Functional fitness training
Between the Bridges Functional Fitness Center is about functional strength training, functional aerobic training and functional flexibility training.
What makes this different than other fitness training programs is that it focuses on total body functioning. A great-looking body can take you far, but the ability to function at a high level when performing real-world activities is what really counts.
Functional strength training
Dr. Kotulski's focus is on functional exercises. These are compound movement exercises that simultaneously use multiple muscles and joints to improve muscular endurance, overall strength, flexibility, coordination, balance, posture and agility.
It’s strength training that is challenging, effective and fun – a full-body workout that will also prepare the body for everyday, real-world activities.
The benefits are far-reaching, from improved vitality to the prevention of many conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, cancer and osteoporosis.
Functional exercise is also individualized. The program is specific to the goals of an individual, focusing on meaningful tasks. The exercise will be specific to the individual’s state of health, including presence or history of injury or disease. An assessment will be performed to help guide exercise selection and training intensity.
We use equipment that varies from state-of-the-art functional weight machines to physioballs, resistance tubes and whole-body vibration equipment.
Your own exercise prescription
Your exercise prescription will be formulated by Dr. Kotulski, the medical director of our Between the Bridges Functional Fitness Center. In addition to his training as an osteopathic physician, he holds a master’s degree in exercise physiology. There are also two certified exercise trainers on staff to assist you with your personal needs when you train at the center.
All that plus the convenience you deserve. For more information about our fitness and wellness programs, call us at 507.388.7488 or use our online form to request an appointment with Dr. Kotulski.