These exercises can be modified to suit both beginner and advanced exercise routines and are great for weight loss! They are fun, complex and can you challenge you both in and out of the gym.
FUNCTIONAL EXERCISE & MOVEMENT
There has been a shift in mainstream exercise i.e. walking on the treadmill or doing some biceps curls to more functional movements. But, what is functional? what does it involve and where did it all come from?
Put simply, functional exercise is any movement that mimics activities that we do every day. They are exercises which involve the movement of multiple joints or body parts. Nowadays, this definition has been stretched to incorporate movements which we don’t necessarily conduct every day.
Functional exercise requires multiple muscles to be used, in which we see the upper, lower and abdominal muscle working to together in comparison to a single muscle unit. As with all fitness modalities, functional exercise has its place in the world of health and fitness but it doesn’t rule out the other modes of fitness.
BENEFITS OF FUNCTIONAL EXERCISES
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Source: Exercise Right
Active Age aims to support and guide you to health, wellness and happiness. We aim to provide a better understanding of the changing relationship between health and age.
Whilst we specialise in people 50+, we can make sure our programs and health services are appropriate, targeted and relevant to every stage of life, as we believe every age should be an Active Age.
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Active Age is excited to announce it’s new timetable will be commencing on 4 December 2017.
This timetable features a range of classes, and will incorporate Active Kids and Active Teens classes..
Children who exercise are more likely to maintain an active lifestyle as an adult, but what children want to consciously ‘exercise’? It’s hard enough for