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What Is Functional Fitness – The Brief Version

October 4th, 2008
  1. A method of exercise that enables you to better handle your day-to-day movements – this is why I say it’s different for everyone, although some similarities apply.
  2. A reflection of your body’s innate movement requirements, enabling optimal performance, ideal body weight, and enhanced energy/wellbeing
  3. A variety-orientated approach to training, keeping you switched on body, mind and soul
  4. Naturally geared toward ideal posture, exceptional core function, and a toned, well-sculpted body
  5. Based on the body’s seven basic movement patterns: push, pull, twist, lunge, squat, bend, and gait (in no particular order)

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