Check out the article that was recently published in the New York Times that takes a look at where gyms are going with regards to their training facilities and philosophy to training.  The Functional Training concept is starting to be adopted by many of the worlds largest gyms.  Even within Melbourne itself, there are large chain gyms now starting to dedicate areas to the use of TRX, ViPR, Kettlebells and much more.  Gone are the days where the gym is entirely packed with just machine based weight machines and cardio equipment.  What I find interesting is that we are moving back towards the training of common outdoor activities and movement patterns.  People are swinging and pulling ropes, swinging mallets and hammers, carrying sandbags and squatting, lunging, pushing and pressing.

Click the link below to read the article

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/21/fashion/gyms-move-from-machines-to-fitness-playgrounds.html?pagewanted=all&_r=2&

Osteopath Heath Williams is owner and director of Principle Four Osteopathy and Corporate Work Health Australia. The osteopathic clinic is located in the heart of the Melbourne City CBD 3000 at 29 Somerset Place, Melbourne City CBD 3000.  To book an appointment, please book online at www.principlefourosteopathy.com or call 03 9670 9290.

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