Thursday, May 16, 2013

The One In Which I Reviewed TRX

I took my third TRX class last night and I think I officially reached obsessed, addicted, need-this-in-my-life status. 

So just what is TRX you may be wondering? It's this:
TRX is suspension training and, I'm not even going to lie and say when I first saw this, I thought "ooohhh fun workout" - kinda like gymnastics or acrobats. 

I was wrong. 

TRX was developed within the Navy SEALS and is a unique training tool that allows you to use your own body weight and gravity as resistance.I have to say I'm a bit of a cardio junkie so, I do this in addition to my normal workouts but this is an awesome workout to develop lean muscle, build muscle and even lose weight. And while you may not sweat like you would on an outside summer's run, this workout is HARD. Your muscles are quivering by the end of the workout...which I find to be awesome. 
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But the best part? We do fun moves like "the superman" and "the crocodile" and "atomic push-ups." 

and the even better part? My friend Danielle.....yep, this little blonde cookie...is an instructor so when we take class together she's basically my personal instructor. 

With traffic, it usually takes me over an hour to drive the 3 miles to the TRX studio after work BUT it's THAT worth it. I love how strong I feel afterwards. 

So, have I convinced you to run to your newest studio? Have you tried TRX before? 

XO, A

19 comments:

Erica Ashley said...

This looks intense!! My upper body strength is one the weakest parts of my body so I am sure this would kick my butt! Also, I just registered for my first half marathon!! Since you are a runner, do you know any good workout plans? I don't have a good consistent schedule for my runs I just kind of set a goal for a day then go? Any advice would be appreciated!

Pamela said...

Oh my goodness!! Looks tough, but I know it would def worth it!

dstevens said...

I heart this blog so much. Having you in TRX makes me so happy! I wish that stupid ATL traffic didn't suck so bad. You looked so strong and pick up the moves really quick. TRX is truly my fitness crack! Jump on the wagon! :)

Heather (GurleeGirrl) said...

I haven't seen any classes around these parts yet - however, it certainly looks interesting. My upper body strength is so horrible - I'd die of embarassment I'm sure - but it certainly would help build it up!

The Pink Growl said...

TRX is crazy! I love it, but it's SOOOOO hard. I probably couldn't make it through a whole class.

jayme said...

is that you in the second picture?!?! do you ever accidentally lose balance and fall and need a superhero muscle man to rescue you?

jayme said...

is that you in the second picture?!?! do you ever accidentally lose balance and fall and need a superhero muscle man to rescue you?

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

girl, my post today was about being able to run a full freaking mile - and then i read this?! ;) you are hardcore and i want to be you when i grow-up!

p.s. we still on for saturday? can't wait!

Jenna said...

My friend is a TRX instructor and she loves it! I've never tried it but it looks intense!

Fit With Flash said...

I'm SO proud! : )

Whitney said...

I've never seen anything like this before! I've never even heard of it.

I like to workout at home hehe. Plus, my upper body strength is incredibly pitiful, but I've been working on it!

Ashley said...

love TRX, its so hard lol but i love it!!! hope all is well with you Ash!

My-cliffnotes said...

Never tried it but it looks fun!

Navia said...

I have been doing it for about 4 months with my personal trainer. I like strength training more than cardio these days so that maybe why I like it.

Young and Fabulous said...

ok they are starting to introduce TRX stuff in my gym and IIIIIITTT SCAARESSS MEEE

quivering muscles make me quiver...haha but i think I'd like to give it a try. THey put those yellow rope things on the wall in my gym an i constantly watch people do it and it definitely does look like it hurts but hurts good!

you have convinced me!
xoxoox

Brianna said...

I've been dyinggg to try TRX!! I heard it's amazing! I go to yogaworks out here and always take the Bar Works class which I love, been definitely need to expand into other areas too! The only thing is the TRX1 class is always when I work... I'm tempted to just jump into a TRX2 class but I'm a little nervous that I will die. haha.

Alex said...

I am the anti-cardio junkie, so this looks pretty awesome to me!!

Katie said...

It looks fun and totally BA. I'd probably fail at it because me trying to work out is hilarious.

Also, love your dress in that picture!

Britt said...

TRX is amazing! My office offers fitness classes 4 nights per week and one night is TRX. I was scared to try it at first, but quickly fell in love. I love that I am using my own body weight to become stronger. Keep it up girl!