Do you provide changing rooms and lockers?
Yes, we offer separate changing/storage rooms for men and women, free of charge. Functional Fitness is not responsible for lost or stolen items. We highly recommend that you bring your own padlock and lock up your personal belongings prior to your workout. Bringing your gym bag into the fitness center is highly discouraged. Only in the free weight and cross training areas are bags permitted.
Do you sell supplements?
Yes we do. We carry Transitions Lifestyle Supplements and Quest Nutrition bars.
What should I wear to the gym?
When it comes to workout clothes, comfort is far more important than fashion. Rather than purchasing clothes that look good, you should purchase clothes that feel good. When trying on workout wear, it is important that you bend and stretch or jog-in-place to make sure your clothes fit well. If you purchase ill-fitting clothes, you may find yourself adjusting your garments throughout your workout. At Functional Fitness, we recommend that you consider the following when purchasing workout gear:
Fabric: Wear fabrics that allow your skin to breathe. Wicking material, such as a polyester blend, won’t trap in moisture and will allow your skin to breathe, keeping you cool during your workout.
Sneakers: Running shoes are the most important piece of gear in your workout wardrobe. It is important to consider what type of exercise you will be doing before purchasing running shoes.
Bra: When it comes to high-impact exercise, it is critical that you wear supportive bra. A good sports bra will prevent breast, back, and neck pain as well as the breakdown of ligaments.
The right workout wear will make a tremendous difference in your overall gym experience. We are more than happy to provide you with recommendations on athletic clothing brands or point you in the direction of a nearby sporting goods store. Please do not hesitate to ask!
Is it better to stretch before or after I exercise?
Research has shown that a warm-up before your training with similar type movements you will be using in your actual workout is more beneficial and safer than stretching a cold muscle. The warm up can then be followed by light stretching before your actual workout. Stretching post-exercise can help to reduce muscle tension and increase flexibility.
If you are a beginner, here are some important things you should keep in mind:
If this is your first class please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to the start of the class. This will give you time to fill out the necessary paperwork and give you a chance to acquaint yourself with the workout.
Don’t try to exercise on an empty stomach. The food you eat before you work out will fuel your workout and maximize your effort and results. Eating before a workout will also prevent low blood sugar, which will cause you to become light-headed and fatigued. Within an hour of your workout steer clear of fried foods (including french fries), greasy burgers and soft drinks. Instead opt for foods low in fat, moderate in protein and carbs, low fiber, includes fluids and foods that you tolerate well. Try to drink 20 oz of water 30 – 40 min prior to exercise and sip during.
Keep in mind:
Everybody was a beginner at one point. Don’t worry about not being able to do something or keeping up. The only one you are competing with is yourself, so just focus on doing the best that YOU can do. You will be surprised how encouraging everyone is.
ALWAYS EXPECT the UNEXPECTED! As no one group fitness class is ever the same. Classes are generally 45 minutes in duration.
Get in touch!
If you are in Lewisburg and have any questions, please give us a call. We are looking forward to hearing from you!