A few great people who’d love to work out with you.[/caption] Located at 483 Berry St. in Winnipeg, Functional Fitness 204 is 6,000 square feet of warehouse space dedicated solely to Functional Fitness. We are minutes away from both Polo Park and the James Armstrong Richardson International Airport. Our Mission Statement
The mission of Functional Fitness 204 and 204 Strength and Conditioning Ltd. is to build a healthy community by providing the safest, most effective and fastest route to health and fitness.We have been a Functional Fitness affiliate since 2010, and we have been training using Functional Fitness methods since 2008. We employ the Functional Fitness method of using constantly varied whole-body movements to create challenging workouts that are scaled to allow each participant to work at the correct level of intensity. Our instructors always ensure you are moving correctly and safely. We have people of all levels of fitness, and we can work with anyone from beginner to advanced. Our members range in age from late teens to 70. Our facility is equipped with change rooms, and we have a large parking lot behind the building. Parking is also available on the surrounding streets. Our training area features a 10-person pull-up rig, 10 barbell stations, a reverse hyper, tires, plyo boxes, a fleet of Concept2 rowing machines, and all the barbells, rings, kettlebells and bumper plates you’ll need for an amazing Functional Fitness workout. [caption id="attachment_3989" align="alignright" width="300"] Functional Fitness 204.[/caption] Functional Fitness 204 runs on a membership basis, and training and facility tours are by appointment only. For more info, visit our Start Here page. What Is Functional Fitness? Functional Fitness is a training system developed in the mid-’80s by Greg Glassman. He opened the first Functional Fitness gym in Santa Cruz, Calif., in 2001. Since that time, more than 10,000 gyms worldwide have adopted the program and affiliated with Functional Fitness HQ. Functional Fitness is defined as “constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity.” This means the Functional Fitness program does not use machine-based isolation exercises seen in traditional facilities. Functional Fitness treats your body as a machine, and the program uses a constantly changing selection of full-body movements to elicit a physiological response. This physiological response is increased fitness, which Functional Fitness defines as the ability to do more work faster. These specific descriptions are important but sometimes less than useful. [caption id="attachment_4337" align="alignright" width="300"] Our classes always contain instruction so you know exactly how to move during workouts.[/caption] More simply: Functional Fitness is fun and challenging, and it works. If you give it a chance, you will discover this for yourself. Visit our Start Here page for all info on entering our program. Class Description Classes are one hour long and include a warm-up and cool-down/stretching/mobility period. Aside from that, each class is different. We want you to be fitter in every way, so we will challenge you with a constantly changing selection of activities that will improve your strength, speed, agility, endurance, power, coordination and flexibility. We create workouts using a host of activities in various combinations. Some days you will squat. Other days you will press. Some days you will do both. Sometimes you will squat or press in a circuit. We run and row for various distances, usually in combination with other activities. We always include core strength in some way. We use barbells, dumbbells, medicine balls, kettlebells, gymnastic rings and a host of other tools. Some circuits are short, while others are longer. Sometimes the circuit includes two or three exercises, and sometimes many more. [caption id="attachment_4724" align="alignright" width="300"] All for one, one for all.[/caption] You will be shown how to do every movement properly, and we will make sure you are comfortable before you perform the movement as part of a circuit. If you have injuries or physical limitations that prevent you from doing some movements, we will find alternatives. Each class is carefully designed to provide a fun workout that challenges participants at their own levels and improves fitness. For examples of workouts we have done in the past, check the Workouts page.