By Anna Checket
What is Functional Training?
Functional Training is a training style that aims to help people improve activities of daily life. It is also used to describe training that improves athletic performance at a sport or another function of interest. In addition to the common fitness goals of weight-loss, muscle-gain, or cardiovascular health, Functional Training has a goal of its own: to improve the execution of movement. With an emphasis on foundational human movements – squatting, hinging, pushing, pulling, rotating, carrying, and locomotion, Functional Training is a full-spectrum training approach that prioritizes the balance and integration of the whole body.
What is Functional Strength and Conditioning?
While traditional Strength and Conditioning programs are geared towards helping athletes achieve performance goals, Locomotion Athletics considers each of its members an “everyday athlete”, who’s goals range from athletic performance to simply feeling great moving around daily. We’re passionate about helping people become great movers and taking them to new heights, creating mastery over foundational human movements to help them improve at whatever they want to do. Weight-loss, strength, and cardiovascular fitness goals also get crushed as a result! We use a unique blend of body-weight training, TRX and resistance band training, medicine balls, dumbbells and kettlebells to teach foundations. With full comprehension and capacity for masterful movement, members have the option for more advanced barbell and kettlebell work.