Functional Fitness

What is functional fitness?

Functional Fitness is a core strength and conditioning program built on constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity. It is designed to elicit as broad an adaptational response as possible by exploiting a variety of training domains and is designed for universal adaptability, making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of age, gender or ability.

Why we exercise

Total fitness is not bodybuilding or conventional weightlifting. Machines and performing single muscle exercises are not practical or functional in life or sport.  Total fitness is not sport specific and it most certainly is not long distance cardio efforts.  It does not separate muscle strength and conditioning from cardio.  Total fitness is having balance in all of the body’s general physical skills as well as aerobic and anaerobic systems (metabolic pathways).

Total Fitness addresses the following general physical skills:

  • Cardiovascular/Respiratory Endurance
  • Stamina
  • Strength
  • flexibility
  • Power
  • Speed
  • Coordination
  • Agility
  • Balance
  • Accuracy
How we do it

Functional Fitness training requires less equipment, but considerable more personal attention from the trainers/coaches. The Workout Of The Day (WOD) is the same for everyone. The intensity and type of exercise is scaled to each individual’s current fitness level. We train for total body movements that:

  • Engage and recruit multiple muscle groups simultaneously
  • Use intervals to exercise the body's metabolic engines (cardio)
  • Incorporate body weight, free weights, medicine balls, jump ropes, plyo boxes, kettlebells, etc.
  • Can be performed in an effective and timely manner

Our benchmark is performance of workouts not weight gain/loss. Frequency of performance, round/circuit times, pounds moved, rest periods taken and intensity are all recorded.This is your personal motivational tool for your next attempt when benchmark workouts are revisited.

Training takes place in either personal sessions or small group sessions. Group training offers a high level of personal attention with the addition of positive peer influence. Natural camaraderie, competition and fun of sport yield an intensity that is unparalleled and cannot be experienced in one-on-one training. You are motivated to push harder in a group dynamic.

Functional Fitness training is hard – we won’t water it down. You will be physically and mentally challenged each and every time you step through the door. The biggest challenge is not the WOD, it is your motivation. Ready to go from saying, “I could never do that!” to, “I can’t believe I just did that!” ?

How to Get Started
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Visit

If you are new to Functional Fitness or want to see what it’s all about, come in and watch one of our classes. If you would like to give it a try, come to one of our Saturday open house sessions at 8:30AM, or contact us directly to schedule a time that is convenient, for your free WOD!

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Sign up for the foundations workshop

The next step is the Foundations Workshop. It is a 6 class beginners program, lasting 2 weeks. We convene a new workshop at the beginning and middle of the month. The focus of Foundations is on key movements, form, technique, and to build up to full intensity. Foundations is open to all ages and levels of fitness, and is lead by one of our coaches. Foundations is a prerequisite for either personal coaching or Functional Fitness Classes. The only exception is either an experienced functional fitness athlete or holding a Level 1 Crossfit certification.

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Become A member

The last step is to join the Razor’s Edge family and begin your journey in achieving the ultimate goal – total fitness. Speak to one of our coaches to become a Functional Fitness Unlimited member.

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