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Stay Ahead of the Pack With Functional Training

Posted on Jan 30, 2018 4:00 PM

Stay Ahead of the Pack With Functional Training

Elevate Your Status and Earning Potential by Expanding Your Functional Fitness Training Expertise

Sign up for a TRX Professional Education course before 2/8 and get 25% off!

Functional fitness is considered one of the hottest types of training today. That’s no surprise, really, because its primary purpose is to help people move better during whatever activity of daily life they face. As defined by ACSM, “Functional fitness is defined as using strength training to improve balance, coordination, force, power, and endurance to enhance someone’s ability to perform activities of daily living.”

Who doesn’t want to move better? And what fit pro wouldn’t want to capitalize on the scores of opportunities functional fitness presents? 

But don’t just take our word for it.

In a recent report, ACE listed functional fitness as one of the top trends for 2018. Functional fitness also made ACSM’s top 10 trends list this year based on a survey of 4,000 fit pros worldwide.

A somewhat nebulous training modality in that it can be applied in infinite ways with all kinds of equipment, functional fitness is often linked with tools like the TRX Suspension Trainer, kettlebells, and battle ropes. Not long ago, top trainers Tony Gentilcore and David Jack insisted to Men’s Health that any gym or trainer looking to maintain a competitive edge must have these very tools at their disposal.

So, there’s no doubt that functional fitness is hot and functional fitness-related equipment is considered essential to a trainer’s success. But there’s more to it than heading to your nearest sports store and loading up on med balls and TRXs.

If you’ve taken any of our courses, like the Suspension Training Course (STC), you recognize the need to learn top-level protocols developed by industry experts so that you can deliver safe, effective and engaging training programs. 

As Benjamin Franklin says, “An investment in knowledge pays interest.” That phrase couldn’t be truer when it comes to leading high quality classes and training sessions that make a difference in the lives of those who seek your guidance.

Plus, when you’re able to get people the results they seek, they’re far more likely to stick around. That means reduced turnover and a more stable income.

Enter the TRX Functional Training Course (FTC), which takes the principles from the STC and applies them to an array of popular goodies like kettlebells, heavy ropes, Rip Trainers, medicine balls and more.  

It’s all about mastering your movement know-how and combining that knowledge with a systematic approach to program and class design. For example, how do you change the conditions of a kettlebell-focused workout to meet the needs of each individual? The FTC will prepare you to look at all kinds of popular tools and understand immediately how to apply the TRX Movement Standards to them, and how to effectively communicate those standards with clients.

This is your training toolbox expanded.

Are you ready to take the next step in the evolution of your fitness career?

Sign up for a TRX Professional Education course before 2/8 and get 25% off!

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