What Is Functional Fitness Training?

Fitness is full of buzzwords and jargon—so what is functional fitness training, and why do we offer it at Elite Personal Training?

Overall- Functional fitness training is used to help people become better at things they do in the course of their daily life. 

The movements used in this style of training are often—but not always—very similar to the movements you do every day. For example, squats are an important functional movement because they help you rise from seated to standing. Deadlifts help you pick objects off the floor—like groceries, a child/grandchild, a pet or a box. Shoulder presses can help you put a heavy item on a shelf, and farmer carries can help you get the trash to the curb.

Other movements, like kettlebell swings, have significant carryover into daily life: If you learn to open your hips quickly, you’ll likely be able to hop over a puddle or run to catch a falling object.

To improve overall fitness, functional training emphasizes full-body movements, free weights, lots of variety, and workouts of differing length and intensity.

As the best gym in Irmo, SC (us!), the workouts we design for our clients help them improve all these things:

  • Cardiovascular/respiratory endurance.
  • Stamina.
  • Strength.
  • Flexibility.
  • Power.
  • Speed.
  • Coordination.
  • Agility.
  • Balance.
  • Accuracy.

Our personalized programs can also be used to help someone lose weight or body fat, gain muscle and strength, improve conditioning, or improve performance in sports. The functional fitness programming we provide is incredibly effective and also lots of fun. 

Why not book a free trial with us? Tell us about yourself, your goals, your life and your needs.
Let’s see if we are the right fit for you!