Functional training is for anyone and everyone. It’s strengthening and conditioning training with full-body results ideal for those wanting to lose weight, gain strength, increase endurance and become fitter. Whether you’re new to fitness or an Olympic athlete, functional training equipment can help you meet your goals. Being a totally scalable workout means it’ll challenge you based on your personal ability.
Our range of functional training equipment can be used in home and commercial settings. Choose from resistance bands, kettlebells, medicine balls, slam balls, wall balls, power bags, suspension kits, battle ropes and much more!
Since functional training equipment can be used for multiple training styles like HIIT or strength, you can get a lot of variety out of just a few pieces of exercise equipment. Unlike cardio machines and strength machines, functional training equipment takes up a small footprint, making them perfect if you have a smaller home gym space.
Our functional fitness equipment is eligible for Australia-wide shipping. For further details check out our shipping information.
Flexible Payment Options
Our range of functional fitness gear is eligible for our flexible payment plans, so you can start functional training now and pay later.
If you need high-quality functional training equipment for your gym, we can help. Head to our commercial gym accessories page to view the full range or if you have specific questions, please call (08) 6241 3019 to speak to our commercial team.
Get in Touch
Have questions about our functional training equipment? We’re always here to help.
There are several ways for you to get your questions answered. You can call us on 1300 13 42 13, send us an enquiry, or for a quick answer, check if your question has been answered in our Frequently Asked Questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Is Functional Training A Popular Training Style?
One of the main reasons functional training is so widely used is because the movements are similar to the movements you do in everyday life like picking up heavy objects, standing up from a chair, carrying shopping bags etc. Training in these movements allows you to improve your performance in real-world situations and performance goals in functional training are incredibly motivating.
What's the Difference Between Functional Training & HIIT?
Functional training focuses on building strength and improving balance and stability. HIIT focuses more on speed, endurance and boosting your metabolism to help shed weight. Functional training uses free weights like kettlebells in exercises that work many muscles at once, including your stabilising muscles. These movements help build power and strength throughout your entire body. HIIT workouts often use cardio machines like treadmills and rowers and fast-paced movements to get your heart rate up. In HIIT you will usually use your body weight or light weights because you're trying to go as fast as possible. It’s common to use functional training equipment and movements in a HIIT workout. HIIT involves set intervals, with short bursts of high-intensity exercise followed by a period of rest or low-intensity movement to recover in between. Functional training workouts have constantly varied exercises that can go for various durations, and may or may not have periods of rest.
How is Functional Training Different From Strength Training?
There is a lot of crossover between Functional Training and Strength Training and ideally, you should incorporate both. While the same exercise equipment is often used for both forms of training, they achieve different goals. Functional exercises target multiple muscle groups at once and can be performance-based movements, often but not always, using a lighter weight, while strength training focuses on specific lifts and are weight oriented e.g. how much you can lift. For example, in strength training, you may be aiming to bench press 100kg, while in functional training you may be aiming to jump higher on a Plyometric Box.
Is Functional Training Good For Beginners?
No matter where you are in your fitness journey, functional training is great to incorporate into your weekly workout routines. Regardless of your fitness level, there are functional movements that you can incorporate to challenge yourself.
What Exercises Would You Do In A Functional Training Session?
Functional training involves lots of different functional exercises using a variety of gym equipment in one session. Some functional movements include:
1. Slam ball slams
2. Kettlebell swings
3. Power snatch or single-arm dumbbell snatch
4. Pull-ups or Chin-ups
5. Box jumps
6. Bench dips
7. Wall ball throws
8. Front squat
Is Functional Training Equipment Suited to the Elderly?
Yes, since functional training equipment can help to improve daily movements, functional training can be very helpful to the elderly. For example, squats can help make getting up from a chair easier. Functional training uses multiple areas of your body at once which helps to improve balance and can reduce the likelihood of falls.
Do I Need Functional Training Equipment To Perform Functional Training?
Some functional movements use body weight, but many involve some type of fitness equipment as you won’t get the same results if you’re not progressively making the exercise harder with increased difficulty (progressive overload). We'd recommend investing in some bumper plates, a barbell, resistance bands, gym weights like kettlebells and dumbbells, and a plyometric box for starters.