This workout incorporates natural day to day movements into a bootcamp style session designed to strengthen the body to function, play and work with more energy and strength and fewer injuries. A variety of exciting equipment and body weights are used to get results.

Functional training mirrors your everyday actions like lifting, walking, carrying and bending so moving becomes easier. It’s all down to your body doing what it was meant to do. So the next time you stretch to charge your phone or bend to unload the laundry, you’re more flexible and niggle-free.

Functional classes at Viva Gym


You’re in complete control in a TRX (Total Resistance eXercise) class. While the class only lasts 30 minutes, you get a total body workout using pulleys, ropes and your own body weight as resistance. You can easily adjust the intensity of your workout by changing the position of your body or where you place your grip.


This class help train your muscles to prepare you for movements and tasks you may do on any given day. It’s a full body workout, often working the upper and lower parts simultaneously, with a focus on building muscle memory and improving core strength.


Kettlebell classes are perfect for improving your general fitness as it not only focuses on building strength and improving muscle tone, but also incorporates cardio and flexibility training to give you a full body workout. It’s also great for shedding extra weight, while simultaneously building lean muscle mass.

Evolve ABS

You’re in complete control in a Evolve ABS class. While the class only lasts 20 minutes, you get a total six pack workout using your own body weight as resistance and some smaller equipment pieces. You can easily adjust the intensity of your workout by changing the lever you are working in or your body position.

How do I know Functional classes are for me?

These classes are perfect for you if you’re looking to improve overall fitness and general readiness for the business of life. It’s a great full-body workout for those looking to tick all the boxes and get a great workout in under an hour.

Health Benefits of Functional Classes

Any type of exercise performed on a regular basis can have a vast number of health benefits. People that take part in strength classes may benefit in the following ways:

  • Increases ease of everyday movement
  • Improves posture
  • Better muscle memory
  • Improves flexibility
  • Eases joint pain
  • Improves coordination
  • Reduces injury risk

What to expect at a Viva Functional class

We use only the best instructors who are experts in their fields. Our equipment is of the highest standard – all you need to bring are your sweat towel and comfy, non-slip shoes.

While our studios are spacious, we do our best to ensure the classes small enough that you get individual guidance from the instructor. We have also structured the classes in a way that allows you to join at any time and increase intensity as you improve.

The class structure may vary slightly depending on who is leading the class, but generally, it will have the following format:

  • Warm-up
  • A sequence or various movements and lifts
  • Steady increase in set intensity and tempo
  • Interspersed with short rest intervals
  • Cool-down

What equipment will I use?

The classes take place in the gym studio and will usually involve the use of suspension ropes, kettlebells, dumbbells, steps or platforms, stability balls, resistance bands, medicine balls, and body weight leverage.  

When are the classes?

All Viva Gym timetables can be found here. You can join a functional training class at any of our gyms at no additional cost if you are a member.