In Pink Lady® Core series 6, Pilates instructor and certified personal trainer, Jane Linden-Brown, is demonstrating how to combat those everyday strains we put on our body. Jane’s functional fitness exercises will help those suffering from poor back posture, knee pain triggered by stairs and back strain from lifting heavy objects.
Why functional fitness?
We often think of strength in terms of bulging muscles and lifting large weights, so it’s easy to assume that you need to hit the gym to develop core strength, but that’s not the case. Functional fitness exercises train your muscles to work together and prepare them for daily tasks by simulating common movements you might do at home, at work or in sports. These exercises engage your core and body weight through low-impact workouts that engage your muscles in an efficiently strong but gentle way, requiring you to use new breathing techniques and movements that truly re-shape your body.