By: Sam | Sports Editor
Students of CCGA, are you interested in taking your physical abilities to the next level? We here at the crow’s nest recommend you come check out The Brig and everything it has to offer! The Brig is the functional ﬁtness room located on the left side of the SAC, straight down the hallway past the bathrooms and conference rooms.
At CCGA we are dedicated to helping our students get into the best shape of their life. We have many different pieces of equipment that are easy to use and can help you grow physically. The center features a multi-function rack, with a heavy bag, battle rope, inﬁnity rope plus TRX capabilities as well as kettle bells, core bags, agility ladders, rowing machines, tires, plyometric boxes, a 50-foot turf strip and more.
Functional ﬁtness isn’t just about seeing results. It’s about conditioning your body to function correctly during day-to-day activities. Traditional “weightlifting” exercises generally target only one muscle for each exercise. Functional training exercise generally targets more than one body part with each movement or exercise. As you add more functional exercises to your workout, you should see improvements in your ability to perform your everyday activities.
Many of functional ﬁtness activities focus on your core and abdomen, and strengthening these muscles will do wonders for your balance. That can be the difference between pulling a tendon when you slip down the stairs or catching yourself before you fall.
Functional ﬁtness exercises train your muscles to help you do everyday activities safely and efﬁciently. It will help prepare your body when life becomes unpredictable. The exercises train your muscles to work together and prepare them for daily tasks by doing common movements you might do at home, at work or in sports. Functional ﬁtness exercises can make everyday activities easier and help reduce the possibilities of an injury. “The Brig offers students an exciting, different approach for achieving their desired physique. It can be utilized by students ranging from all ﬁtness levels; the equipment can be used for students to train at their own pace” says certiﬁed trainer Colt Brockington.
Moving from normal gym machine exercises to functional ﬁtness exercises can be a shock to your body, those functional exercises can be a lot harder! If you haven’t been incorporating functional ﬁtness exercises into your routine, now’s the time to start. Mixing up your ﬁtness routine with versatile functional ﬁtness exercises not only prevents plateauing but will also condition your body. If you are looking for an extra pump after hitting the ﬁtness center, The Brig is the place to be!
If you don’t want to check out The Brig alone, grab a friend and bring them with you, we insist! The Mariner Rec has an amazing staff who is always willing to lend a helping hand to anybody at any time. The Brig is a fun environment to be in and is a productive way to spend your time on campus. Whenever you have time and want to get a good workout in go check out The Brig!