Cable style functional trainers allow the user to perform the widest range of motions possible while receiving a workout that provides both cardio and strength training. Yet, they also provide the kind of strength, agility, and flexibility workout that a Pilates machine would as well. This makes functional trainer workouts the perfect all-body, fast workout for busy individuals who want to build strength, VO2 max, and cardiovascular fitness within one surprisingly relaxing workout.
Users can do cross flys, cross overs, all kinds of exercises that build strength and flexibility at once.
Coaches love functional trainers because they provide a strength, cardio, flexibility, and performance improving workout with one machine and in one short workout. Athletes love them because they help them recruit all the muscle groups in simple range of motion exercises that improve jump height, reaction time, and recruit all the muscle fibers to help them build more lean muscle mass.