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What is “Functional Fitness”? Why you should try these classes today

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What’s your fitness goal? For elite athletes, that might be winning a race, fight, or competition. But if you’re like most people, total domination on the court, in the Octagon or on the field probably isn’t your goal.

You’re most likely more interested in staying in shape so you can enjoy an active lifestyle, feel good, look good and avoid common injuries that can sideline your plans for a fun run, weekend hike or even day-to-day activities. You may not be aiming to set a world record, but you can train to be your best with Functional Fitness.

What is Functional Fitness?

Functional fitness is a training strategy designed to condition your body to move, breathe and function as efficiently as possible using movements that train you to better handle your day-to-day activities.

It’s the same training strategy that’s been used for decades to help aging seniors maintain mobility and condition pro athletes for peak performance. But that’s not the case anymore. functional fitness is such an effective way to train your body, it’s now ranked among the Top 10 Fitness trends in the U.S, according to the American College of Sports Medicine.

Adaptable to Match Your Lifestyle

One of the things that makes functional fitness so effective, is that it’s easily adaptable to match your lifestyle and current fitness level.

For example, if you’re a UFC fighter, it makes sense to master functional body movements to kick, grapple, jump and strike to go the distance in the octagon.

If you’re a runner, mastering functional fitness movements like squats, lunges and exercises that develop core strength can help you run faster and longer while reducing your risk for injuries.

If you’re a mom, you might spend a lot of time chasing kids, sitting in the car driving to school and soccer games, lifting kids, moving bikes and working in the yard. Functional fitness training can help you build a better body to keep up with your busy lifestyle.

And even if you spend more time at a desk job than you would like, fielding phone calls and staring into a computer screen, functional fitness training can help you overcome some of those sedentary habits that come with the job, so you can maximize the benefits of working out, playing a pickup basketball game or working on your golf swing without getting injured.

Train Smarter with Functional Fitness

Want to improve balance, coordination, and mobility? Looking for a way to build lean muscle and increase cardiovascular endurance? Want to develop a stronger core and learn to move more efficiently to reduce your risk for injuries?

Functional Fitness training can help you build a better body, so you can run, lift, race and play, better than you ever have. And you don’t have to do it on your own. Show up to class and a certified instructor will guide you through a workout using proven Functional Fitness movements that will help you achieve your goals.

Ready to get started? Check out the Functional Fitness classes at a UFC Gym in your area.

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