Functional Training reflects the trend of recent years, let’s find out what it is.

In recent years, the fitness market has seen the birth of a new form of training, functional training, a training technique that is based on the execution of exercises that mimic movements that the body performs daily.

A healthy body is a strong, agile, agile and coordinated body, but it is really healthy, when in addition to not presenting pathologies and having a beautiful silhouette it is able to move harmoniously, when it is able to perform complex and tiring movements with extreme ease and when it is able to interact easily and freely with the environment that surrounds it.

Functional training, therefore, does not use complicated machinery that guides movements, but, abandoning isolation exercises, is achieved by placing the body and its movement as the cornerstone of exercises carried out on the three planes of space, giving benefits in the psycho-physical field.

At the base of functional training is the idea that physical activity must improve the individual’s coordinative and conditional skills, developing gestures that engage the body as a whole and that are able to activate different kinetic chains synergistically.

Functional training involves performing bodyweight exercises that activate the entire body. Exercises of this nature, decidedly different from the classic training with isotonic machines, can improve those abilities of the body that allow it to interact with the environment that surrounds it, taking care of every aspect of athleticism: strength, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance.

Among the principles behind functional training there is also the idea that training, in order to condition the body in a complete way, must include the execution of very varied movements, which must progressively become more complex, so that the body is subjected to an ever-changing and increasingly difficult work. This allows the body to be constantly stimulated and prevents it from adapting to the work being done. This feature of functional training makes every workout different from the others. A workout set up in this way by the functional trainer is certainly more pleasant and more fun since new things are always stimulating and more interesting, while the routine, in the long run, becomes boring.

Another strength of this discipline is that it can create experiences suitable for anyone and at the same time combine any fitness level in the same class. Everyone follows their own rhythm and breaks are always allowed because the goal is to find motor control and not to work in time with the music. All this is functional training. A journey towards the discovery of the body and its abilities.