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Components of Fitness


Movement patterns are important to learn, as it applies to how we move in every day life. Think about how we move through the space around us. We don’t necessarily isolate certain muscles and move through fixed motion movement patterns (think about a lot of the machines we sit on in the fitness center) when we are doing daily activities. Neuromotor activities challenge our proprioception and include motor skills like balance, agility, coordination, and gait. This is often termed “functional” movement or training. This type of training can be incorporated in your workouts on a regular basis!


  • single leg balancing reach
  • single leg deadlift
  • DB chest press
  • DB chest press in a bridge position on an airball
  • step back into a lunge while doing a cable row
  • walking lunges
  • step-ups
  • agility footwork


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