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TRX – the smart way to train.

The TRX is one of my favourite pieces of equipment. It’s so portable and I can use it with all of my clients, from the unconditioned beginner to the seasoned athlete. It suits almost anyone. A couple of weeks ago we launched the new TRX group classes at Venning Fitness in Newton Abbot. At first people peered into the studio wondering what it was all about but, after giving it a go, they are already hooked.

What is TRX?

TRX is a suspension training system. It consists of industrial-grade nylon straps and handles that you either grab hold of or put your feet into. You anchor the TRX to a point above your head (branch, beam, goal post, door or wall bracket, etc) and use gravity and your body weight to perform 100’s of exercises.
Created by Randy Hetrick, a former Navy SEAL, out of necessity to keep his troops in shape while out in the field where space was limited. He started marketing it to the commercial fitness market in 2005 in the USA. It quickly spread worldwide and has now finally made it to Newton Abbot!
Used not only by personal trainers with their clients, but also for home use, the TRX is suitable for almost anyone as you simply adjust your body position to increase or decrease the resistance.

What are the benefits of training with the TRX?

The benefits of incorporating the TRX into your workout routine are many. You get an extremely functional workout as it allows for the use of multiple planes of motion and works multiple muscles and joints simultaneously. It is the perfect tool for developing….

– total body strength and endurance
– joint stability
– muscular balance
– mobility and flexibility
– a rock solid core!

It can also improve posture, help prevent injuries and increase your metabolic activity.

How will it help my chosen sport?

TRX sessions can be adapted to benefit ANY sport and there are numerous sport specific exercises for swimming, running, cycling, golf, to name a few. For example, your running will benefit as you will find that you have greater stability in your hips and knees and because of an increase in core strength you will be able to hold good running form for longer and reduce fatigue.

If you fancy giving it a try you can come along to one of the small group TRX classes at Venning Fitness, Newton Abbot. Book on line Classes are held…..

Monday 7-7.45pm and 7.45-8pm
Wednesday 6-6.45pm
Saturday 9.15-10am

If these times aren’t convenient you can get a group of you together (max 6) and I can put on a class at a time that suits you. Alternatively I am available to work with you one to one. (

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