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Carmen’s Post – How Functional Training Benefits You

 In HCYHealthy

Functional Training – It’s a buzz-word we hear often around the gym. What exactly is Functional Training and how can it benefit you?

Functional Training is full body movement exercises done in different planes of motion to mimic real life situations:  squatting, pulling, pushing, lunging, and twisting.  Functional Training should begin with body weight alone.  As your form is perfected, you can progress to dumbbells, resistance bands, BOSU, stability balls, kettlebells, etc.…

You will see the benefits of Functional Training in your everyday activities through:

  • Better balance and coordination
  • Improved posture
  • Increased functional strength
  • Better movement and ease in everyday activities
  • Reduced injuries in athletics and daily life.

All MOSSA Adult Group Fitness Classes offered at the HCY have a strong emphasis on Functional Training. If you regularly attend classes, you’re already earning the benefits of Functional Training. If not, check out one of our classes today! If you need help deciding which class to start with, Teri Saccal (tsaccal@hcymca.org) or I (cfarrant@hcymca.org) will be happy to help. Feel free to reach out!

Happy Training!

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