Functional Fitness workouts include an intense mix of strength training and other aerobic elements. In essence, a Functional Fitness workout is a type of interval training—bursts of intense activity alternated with intervals of lighter activity. The goal of a fitness boot camp is to provide a whole-body workout that builds strength as well as endurance.
Typical Functional Fitness exercises include a variety of versions of the following:
- Pull-ups and push-ups
- Rowing machine
- TRX (Suspension Training)
- Squat rack
- Land mine
- Kettlebell work
- Jumping and running
- Ab and core exercises
- Push press and upper body lifting
At other gyms, Functional Fitness workouts are most often in the form of a large group of people led by one instructor and everyone monitors their own personal progress, form, and speed as they move through the workout. The problem is, without the proper form, correct amount of weight used, and appropriate amounts of rest, you don’t get the most effective workout and your body risks injury.
At Southpaw, clients enjoy the same intense workout but with one-on-one support to ensure an effective workout, ongoing progress, and safety.