The beauty of using Exergame equipment is the ability to incorporate traditional fitness movements. This creates a fun and intense workout. 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 help strengthen your core muscles. Bottom line, if you do or don’t have Exergame equipment these exercises benefit everyone!
Today we will be going over 5 basic fitness exercises that will help anyone looking for some new workout ideas. If you have Exergaming equipment in your facility this might give you some fresh new fitness movements and exercises that are beneficial for people of all ages. If you don’t these might offer some new simple ideas for getting a quick workout in if you don’t have a lot of time. These exercises are part of a T-Wall training series, but these are applicable to anyone who has or doesn’t have our Exergame equipment. It’s recommended to use a small weight while performing these exercises like a sandbell or a small medicine ball.
Pass a light sandbell or medicine ball through your legs one hand at a time in a Figure Eight motion. Repeat and reserve motion.
It’s recommended to use a sandbell while performing this workout.
Hold a light sand bell with both hands over your head and throw it on the ground in front of you. Squat to pick up sandbell and return to starting position. Repeat.
If using T-Wall (or if you don’t have T-Wall use 2 simple targets on a wall in front of you), stand in the middle. If the light is on the left side use right hand to deactivate (or target), if the light is on the right-side use left hand to deactivate (or target)
Hold a light sand bell with both hands above your head and fully extend your arms. Keeping the position perform a squat and then return to starting position. Repeat.
Our last functional exercise requires a partner!
One partner will face the wall and one will have their back to the wall (this can also be done without the T-Wall with the 2 partners simply facing each other). Lightly toss sandbell to one another. Repeat and switch positions.
See the workouts in action.