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What is Functional Fitness?

April 14, 2019

What is Functional Fitness? So many people consider me the founder of the Functional Fitness Movement but like any concept there is bound to be shifting along the way. Functional Fitness the way I coined the term in the Late 80’s. meant Fitness that improves Posture, Joint Stability, something I called Improper Muscular Balance, lastly…

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Stretching

March 19, 2018

Cannot Stretch Too Much, How about the Truth You cannot stretch too much is what one of my clients, who happens to suffer from hypermobility, was told by a Chiropractor. Maybe I am a bit more soured by this advice than some people who have no idea how the body works. Joints are like hinges…

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Growing Pains

March 5, 2018

Grow-ning Pains I work with a decent amount of kids from 4-20 years old. You might think that there is a big difference there but if you are still growing as far as I am concerned you are still a kid and no don’t mean wider. Here is my 2 cents on Growing / Growning…

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Push-ups

January 11, 2018

Why Pushups may be a bad idea for fitness, yes bad idea! I keep seeing “experts pushing push ups as a great exercise but I beg to differ. Push ups place your wrists in an unkind position when performed on the ground. Actually I ask clients all the time to take a look at people…

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Low Back

December 12, 2017

Just finished watching a bunch of videos put out by Doctors of different types and their take on exercises for low back issues. After viewing about 20 exercises from different sources I am not sure if they are trying to fix back problems or CAUSE THEM. Okay so follow me here. Flattening your back to…

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Flat Feet

September 5, 2014

I had the pleasure of working on a new client the other day.  This clients feet were so flat that one of my trainers replied they were the flattest feet they had ever seen. No arch present at all, navicular and cuneiform bones rolled towards the floor and the ankle sliding off of the Calcaneus…

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The Squat

February 7, 2014

Many people seem to always be bringing up the concept that every human should be able to full squat at an adult age.  I think this is not only not the greatest idea but actually in most cases very dangerous to most adults.  In almost every case I have seen of an adult speaking to…

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Endurance Athletics and Heart Disease – How much is enough?

October 18, 2013

Sooooo many clients are coming in my door with issues caused by endurance athletics. You may want to watch this and maybe have a heart scan. Micah True died of heart disease so Born To Run. I doubt it.  Check this Video out.  I am not a big fan of Crossfit either because it just…

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Change Agents

October 3, 2013

Sam Iannetta, Human Movement and Functional Fitness Expert, recently hit seven Amazon.com best-seller lists with the new book, “Change Agents.” Boulder, CO – September **, 2013 – Sam Iannetta, Founder of Sam Iannetta’s Functional Fitness and Wellness Center, recently joined noted business development expert, Brian Tracy, and a select group of the world’s leading business professionals to…

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Functional Fitness: A Personal Shift, A Paradigm Shift

September 9, 2013

By Evan Manee Almost two years ago I walked into Functional Fitness to meet Sam, only to tell him that I wasn’t sure if I wanted to be a personal trainer anymore. This is not exactly the attitude that usually leads to employment. What came next was a long, loud, and fairly Italian conversation about how frustrated and disappointed…

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