On the surface, it’s just a nylon band with a couple of handles that fits in a pouch the size of a purse. But don’t be fooled by it’s simplicity- the TRX is one of the hardest hitting pieces of equipment on the market today!
Heralded as one of the most effective approaches to functional training, the TRX ("Total Resistance Excercise") is a specialized form of suspension training that uses body weight exercises to develop strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously.
One of the most modifiable and adaptable fitness tools designed, the TRX can be used by all people of all abilities and fitness levels to deliver a total-body workout. TRX has been proven particularly useful in assisting with developing core strength, stability and agility- all fitness skills that can reduced your risk of injury and promote a better quality of life.
In Wired, we highlight this versatile equipment, pairing it with other functional training tools in a program design that targets muscular strength and aerobic responses simultaneously! This unique approach keeps your in-class sweat factor high and improves your cardiopulmonary fitness, but also delivers the challenge your muscles need to get stronger and to have more endurance.
Program designer and Certified TRX Instructor, Marsha Roy, admits that Wired is among her favourite programs to teach. When asked why she is so passionate about TRX, she tells us:
"I think part of what I like best is watching people discover their own strength and feel successful. In a class like Wired, people are really able to see their progression over the course of just a few weeks. The sense of pride that comes from being able to do things they never thought they could is really inspiring to me."
As athletes progress from the beginner stages to more advanced training levels, Wired can become more dynamic, allowing for the integration of speed and agility components, improving the athlete’s power, balance, coordination and stability.