Lifetime Athletics PDX

South End of Sellwood Park

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In a Nutshell

Instructors lead students through a variety of functional movements including kettlebells, calisthenics, and suspension training

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Promotional value expires Sep 2, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Not valid for clients active within the past 12 month(s). Registration required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Subject to availability. Drop in classes expire 30 days from activation date. Must sign waiver. Anyone under 18 must have parent signed waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $24 for eight drop-in outdoor boot-camp classes ($74 value)
  • $39 for one month of unlimited outdoor boot-camp classes ($124 value)

Classes take place Monday–Friday at 5:30 a.m., 8 a.m., and 6 p.m., as well as Saturday at 8 a.m. The eight-class option must be used within 30 days.

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 US Army concluded that CrossFit training increased the work capacity of its top athletes by an average of 20% and “characterizes the type of versatility required of US 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.

Customer Reviews

Only one class in, but had a great first impression! The instructor is really personable and non-intimidating. It's hard work, but you feel great afterwards!
Sarah S. · July 10, 2014
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    South End of Sellwood Park

    7900 SE Grand Ave.

    Portland, OR 97202

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