don’t hesitate to contact us or ask one of our certified personal trainers at Gold’s Gym here in DeWitt. Everyone should do themselves the favor of trying it at least once.