Functional training has gained huge movement the past few years in the fitness industry. More and more people are using functional training and calling everything that they do as functional training. All human movement is a combination of various functions. Human movement cannot take place without muscular function. Performing specific exercises that eliminate weaknesses and mimic an individual's activity or specific skill can help the individual reach his/her desired goals.
Five key factors that are very important to maximize an individual's performance are:
Before designing a personal program for an individual, our trainers begin by asking several questions.
The next step is the assessment. The free assessment allows the trainer to take an individual through a series of movement sequences to find out where the individual's weaknesses are and how the progression should begin. It is not only what we do but how we do it, that makes us different.
"In 2014 I was exceeding all of my endurance goals, completing my first Ironman, and finishing in the top 10 of my USAT age group in the state... until an injury had me sidelined. Of course Mike Danenberg was the first one I went to help "fix me," but little did I know there was more going on in my body than the surface pain I was feeling. After a month of consistent ART treatments, we were able to dig in deeper and figure out why I wasn't seeing results. In addition to weekly ART treatments, I began a consistent strength regimen. The first day I could barely lift my right hip off the ground. With time and dedication to the plan, I began to see improvements. 3 months and I began to train again, with the help of Mike's running gate analysis and tweaks. 5 weeks later I am not only 100% back, I am stronger than I have ever been. I've gained 14% in threshold on the bike, and completed a new personal best in a 5k. It wasn't an overnight fix, which at times was very frustrating, but I am stronger now because of it. I continue to dedicate two mornings a week to my strength training at Performance Therapy NC, one of the best investments I have chosen for myself because I know it will pay huge dividends as the 2015 season begins."