Octane Group Training is available at Bodyworks 4th Street, 82nd Street and Bodyworks For Women (beginning Jan 18, 2016). Octane workouts are designed for groups of 8-12 participants, using functional training exercises. Common stations include kettlebells, dumbbells, vintage dumbbells, ropes, suspension training, weight sleds, bosu balls, sand bags, and more. Octane group training is led by a Bodyworks Certified Personal Trainer.
What does an OCTANE session look like?
We put this short video together to show you what OCTANE Group Training is all about.
What is functional training?
Functional fitness exercises train your muscles to work together and prepare them for daily tasks by simulating common movements you might do at home, at work or in sports. While using various muscles in the upper and lower body at the same time, functional fitness exercises also emphasize core stability. For example, a squat to bicep curl is a functional exercise because it trains the muscles used when you pick up an object from the floor or a table. By training your muscles to work the way they do in everyday tasks, you prepare your body to perform well in a variety of common situations.
What are the benefits of functional training?
Functional exercises tend to be multijoint, multimuscle exercises. Instead of only moving the elbows, for example, a functional exercise might involve the elbows, shoulders, spine, hips, knees and ankles. This type of training, properly applied, can make everyday activities easier, reduce your risk of injury and improve your quality of life.