Get Fit, Eat Smart Fitness Rx’s use Functional Fitness Training for all clients.
Functional training helps provide you with the strength, stability, power, mobility, endurance and flexibility that you need to thrive as you move through your life. You use basic functional movement patterns like pushing, pulling, hinging, squatting, rotating, carrying and gait patterns (walking and running) every day. Functional training utilizes exercises that improve your movement proficiency in these primary patterns to give you an edge and enhance your performance so you can achieve your goals safely and with good health.
Why is Functional Fitness Training Important?
You don’t live in a vacuum, so why would you attempt to develop your fitness using stable and predictable routines and gym equipment? Life is unpredictable and unstable; No matter your fitness goal, variety and practical application are critical components of your Fitness Rx.
Why you should use Functional Fitness Training?
A Get Fit, Eat Smart Strategist trains your entire body in every plane of motion with versatile, scalable programs that anyone, anywhere can use to perform exercises that improve your ability to perform the usual as well as the unusual physical demands of daily living without limitations, fatigue or injury.
The Health—Fitness—Performance Continuum
Each Fitness Rx is designed using two principal training components
- Functional Movement and Resistance Training
- and Cardiorespiratory Training
1. Functional Movement and Resistance Training- Addresses weak core muscles, muscle imbalances, and/or postural deviations pose an increased risk for injury.
- Phase 1: Stability and Mobility Training (focus on core and balance exercises to improve strength and function of muscles responsible for stabilizing spine and center of gravity during movement)
- Phase 2: Movement Training (developing mobility within the kinetic chain without compromising stability)
- Phase 3: Load Training (what we consider ‘traditional’ resistance training for hypertrophy, strength, or endurance)
- Phase 4: Performance Training (sport specific training for speed, agility, quickness, reactivity and power)
2. Cardiorespiratory Training- From the sedentary person to the competitive athlete
- Phase 1: Aerobic Base Training (establish an aerobic base with steady state, low to moderate exercise)
- Phase 2: Aerobic Efficiency Training (increase duration and frequency, add aerobic interval training, this may be the highest training level for most clients)
- Phase 3: Aerobic Endurance Training (improve performance for endurance events, or train for high levels of cardio fitness)
- Phase 4: Aerobic Power Training (training for competition or sport specific goals, high intensity training)
Personal Fitness 1-2 Participants MAX
Family/Small Group 2-10 Participants MAX
Large Group 10+ Participants