TRX Suspension Training

• Classes are held at North Oxfordshire Academy every Monday evening
• Classes run from 6.30-7.30pm on Mondays and cost just £6
• If you haven’t attended before, you will be required to fill in a short health and fitness questionnaire, so please arrive 10 minutes before start time
Monthly passes available
Booking is required

Never heard of Suspension Training or the TRX?
If you’ve never heard of suspension training or the TRX suspension trainer, don’t worry, this page should give you an introduction into both and by the end you should have a good idea about what to expect.

History
Suspension training and different forms of suspension trainers were developed in the 1990’s. The idea behind suspension training is to use the body as resistance for a multi-planar workout, covering compound bodyweight exercises to gain strength, tonicity, flexibility, balance and even weight loss if done correctly.

TRX stands for Total body Resistance eXercise. The TRX suspension trainer was developed by a former Navy Seal, Randy Hetrick, and it has been on the market since 2005. There are now many other suspension trainer products on the market, but although the name and designs are different, they are all based around the same ideas.

Benefits
One of the main benefits of suspension training is it develops core strength. As the core is used in pretty much every movement we make during the day, having a strong core is a big benefit and can prevent many injuries. The TRX is light, versatile and portable and can be anchored anywhere; on trees, posts, fences, doors, meaning a workout is only moments away wherever you are. It fits into a small bag and can be taken with you enabling you to have a full body workout with no other equipment necessary. Suspension training is a fantastic way of using bodyweight exercises for a full body, multi-planar, functional workout. Not only does it develop strength, tonicity, flexibility and core stability, it also provides the perfect fat burning class by combining compound and plyometric exercises.

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Here is what one of my clients had to say about it…..

“Honestly Flippin Awesome! A fantastic workout that REALLY works all the muscles in a short space of time, fantastic at stability and really felt the burn in those areas which I struggle to successfully target which for me are my triceps (is that the correct terminology for Bingo wings).

I really enjoyed the squats (they are my most hated exercise, doing it on their own) but the TRX really helped with my balance and was a much smoother motion, which I just love. Really, 10 out of 10 for the TRX (and you Michael). Looking forward to joining some classes some time :-)”  –  Veronica Price

Now you know a little about the TRX, scroll down to see a short video as an introduction to the TRX and will show you some of the exercises you are likely to come across during a TRX class, like the one below.

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If you are interested in joining the classes, contact me for more details and please take a few minutes to watch the video below so you will know how to anchor and use a TRX when you attend the classes. 

Enjoy the video…..

The great thing about the TRX is it can be used for all levels of fitness. The simplicity of its design enables each individual to change the resistance quickly and easily with the simple movement of either their feet or hands to increase or decrease the amount of bodyweight they are lifting. There is no need to change to a different weight or move to other equipment, your bodyweight and the TRX is all you need. Whether indoor or out the TRX can be anchored on to pretty much anything, from trees and lamp posts, to  door frames. It’s simple but effective and most of all, it’s a lot more fun than spending time with the same old equipment you see in a gym. 

If you’re interested in joining this class,  book your place here.