Training Method

Training Method

Functional Athlete Training Method

It takes more than luck and a few practices to turn someone into a champion athlete. You’ll have to prepare your mind body and will to compete, and this can take a lot of Hard Work, Dedication and Sacrifice, not to mention Blood, Sweat and Tears.

The Coaches at FA have all the skills and experience you’ll need to get to that point, and has produced a number of champions in the past, proving that their techniques work.

Regardless of age, size, gender, condition, or Goals, a persons Health, Athletic Performance and Quality of life are enhanced by being Stronger, Faster and More Powerful. Join our family and Change Your Life!

We’ll incorporate what competitions are being attended, as well as what your personal outcome is for each. We’ll also talk about what kind of personal goals you want to meet, whether it’s to become more flexible, stronger, or an overall better athlete.

1. SETTING GOALS

We at FA feel very strongly that the first step in designing a Strength Training program is to set goals for each individual. Whether you’re an Athlete looking to peak for competition or a FAnatic looking to get ready for a vacation, wedding, or a mud run, we feel there must be something to work towards.… Read more...

Christmas Eve Workout Bash

FA’s 7th Annual Christmas Workout Bash is coming up fast. Please RSVP today!

It’s that time of year again! The Functional Athlete will be hosting our 7th Annual Christmas Workout Bash on Christmas Eve morning, Saturday December 24th from 8:30am-10:00am.

Please join us on Christmas Eve morning…come in early & get your butts kicked with our workout, eat some good food, then go home & enjoy the holiday with your family & friends. We encourage all existing members, friends, & family, to join the fun, food & did we mention exercise. Please RSVP to the below email addresses with how many you will be bringing. There is no charge to attend & EVERYONE IS WELCOME!!!

Wishing you a FIT & HEALTHY Christmas & New Year from all your Coaches at the Functional Athlete; Coach Steve, Coach Pete, Coach Mike, Coach Kendyl, Coach Adar & Coach Andrea.
Need Christmas gift ideas… see an FA coach for gift certificate options.

Contact us today for more information on training.
Steve Mologousis

[email protected]

708.745.8945

Kendyl Coglianese

[email protected]
630.935.4166

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FA’s Christmas Break Kids Camp

CHRISTMAS KIDS CAMP STARTS TUESDAY DEC 27TH

Looking for something fun to do with your kids this Christmas break? Well, Look no further! Sign up for The Functional Athlete’s Christmas Break Kid Camp where a kid can be a kid. This is a spin off of this years Summer Camp!

In todays society most young kids do not get the benefits we did at their age. Whether it is, cutbacks for gym class or the crazy world of youth sports these days. This winter The Functional Athlete will change your child’s life forever by allowing them to be a kid again & adopt a healthy active lifestyle. Functional Athlete coaches will supervise all kid camp activities & make sure they are age appropriate.

Christmas Break Kids Camp will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 12pm with a 20 min break for a snack. Please be sure to provide your child with a snack or money for a healthy snack in our vending machine. Also provide them with a bottle of water or two or $1 for a water bottle in the vending machine.
FA’s Christmas Break Kid Camp activities will consist of:

– Speed Agility and Quickness Training: Warm-up, Agility Speed Ladders, Cone Drills, Sprints, Coordination, Quickness, Cool down.… Read more...

Olympic Lifting Class

The Functional Athlete’s Olympic Lifting Camp will focus on the two major Olympic Lifts. The Clean and Jerk & the Snatch. This level 1 class will focus on the basics of Olympic Lifting for ages 14 and up.  Olympic Lifting will build more explosive strength, range of motion, & core strength and control for athletes and fitness Fanatics alike. Any sport can benefit from this style of training with greater strength, speed & hip and core explosiveness. We will also work on some of the major strength lifts in olympic lifting including kettlebells and metabolic conditioning. The focus of this class is to make you a better more well rounded athlete and fitness FAnatic.

Recommended for the Camp:

1. A roll of 1.5 inch cloth athletic tape (can be bought at the dollar store)
2. Olympic Lifting Shoes if possible – or a flat shoe such as chuck taylors or flat cross training gym shoes- NO RUNNING SHOES.
3. Athletic Pants are advised, if not high socks that cover the shin. Shorts are not recommended for this class unless worn with high socks. 

This class will be taught by Jerry Owen, PHD CSCS, who has 21 years of experience as a strength & conditioning coach & is a certified USA Weightlifting level 2 coach. Read more...