Functional training is essential for athletes such as mixed martial arts fighters, triathletes, and all weekend warriors who want improved performance.
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (PRWEB) March 24, 2013
Functional training can make the difference between first place and second, between being able to pick up your child or groceries pain-free and a tweaked back, between good posture and a hunched, rounded spine. To that end, the National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association’s (NESTA) online Functional Training Specialist program focuses on proper movement to help clients achieve better performance, health and long-term function. Available online at http://www.nestacertified.com/functional-training-fitness-program/, the Functional Training Specialist program from NESTA focuses on the safe use of exercises which involve complex, multi-joint movements of the upper body, core and lower body in each exercise.
The goal of proper functional fitness training is to improve both performance and physical appearance without ever sacrificing safety or quality.
“Some personal training programs sacrifice functionality to focus solely on aesthetics, creating imbalances and often leading to injuries. Just because the body CAN move in a given direction doesn’t mean that it should be reinforced through repetitive movement, explosive speed or heavy loads—functional training, then, teaches you safe, sound and successful principles for great, healthy movement patterns to last a lifetime,” said John Spencer Ellis, founder of NESTA.
The specialized online training from NESTA focuses on the foundations of functional training, performing functional assessments and learning more about injuries and solutions, functional exercise programming and functional business success to help personal trainers increase their income potential and business growth.
In addition, the Functional Training Specialist program is available at a discounted rate as part of the Master Personal Trainer Bundle; more details on the bundle are available at http://www.nestacertified.com/master-personal-trainer/.
Since 1992, National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA) has been a leader in innovative solutions for fitness, nutrition and wellness professionals, as well as club owners. Founded by John Spencer Ellis, NESTA now has more than 55,000 members in 55 countries, and it is one of the largest fitness associations in the world, and the fastest growing association of its kind in the United States. For more information on NESTA’s online Functional Training Specialist program, please visit http://www.nestacertified.com/functional-training-fitness-program/