I had my first TRX class Tuesday morning, and it gave me a solid butt kicking! I definitely felt sore yesterday—a very good kind of sore. The set up for the class is actually pretty neat. There were seven of us (maximum for this class), and each of us had our own set of adjustable straps that were mounted via bracket to the beams on the ceiling.
Our instructor gave us a brief background on TRX and why it was created. He then informed us that there would be no music in the class (kind of a bummer since I am always ready for a good soundtrack to a group class!) and that we would do two cycles of each exercise.
The progression for the class was arms, legs, and then abs (repeated twice). After the second cycle,we were all feeling the pain! I am kind of masochistic—I love that feeling of complete fatigue that comes from a great workout. TRX for the win!
I like the fact that throughout all of the TRX exercises, there is a focus on engaging the core (similar to Pilates). The core is really important in running, even though many of us tend to neglect strengthening it! Part of the reason I decided to sign up for this paid class is because I know I am financially vested in attending. I WILL be at each and every class. I am sure that my core will thank me at the end of the session.
In addition to doing the TRX class on Tuesday, I am going to attend a Pilates class Thursday mornings. I talked to my coach yesterday about getting back into training—he really wants me to get a core workout in about three times a week. I figure if I get in two classes and then one workout on my own, I will be in good shape.
Speaking of training, our plan is to have me back up to about 20-25 mpw by the end of May. I am going to aim for a few “rust buster” races in July to check my fitness, and then I should be right on track for the Zooma Cape Cod Half Marathon!