Friday, August 27, 2010

TRX Suspension Training

I had heard about a new fitness place in Columbus from a good friend about a month ago called PAI Yoga & Fitness. She loves the yoga classes there so I looked at their website and found that they not only teach several yoga classes each day but also spinning and TRX suspension training. I've been wanting to learn more about the TRX suspension trainer because they have one at the gym I typically go to but didn't really know what exercises to do with it. I thought about going to a few classes at PAI Yoga & Fitness but I didn't really want to pay $10 per class. Imagine my luck when last week I got my daily email from Living Social (similar to Groupon where you're emailed a daily deal, typically for a local spa, gym, or restaurant, with a significant discount). The deal was too good to pass up....for only $25, you got a 20 class pass, which is a savings of 89%! I figured I could try to TRX suspension training as well as finally try a yoga class.

So what is TRX suspension training? According to the official website, it started in the Navy Seals is a revolutionary method of leveraged body weight exercise. You can safely perform hundreds of exercises that build power, strength, flexibility, balance, mobility, and prevent injuries, all at the intensity you choose.

Some examples of exercises using the TRX

I took my first class on Wednesday morning and let me tell you, it was challenging! I struggled with a few of the exercises that involved balancing on one foot but it was an awesome workout. It was an hour long class & we hit every muscle group, starting with lower body, moving onto upper body, and finishing with core. I'm definitely going to continue to go because it was something different my body isn't used to and I was already starting to get sore by later that evening. I loved it and can't wait to go again!

2 comments:

marathonmaiden said...

that looks hardcore! i think i'd likely strangle myself though haha

MoLangley said...

You are providing a great service to all of us who are looking for new and challenging workouts. It is especially great that you are incorporating RIP movements as well. It is a great piece of equipment and a great compliment to the TRX supension trainer. Keep doing what you have been doing.

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