I am very excited for my first TRX class next Tuesday. My local YMCA just started offering a TRX class that runs for 8 weeks (45 minute sessions), and I can’t wait to give it a go.
I confess when I signed up for the class (along with a friend) that I didn’t know ANYTHING about TRX. If you are like me, you need a little primer on this type of exercise program. I’ll give you a hint: it was invented by a former Navy SEAL (yikes!).
TRX utilizes a suspension trainer that is a:
highly portable performance training tool that leverages gravity and the user’s bodyweight to enable hundreds of exercises that can be instantly scaled for any user to reach any fitness or training goal.
When you see it set up for a group class, it kind of looks like a giant swing set minus the swings.
I had heard that TRX was great for strengthening the core—something I am constantly working on to stay injury-free and improve my running form. All of the movements in TRX are whole body movements—allowing you to work arms, legs, neck, abs, etc. all at the same time. This means allows you to get more bang for your buck in the 45 minute time period.
I am a little uncertain of what to expect, but excited at the same time to try a different type of strength and conditioning.
Have you ever done TRX before?