Going to the gym every day can help improve your health and wellness, especially if you are looking to gain muscle and lose weight. However, if you’re wanting to improve your overall function in everyday life, functional fitness is the way to go. In previous posts, we’ve talked about functional fitness, and in today’s post, we will give you four reasons that you should start functional training today!

At Inner Strength Asheville, we are firm believers in functional training, and we want to help you improve your health and wellness while also getting the most out of your workout. With our ARX machine, you can do both! The ARX machine is an adaptive resistance machine, meaning that it will never give you more than you can handle, which will also eliminate the risk of injury. This innovative machine also helps to improve the way you perform daily tasks. Don’t wait any longer, and contact Inner Strength Asheville to get started today!

Improve Balance and Posture

We’ve all heard our parents tell us to sit up straighter at the table. Unfortunately, bad posture is common for most people, and it can put a strain on your back or neck. With functional training, your posture will naturally improve. Functional training is a workout that focuses on your entire body, as opposed to specific areas like you would at the gym. The muscles you target in functional fitness are muscles that you may not even realize you use every day, and by working those muscles, your posture will improve over time.

Reduce The Risk of Injury

Functional training is different than training at the gym because you are mimicking the movements you make doing everyday activities. For example, lifting heavy dishes, balancing on a ladder to fix a lightbulb, or walking up and down the stairs, all use various muscles. Functional fitness will work those same muscle groups. As those muscles grow stronger, you reduce the risk of injury because your body is better equipped to handle those daily stresses.

Function Outside of the Gym

When you go to the gym, you may choose to lift weights, do leg presses, or run on the treadmill, but how do these workouts help you outside of the gym? While you may be building muscle or losing weight, if you’re not doing these exercises all the time, it’s harder to maintain the results.

Function training is designed to make it easier for you to keep up the training outside the gym. The exercises copy movements you would make at any point during the day, therefore even after you’ve left the gym setting, you are still doing something to maintain those results.

Make Everyday Life Easier

Are you constantly looking for ways to make your life easier? Functional training is the solution! As we’ve mentioned, function training mimics how your body moves on a daily basis. As you improve your functional fitness, it only makes sense that your daily movements will become easier as well. That being said, functional fitness is also a great way to improve your health and wellness, build muscle, and lose weight!

If you think that you could benefit from functional training, then contact Inner Strength Asheville! With our innovative ARX fitness machine, working out will never be the same. Visit us in Asheville or call us to get started!