Functional Training is currently the in word in fitness. So what is functional training? Functional Training is all about taking daily movement patterns and incorporating them in a workout for a better, stronger you. Many of us injure ourselves whilst performing daily activities because we don’t move in the pattern which our bodies have been designed for. How many times do we see people picking items from the floor like this?
Would you consider lifting up a heavy weight in the gym this way? Of course not, because you’re aware of the increased risk of hurting yourself. The pressure we place on our spine with dysfunctional movements is much more than we realise. It is not only the spine that this effects but other joints as well. How many people have a shoulder injury from over use or incorrect positioning? The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body and needs to be supported by the shoulder girdle. Incorrect positioning of weights above head and shoulder positioning during body weight exercises places unnecessary and damaging pressure on this girdle.
Incorporating these daily movements patterns into your workout allows you to reprogram the brain. When we’re infants and our joints and muscles are still flexible squatting down on our heels is a natural movement. The percentage of population that can then complete this as an adult is minimal. Our instructors have a passion for helping our members achieve good movement patterns and this always proceeds weight and volume.
There are a lot of facilities out there that only have Functional Training classes and lock their members in to a group sessions timetable only with a considerable membership fee attached. Here at Vibrant we like to provide our members with a holistic approach. So whilst we have a fantastic Functional Training program we’re also aware of the need to balance in strength & conditioning training, flexibility training and mental well being.
All this is included in our standard membership fees which start at $12.95 per week. We also have our fantastic 14 day fast pass where you can try all the benefits of our gym and our wide array of classes before you decide on which membership option is best for you.
Our dedicated functional classes include;
Tuesday 6pm, Thursday 9:15am & 6pm, Saturday 8:30am & 9:15am
MetaPWR is a 30-minute, metabolic resistance workout, combining bodyweight and weighted compound exercises with little rest to maximize calorie burn and increase the metabolic rate during and after the workout. The class uses large muscle groups mainly compound exercises which are movements that require a maximum amount of energy because multiple joints are involved like a Squat with a Press.
MetaPWR is TRUE high-intensity anaerobic exercise that makes you breathless. If you are completing a MetaPWR workout and you are not breathing hard and sweating, something is wrong. Ideally, you should be lifting as heavy as you can and resting as little as possible between sets.
The first part will be technique coaching. We’ll be cycling through compound movements and building our skill and strength. Using both progression and regression movements under the supervision of our trainers you’ll be challenging yourself in no time.
The second part will be a 20 minute AMRAP. Combining several movements to make a round you’ll be performing as many rounds as possible. AMRAP workouts are great for tracking your fitness gains and seamlessly progressing your workouts as you get stronger, where the only competition is yourself.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6:15am
This class is an intense half hour of cross training, using a combination of weights, cardio and body weight exercises to really kick your fitness along. These bootcamps are adjustable to suit most fitness levels and always changing for variety. Great for getting you motivated, get on in and give it your best shot!
Tuesday 9:15am & Wednesday 6pm
A two-for-one cardio and strength workout, boxing improves overall fitness. In addition to boosting your strength and cardio, boxing improves a number of skill-related parameters of fitness, including balance, coordination, reactivity, and agility.