Functional training is a form of physical exercise which trains the body to perform and move through ranges of motion that are typical of daily life activities. A functional workout involves exercises that strengthen individuals in specific movement patterns which translates into performance enhancements in activities outside of the gym. As the core and lower back is usually under trained and vulnerable for most athletes, functional training utilises exercises that strengthen the core, protect the lower back, and reduce lower back pain safely.

A functional workout mainly utilises compound movements which mimic daily activities and athletic movements. Therefore, functional workouts generally include movements such as squats, lunges, and deadlifts as well as weighted rotations. HIT Fitness provide a specific line of fitness equipment that have been designed and manufactured with functional training in mind. Our functional training equipment is perfect for group exercise classes, circuit training, and functional training movements.