Any functional training philosophy is pretty simple.
Train the body the way it’s designed to move – as a fluid whole, unit. Humans are built to adapt. Unfortunately that means we can also learn bad habits.
The UCANFITNESS programs address your movement patterns and encourage a return to what is natural.
When this is accomplished, your body will move more freely, with no pain and it’s composition will fall into alignment with your natural self. What this all means is that our systems will get you enjoying training and will get you in great shape physically and mentally.
Functional fitness places primary importance on building and then improving total body strength, balance, agility and overall fitness. The lunge, squat, bend, twist, push, pull and gait are the seven functional movements at the heart of our programs.
It’s also no surprise that the core is at the center of movement. Whether you’re running, swimming on a bike or even laughing at a friend’s joke, every action you take either originates from the core or moves through it.
If your core muscles are weak, it has an effect on every other muscle group and every move you make. Any vulnerability compromises the function of your limbs and the coordination of your upper and lower body.The stronger your core muscles, the more efficiently they can transfer force to and from your body’s extremities. That allows you to perform movements more quickly and smoothly, improving your athletic performance. Core stability is just as important as core strength. Stabilizing the muscles deep in your abdomen helps you maintain good posture, protecting your spine from unnecessary pressure and stress during movement.
Your core doesn’t just help you move. It’s also home to your internal organs and your central nervous system. Strong core muscles cushion and protect those valuable assets. Needless to say, they’re worthy of more than a little respect.
When you build a house, you start with the foundation. Build strength there, and everything else will follow.