Functional Fitness and PRAMA
We know that regular exercise increases health and lowers the risk of chronic diseases and serves as a powerful stress-reducer and mood-booster.
All we need to do is to figure out what method of training we enjoy so that we can #pushplay every time we workout.
In the last couple of years in particular, functional training which focuses on training the body for activities performed in daily life have been really popular. The movements are natural, easy to learn and can be scaled to suit any fitness level. Movements such as push-ups, squats, ages and planks all fit into this method of training.
Quite often, it’s the simplest of movements at home that causes people to pull a muscle in their back. Functional training gives you the type of strength that you need in everyday life: for instance when moving furniture, lifting heavy suitcases, moving your Christmas tree or carrying your kids about. It improves your balance, strength, coordination, speed and endurance.
The foundations of PRAMA were built on functional fitness training with the mission to make fitness motivating, enjoyable and more adaptable to different people’s needs as well as giving our studio members the flexibility to make movements more challenging using the different exercise stations and the interactive floors and walls.
In the beginning of 2018, we will be launching our latest programme; PRAMA Kids & Families. Marcos Requena, Managing Director of PAVIGYM explains, “We wanted to provide an opportunity for parents and their children to exercise together in a safe environment. One where they have the opportunity to bond socially, have some friendly competition as well as increase their fitness and spend time together.”
In case you missed it, our previous guest on the blog, Mark Davies, founder of 7Futures who consults on wellbeing and performance in the workplace highlighted the challenges facing families today and how children mimic behaviour and what we need to be doing to encourage families to move more How children mimic adult behaviour and what we can be doing to actively encourage modern-day families to move more.
PAVIGYM Master Trainer, Daniel Gonzalez, who was one of the main creators behind the new PRAMA Kids & Families programming explains, “Incorporating functional movements that are natural for both adults and children is essential for reducing the chance of injury, encouraging the family to be active and healthy, as well teaching children that exercise can be fun! Our programme focuses on games and exercises that they could all perform in daily life. Of course we add a bit of a twist with some friendly competition.”