TRX has quickly become one of our more popular group exercise classes at DHAC. TRX is a challenging total body resistance-training exercise that uses a two strap suspension trainer to leverage body weight in order to provide a great full body workout. The exercises done in these classes target different parts of your body and integrate many muscles at once. The muscles you work and how hard you work them all depend on the positions of the straps and the position of your body. Because the resistance is provided by your own body weight, TRX can be great for any level – beginner or expert.
The best part of the TRX Suspension trainer is that it stands true to its motto: “All core all the time” and you WILL feel it! TRX is bodyweight training and you can decide what intensity level you want to work at. You can use the TRX Suspension trainer for almost anything including sports specific training, general fitness, improved strength, balance, aerobic conditioning, flexibility, and core stability. Whether you are training as an athlete, rehabbing an injury, training for pure aesthetics, or just want to try something new, the TRX Suspension Trainer is for you!
Tips for Beginners
Start off slow! Take the exercises smaller then bigger. Use less of an angle then gradually increase. Use the provided modifications as necessary and try your hardest to compare yourself to other participants in the class. Most importantly, listen to your body! You know your body better than anyone else. If something doesn’t feel right to you, it most likely isn’t.
Why Try TRX at DHAC?
Instructors can teach you the proper form, proper way to move your body, proper way to adjust the straps and motivate you throughout your entire workout. The most important reason to have an instructor present is to help prevent you from possible injury. At DHAC, our classes range from beginner to advanced participants and is a perfect mix for everyone. Check our our group exercise schedule for class times and be sure to check out the TRXplosion class on Wednesdays at 6PM with me!
– Brynne B., Exercise Physiologist at Dedham Health