Sometime our lives do not allow us to exercise like we would like to. Sometimes we just don't live to exercise.
For many people, exercise is a way to maintain or improve their quality of life. And that's the focus of functional fitness.
Functional fitness exercises are designed to train and develop your muscles to make it easier and safer to perform everyday activities, such as carrying groceries or playing a game of basketball with your kid.
Functional fitness exercises train your muscles to work together to prepare them for daily tasks by simulating your common movements that 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 fitness is about preparing you for life, rather than something specific like a big race or a lifting competition. Think anything from squatting down to pick something off of the floor, to turning and reaching for the oatmeal on a high shelf. This type of exercise mimics your everyday actions while engaging multiple muscle groups.