By Michael Fagone
Like everyone else, I had seen the signs for TRX Team, and I noticed the staff wearing the t-shirts. I had participated in the demo, and Jason had taken me through several exercises with the TRX suspension trainers. I had some experience with it, but I still was unsure if TRX Team was for me.
My friend Kim and I went to dinner one night. Over pizza and a couple of drinks, she talked me into signing up with her. Still, I wanted to talk to Jason first about my anxieties and concerns about whether I could handle the class.
Jason gave me a little pep talk about how I would do well. So I signed up. Almost immediately, I started freaking out wondering what had I gotten myself into. I am not great at trying new things and I am really not good at trying things outside of my comfort zone.
On the first day of class, I told anyone who would listen that I felt like I was going to be sick. In case you hadn’t noticed, I can be a little dramatic. As I walked up the stairs, I reminded myself that I had three friends in there with me, as well as my trainer. I was going to be okay.
And I was.
The class was extremely challenging, as I had expected it to be. But one thing I have learned from my work with Jason is not to walk away from something simply because it is hard. And like everything else, there were some exercises I did well with and others that were tougher.
One of the areas that this class really works is balance, which is probably my weakest area. If you want some laughs at my expense, come watch Jason doing balance exercises with me during our appointments. The TRX suspension trainers really helped. I found that I was able to do lunges, and some other exercises were a little easier with the trainers.
There are ten of us in the TRX class. We are a team, and in this together for the next nine weeks. I expect I will do well in some areas and really struggle in others. But so will everyone else.
I still have a good amount of anxiety about the class, but I intend to see it through. At then end, I will be proud of myself on the other end for having done so. I have walked away from too many things in my life simply because they were too hard or they were outside that comfort zone.
Not this time.