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-
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Binned my “nice” gym for some Spartan SGX, as I’d heard good things. It’s destroyed be on the three occasions I’ve been, but I can see how it will take my fitness beyond anything “normal” training will do. Regular benchmark sessions to show improvement. The coaches shout a lot, but it’s a real team effort and as someone said at 0600 this morning, as I was about to collapse “there’s no such thing as a solo spartan!” Plus, you’ll get full use of the well equipped gym.
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.”
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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.
I had a great time at the Strength Workshop, I really enjoyed it. Conor taught an excellent session!