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Future of Functional Fitness Collegiate Championship USAFF
Episode 31611th February 2020 • LIVETHEFUEL - Health, Business, Lifestyle • Scott W. Mulvaney
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Listen in to learn the Future of Functional Fitness and the new Collegiate Championship, USAFF event:


What is the USAFF:

USA Functional Fitness (USAFF) is the national governing body for competitive functional fitness in the United States of America.

USAFF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and grow the functional fitness as a competitive sport in the U.S. We are an official member of the International Functional Fitness Federation.

It is our responsibility to create rules, standards, and guidelines for governing competitive functional fitness in the U.S. Our mission is to create competitive opportunities for athletes of all ages and ability levels. We are focused on enhancing the competitive experience for the athletes, judges, coaches, and spectators. Through the Online Qualifier and the National Championships, we assemble the functional fitness national team that represents the United States in sanctioned international competitions.


Who is F13 Performance:

F13 Performance is an all-inclusive Functional Fitness Facility. It does not matter your current level of fitness or what your goals are we have programming, classes, coaches, and nutritionist that can help you become your best version of you. We have everything from Kids CrossFit to National Level Competitors and everything in between. We believe everyone starts somewhere, all that matters is you START, and everyday move one step closer to your goals. Adaptive athletes, stay at home moms, high school and collegiate athletes, couch potatoes and professional athletes all come through the doors of F13, now it’s YOUR turn!

We follow the methodology of constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity to give our members the best part of their day, every day.

Our programming follows the diversified modalities of Functional Fitness, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, accuracy, muscular resistance, cardiorespiratory resistance, agility, and balance. Our in house written strength and conditioning program is unrivaled in its diversity of drills, modalities, tools, and results.


Top 3 Hot Point Takeaways:

  1. What is the USAFF
  2. What truly is Functional Fitness
  3. The New Collegiate Championship Event


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Timestamped Show Notes:

00:30: Introduction

10:00: Coach Matt Beckwith, I come off a 20-year career coaching swimming at the collegiate and club level for United States Swimming. I got to work with a lot of really great kids, athletes, and other coaches. I still stay in the community a little bit but more on the strength and conditioning side.

20:00: Coach Rob Eschbach, If we don't meet those athletes where they are, then it will be difficult for them. You can't walk into a competitive performance environment with goals of carrying laundry up steps. Now those goals just don't lie. So we're trying to align the client's goal with their programming.

30:00: I say to this day, I've never slept so well in my life as I when I slept in Arizona, and it was not a nice hotel. It was just your brain was shot, I was so fried. I think we were in mid-conversation during a basketball game, I woke up the next day, I have no idea what happened. I know I fell asleep and I woke up. I just passed out just because my brain was so fried and full of knowledge from the last three days of coursework.

40:00: I worked officiating and governing body type activities within the Mid-Atlantic Swimming and USA Swimming, as far as the structure of the organization goes. When I heard about the USAFF, USA Functional Fitness, it was something that I thought was cool. Their goals are in place to see Functional Fitness as an Olympic sport in 2028.

50:00: If we're talking about functional fitness, we're talking about programming and methodology that is more natural. This is important when looking at what's next after your competitive career is over. We have talked about having a finite number of competitions left in my game. I know Matt the same thing. But this doesn't mean you stop, functional fitness is functional. It is health and wellness. That's the overarching goal of what we do. These kids want to know, they're gonna bust their butts and compete at the national level or international level for however long the duration of their career is. But this should be something when they're done competing that they can continue.

01:01:50: Final Words


Our Final Words of the Show:

Coach Matt Beckwith: I love working with people and seeing them grow. So that's why I'm here.

Coach Rob Eschbach:

I've always liked helping people. Not everybody has someone to help them through life, has a mentor, leader, coach, or a trainer to help guide them. So someone needs it. I want to be here for them. It doesn't matter where they are or where they need it.


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