TRX: A Must-Try Workout

Please note that I am not a licensed trainer. I am simply sharing a workout that I enjoy. Please consult with your doctor about any medical issues or concerns before starting a new training program. This is not a sponsored post. I just truly love using the TRX system!

It’s that time of year again when gyms are absolutely packed. People flock to the gym full of good intentions and optimism in hopes of meeting their new year resolutions of achieving better health. A great goal for sure, but what do you do when all of the machines at the gym are occupied?

Perhaps you workout at home, but that can sometimes require a ton of motivation. Or maybe you venture out to a group class, but that often requires getting there super early just to get your name on the list. Well, if you’re looking for a challenging new routine or itching for something fun, I have three letters for you: TRX.

TRX Suspension TrainingTRX is a suspension training system that was originally developed for Navy SEAL training. That’s right, the Navy SEALs. So you know that it’s a pretty darn effective training tool! It’s actually been around for quite a long time, but it’s popularity keeps on growing. I’ve been using the system for years, but I’m still surprised at how many people have never heard of it.

What is suspension training? Basically, it’s gravity leveraged body weight exercise, that can be adjusted in intensity simply based on your positioning. That is why it’s great for everyone, regardless of fitness level!

And the TRX can be anchored everywhere! You can secure it to a bar at the gym, use the door mount, or a tree if you want to work out in the fresh air. Just be sure to closely follow the instructions, and what you’re attaching it to is super, duper secure. Most gyms actually have this system installed, and many now offer group classes with certified TRX instructors. Even our tiny little island has a group class! Granted, it only holds about 6 people, but it was one of the best (and toughest) workouts I’ve ever done!

TRX Group Class

(try a TRX group class for an amazing workout! source)

The other awesome thing about this system is the variety of workouts, all available on the TRX website or YouTube. Try the basic training workout or this 30-minute total body workout. There’s even an app that let’s you workout like the US military. Now that’s a serious training plan!

If you’re looking to get started with TRX, I would recommend their 2014-2015 Winter Workout Program. It’s a comprehensive 4-week routine that will build strength and endurance, and get you on your way to achieving your own new year resolutions!

TRX Winter WorkoutStill unsure about giving it a try? Check out these 10 reasons to try TRX.

Have you ever tried TRX? Do you love it or hate it?

Ree Signature Glitter

 

 

Please note that I am not a licensed trainer. I am simply sharing a workout that I enjoy. Please consult with your doctor about any medical issues or concerns before starting a new training program. This is not a sponsored post. I just truly love using the TRX system!


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    I took a TRX class after my Dr. released me to go back to the gym after my bunion surgery. I loved the lower level exercises, but once we got more into the advanced push-ups etc. – not so much. Once I was able to go back to impact classes I quit altogether. Now I take a strength training class instead that I don’t

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      The advanced moves are definitely tough! I find the pikes especially difficult, but I love that it’s a piece of equipment that caters to all levels and will always remain challenging. Thanks for stopping by!

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