Functional Fitness

Functional fitness training is used to describe how we improve, encourage and promote movement, fitness and balance in order that we can function on a daily basis in the tasks that we want, or need to perform. We want to function to the highest level that we can, more easily, and without pain or injury.

The driving force behind Mot’us is the ability to progress motion and promote freedom of movement in order that we can function to our optimal capacity.

Functional fitness has its origins in exercise rehabilitation and is task or context specific to help retrain the body following injury or dysfunction, or simply to perform at a higher level, more efficiently and effectively.

In many respects, functional training should be thought of in terms of a movement continuum. As humans we perform activities such as walking, running, bending, twisting, turning, pushing, pulling, standing, starting, stopping, climbing and lunging. All of these activities involve smooth, rhythmic motions in the three cardinal planes of movement – sagittal, frontal and transverse. Therefore, training should be performed in all three of these planes of movement to produce strong and specific results. 

The goal should be towards achieving the optimum balance of mobility and stability throughout the body and coordinating movement as a whole functioning unit. This is achieved through utilizing full joint range of motion and producing strong yet flexible muscles in order that joints can act and react as they are designed to.

Exercises also need to be performed that help improve or increase all ten components of our skills including: cardiovascular/respiratory endurance; stamina; strength; flexibility; power; speed; coordination; agility; balance and accuracy.  Different people have varying requirements for which aspects of these components are more important and therefore detailed assessments and specific program design enable individual goals to be here at achieved.

The brand new, state of the art functional training studio here at Mot’us features the latest scientifically researched equipment from Technogym, including the Kinesis One, ARKE wall and Omnia3 station, allowing a whole abundance of uses to meet each individual’s functional training needs. There is also a range of cardio-vascular equipment and free-weights including clubbells, cable machines, barbells, dumbbells, medicine balls, swiss balls, balance disks, suspension systems, battle ropes and pendulums.

The beautiful facility makes your exercise session a truly enjoyable experience whilst you are working your way towards a fitter and healthier body that will not only make you look great but feel amazing as well. The light and airy studio has a direct view on to the impressive mountains that are a true inspiration of strength, power and grace.

We offer personal fitness training which is highly individualized and tailored towards the specific goals of each individual, focusing on meaningful tasks. Integrated exercises are performed to work on all ten aspects of physical skills, and each program is progressive and periodized.

Mot’us also hosts semi-private classes and workshops including Functional Fitness Circuit Training, Yoga and Meditation all of which help us to function more freely on a mental, physical, emotional and spiritual level.

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