Why not strengthen those muscles that help you perform everyday tasks better and reduce the risk of injuries? If this logic appeals to you then there is something for you! “Functional training is all about using natural movements—like jumping, pushing, pulling, squatting—in an exercise programme. It is all about moving your body in different planes, i.e. in different directions. This helps in dayto-day activities. The exercises are done with accessories like a functional cage, ropes, push-up bars, TRX, tyres and benches,” says Abhimanyu Sable. Founder, MD & CEO, ABS Fitness and Wellness Clubs, Pune. Functional training helps in carrying out day-today activities, improves stability, strength and joint mobility, and reduces chances of injuries.