What is TRX Suspension Training?

Woman using TRX bandsA workout developed for Navy SEALs may sound intimidating, but what if we told you almost anyone could do it? TRX (Total Body Resistance Exercise) Suspension Training was introduced in the 1990s by a former Navy SEAL. His portable bands came to market in 2005 and have taken the workout world by storm in recent years. So, what exactly is TRX and its health benefits?

About TRX Suspension Training

Suspension training is a form of strength and resistance training that allows you to work against your own body weight. Randy Hetrick’s portable suspension trainer (aka TRX bands) build strength and improve balance and flexibility by leveraging your weight with gravity.

Health Benefits of TRX

TRX is a full body workout without the use of machines or weights. When you get tired of the treadmill or lifting dumbbells at the gym, you can perform hundreds of exercises using the TRX suspension trainer. Centered around core strength, the bands work your back, shoulders, chest and leg muscles. You’ll also improve your coordination and gain a better understanding of how your body moves, working out in different positions with each new exercise.

Everyone from fitness beginners to esteemed athletes can use TRX bands; you’re in complete control of how much body weight you put into each exercise and you can exercise anywhere! Simply adjust the straps to increase or decrease resistance. The suspension trainer is lightweight and compact, making it easily transferable from one place to the next.

TRX at North Haven Health & Racquet

If you’re looking for a new workout, TRX is completely customizable! You can choose the lowest or highest level of intensity, target different muscle groups and work with a personal trainer or on your own. Visit North Haven Health & Racquet today to explore your membership options and get started with TRX today!