Increase Your Mobility with a Functional Fitness Program

By: Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia


Even if you’re relatively healthy, a functional fitness program is a fantastic way to further boost your health, strength, mobility, and more to make everyday life easier and more comfortable. At Infinite Health Zone in San Francisco, CA, Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia (Dr. A.) works closely with patients to develop personalized functional fitness programs that can increase their quality of life and even provide pain relief. If you’re interested in the benefits of a functional fitness program and want to learn more about whether you may be a good candidate for therapy, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with Dr. A. In the meantime, you’ll find answers to common functional fitness FAQs here to help you better understand what you may expect with your program.

What is a functional fitness program?

A functional fitness program is a customized plan that aims to help people achieve improvements in their strength, mobility, comfort, and more largely by optimizing their everyday movements, like walking, lifting, pushing, pulling, and others. Through exercise regimens, stretching, specific movements, and other approaches, a functional fitness program can simply make life easier. Some of the benefits of a functional fitness program include:

  • Restore ease to your daily activities and routines
  • Protect yourself against injury
  • Expand your independence

How can functional fitness help my mobility?

Whether you are struggling with your mobility or certain movements due to arthritis, another underlying condition, a previous injury, or age alone, a functional fitness program may help you gain the strength and flexibility you need to make those movements easier and more comfortable. From reaching items on the highest shelf to bending down to tie your shoes more easily, simple routines that have become difficult over time can once again become simple with a functional fitness program that helps to establish new habits and improve your strength and mobility over time.

How long does a functional fitness program last?

Because each patient is unique and has individual needs, goals, health histories, and more, there is no set timeframe for a functional fitness program. Following your initial consultation and evaluation, Dr. A. will curate a custom functional fitness plan that takes into account your lifestyle, specific concerns or conditions, the demands of your job (if applicable), and other factors to ensure the plan aligns with your needs. Over time, Dr. A. will monitor your progress with regular follow-up appointments and determine whether any adjustments need to be made to your plan. For some patients, it may take just a few months to reach their goals, while other patients may need longer. One of the primary goals of a functional fitness program is to help patients establish sustainable habits so they can enjoy their enhanced strength, energy, and mobility over the long term.

Regain your mobility, independence, and more with a functional fitness plan in San Francisco, CA

If your limited mobility is holding you back, or you simply want to retain your function and energy with age, a functional fitness program may be right for you. Discover more about the life-changing benefits of functional fitness by calling Infinite Health Zone to schedule your consultation with physician and experienced wellness provider Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.