Functional Fitness Explained

Functional fitness has become a popular way to get in shape and stay healthy. But what is functional fitness, and why is it so popular? Functional fitness focuses on training the body to function as a unit, rather than isolating individual muscles. This type of training can improve balance, coordination, strength, and flexibility. And because functional fitness targets multiple muscle groups at once, it can be a more efficient and time effective way to work out. If you’re looking for an effective and efficient way to get in shape, functional fitness may be the answer for you.

Sometimes referred to as Bootcamp, High Intensity Training, or CrossFit. Functional Fitness combines multiple elements of exercise to create a complete fitness experience. Our custom training program utilizes over 30 pieces of equipment. We construct our programming with a purpose, so you know what and why we are doing certain lifts or exercises and how to measure them for your personal goals. Further, we provide our members with access to a workout app for tracking their work and connecting with others.

Working out and staying healthy are important. So is having a proper plan designed to maximize your output while keeping you safe. Check with your current gym or instructor to find out what specific details are used when designing their programming, and hot it is being used to best serve you. Additionally, see if they offer any apps to help you easily log and track your work. Knowing your past results is instrumental for your future fitness growth.

Fitness Recovery – Part of Total Health | Leander FIT

A well-rounded fitness program includes recovery time. Learn about the importance of fitness recovery, what it entails, and how you can make the most of it.

Did you knowhow you recover from your workouts matter just as much as the time you spend at the gym? Proper recovery is just as important as your workouts. Here are some tips to help ensure that you make the most of your fitness routine.

First, it’s important to eat a healthy diet full of nut, fruits, and vegetables. This includes fats and carbohydrates in addition to protein. Try to consume foods such as a banana with some all natural peanut butter, or sliced apples with a glass or pea-protein milk. As a result, this will help refuel your body and promote muscle growth. Finally, make sure to get plenty fluids, preferably water or sugar-free and electrolyte replacement drinks.

Don’t overload your system. Eating replenishes what you expend at the gym, but over-eating can cause trouble and force your body into prioritizing processing over recovery. Therefore, be intentional with your portions. Commit to eating an initial amount. After, take a few minutes to properly gauge how you feel. Are you really hungry, or would you only eat more because it’s on your plate?

Fitness Made Fun and Exciting

We all know how important it is to stay in shape, but sometimes it feels like a drag to go to the gym. Wouldn’t it be great if there were some fun way to get our community and fitness? Luckily, there is! Check out these awesome ideas for getting fit without feeling like you’re working out. Who knows, you may even end up having so much fun you’ll forget you’re exercising!

  1. Partner up! Community interaction is standard with group fitness, but brining a friend or meeting and creating one at Leander FIT will make it more pleasurable and motivating. So grab your besty or make a new one while you are here.
  2. Challenge yourself. Pushing ourselves physically provides great rewards both physically and mentally. You don’t have to go overboard at first. Start slow and build incrementally challenging yourself, daily. Maybe your goal is to attend the gym 2x a week the first week and then 3x the next. Start with a plan and small wins. This is a much more sustainable route than going too aggressive from the start. Ask a coach at Leander FIT for tips or support with your challenges and goals.
  3. Be yourself. At Leander FIT, we don’t have rigid rules or a 1-size fits all approach. We cater to you, so you can be your true self. If you want to be pushed hard one day, let us know. If the next day you want to take it easy and recover or focus more on chatting and socializing at the gym, that is awesome, too! At Leander FIT You will never feel pressured to prioritize the needs of others. You pay for a premium service and we deliver premium results by prioritizing your needs and fitness experience.

These are just a few ways to experience enhance your fitness journey. Come join Leander FIT, your hometown gym, and see how we make fitness fun and exciting. We have a spot just for you and look forward to showing you why we are Leander’s Best Fitness Community. Head over to and book your free trial in the top right corner, today. See you soon, and Get Your FIT On!