What You'll Get
Functional fitness builds strength you can use every day, whether wrestling your competitive brother or holding back tears with your powerful face muscles. Gain practical strength with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $25 for 10 days of unlimited CrossFit classes ($50 value)
- $75 for one month of unlimited CrossFit classes ($250 value)
- $199 for three months of unlimited CrossFit classes ($550 value)
The one- and three-month options also include On Ramp classes and a complimentary body-fat assessment and nutrition assessment. The assessments determine where clients are at currently, and help decide what supplements might help with weight loss, what exercises might help with toning, etc.
Functional Fitness: Beyond the Bench Press
Functional-fitness exercises focus on making everyday tasks easier. Check out Groupon’s basic rundown.
From shoveling snow to climbing stairs, people constantly carry out tasks that may seem mundane, but can lead to serious injury if the body can't handle the workload. Functional fitness targets groups of muscles throughout the body, conditioning them to work together so they can perform a range of simple tasks more easily and safely. Exercises commonly used in a functional-fitness regimen mimic such everyday movements: squatting to pick up a heavy object, lunging forward toward an out-of-reach ledge, balancing on an unstable chair as the shelf collapses.
Whereas a traditional curl targets the biceps by way of elbow movement, a functional exercise might incorporate the shoulders, spine, hips, knees, and ankles, which trains the upper and lower body to work in unison with the aid of a tightened core. This integration allows the muscles to grow at a similar rate, gaining strength in a way that complements the way a person lives rather than the way they simply work out.
One of the major pros of functional fitness is its ability to suit virtually any fitness goal. A report by the American Council on Exercise determined that functional fitness benefitted adults ages 58–78, while a study by the U.S. Army concluded that training increased the work capacity of its top athletes by an average of 20% and "characterizes the type of versatility required of U.S. Army soldiers." Regardless of the intensity, it’s best to start slow. Beginning with exercises that only use the body’s weight helps teach muscles proper form and keep them safe from injury. Once prepared, exercisers can add more resistance with weights, tubing, ropes, elephant trunks, and other tools.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required 24 hours in advance. Must be 18 or older. Must sign waiver. Initiation fee will be waived if customer chooses to continue beyond Groupon experience. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). 10 day option must be used within 15 days of activation. 1 and 3 month must be used within 90 days of purchase and activation. No gifting. Valid ID required at registration Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.