Category: Functional Training

What is Functional Training? What are the key elements of Functional Training?

According to Boyle (2016) a functional training program should prepare an athlete to play for his/her sport, with a strong focus on training movements, not muscles. It’s important though, to maintain a balanced perspective on functional training, and not assume just because an exercise is not performed in a three-dimensional space, it is not functional... read more

Kettlebells – One Of The Best Training Tools On The Planet

Kettlebells – One Of The Best Training Tools On The Planet

If you are not using Kettlebells in your training then you are missing out…… People all over the world are drawn to this incredible tool because it’s fun to use and produces amazing training results. The kettlebell is so effective because it enables you to develop strength, flexibility and cardio simultaneously. It is incredible for.. read more

Why Functional Training is here to Stay

Why Functional Training is here to Stay

Functional Training is training that has a purpose. It is context specific and will differ for professional athletes and special need populations. However, to the masses ‘Functional Training’ consists of exercises that help people function optimally. These include mobilisations, releases and activations to ‘undo’ our modern postures and exercises based on primal patterns including squatting,.. read more

How to Enhance Motivation – Foster Relatedness

How to Enhance Motivation – Foster Relatedness

One of our 3 innate needs is Relatedness. I have identified 7 different ways we can enhance relatedness and in turn increase the level of internal motivation within our clients.   Priorities space in your sessions to talk Social Events Create opportunities for PB’s & Celebrate it as a group Individual challenge within the context.. read more

How to Increase Client Motivation

How to Increase Client Motivation

Just Increase your Client’s Competence… ‘Perceived Self-Belief to achieve the outcome’ This is one of the key differences between a Coach and Trainer. A Coach understands how to increase a clients motivation through increasing competence through the prescription of the RIGHT exercises for their ability. In addition, they understand FEEDBACK. The type and amount are key... read more

10 Steps to becoming a Master in Functional Training

Seeking Mastery in Functional Training is lifelong process that takes time, commitment, passion and access to the best resources. I believe there 10 steps you need to undertake to become a Master in Functional Training. These steps have served me well in my journey and I know it will do the same for others that.. read more

Why Functional Training is here to Stay

Functional Training is training that has a purpose. It is context specific and will differ for professional athletes and special need populations. However, to the masses ‘Functional Training’ consists of exercises that help people function optimally. These include mobilisations, releases and activations to ‘undo’ our modern postures and exercises based on primal patterns including squatting,.. read more

Do’s and Don’ts of Functional Training

The functional training world has undoubtedly been rampant with fads and trends, some good, some less good and some downright ridiculous. But like any trends, people get lost in all the confusion and overreaction. This leaves room to discuss the rights and wrongs of the methods of functional fitness training, and get the real treasures,.. read more

Thinking and Feeling functional training

As human beings we are born with a desire to ‘move’ and then explore the world around us with the freedom of movement and the joys, wonder and happiness that brings. But how far have we come as a species when a large portion of us (and not just in the west these days!) sit.. read more

Unconventional Trainers Down Under

Australia’s Best Unconventional Trainers   People are looking for a challenge with their training and they want something different. It is these demands from the consumer that has led to an explosion of popularity for unconventional training in Australia. A few years ago, people would’ve thought you were crazy if you incorporated ropes, tyres, chains,.. read more