4 Reasons to Try TRX Suspension Training

Written by: Pam Hunt, Personal Trainer/TRX Instructor, O2 Fitness Falconbridge

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It may have been developed for the Navy SEALs, but you don’t have to be in secret-weapon shape to work out with TRX.

The concept of the TRX suspension training is pretty basic: you use two cables on your feet or hands to partially suspend your body and use your own body weight as resistance. The muscle groups you work, as well as how hard you work them, all depend on the positioning of your body on the cables.

4 Reasons to Give TRX Suspension Training a Try

TRX is for anyone.

People who like yoga and Pilates tend to like TRX because there are some crossovers, but it’s also great for runners, cyclists, or anyone who is an endurance athlete and wants to have more strength training. Even reluctant “power lifters” are usually swayed by the workout once they see how effective it can be at building muscle.

TRX is beginner-friendly.

Another reason to try a TRX class — it’s easy to tweak exercises to your own level of difficulty and ramp up when necessary. It’s all user-defined. You determine how hard or how easy you really want to go. So advanced or beginners can work out in the same class and get what’s right for them.

TRX incorporates cardio & strength training.

Don’t think it’s just your muscles that you’re working. TRX moves target different parts of your body while also raising your heartbeat. Many exercises done on the TRX suspension cables integrate so many muscles, which require oxygen. This increases your heartbeat and breath as you hold a move or do your reps, making many TRX exercises super efficient while integrating strength and cardio moves.

TRX beats exercise boredom.

Two suspension straps — infinite ways to use them. You can do it all with TRX, from lunges to planks to upper body resistance exercises. And the best part? Your workouts can change as many times as you want them to. That means that both your mind and your body will stay challenged with all the ways you can mix up your workouts.

Think you’re interested? O2 Fitness offers both group TRX classes & one-on-one TRX sessions with certified personal trainers who can design a workout based on  your needs and current fitness level. Just ask any O2 Fitness team member for more information & class times.

2 Comments(s)

  1. Meaghan says:

    Hi! What locations are the TRX group classes offered? I have followed the link provided in the article but don’t see it! Thanks!

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