Are you looking for Functional Fitness in Sevenoaks?
Perhaps you’ve heard the term and have wondered what it is. You’re in the right place – this article will clarify what you need to know.
What is Functional Fitness?
Functional Fitness is a practical and effective form of exercise. It’s carried out by people of all ages – from 3 to 103. The primary objective of functional training is to create a more rounded human, that becomes stronger, fitter and generally more able-bodied in life.
CrossFit Tonbridge is one of the earliest established CrossFit gyms in the UK and Western Europe, opening in 2011. Since CrossFit’s meteoric growth thereon, we’ve seen many imitators, that quite simply don’t do it as well.
In 2020, We opened sister gym CrossFit TAG in Sevenoaks. This has become a thriving hub of functional fitness lovers faster than we anticipated.
Examples of improvements
Good applications of this in action include Deadlifts or Farmer’s Carries. This beneficial crossover can be seen in daily tasks, such as carrying heavy shopping bags, for example.
Another improvement could be Olympic lifting (Snatch and Clean & Jerk).
Many crossovers can be seen here such as improved flexibility, strength, explosiveness, power, stability, and balance among many other things.
Types of movements include:
- Walking / Running
These movements then manifest into exercises such as:
- Pull Ups
- Weightlifting (of varying sorts)
- Weighted Walking Lunge
- Short / Medium distance Running
Those improvements then have positive impacts on functional everyday tasks, be that moving a mud pile in the garden, lifting boxes when moving home or playing with your grandkids.
By training the way we do at CrossFit Tonbridge and CrossFit TAG, it means everyday tasks will be easier for you outside the gym.
Furthermore, the mental benefits and well and truly found, too.
In fact, the majority of our members do CrossFit to improve their mental health, as well as physical health.
A sense of camaraderie is felt when you and your peers complete the workout together The floor of endorphins is hard to ignore. One hour in our gyms cab flush out the worst of days.
Is Functional Fitness suitable for me?
It’s suitable for almost anyone, even those with disabilities or injuries.
Because we practice “infinite scalability”, you can interchange any movement you wish.
For example, if you have a bad back, you can swap out Deadlifts with say Wall Balls – or for something that doesn’t cause aggravation to an injury or niggle.
With this option available, it creates a huge level of inclusiveness for everyone.
At our gyms
At CrossFit Tonbridge and CrossFit TAG, nearly every class will see someone adapting a movement to suit them.
So you will not feel alienated if you need to do so. In fact, this is strongly encouraged. We all have varying needs.
The coaches will offer substitute movements (change for something else), or reduce repetition quantities (amount of times you repeat the movements) to suit your personal circumstances.
They’ll even recommend useful stretches to loosen off certain muscles.
Classes have a semi-personal training feel, without the nervy feeling that someone watching over you, but the benefit of corrective supervision.
You also reap the benefit of being surrounded by a friendly and motivating community, too.
To wrap up, this fun, effective, and adaptable form of exercise is suitable for you. It’s not scary like you might think it is. All walks of life grace our gyms in Sevenoaks and Tonbridge, enjoying their functional fitness – both inside the gym, and out.