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What Is Functional Strength Training and Why Does It Matter for Older Adults?

‍Functional Strength Training incorporates natural human movements with variable training loads to optimize lean muscle mass, reduce body fat and increase cardiovascular health and capacity .

Age-related muscle loss, known as sarcopenia, is a natural part of aging. After the age of 30, you lose as much as 3%-5% of muscle per decade, accumulating to as much as 35% muscle loss during a lifetime which can lead to obesity. Loss of muscle mass and obesity significantly reduces quality of life and increases the risks of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke, and dementia.



When seeking to improve health, it is vital to take a holistic approach and understand the entire physiology of how our systems are connected and interdependent. Therefore, we utilize a “Core 4 Philosophy” to create a comprehensive program that focuses on motivation, nutrition, movement and recovery.


Motivation is about having an intrinsic desire and understanding of what is required to accomplish a goal.


Food is fuel that is used to optimize performance for the body and brain in order to enhance longevity and health.


Movement involves proper mobility, stability and strength training to enhance wellness, weight management and vitality.


Recovery is the most critical component of a complete integrative wellness program. Focus and emphasis should be on quality of sleep and stress management to optimize important hormones.