Functional fitness is about training your body to handle body positions required for real-life situations. Functional exercises tend to use multiple joints and numerous muscles. For many people, exercise is a way to maintain or improve their quality of life, which is the focus of functional fitness.
Functional exercise training may be especially beneficial for older adults to improve balance, agility, muscle strength, and reduce the risk of falls. Comprehensive physical movements found in activities such as tai chi and yoga involve varying combinations of resistance and flexibility training that can help build functional fitness.Learn More