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Two Steps to Your Success

Two Steps to Your Success

By Jeremy Jones   The past 6 weeks have quickly vanished and it’s that time again. You know, the time you can’t wait for every year. The time you have scheduled on your calendar for it all to start again. The time that will be different. You know it will be this...
I want to be like my ____

I want to be like my ____

I want to be like my SON. Our children are so much like us when they start their life journey. “Like father like son”, “hijo de tigre pintito”. They are just pure and clean, unbreakable. We should all agree on not making our children more like...
Strong and Lean 2.0

Strong and Lean 2.0

Strong & Lean 2.0 is the next step after completing our Strong & Lean program to optimize your best results possible and to prevent “hitting a wall” in your training.

Progressive Mobility Course

Progressive Mobility Course

“The Progressive Mobility Course (PMC) is an all encompassing introductory program designed to identify movement dysfunction and limitations and progress the individual to the highest levels of movement possible.

80% of Your Goals Start with Nutrition

80% of Your Goals Start with Nutrition

Hi there, I am Sabrina! I am proud to say that I am an Arizona State University Graduate; I earned my degree in Nutrition (Dietetics). It is undeniable that food plays a central role in our lives, but few people actually understand how it affects our bodies on a day-to-day basis, and longevity.

Are You Strong Enough?

Are You Strong Enough?

We all have both inner strength (mental and spiritual) and outer strength (physical) and all 3 of the above definitions apply to each of these areas. Each of us are unique in how we express our strengths and we can all increase our strengths mentally, spiritually, and physically. The best way to do it is from the inside out.

5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Health

5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Health

And just like that it happened again. Where does the time go? Every year seems to speed up. Time to flip the calendar again to a new month. Spring has arrived. The weather is warming. Daylight is growing longer. This is the perfect time of year to do a little spring cleaning. And I’m not just talking about your house.

You CAN DO for Others

You CAN DO for Others

  I love to serve and inspire others. And I am greatly inspired by others to. One of the most inspirational people in my life has been, and always will be, my Mom. I’m sure you can relate. Mom is the one who has been there since the very beginning. She has always...
Take the First Step in Faith

Take the First Step in Faith

By Jeremy Jones   “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” Every time I embrace this powerful quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. my spirits are immediately uplifted. My courage overflows and I know that with...
What is Ultimate?

What is Ultimate?

By Jared Klein   Ultimate Frisbee is a combination between Frisbee golf and football. It is a non-stop endurance game that will give you a fantastic workout and leave you with a great feeling of satisfaction after you’re done. There is no better combo in fitness than...
3 Strategies to Finish Strong in 2014

3 Strategies to Finish Strong in 2014

By Jeremy Jones  Why would you wait? The time is now. Who says your resolution has to start in January. Why would you waist away 1/12 of 2014?  Yes, I get it. There is shopping to do and parties to plan and family to entertain. I understand. It is a busy time of year....
12 Days of Fit-Mas

12 Days of Fit-Mas

You can join Funktional Fitness’ 12 Days of Fit-Mas Challenge. This challenge is open to every FunkFit member and falls right in line with your December workout goal. It might even give you an extra push to get in a couple more workouts than you originally...
The Opportunity to Serve

The Opportunity to Serve

By Jeremy Jones The fence line appeared long but was quickly swallowed up by every individual. First, the pick ax came thru, chiseling the hard ground, busting up the rocks, and creating the line for the shovels to follow. Next, each person with their shovel swept...
What Is Your Health & Fitness Strategy?

What Is Your Health & Fitness Strategy?

By Luis Galindo What is the VISION you have of your health? What are the strategies you need to take? How long is it going to take you to get there? Do you need help from someone to get there? Those are just a few of the types of questions we need to ask ourselves to...
Our Secret Recipe For Real Results

Our Secret Recipe For Real Results

By Luis Galindo       Every month we invest a great amount of time into our programming: Two weeks of careful planning and building a month long program. One hour where all of our coaches meet and discuss, plan, adjust, and make any necessary changes to it. Plus a few...
Are You Ready?

Are You Ready?

By Jeremy Jones Suddenly, there is extra energy in the air.  Conversations heat up.  Voices get a little louder.  Colors wear a little brighter.  Decals shine like never before.  Fan or no fan, you can sense the excitement.  That’s right.  It’s back… “ARE YOU READY...
We Are All Leaders

We Are All Leaders

“People don’t buy what you do, they buy WHY you do it.” Simon Sinek Lately this quote has been coming up in my life, A LOT. As a fan of TED talks, I saw a very interesting talk called “How Great Leaders Inspire Action” by Simon Sinek. I thought to myself as I pressed...
Burn More Fat with This 60 Second Strategy

Burn More Fat with This 60 Second Strategy

Wait one second, or better yet 60 seconds. Could this really be true? You are telling me that if I do 1-minute worth of exercise right before I eat, I significantly increase the chances of those food calories being stored in my muscle as opposed to being stored as...
Fat Gets A Bad Rap

Fat Gets A Bad Rap

FAT GETS A BAD RAP, but adding certain fats to your diet may be the key to slimming down. Fats from whole, natural foods offer powerful health benefits. Fat is not something to avoid! It is essential for normal growth and development. Dietary fat also provides energy,...

Do Work That Is Artful

Growing up and learning about myself and my goals was interesting. I always had a sense of being a bit different. I was the one that cared a bit more about his health, the one doing weird diets, weird exercises, and taking different challenges. I was different, and I...
The Turkish Get Up aka the TGU

The Turkish Get Up aka the TGU

“What’s the point of this exercise Coach?” If I had a dollar for every time I heard this question then I’d be rich… or at least several dollars richer 😉 Well folks here is your answer…. Have you ever wondered how a house is built? What holds up the...
Why Are We Different Than Crossfit?

Why Are We Different Than Crossfit?

Why Are We Different Than Crossfit? by Luis Galindo   People ask us all the time, “Why are you different than CrossFit? My friend has been doing CrossFit and I am thinking of doing it too.” Our response to them is “What is it about CrossFit that you like?”...
Smiles are Contagious

Smiles are Contagious

  Weekends are a great time to get caught up on sleep! I personally, got an extra, much needed, couple hours on Saturday night. I woke up, Sunday morning, very refreshed and with a little extra pep in my step. It felt wonderful! In fact, I stepped out of my regular...
Record Breakers

Record Breakers

  Wow what a great day! The Strong and Lean girls are making news and breaking records.  We are only competing with ourselves of course but it always feels great to reach new milestones. Chris, my veteran lifter has hit triple digits….awesome job, girl! I love...
What Zone Should You Train In?

What Zone Should You Train In?

    Funkfit rocks! If you are already one of our FunkFit members you know all about the Polar GX heart rate system and how it allows us to maximize your workouts. Your heart rate is actually a pretty big deal! It is a great indicator of overall wellness. Our...
Break Thru Your Strength Barriers

Break Thru Your Strength Barriers

    I started Strong & Lean to provide an option for those who wanted to be able to lift heavier and have more guidance and specific programming than in generalized group training. I’ve been at FunkFit for 4 years now and I’ve seen many members work...
I Feel Welcomed!

I Feel Welcomed!

    Well, first off I would like to thank the Funktional Fitness team for allowing me to be a part of such a remarkable environment and friendly community!!  My first few days here have been absolutely wonderful!  I have LOVED coming to Funktional and...
Another 45 Day Success Story

Another 45 Day Success Story

  Joining Funktional Fitness has been a great for our family.  My husband is very active in GroupFit and the boys even joined the kids program this summer.  It is great to see them put to use some of the nutritional knowledge they are learning, even if it is the same...
Make the Next Great Decision

Make the Next Great Decision

Make the Next Great Decision By Jeremy Jones Eat this. Don’t eat that.  That’s good for you.  You shouldn’t have that.  You need to avoid gluten.  Don’t eat too many carbs at night.  Monitor your sugar intake.  Keep your dressing on the side.  Drink water.  No more...
Therapeutic Waves

Therapeutic Waves

Therapeutic Waves By Jeremy Jones I recently visited Rocky Point down in Mexico and boy did we have a blast.  The warmth of the sun was just enough.  The cool temperature of the water was amazing.  The sand along the beach engulfed each of my steps perfectly.  With...
Lessons from Grand Canyon

Lessons from Grand Canyon

  Lessons from the Grand Canyon By Jeremy Jones   Last month a group of us took a trip to the Grand Canyon.  Not only did I see it for the very first time, but we all got up close and personal with it.  The beauty astounded me and the depths went far beyond my...

I’ve Got A Gut Feeling About This One

I am sure you’ve all seen Coach Paige walking around the studio with a glass bottle in her hands. Although she uses them as water bottles, people are always asking “What is Kombucha?” More about that in a minute. This week in Nutrition University we...
And Then Some

And Then Some

And Then Some By Jeremy Jones   Many of you have been in a workout with me and heard the ever so popular mantra, “And then some!” right at the end of the workout when you thought you were finished.  But luckily for you, we found that there was still a little bit more...
Ground Beef Lettuce Wraps

Ground Beef Lettuce Wraps

Ground Beef Lettuce Wraps INGREDIENTS: 1 tsp. coconut oil 1/2 yellow chopped onion 1/2 Lb. ground beef (grass fed). 4 cups of spinach leaves 1 Hass Avocado 1 head of Bibb lettuce sea salt and pepper to taste   HOW TO: ·         heat skillet over medium heat and add...
Are 30 minute private training sessions for you?

Are 30 minute private training sessions for you?

Are 30 minute private training sessions for you?   We believe 30 minute sessions will benefit a certain percentage of our target client—the executive athlete.  Some of these athletes might be severely de-conditioned or have trained in a long time and will benefit...
Thank You Kristina.

Thank You Kristina.

Thank You Kristina. By Jeremy Jones   Over the course of our lives we encounter so many different individuals.  Some we meet and our paths stay connected for a long time, and others might only be around for a short part of our journey.  I believe that when we cross...
Pour Your Heart Into It…All of It

Pour Your Heart Into It…All of It

Pour Your Heart Into It…All of It By Jeremy Jones     And just like that it’s February.  Remember those New Year intentions you had just set?  Where are they now?  For many of you they might be long gone after a month’s worth of life and work getting in the way.  So...
“What gets measured get improved.”

“What gets measured get improved.”

  “What gets measured gets improved.” By Jeremy Jones     Ah yes, it is a New Year once again.  In the fitness industry we all know that January brings resolutions, goals, and motivation to all of us.  As fired up as everyone is about his or her new...
Be ‘social’ with FunkFit!

Be ‘social’ with FunkFit!

We’re tweeting and pinning, instagramming, and so much more! Yep, we’re out there in the social media world and would love to hang out with you. Here’s how you can find us: Facebook – ‘like’ our page to keep up to date with our events, news and tips from the coaches....

Just Move

  Just Move By Jeremy Jones As you take a look at this month’s quote, think about all of the different aspects of your life it can apply to. “It’s important to get things right, but it’s even more important to get things going.” This...

A True March Madness Lesson

A True March Madness Lesson By Jeremy Jones   March quickly sprung upon us and has already been bringing some beautiful weather to the Phoenix area. March is actually one of my favorite times of year, not only because of the opportunity to get outside and enjoy some...

What is Your Why?

What is Your Why? By Jeremy Jones   How many times do you sit down and night and can’t even remember what you did earlier in the day, what your workout entailed, or even what you had for lunch? The world is filled with so much stimuli, so many things happening...

The No Complaining Rule

“The No Complaining Rule”   By Jeremy Jones   I was recently returning from my Christmas vacation when I arrived at the DFW airport and found out my flight was delayed by an hour and a half. My initial reaction was disappointment and that I should...

What I Love About Being A Personal Trainer

What I Love About Being A Personal Trainer And Why I Choose To Stay In The Industry By: Luis Enrique, Fitness & Lifestyle Coach at Funktional Fitness 1. it’s a lifestyle driven by passion. 2. Wearing really comfortable clothes all of the time 3.  The look...

The New “F” Bomb

The New F Bomb: Flavonoids How Flavonoids Can Help You Recover after a Strenuous Workout   You’ve probably heard a lot lately about this plant chemical (phytochemical) and its potential benefits for the reduction of the risk of cardiovascular disease and various...

Thanks Jack…

By Jeremy Jones On January 23, 2011, a very special man and contributor to the world of fitness passed away after 96 years of inspired living.  Jack LaLanne was known as the godfather of fitness, and by many as the first fitness superhero.  Jack was highly recognized...

Liver Health

SIMPLE WAYS TO CARE FOR YOUR LIVER 1.  Put the six-pack back, Jack Half of all the alcohol consumed in America is consumed by only ten percent of the population. One in three adult Americans is a heavy drinker, with a sufficient liquor habit to be indistinguishable...

Functionally Fit Abs

  So, you want to get nice abs, strong abs, the six-pack abs? Most often when talking about abdominal exercises, crunches, sit-ups, stability ball exercises, planks, and a variety of exercises on the floor are what come to mind. All of these have been used...
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