Functional training is something that we would all benefit from as it enables us to train our bodies to cope with the activities we perform in daily life; lifting shopping bags from the boot of the car, reaching up to make a cup of tea or even bending down to lift up children/grandchildren.
Functional training primarily involves standing up and encouraging movement through all planes of the body and firing up all major muscle groups.
It can include everything from suspension training and kettlebells to balls smashes, battle ropes and even the odd bear crawl!
As the name suggests the aim of the training is to allow the body to work in a functional capacity.
At The Hub we run several functional training classes, such as-
Packed up long standing membership of a “nice” chain gym and thought I’d try Spartan SGX. Two sessions in and it’s very hard work, but I love the team atmosphere and group mentality. Staff seem friendly and the rest of the gym looks good. “Dawn patrol” SGX at 0600hrs and evening sessions mean I can fit around my shifts and have free use of the rest of the gym.
“Excellent attention to individual needs on course. Fantastic explanation and breakdown of key elements.”
Helen’s Olympic Weightlifting Workshop
As usual a great and lovely place to visit and train. I like coaches, people and the facility allowing even outdoor training as we did yesterday, was good fun. So if you after something new to reach your (health & fitness) goals, you should give it a try. See you there then
I had a great time at the Strength Workshop, I really enjoyed it. Conor taught an excellent session!
Fantastic clean friendly gym, finally a gym that know what they are talking about!!!
Crossfit Beowulf. Simply the best gym. Great coaches, great community who all support each other and genuinely want and help you to reach your goals. Love it!
“It was a lot of fun and I’d love to do it again if it came back to the Hub”
I’m new to Crossfit and I can honestly say it’s the best gym experience on offer. Great combination of weight lifting, CV and gymnastics. All whilst surrounded by a great community of other Crossfitters and superb coaches. Beats running on a treadmill any day!
Put aside any thoughts of this being for elite athletes only. It’s a tough bruising set of workouts that will break you but you’ll feel like you really achieved at the end regardless of your starting point and times. The support from the fellow Spartans and coaches is amazing. You’ve not experienced support until you’ve had an entire class counting down Burpees with you. It’s a family in the end.
What can I say about SGX? One word AWESOME!!! Amazing, supportive & encouraging coaches, fabulous team of people to work out with, honestly the best workout I’ve ever done & enjoyed at the same time� SGX Rocks� Not once have I felt intimidated, sometimes gyms can be not very nice places, never had that here! If you haven’t tried it yet… You’re the one missing out… Do it!!