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Beginner, intermediate and advanced levels
Led by Cathy G.

The FFCC Workout is a unique combination of functional exercises, using the upper body, lower body and core simultaneously in each one. These exercises have many perks—and you want them all! Flat abs, toned arms, and a tight tush, plus a burst of endorphin-fueled energy and a calmer, less-stressed mind.

By coupling these exercises and moving from one functional exercise to the other rather quickly, "virtually no down time", we keep the heart rate up and the calorie burn high. We speed up the metabolism by using weights, building muscles and core strength and improving balance. The last 10 minutes of the workout is filled with Pilates and yoga strengthening and lengthening movements. We end with a relaxing 5 minute yoga stretch.

No equipment is necessary—the whole workout can be done without weights, but here are some recommendations if you do have equipment available:

  • Medium and/or heavier dumbbells or 2 smaller water bottles and 2 larger water bottles (canned goods work, too)
  • Elasta bands
  • Workout mat or towel to lean on toward the end of the workout
  • Sneakers are suggested, but you can also complete this workout barefoot

You may want to watch this introductory video, as an example of this type of class.