TRX is turning over a new leaf this Fall by making the switch to Digital Manuals. Our Education Journey (STC, FTC, GTC, and RTC) are all going digital. This will enable participants to digitally interact with our education manuals, as well making our manuals more portable and easily accessible. They will be delivered to participants via their TRX MyLocker Accounts. Participants in the soft launch window, August 22nd through September 30th 2015, will receive both a hard and digital copy of the manual. Beginning October 1st 2015, all Education Journey courses will completely switch to 100% digital. Please refer to our FAQ’s below and online for more details. If you have any specific questions you can contact our Customer Service team.
Looking ahead to some business planning in 2015? Each New Year brings forth new clients waiting for an invitation and opportunity to change. It is also a chance for us as trainers to capitalize on potential business growth. If you’re looking to increase your client base in 2015, consider hosting a well-planned TRX Demo. Most people have heard of the Suspension Trainer and Rip Trainer, but still fear the unknown ‘torture’ of the straps and sticks. How can you get new people in the door and efficiently turn a demo into a potential long-term client? Use the following check-list and hit the easy button to host a simple yet productive TRX Demo.
Use the TRX Ambassador Program to help you get the most out of your TRX CORE membership. This referral program is only for TRX CORE members and gives you the ability to easily pay for your membership while passing along special deals to your network.
Refer your friends, family, co-workers and clients to TRX and they will get 15% off their purchase and afree video download, while you take home 10% cash back.
Here, TRX Instructor Doug Balzarini shows us five two-part movements that involve alternating between two TRX exercises, perfect for getting a total body workout in little time. You will perform one rep of one exercise followed by one rep of another exercise and continue to alternate back and forth for the desired number of reps. Using the interchanging sequence requires a bit more coordination and core stability. Use these movements only with healthy clients and monitor them throughout to ensure they are performing each exercise with proper form.
Club Zum opened its doors in Seattle two years ago with one objective: to be the destination for developing “the art of fitness.” Zum’s founder Peter Shmock, a two-time Olympian and former strength and conditioning coach of the Seattle Mariners, created an environment that at first sight resembled more of a playground for grownups than a weight room, a creative communal space that would return people to the joy of expressing the human body. TRX has been an integral part of their success from the start.
In the past decade, we’ve moved away from long, slow cardio towards more advanced short, burst workouts for all fitness levels and goals. But what are we really going for in these short, burst style workouts? Here to answer this question is Craig Ballantyne, world-renowned certified strength and conditioning specialist and author of numerous articles in publications ranging from Men's Health, Men's Fitness, Muscle and Fitness Hers.
No matter where you are or how small the space, this TRX workout can fit into your life. To highlight the reality of the “small space” situation, we’ve shot this quick body blast workout right in the tiny, second floor, San Francisco apartment of TRX Programming Manager Liana Hughes. The bedroom, to be exact.
In addition to being in control of when and where you train when you use the TRX on your own, you’re also in control of the soundtrack. If you prefer just the sound of your breathing and effort, that’s awesome. Using this technique really helps some people to stay focused, present and in touch with every aspect of their movement and thought. But most of us find music to be among the greatest, most easily accessible motivational tools.
In honor of President’s Day today, we've got a special treat for you. Some of you might be familiar with the President's Challenge, a fitness program comprised of five events that test a range of physical fitness standards from aerobic fitness to flexibility to muscular strength and endurance.
So far in this series on partner drills, we've learned the Tag In 1-on-1, Plus 1 and the Ladder, three drills designed to emphasize specific movements, build team work, manage work to rest ratios and build exercise volume/intensity... not to mention they're a great way to mix up your current staid routine and work up a sweat with a friend.
You love the TRX, but chances are, there's still much to learn about it, young grasshopper. From the origins of the TRX to proper set up and use to adjusting intensity and of course program design, there are dozens of ways you can enhance the time you spend training on your TRX. Take the advice of TRX Community member Joseph Trout who said, "If you don’t know how to use the TRX correctly, take a class. Correct form while using the TRX is crucial. Small minor adjustments can change the entire workout, and not just the workout but the intensity as well." We couldn't have said it better ourselves.
Since we launched Get with the Movement, we’ve heard a zillion goals. Six pack abs seem to be popular. So is gearing up for a marathon or triathlon. We hear a fair amount about losing a specific amount of weight (which, by the way, involves nutrition as well as exercise). Occasionally, we hear something unique like dunking a basketball or “Beating my dad at tennis.” Good stuff.
After seeing the TRX Suspension Trainer at an IDEA conference in New York in 2006, David Menhennett, the training manager for Pure Fitness. was taken with its versatility and effectiveness. So he brought it to Pure’s central location in Hong Kong in 2007.
Elite youth teams face a unique set of challenges in their quest to improve players' strength, speed and power. Because their bodies are still developing, many strength and conditioning programs spec’d for elite athletes simply aren’t appropriate for younger athletes. But bodyweight-based movements on the TRX can be scaled to suit people of any age or level of physical ability, including 12 year old softball players. Just ask exercise physiologist and training guru Paul Knapp.
There is a famous quote that says "Nothing worth having is easy." If reaching our maximum physical potential and having our ideal body were easy, everyone would. The truth is - they don't. Too often people search for the easy way to get these things and unfortunately, fall prey to those promising the magic pill, miracle diets or peak results in 8 minutes.
Fraser Quelch and Chris Frankel discuss how the TRX Military Fitness Program takes elements of a traditional approach in the program design, yet is more functional and challenging by using the TRX.