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What is True Functional Training?

by Michael Hughes We hear all the time that workouts are functional, but rarely is it scientifically the case. Applied functional science may sound confusing, however, simply put it applies three types of scientific principles to individuals in order to create and maximize human function. These three truths, or field of facts, are: physical sciences,

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Coach Recommendations: Top 6 Ways to Get Healthy in 2016

2015 was an amazing year for Gymnazo. Many members hit their personal goals and conquered new challenges. As we turn the corner leaving 2015 in our memories and look ahead to 2016, it’s a great time to consider new ways to challenge yourself in the new year. Even if you already have a gym family

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What is Functional Training?

by Michael Hughes DEFINING TRUE FUNCTIONAL TRAINING Applied functional science may sound confusing, however, simply put it applies three types of scientific principles to individuals in order to create and maximize human function. These three truths, or field of facts, are: physical sciences, behavior sciences, and biological sciences. But what does that mean… It means that

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Science Tip: What Causes Plantar Fasciitis

By Michael Hughes PROBABLE CAUSES Plantar Fasciitis involves pain and inflammation of a thick band of tissue, called the plantar fascia, that runs across the bottom of the foot connecting the calcaneus, or heel bone, to the toes. This pain occurs when the foot has not fully resupinated (one of the actions required for a

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Gymnazo Health Care Reform

By Michael Hughes There has been a lot of hype and conversations since Obama took office on the issue of health care reform. (Don’t worry, this is not a political blog post!) No matter where you stand on nationalizing or privatizing health care, one thing we can all agree on… health care is a concern

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