Improving your fitness, more specifically, your functional fitness can enhance your everyday life at any age.
Functional fitness has changed how people exercise. Large pieces of fitness equipment have been replaced by exercises that require little to no equipment. According to the Mayo Clinic:
“Functional fitness exercises train your muscles to work together and prepare them for daily tasks by simulating common movements you might do at home, at work, or in sports.”
Quality of Life and Aging
Not only can functional fitness training improve your quality of life, but it can also help with maintaining (or slowing) the natural loss of aerobic endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility that happens with age.
Rather than struggling with everyday activities such as climbing stairs, picking up your grandchildren, or simply standing up, functional fitness training can help you maintain good movement patterns and decrease your risk of falling or getting injured.
Functional Fitness Training
Functional fitness training addresses these types of everyday activities and get you using multiple muscle groups all at the same time. The exercises themselves mimic the movements you perform throughout the day. Rather than exercising by using a specific piece of equipment, functional training focuses on the movements themselves – movements like pushing, pulling, rotating, squatting, and pressing.
Functional Fitness for Seniors (FFS)
Contender CrossFit now offers Functional Fitness for Seniors (FFS). This program is geared toward older adults, age 60+, and the workouts focus on strength, endurance, balance, flexibility, and coordination. Every FFS class is specifically designed to accommodate your fitness level and any physical limits you might have. Our ultimate goal is to help you maintain independence and improve the quality of your life.
At Contender CrossFit in Corpus Christi, we offer a variety of programs for all ages and experiences. And if you’re an older adult (60+) looking to build strength, endurance, balance, flexibility, and coordination, then check out our Functional Fitness for Seniors program.
To learn more about how to get started, contact us today. We are here to help you achieve your goals and LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE!