What is functional movement training and is it for me?
Functional fitness exercises train your muscles to work together and prepare them for daily tasks by simulating common movements you might do at home, at work or in sports. While using various muscles in the upper and lower body at the same time, functional fitness exercises also emphasize core stability. Functional movement exercises involve full-body motion and engage the stability muscles, which are extremely important in preventing injuries.
It is vital that your body knows how to move effectively, no matter what your personal goals are. If your wanting to lose weight we need to get all your muscles working equally to increase your body’s ability to burn fat. If you are recovering from an injury, we need to make sure we rehab your body to get everything balanced, to prevent the injury from reoccurring. So, no matter your goals this type of training is essential. I work closely with therapists and physios to achieve this.
A testimonial from Dave Shaw, one of our current FMS clients
Over two years ago I had a bad cycling accident which unfortunately resulted in my right shoulder being dislocated and broken and my left shoulder with a dislocation also. The injuries sustained to my right shoulder have been extremely debilitating and frustrating for myself. After several sessions of physiotherapy and manipulation I still saw no improvement at all to movement or a reduction in pain. A friend of mine suggested trialling the Functional Movement Programme at Body Complete.
I have been attending The Functional Programme for a couple of months now and I have not looked back. Chris Stringer is excellent with his knowledge, perseverance and support. Movement is slowly returning to my shoulder, and the pain is less, I know my injuries will take time to restore to full a range of motion, but I have complete confidence and hope in Chris. There have been times where I became despondent, but Chris spurred me on and I have turned a massive corner with my shoulder mobility.
Body Complete is nothing like a normal gym, it’s a fantastic place to be, with extremely knowledgeable staff who go the extra mile to help you. I love it and so does my wife too.
I would recommend anyone to come to Body Complete to see for yourself how good the staff and training programmes really are.