WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL TRAINING? Posted on 14 July 20215 November 2021 by Michelle Jones Functional Training has been around for decades, but today’s vast range of equipment has made it a top fitness trend! Some kit, such as swiss balls, punch bags, BOSU & medicine balls has been in gyms for years… but how about TRX, Plyometric boxes, ViPR, Battle ropes, Core & Bulgarian Bags, Sleds and Sled Tracks? easyGym has invested in functional kit to give our members the opportunity to have fun & spice up their workout! TRX Developed by a Navy SEAL Squadron Commander, TRX is a suspension trainer, which uses bodyweight to effectively work out! Core Bags These durable leather bags are used by our armed forces and are available in a range of weights. With easy-to-grip handles, core-strengthening exercises become much more interesting. Plyometric Boxes Plyometric boxes come in a variety of heights, allowing for jumping practice without the fear of scraping those shins if you don’t quite make it to the top. Bulgarian Bags A crescent shaped weighted bag that you swing around, and use your body to control its momentum! Kettle Bells Kettle bells are weights that looks like a basketball with a suitcase handle! Its centre of gravity extends further than the handle, making it an exceptional tool for ballistic exercises. Battle Ropes Essentially, a strong gym rope that is fixed at one end to offer a fun, dynamic and complete body workout in a matter of minutes. ViPRs Versatile in design, the ViPR is a long weighted rubber tube that can be slammed, lifted, thrown, stepped on or dragged. Sleds and Tracks Able to be loaded with as much weight as you can push along the track, our sleds are great for getting your entire body involved in the movement. TiYRs These large pieces of kit range from 40kg to 100kg and are great for tyre flips, fireman’s carries, plyometric jumps, and much more. Slam Balls While we normally ask members not to drop weights, that’s exactly what these very dense balls are meant for! Providing an additional measure of instability (they are filled with sand, after all), slam balls are great for getting stronger and keeping that heart rate up at the same time. All of our gyms are equipped with a Freedom Zone, which is home to all this kit and more! Our PACK45 workouts focus on functional training too, so join a workout or ask a member of our team for more information today!