Functional training can be defined as an approach to exercise that trains the body in movement patterns rather than isolation. It recruits muscles to operate as an integrated system, challenging balance and coordination. A functional workout program offers versatility that machines and classic weight lifting do not. Exercises mimic activities of daily life that occur in all planes of motion, forward movement (sagittal plane), lateral movement (frontal plane) and rotational movement (transverse plane). From the sedentary to the athlete, whether one is looking to get fit or compete at the highest level in athletics, functional training is for everybody. When done correctly, workouts are progressed based off of the health history and physical capability of the individual.
- Increased core strength
- Increased body awareness
- Increased balance and stability
- Direct athletic application
Kai’s functional training program is dynamic, utilizing exercises that train the muscles as an integrated system of movers. Check out the gallery of exercises ranging from basic to advanced!