Global Leader in Functional Fitness Makes Strategic Hire to Support Aggressive Growth Plans within the Fitness Industry.
SAN FRANCISCO – June 27, 2019 - TRX®, the global leader in functional training equipment, education and technology, announced John Hutchison as its new president, beginning June 10, 2019. In this role, Hutchison will be tasked with overseeing the development and execution of an aggressive global growth plan for the company. In addition, he will have direct oversight of all revenue channels, marketing, product, training, and education.
Hutchison is a seasoned executive with considerable experience developing global brands, including brand strategy and general management roles at Nike and The North Face, where he last ran the global Run & Train division. Hutchison started his career at General Electric and moved on to a consulting position at The Boston Consulting Group, where he specialized in consumer goods and retail. He earned his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Oregon.
“Bringing on talent like John in key leadership roles is a key tenant of our strategy in building TRX,” said Equity38 Managing Partner Brent Leffel. “John has a strong track record of success in blue chip organizations and his experience and thought leadership will be invaluable as TRX continues its strong growth trajectory in the health and fitness market.”
“We are thrilled to have John join the TRX family as part of the executive leadership team,” said TRX Co-Chairman and Founder Randy Hetrick. “He has a proven track record within the industry, has demonstrated an ability to drive growth and profitability, and comes with a deep knowledge on how to best implement innovative strategic marketing and consumer experiences that will greatly contribute to the success and growth of our business.”
“I am very excited to join the TRX family and look forward to growing this brand that impacts and inspires so many people around the world,” said Hutchison. “TRX is the gold standard in the fitness industry, and we will leverage our leadership position to bring innovative products and services to gyms, trainers and consumers worldwide. I am sincerely grateful and humbled by this chance to contribute to a global leader in the fitness industry.”
As TRX takes on a bigger role across the fitness industry, the company is expanding to provide the best products and learning platforms for the fitness community. With the addition of Hutchison, TRX is positioned to maintain its hold and growth as the global leader in functional training.
About TRX ®
As the global leaders in functional training, TRX offers the world’s most effective training equipment, training, and education to help everyone, of any fitness level, become a better version of themselves. TRX is also the No. 1 choice of specialized education courses for fitness professionals. They have redefined the application of bodyweight training to enhance human performance and have successfully disrupted the mature landscape of the health club industry. Through a commitment to ongoing research and product development, TRX is changing the way consumers exercise, athletes train for sport, soldiers train for combat, physical therapists rehabilitate patients, and exercise instructors train clients. For more information on TRX, call (888) 878-5348 or email email@example.com.
Equity 38 LLC is a boutique principal investment firm focused on lower middle market opportunities in the consumer-facing Health/Wellness, Active Lifestyle, and Outdoor sector. The firm’s Managing Partners have complementary experience as principal investors, entrepreneurs, board members and c-level industry executives. The firm was founded in 2018 by Brent Leffel and David Cox with offices in Newport Beach, CA and Atlanta, GA. Equity38 LLC is currently investing out of its first committed fund. For more information, please visit www.equity38.com.
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Fitbit Enhances Health and Fitness Smartwatch Experience Powered by Fitbit OS 3.0 Update, New Popular Brand Apps and Advanced Developer Tools
Fitbit OS 3.0 delivers an upgraded on-device dashboard and goal-based exercise modes to Fitbit Ionic, Fitbit Ionic: adidas edition and Fitbit Versa, along with new popular brand apps and clock face
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Fitbit (NYSE: FIT), the leading global wearables brand, today announced advancements to the on-device Fitbit user experience for its popular smartwatches:
- Starting today, Fitbit OS 3.0 for Fitbit Ionic, Fitbit Ionic: adidas edition, and Fitbit Versa smartwatches lets you see even more personal data at-a-glance, including sleep and expanded exercise view, plus adds quick logging for weight and water intake, so it’s easier than ever to take action based on data right from your wrist.
- 10 new popular brand apps across health, fitness, smart home and lifestyle brands were announced, including achu health, Couch to 5K, Genius Wrist and MySwimPro. Others like FitBark, GOLD’S AMP™ for Fitbit, MINDBODY, Noonlight and TRX are coming soon to the Fitbit App Gallery, offering more tools to help maximize your health and simplify your life.
- New Fitbit Exercise API and open-source developer tools provide Fitbit’s global developer community with faster, more efficient ways to build complex and innovative health and fitness apps and clock faces for Fitbit smartwatches; new developer apps Alpine Snow and Skateboard launch starting today.
- Female Health Tracking trends will arrive in the Fitbit app in early 2019, offering a comprehensive view of menstrual cycle data including symptom trends, over time.
“We are excited to announce these software and app updates as they provide Fitbit smartwatch users with more ways to take action based on their personal data to achieve their health and fitness goals,” said Jon Oakes, Senior Vice President of Product at Fitbit.
Take action right from your wrist with more health data and quick logging
The Fitbit OS 3.0 update delivers an expanded on-device dashboard to easily view additional and expanded stats and data, including sleep, log water intake and weight, with expanded exercise stats, heart rate and hourly activity, allowing you more ways to take control of and manage your important personal health data right from your wrist. Goal-based exercise modes have been added to Ionic, Ionic: adidas edition and Versa, so you can set a goal for calories burned, distance or time for 15+ exercises, including running, biking, swimming and more, and see real-time stats, progress and celebrations when goals are reached.
New health and fitness apps from popular brands
Fitbit is expanding its Fitbit App Gallery with 10 new popular brand apps to deliver enhanced health and fitness experiences and provide you with more unique ways to simplify your every day. These apps integrate with Fitbit data to offer guidance and insights to help track your progress and motivate you along your health and fitness journey.
Available starting today in the Fitbit Featured App Gallery are four new popular brand apps and clock faces:
- achu health: This clock face transfers your Fitbit data to achu’s illness prediction technology to help you evaluate potential illness, providing alerts when your body show signs of sickness before it happens.
- Couch to 5K: Pulls your Fitbit data including distance and calories burned to provide you with insights and training programs for races ranging from 5K to a marathon.
- Genius Wrist: Features four apps (Gym Genius, Gym Time Pro, Workout Builder and Workout Genius) which provide structured on-device workouts, productivity and visualization tools, offering different ways for you to view your Fitbit data and workout anywhere, anytime.
- MySwimPro: Offers custom guided swim workouts, training plans and video coaching for all levels, using real-time heart rate from your Fitbit device to help you improve your swim performance. Post-workout analytics pull personal workout data to track progress and measure improvement.
“We are partnering with some of the most popular health and fitness brands to develop apps that leverage Fitbit data to offer unique experiences and deliver more valuable and personal insights to help our users to live healthier lifestyles,” said Tim Rosa, Chief Marketing Officer at Fitbit. “For example, apps like achu health pairs your Fitbit data with illness prediction technology to help you manage signs of sickness, and MySwimPro helps you improve swimming performance with personalized coaching plans based on your heart rate data during swimming workouts.”
Additional third-party apps coming in early 2019 include:
- Charity Miles: Syncs with your Fitbit activity data to raise money for 40 of the world’s top charities for every mile logged.
- FitBark: Helps you and your dog get healthy together by showing your daily Fitbit stats such as activity, distance and calories burned alongside those of your canine companion.
- GOLD’S AMP for Fitbit (Gold’s Gym): Experience a variety of cardio and strength workouts designed for your wearable by expert Gold’s Gym Coaches. Receive guidance through every step of your workout, including visual demos, a countdown timer and interval cues with vibrating alerts.
- MINDBODY: Keep your fitness and wellness top of mind with the ability to check the schedule at your favorite studios and view your upcoming MINDBODY classes from your wrist.
- Noonlight: Protects and comforts you with advanced safety features that you can activate from your wrist, making it easier than ever before to get emergency assistance.
- TRX ®: Guided workouts coach you through quick and effective TRX Suspension Training® workouts that track biometrics using your Fitbit data, helping you get stronger and reach your fitness goals.
Advanced developer capabilities and innovative new apps
Since Fitbit launched its App Gallery in late 2017, its growing global community of more than 44,000 developers will now have access to more advanced capabilities, including a new Exercise API that makes it faster and easier to create, build and innovate more complex, high-quality apps for Fitbit smartwatch users. A new Scientific API helps developers and researchers perform advanced data processing through a more efficient collection of math, statistical and digital signal processing functions.
Developers can now utilize their own algorithms when building health and fitness apps, in order to create more intricate apps in less time, and can easily record custom exercise sessions on the Fitbit platform. This allows developers to design Fitbit smartwatch apps for more complex activities like snowboarding, skiing and skateboarding, so you can keep track of more specific activities that aren’t necessarily step-based.
For example, starting today are two innovative developer-created apps leveraging the latest APIs that will appear in the Fitbit Featured App Gallery:
- Alpine Snow: Take your Fitbit device on the slopes with the ability to track distance travelled, number of runs, speed, altitude, weather conditions, calories burned and heart rate in real-time, with the session available to view in the Fitbit App along with your GPS route.
- Skateboard: Track your speed, heart rate, calories burned, and distance traveled while you skateboard, based on your Fitbit data.
All new popular brand and developer apps will be available in addition to the existing suite of 15+ Exercise Modes and more than 1,200 apps and clock faces currently accessible to Fitbit smartwatch users.
Period trends coming to Female Health Tracking
Last, Female Health Tracking, a highly engaged feature by women in the Fitbit app1, will introduce menstrual cycle trends in the Fitbit app, allowing you to see your menstrual cycle data, logged symptoms and trends all in one place no matter what Fitbit device you use.
Fitbit helps people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals. As the leading global wearables brand, Fitbit designs products and experiences that track and provide motivation for everyday health and fitness. Fitbit’s diverse line of innovative and popular products include Fitbit Charge 3™, Fitbit Alta HR™, Fitbit Alta®, Fitbit Ace™, Fitbit Flex 2®, and Fitbit Zip® activity trackers, as well as the Fitbit Ionic™ and Fitbit Versa™ smartwatches, Fitbit Flyer™ wireless headphones and Fitbit Aria 2™ Wi-Fi Smart Scale. Fitbit products are carried in over 39,000 retail stores and in 87 countries around the globe. Powered by one of the world’s largest social fitness networks and databases of health and fitness data, the Fitbit platform delivers personalized experiences, insights and guidance through leading software and interactive tools, including the Fitbit and Fitbit Coach apps, and the Fitbit OS for smartwatches. Fitbit Health Solutions develops health and wellness solutions designed to help increase engagement, improve health outcomes, and drive a positive return for employers, health plans and health systems.
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1 Based on Fitbit data of women who have added the feature, August & September, 2018.
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Well + Good's Laurel Leicht got her first TRX Suspension Trainer about five years ago. She strapped it up to her bedroom door and loved how it instantly turned her tiny Brooklyn apartment into a mini gym. Simple moves like planks and jack knifes got more fun and way more challenging at once.
With the launch of the TRX Home2, you can finally bring the Navy SEAL-approvedworkout system home with you. The TRX Home2 is the ultimate at-home (or outdoor) workout tool. All you need is an anchor that will hold your weight; then you can break a sweat any time, any place. I took the TRX home to see how it fared in a New York City apartment.
Military.com features TRX as one item that can replace just about any piece of weight machine or free weight, and that it is key for every tactical athlete because too many people skip their workouts then they are too busy to go to a gym or on travel.Full article
The TRX Suspension Trainer is featured in the October issue of Muscle & Fitness (October). TRX is specifically called out as the most recognizable suspension trainer on the market and is used throughout the 9-page workout feature. The piece includes a 30-minute and 15-minute workout utilizing TRX-inspired moves such as the lunge jump, leg curl, recline row, mountain climber and many more.
TRX was featured on FOX News Channel’s popular national morning show to discuss TRX, the roots of the company, Randy Hetrick's history in the SEALs, and to walk the hosts through a few different moves. Check out the segment here.
When it comes to technology, many personal trainers fear it is either going to replace them or make them irrelevant.
That is why when Gretchen Ritter was first introduced to TRX MAPS, she became excited, knowing the technology would validate and support The Bay Club Company’s personal trainers — not replace them.
Here, Ritter shares more about the pilot test they’ve done with TRX MAPS at The Bay Club Company’s Southern California locations.
Muscle & Fitness featured TRX in their 20 Minute Time Saver Workout. Got a few minutes? Read on for some quick exercises to get you going.
SweatRX features Kelly Starrett as he speaks on the TRX Duo Trainer. Learn more about how Starrett and TRX started working together to create the Duo Trainer here.
TRX's newest product, the Duo Trainer, was featured in Made Man's article about the latest and greatest fitness gear. Click here to read the full article.
Chris Frankel, Head of Human Performance at TRX, speaks with Club Solutions about TRX and functional training. Click here to read more from Frankel.
People carry the weight of the world on their shoulders. So we have to take care of them. Men's Health highlighted these shoulder specific exercises to strengthen, prevent injury, and improve your profile in that t-shirt.
"If you've used a TRX or seen one in action, you know that it's no joke. The hanging straps ratchet up the resistance of body-weight moves by leveraging gravity and make each rep a balance challenge."
- TRX featured in Shape, March 2016. Read the full article here.
"'Nearly every exercise on a suspension trainer engages your core more than traditional moves do, because they require a lot more balance,' says strength and conditioning specialist Todd Durkin, owner of FitnessQuest10 in San Diego, who designed this routine exclusively for WH." - TRX featured in Women's Health, May 2015. See the full article here.
"It’s time to take a closer look at body-weight training, and specifically the TRX. If you’re convinced it can’t help pack dense muscle mass onto your frame, that’s only because you haven’t given it a chance. 'We like to say that the three things the TRX does better than just about anything else are core work, pulling work, and single-limb work,' says Chris Frankel, TRX training head of human performance. 'That said, people are surprised that you can actually get some decent hypertrophy with body-weight work.'" -TRX featured in Muscle & Fitness November 2014, check out the full story here.
“Thanks to a hardcore training, golfing, and surfing regimen, Olivia Munn - aka Hollywood’s hottest geek - is fitter than ever….’I travel with a TRX that I can attach to any door.’” Olivia Munn talks to Men’s Fitness about how she uses TRX Training to stay fit anywhere.
“For those of us who aren’t looking to recapture the bantamweight division title, this style of training can still reap plenty of rewards. ‘People who are flexible, work their core and achieve more full-body strength tend to not get injured as much,’ Morales adds, ‘it’s a smarter way to train.’” - TRX featured in UFC: The Official Magazine October/November 2014.
“TRX has designed one of the most versatile pieces of exercise equipment in the world. Its flagship product, a suspension workout system, is decidedly simple, and leverages gravity to deliver full-body workouts anytime, anywhere, regardless of your fitness level. This product's dynamism is why you’ll see customers choosing one of TRX’s hundreds of workouts for everything from high-intensity strength training to injury rehabilitation. In an industry notorious for fads, TRX has not only stayed relevant, but also helped lead the market.” - TRX featured on Entrepreneur.com as one of the 25 Most Innovative Consumer and Retail Brands.
“Becoming a crunch machine isn’t the key to rock-hard abs. You’ll be an amazing cruncher but that movement only targets the radius abdominis - what’s commonly known as the six-pack muscles- and neglects other areas of the core.” TRX plays a key role in this workout program to build a functional, strong core from UFC: The Official Magazine.
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“’It always under-promises and over-delivers,’ Hetrick says. ‘It’s just a set of straps. But it’ll move any way the body wants it to move. I’ve gotten stronger than when I was 15 years younger. You’re better able to manage your body in an unstable circumstance, which is just like sports. Think about it. I can crush the most elite MMA fighter on earth with these silly straps. And your wife likes it, too.’” TRX Inventor and CEO Randy Hetrick on SI.com’s Edge.
"She thought she was 'too old' to work out. But Mr. Addo made her comfortable, and after a few months of stretching, massage treatments and suspension training, her shoulder’s range of motion had improved remarkably, she said."
TRX helps 90-year-old Shirly Friedman get stronger with the help of bodybuilter and TRX Qualified trainer Martin Luther King Addo. Read the full story here.
“TRX: This strap system requires that you suspend a part of your body in space while performing an exercise. ‘Because you’re working in an unstable environment, you’re using more muscles to create stability,’ Jennifer Burke, a master instructor of TRX explains.” TRX featured in Fitness Magazine’s The Future of Fitness, read more here.
“From dishing out vigilante justice in the Kick-Ass movies to his upcoming role as superhero Quicksilver in Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Aaron Taylor-Johnson is no stranger to training hard for the screen. This summer’s Godzilla is a prime example, with Taylor-Johnson starring as Ford Brody, a US army lieutenant who plays a key part in the fight against a giant, city-smashing lizard…‘Aaron did a lot of TRX work for core training,’ says trainer Richard Smedley. ‘It hits parts of the stomach that it’s difficult to access through floor exercises.’’ -TRX featured in Men's Fitness' Godzilla Workout.
"Nobody, certainly not Hetrick, thought the gizmo, 'a true invention of necessity,' would be of much interest to civilians. Some 17 years later, that gizmo, now called TRX (Total-Body Resistance Exercise), is a fitness phenomenon. But Hetrick wasn't just lucky. His rise from amateur inventor to fitness entrepreneur proves that a good idea is only half the battle." -TRX CEO Randy Hetrick in Men's Health Magazine, June 2014.
"Suspension training is popular with Premier League footballers because it develops ‘functional fitness’ – a practical type of physical conditioning which prepares muscles and joints for the real-life movements and demands of a football match. The natural use of a player’s own bodyweight to build strength, instead of the use of metal weights, more accurately mirrors the physical requirements of a game." - TRX featured as the "secret fitness weapon" of Premier League Footballers in The Telegraph.
“Doing nothing but running may be a runner’s sweaty dream, but it can leave athletes wanting when it comes to full-body fitness and core strength. Here is a collection of gadgets certain to inspire a few minutes for strength building either before or after a run. Crunches optional.
The highly portable and customizable system uses suspension and your body weight to improve strength, balance and flexibility. Extremely versatile, it can work many areas of your body.” The TRX HOME Kit featured in Competitor Magazine, May 2014.
"It’s time to ditch the dumbbells, kick the kettlebells, and forget about those weight-training machines. OK, maybe not permanently, but at least long enough to add something new to your fitness routine: TRX training techniques.
Invented by a former U.S. Navy SEAL, the TRX (short for total-body resistance exercise) turns every exercise into a challenge for the core by using two very accessible resources: gravity and our own bodyweight. All you have to do is anchor the TRX straps to a secure spot (think a weight machine, a door frame, or even monkey bars or a basketball hoop pole if you’re getting creative) and use either your feet or hands—depending on the exercise—to hold onto the straps."
Social activist and founder of Toms Shoes, Blake Mycoskie turns to TRX to help him stay fit while at home and on the road.
“The sessions use medicine balls, free weights, bands, ladders and the TRX Suspension Trainer, which is a pair of suspension straps that can be put almost anywhere, using body weight as resistance. Though Mr. Mycoskie went to the gym regularly, he says he wasn't used to working out so many small stabilizing muscles and at such a nonstop pace.
He estimates he travels half the year for work. In March, Mr. Mycoskie launched Toms Roasting Co., with the mission to provide clean water to developing communities with each purchase of Toms coffee. This past year, he spent time in Ethiopia, Rwanda and Peru researching his new coffee venture. When he travels, he packs a jump rope, running sneakers and his TRX. ‘I had kids in Ethiopia running out of their mud huts looking at me like I was crazy doing push-ups from the TRX, which was suspended from a tree,’ he recalls.”
“TRX® training tools were created by founder and inventor Randy Hetrick after he spent 14 years serving as a Navy SEAL, culminating his career as a Squadron Commander at the SEAL Teams’ elite special missions unit (SMU). As a young SEAL, Hetrick learned to sew in order to customize and repair gear. Along the way, Randy noticed there was a need for compact physical training equipment that would make it easier for he and his teammates to stay mission ready when deployed abroad. This inspired him to use his sewing skills to create a unique bodyweight-based training system that, today, is called the TRX Suspension Trainer™.” - TRX CEO and Inventor Randy Hetrick highlighted on Forbes.com feature “Veteran-Owned Businesses: Taking The Country By Storm.”
“There is a simple tool in your gym that can turn up the toning of just about any body-weight move you do. And if you haven’t gotten the grip of a TRX Suspension Trainer yet, here’s your hookup. ‘You’ll recruit more muscle fibers with each rep because you’re working on an unstable surface,’ says Marianna Biribin, a trainer for Exceed Physical Culture studio in New York City, who designed--and demos--the total-body routine on the next page using the tricked-out straps. (No gym? Try the at-home version of TRX, $200, trxtraining.com). Do two sets, and bump it up an extra 10 reps or a set once you’ve learned the ropes.” TRX Featured in Fitness Magazine February, 2014.
Try this free, total-body TRX workout here.
"The TRX is not only the most compact and economical home gym money can buy but also introduces all-important instability to almost any basic exercise, like a push-up or a row. 'For those exercises alone, it's worth the price,' says strength and conditioning coach Mike Boyle. 'It gets the whole body working as a unit and is fully adjustable, so you can make it hard or easy. Plus, the rotating handles are shoulder-friendly.'" -TRX Featured in Men's Journal.
TRX believes in functional training that produces maximal results, efficiently. That means you should do just what works to reach your goals in sport and life, nothing more and nothing less. That’s what Dan John believes, too.
One of the world’s most influential authorities on training, John has a proven track record of helping people reach their goals whether they’re elite athletes, tactical operators or everyday people who want to lose weight, look good and feel good. Whatever your goal, he believes the TRX Suspension Trainer should be a key piece of equipment you use to reach it.
Recently, Men’s Health spent time in John’s laboratory, a modest two-car garage containing only the essentials for optimizing human performance. To get the most out of your training, John suggests you, “become a minimalist,” and refine your workouts to weed out any inefficiencies, targeting only modalities and exercises that yield maximum gains from a minimum effective dose.
John can choose from any equipment in the world to equip his training facility, but he uses just a few pieces of gear he believes offer the biggest bang for the buck including kettlebells, an Olympic weightlifting set, TRX Suspension Trainers, TRX Rip Trainers and little else.
In this article, you’ll find John’s favorite TRX exercise along with some of the most innovative advancements in fitness. Read on and get stronger today:
TRX Featured in Men’s Health April, 2014.
“TRX is a suspension trainer that uses bodyweight to create resistance. Adjust your position, adjust the weight. It’s widely used by everyone from personal trainers to professional athletes. Our favorite rig for the home gym is the Force Kit, which comes with three different anchors (door, suspension, extender strap), weighs less than two pounds and comes with a mesh running pack so you can use it mid-run when the weather warms up. The Force Kit also comes with the most robust app and workout program of all the TRX products.” - The TRX FORCE Kit: Tactical featured in Gear Patrol’s Perfect Machine-Free Home Gym.
"Jacob Mellman is grappling with the TRX Suspension Training device that is hooked on to a tree in Highgate Wood, north London. He’s already done repetitive triceps pulls and chest press exercises for 90 seconds but Hilary Burbidge, his personal trainer, is encouraging him to keep going for 30 seconds longer. Next up, she says, are 50 squat jumps, then 40 single-leg squats each followed by a short recovery run along the trails and paths...It's an impressive workout when you consider Jacob is only nine years old." - TRX featured in The Times, in an article about the trend of hiring personal trainers for children.
"The TRX suspension system is a total-body workout that uses only your body weight, making it perfect for beginners and experienced athletes alike. There are endless exercises you can do and the difficulty of each exercise can be adjusted by changing the angle of your body and the amount of assistance you rely on from the straps. The suspension system forces you to engage your core, improving your balance and agility." - TRX on espnW.com. Read the full story here.
"TRX has created a TRX Rip Training program specifically for the needs of lacrosse players, targeted towards youth, high school and college players. The soon-to-be released workout will star Baum alongside youth athletes and is ultimately designed to help players increase rotational power, total-body agility and left/right balance for peak on-field performance." - TRX featured in Inside Lacrosse.
“Ideal for smaller setups, this extremely versatile system offers the ultimate bodyweight workout. Just switch your body position to make the exercises as tough as you want them to be. The Kit includes a Suspension Trainer, door and suspension anchors and a complete exercise guide.” - TRX featured in Muscle & Fitness: Hers’ “Build Your Best Home Gym Ever.”
"The TRX Suspension Training System is an invaluable tool for triathletes because of its emphasis on single-leg training and stability -- two things we multisporters need to prevent injury and improve athletically."
Try this 15-minute workout for runners from Triathlete Magazine February 2014.
"One of the hardest things about trying to stay in shape in January is that gyms are packed with fellow resolution makers—plus, there's that whole going-out-in-the-cold thing. Why not work out in the comfort of your living room? I really like using the TRX for at-home workouts because the Suspension Trainer works your core and allows for flexibility in your workouts. Still, I needed a little extra help, so I asked the folks at TRX to build a custom 15-minute workout for us. And they did!"- TRX featured in Glamour Magazine.
“The TRX Suspension Trainer is the single greatest piece of equipment that you can use for developing strength. It can be set up anywhere and uses your own bodyweight for resistance. To take things to the next level, also consider the TRX Rip Trainer.
The Rip Trainer is one of the few pieces of equipment that focuses on rotation strength and core stability, which are huge components for being a strong paddler. Just like the Suspension Trainer, it’s very easy to set up. Do not use the Rip Trainer for simulating the paddling stroke, as it loads the stroke in the wrong phase and could actually lead to you becoming a poorer paddler.”- TRX featured in SUP the Mag’s “Setting Up A Home Gym: A Paddler’s Guide” January 2014.
"Randy Hetrick has become a role model in the fitness industry. He is internationally renowned for inventing the TRX Suspension Trainer and being the founder and CEO of TRX, one of the top, growing million-dollar empires in sports and fitness. Hetrick's TRX is a multi-domain training brand that incorporates his scholarly and Navy SEAL expertise with new state-of-the-art training products and exercise programs plus various offerings for professional trainers, physical therapists, and fitness-minded individuals, as well as police, firefighters, military and athletes. It's certainly redefining the application of bodyweight training amongst thousands." - TRX CEO Randy Hetrick featured in American Fitness.
“TRX training takes bodyweight exercises up a notch. The portable straps allow you to use gravity to your advantage and provide resistance and also assistance to help you tailor tough workouts to your individual needs. Sure, it's a strength workout, but the balance and flexibility benefits are not to be ignored.” TRX featured in The Huffington Post’s Most Popular Workouts Of 2013.
"Could your own bodyweight be the only weight needed to build strength and get a great workout? The TRX Suspension Trainer makes a strong case for "yes." With two adjustable straps that can be hung from either a mounted bar or a door frame, this highly-portable piece of training equipment proves that nothing fancy is required for a tough workout. And since it relies on an individual's bodyweight for resistance, exercises can be easily manipulated to suit a variety of fitness levels on the fly. To get your feet wet, here are eight TRX exercises to try in a quick circuit that will work the entire body." - TRX Featured in the Huffington Post.
"Trim on the go with TRX, the packable strap-and-handle suspension system. You lift and lower your body, sculpting curves from every angle." - TRX Featured in SELF Magazine.
"As a Navy SEAL for 14 years, Hetrick missed the elite training facilities back home while deployed overseas. To stay in shape, he first came up with the suspension trainer as 'an accidental invention of necessity,' he recalls. 'I happened to have an old jiu-jitsu belt, so I tied a knot, threw it over a door, and started doing one-arm rows.'" TRX CEO and Inventor Randy Hetrick featured on SHAPE.com's "The Faces Behind Your Favorite Fitness Classes"
"Want to exercise like the pros? Now you can, with TRX Suspension Training. The majority of athletes in major North American sports put it to use as 27 of the 32 NFL teams employ it, 26 of the 30 NBA teams — and every MLB team. We tested it out for ourselves and also chatted with TRX CEO and former Navy SEAL Randy Hetrick to find out all of the details. If you’re looking to build up your core strength and don’t want to buy an entire home gym, this is a great option for you." - Ask Men reviews the TRX Training.
"Invented by a Navy SEAL who needed a lightweight trainer to use on deployment, the strap-and-handle-based TRX gets you strong with deliberate, difficult movements. Don't buy it? The SEALs do; TRX is a key part of the unit's workout regimen." - TRX featured in the 2013 WIRED "Does a body good" Guiltless Gift Guide.
“A comprehensive training tool in its own right, a suspension trainer is also the ultimate workout accessory. ‘Attach one to your power rack to instantly accommodate 100 bodyweight exercises of varying difficulties,’ says Jack. Suspension trainers are also ultra portable, making them ideal for working out on the road.” - TRX featured in Men’s Health’s “Countdown to the Holidays,” December, 2013.
Read the full story here.
"The diversity of the TRX training device has continued to increase each year since it exploded in the fitness world a few years ago. The TRX just keeps getting better as more creative users post videos and the company, TRX Training, strives to build state of the art programming for trainers, professional athletes, military special operation personnel and many others throughout the fitness spectrum."
Read the full story here.
"'As a SEAL Team officer, I made a point to always be forthright and truthful with my guys. The activities we were involved in might literally kill you if things went wrong. Given that, I believed that all teammates were owed the full score, not some edited version of the details. SEALs want and expect that from their leaders, and they’re equipped to deal with it.'" - Former Navy SEAL and TRX CEO Randy Hetrick featured in Forbes.
"The Small Business Association says that nearly 1 in 10 of all American businesses are owned by veterans. And many of those veteran business owners often hire other vets.[Randy] Hetrick, for example, has at least 20 veterans on staff -- about 20% of his workforce -- because he knows they're accountable, resourceful and can work well with teams." - TRX CEO Randy Hetrick featured on CNN Money.
"He can be seen looking rather hunky and showing off an impressively tones stomach, even if his abs are hidden under a T-shirt, while pulling back on some sort of fitness device (don't ask us what it's called, we don't spend nearly enough time in the gym!). -TRX and One Directions' Liam Payne featured in Daily Mirror.
Also, that "fitness device" is TRX.
"Veterans participated in a TRX suspension class Thursday night, learning about endurance and strength training along with networking, contributing to a veteran support system and making new friends." - TRX featured on WKTV Utica.
Watch the video to see how TRX classes assist vets in more ways than maintaining military-level fitness.
"When asked about the importance of company culture, [TRX CEO Randy] Hetrick sounded very much like the Special Ops soldier he once was. 'We view our company culture as the glue that holds the many different pieces of our team together. Our culture provides the strength and foundation to operate as a high performing team all around the world.'” - TRX CEO Randy Hetrick featured on CEO.com.
"These exercises work your upper and lower body from multiple angles, targeting every muscle and replicating how you move in real life. That means you won't just get slimmer and stronger all over—you'll also perform better and be less prone to injury. Plus, because you'll need to maintain balance (the straps are wobbly), each move works your core and even your smaller stabilizing muscles. Trust us: It won't be long before you're obsessed with the TRX too." - TRX featured on Shape.com.
Get seven TRX moves to erase every bulge from SHAPE here.
“'She’s my idol,' said Thompson, 32, who began working with McKenzie in January of last year. He said she can do some exercises nearly twice as fast as clients who are 30 years her junior. 'She is the perfect client. She’s my oldest client, of about 30, and she’s the only one I have to tell all the time to slow down.'" - The UT San Diego story of a 100-year-old widow who incorporates TRX into her daily exercise.
"One of the star's favorite workouts is something any of us can do at home and it's actually affordable--get ripped with the TRX Suspension Trainer. Stars like Jennifer Lopez, Victoria's Secret models Alessandra Ambrosio and Bar Refaeli, along with tennis superstar Maria Sharapova all rely on this bodyweight exercise to get in the more awesome shape." - TRX Featued in Access Hollywood.
"Whatever your fitness goals, this workout system can accommodate anyone from senior citizens with injuries to Olympic-level athletes. Plus, it’s portable. The trademark black and yellow straps can be used in the gym, at home or even on the road." - TRX Featured on Livestrong.com.
"Wohlfarth, who’s been a personal trainer at Mountainside Fitness for two years, explained that combining TRX and Pilates seemed like a natural fit. 'I took the TRX [Suspension Trainer®] and combined it with my favorite Pilates moves,' she said. 'It worked out very well.' The class description states: 'We balance the instability of the TRX system with the grounded work of Pilates, to have the perfect complement for one another.'" - TRX featured in Club Solutions Magazine.
"If the weight room is about as familiar to you as a space station, TRX is going to be your new strength training best friend. This cool suspension workout has you exerting multiple muscles as you use the resistance of your own body to get strong. But before you dive right in, Crunch fitness manager Mitch Rice breaks down the basics of this effective exercise. Come see how it works!" - TRX featured in Teen Voque.
Our boy Brian Stann--former UFC star and US Marine--featured in the September, 2013 issue of Muscle and Fitness Magazine, reveals the secrets to his elite training and he throws a few TRX moves into this workout.
"You'd think it would be a thrill for (TRX CEO Randy) Hetrick to see a TRX in the hands of MLB slugger Matt Holliday, the NFL's Drew Brees, or UFC veteran Brian Stann, but he gets more satisfaction from the men and women in uniform who use the TRX in forward operating bases in Afghanistan or at security posts in the flatlands of Syria." - TRX and Randy Hetrick featured in the October/November issue of UFC 360.
Also, try the ARMed Forces Workout featuring three TRX superset's here.
"Tap into the full range of what your gym has to offer and you'll optimize every minute of your sweat session...TRX Suspension Trainers are super versatile. Nail the basics with push-ups and body rows." - TRX featured in Women's Health Magazine, October 2013.
"Mixing TRX with Yoga is one of our favorite new fitness hybrids. The Suspension Training system of TRX both supports and challenges many yoga postes, helping you deepen the stretch while working your entire body," says TRX CORE member and POPSUGAR Fitness contributor Anna Renderer.
This video features five TRX Yoga moves to challenge your core, stretch your back and tone your arms.
"While it’s common knowledge that Driscoll teams up with medical experts and scientists to create unique workout regimes for each player, the Liverpool team as a whole is put through its paces with TRX.
TRX is essentially a concentrated and high-intensity form of training that helps build massive core strength and the kind of stamina needed for players to go the full 90 in high gear. The use of unique positions and movements has been found to deliver truly explosive results, while at the same time improving flexibility and significantly lowering the risk of common football related injuries." - TRX and Liverpool FC featured in Kopworld.
Cick here to read more about how TRX helped LFC come back for the new season in the best shape ever.
"TRX Suspended Pull-up: It's similar to the lat pulldown, with one major advantage: You're working to pull yourself up, rather than pull a bar down, which makes this move more functional and better prepares you for the real thing." - TRX featured in Women's Health, September 2013.
"Sure, you can move a lot of weight in the gym. But can you haul yourself over a car, launch yourself over a wall, or swing across 10 feet of monkey bars? That's the kind of real-world strength you'll build in just 4 weeks with the workouts on this poster--whether you plan to compete in this year's Urbanathlon or not, says Chris Frankel, PH.D.(c), an exercises physiologist and the director of human performance for TRX Training." - TRX Featured in Men's Health Magazine, July/August 2013.
"The idea behind TRX is that with just two looped straps--as embroidered a craze as there is--you can hit all the marks of a full-body workout in limited space (in your living room, on the road) and time." - TRX featured in GQ, August 2013. Check out the writer's three favorite TRX moves, and the new, silly names he gave them.
The grand prize winner of the TRX Drew Brees Sweepstakes flew down to San Diego to meet Drew Brees and go through an elite-level workout with Brees, his trainer Todd Durkin and surprise guest Brandon Sproles. See how it all went down from KUSI at the 2:25 mark.
"Utilizing gravity, the TRX Suspension Training system puts a new spin on bodyweight exercises by adding an element of stability and balance...By strengthening all of those muscles that often get neglected during swim, bike and run training, this workout will not only help prevent injury; it might make you faster too." -TRX featured in Triathlete Magazine, August 2013.
"Randy Hetrick may not be a household name but there's a very good chance that you will have one of his products at home (or at the gym). Hetrick is the man behind the TRX and Rip Trainer. Here, the former Navy SEAL tells us where he got his inspiration from and where the world of TRX is heading." - TRX featured in Ultra-FIT, July 2013, including a TRX Rip Training workout.
Read the full story here.
"The TRX system--a strap-based suspension trainer--is now being used by Liverpool FC. The club's head of fitness and science Ryan Morgans explains how Gerrard, Lucas, Sturridge & Co. will use it." - TRX featured in FourFourTwo Performance.
Check out the full LFC workout here.
"Your mind’s going to be expanded. You’re going to have multiple systems challenging your body; we’re going to work on speed, strength, balance coordination and overall athleticism. So be prepared for a challenging workout, a novel workout and, most importantly, a fun workout.” -TRX Rip Trainer featured in New Day Northwest.
"So if it’s good enough to keep a SEAL fit enough to fight bad guys, then it can keep an actor in shape for looking good on-screen and carrying suitcases full of shoes." Game of Thrones Star Sibel Kekilli’s tells AskMen.com why she uses the TRX Suspension Trainer to stay fit on the road and at home. Read the full article here.
"Get your body in blockbuster shape with a little help from the A-list. Josh Strolz, fitness coach at London's Equinox gym, picks the powerhouse exercises that will release your inner action hero." - Check out this TRX Hollywood Workout featured in British GQ.
"Sprinting requires a powerful arm drive, with the shoulders (front and rear deltoids) playing a key role, a strong core, that will withstand the torque generated by the sprinting action, powerful hip flexors to pull the legs to drive across the running surface. We designed this TRX workout to target all these muscles and more in the most sprint-specific way we could think of." - TRX featured in ultra-FIT Magazine, June 2013.
“'It’s great for triathletes because we are linear athletes, and weak stabilizer muscles get us into trouble. Using body weight resistance gets those hard to work muscles.' As an added bonus, TRX or resistance bands can be used at home and travel easy."- Read the full article here.
"Although ususally marked as a training method to enhance athletic performance and metabolic conditioning, suspension exercise can improve functional capabilities in older adults, including those whose levels of function are significantly reduced. Of particular interest is lowering fall risk among the elderly." - TRX featured in IDEA Fitness Journal, May 2013.
Read the article and check out a TRX workout for seniors here.
"TRX®, the industry leader in functional training and creator of Suspension Training® bodyweight exercise, now introduces its most innovative commercial business solutions ever. TRX commercial business solutions offer four levels of support so that commercial facilities of any size can make their relationship with TRX official and enjoy best-in-class marketing and programming support." TRX featured in American Fitness.
“TRX is unique because of the focus it places on full body interaction – engaging mind, body and spirit. ‘I think there is an element of mental and emotional engagement that should be incorporated into a physical workout, otherwise you’re just plodding through the exercises. You miss the whole point because you should be exercising the mind, body and spirit all at once. TRX offers all of that,’ Hetrick Continues.” TRX CEO and Inventor, Randy Hetrick, featured in Eyes In Magazine.
"Don't eliminate strength training entirely; just go easy on the heavy stuff. Kropelnicki likes his more naturally muscular athletes to focus their gym work on functional strength, such as exercises using a TRX, to maintain their resilience to injury." - TRX featured in Inside Triathlon.
Click here for the full workout.
"While I soiled the ground with a puddle of sweat, Julissa incorporated a set of plyometric exercises... which sort of made me feel like an Olympian on the rings." -TRX featured on Ask Men.
Check out this workout featuring strength and conditioning coach John Chaimberg and UFC fighter Mike Ricci, featured on Ask Men. Read the full article here.
"Suspension training is growing in popularity for a reason: the kit is portable and easy to set up, and it can be adjusted to suit anyone from a first-time gym-goer to a Navy SEAL. It also provides a seriously effective core workout because you're forced to stabilise yourself during every move." - TRX featured in Men's Fitness UK, May 2013.
“I think a lot of cyclists worry that if they go in a gym, they’re going to bulk up and put weight on. Road riding is all about being as light as possible but, provided you know what you’re doing and doing it right, then this is probably one of the, if not the best tool for road riders to increase their stabilization and their strength endurance.” Read the full story in Cycling Fitness here.
IHRSA 2013 is right around the corner. Join the energy of the TRX team and test our latest training products, workout programs and education courses. Come hang out with the creators of the TRX® Suspension Trainer and the TRX® Rip Trainer, and discover why elite athletes, top training professionals, and fitness enthusiasts are all getting hooked!
"The TRX Pro Suspension Training Kit is the company's most comprehensive package for profession trainers." - TRX featured in "What's New" of Club Business International, March 2013.
"The Rip Trainer has been very beneficial to my clients and in my classes. I love the element of rotation and resistance working together, which is otherwise very hard to attain. Also, it is great for clients who need to keep the heart rate up but can't physically handle the pounding and wear and tear of running or plyometric training. Although the benefits of the Rip Trainer are notable, the TRX suspension trainer is in a class by itself. Thankfully, these two pieces work beautifully in concert." - TRX Rip Trainer reviewed in the Examiner, March 2013.
"Fitness from your phone. The TRX FORCE Super App is a 12-week progressive tactical-conditioning program suitable for all leves of fitness. It is designed to help users safely develop strength, power and core stability. The app includes an exercise library with different levels of progression and tips for each exercise, a randomized workout selector, agility drills, benchmarking tests, integrated countdown timers and a detailed reference section." -The TRX FORCE Super App featured in IDEA Fitness Journal, March 2013.
"Michael Strahan trains five days a week with a whole-body circuit that incorporates vertical and horizontal push and pull movements, a mix of hip-and-knee dominant exercises, rotational movements and core work." - LIVE with Kelly and Michael co-host and former NFL player Michael Strahan featured with TRX in Men's Fitness, March 2013.
His Friday workout incorporates TRX:
4x5 TRX Squat Jumps
4x10 TRX Single Leg Squat
4x10 TRX Glute Bridge
4x10 TRX Triceps Push-up
4x10 TRX Row
45-60 sec. TRX Side Plank
TRX CEO Randy Hetrick featured on Bloomberg TV's Bloomberg West to talk about how TRX is using technology to help spread their brand, on February 7, 2013.
"It's a definite 'do.' My favorite part of the workout--and what sets it apart from traditional strength training--is the way every movement cues you to tighten your core. It's like doing a ton of crunches without actually doing any crunches" - TRX featured as a "Boredom Busting Workout" in MORE Magazine, February 2013.
"No costly memberships, no sweaty strangers--it's no surprise that people with home gyms are 73 percent more likely to get active than those without one. We polled 10 top trainers for the key pieces of equipment to welcome home." - TRX featured in the first-ever Women's Health Magazine Fitness Awards, March 2013.
"With this portable gym, you can even burn calories without leaving the office. Mount the suspension anchor to a door or a tree (if you exercise outside) and start following the 15-and 30-minute workout videos." - TRX Featured in Organic Spa Magazine, January 2013.
"Get a full-body workout using your own body weight to build lean muscle and inscrease flexibility and endurance. Originally designed for Navy SEALs, the TRX is the apparatus of choice for MMA fighters and pro athletes (like past MF cover guy Drew Brees). This all-in-one kit comes with the suspension trainer plus anchor points for indoor and outdoor workouts." - TRX featured in Men's Fitness, February 2013.
"On October 6 and 7, during San Francisco Fleet Week, 24 Hour Fitness and TRX teamed up to offer fitness challenges and classes to honor U.S. military and the San Francisco Police Department. Nearly 250 personnel participated, making it the largest TRX workout to date."
"Randy Hetrick has transformed an old jiu-jitsu belt and some surplus parachute webbing into a worldwide fitness phenomenon." - TRX and CEO Randy Hetrick featured in Club Business International January 2013.
“If you hate doing situps or planks, stop. There are many other ways to work your abs, including training them while you focus on a different muscle group. Here are three ways to get a tighter core without spending any extra time on it.” TRX featured in Men’s Fitness January 2013.
"Recently, two of the industry's leading companies -- 24 Hour Fitness USA, based in San Ramon, California, and TRX, based in San Francisco -- joined forces ro raise $6,600 for the Semper Fi Fund, which provides financial support for injured and critically ill members of the U.S. armed forces and their families."
-TRX Featured in the December issue of Club Business International.
“You’ll be hardpressed to find an elite-level MMA gym without at least one set of black and yellow TRX straps hanging from the rafters, because before you can gain control of your opponent’s body, you must first be able to control your own.”
TRX featured in the Winter 2013 issue of UFC Fit Magazine.
"Shah Rukh is being taught TRX by his trainers Prashant and Rohan Sawant. Khan’s body is being trained differently and is being seasoned to withstand more pressures and pain during the heavy action driven Rohit Shetty fight sequence. TRX is far more complicated and tougher than normal weight training procedures and will ensure SRK can go through more rigorous session."
Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan is turning to TRX to get that perfect physic for his next film "Chennai Express" in Emirates 24/7.
"Most workout gear is bulky, heavy, hard to transport and difficult to assemble. This system comes bundled in a small mesh bag ready to set up at home or on the go, combining cardio, yoga and pilates for a full body workout. Need inspiration? Skip the DVD programs; the six instructional workouts created by TRX are accessible via the web."
TRX featured in the Sports Illustrated 2012 Holiday Gift Guide.
"An option for for the Fire Department is the TRX Suspension Training System. Suspension Training maybe an answer to your department’s budget, but it may also answer the need of your fire fighters with functional strength and maintenance requirement." -
TRX featured on PoliceLink, November 2012
“Amazing how much of a workout you can get just by hanging onto something. Anchor the home version of this nylon-strap-based rig to a beam or a door –a sturdy door –and get hundreds of different exercises by pulling yourself upward, inward, and so-on-ward.” -
TRX: Six things to know before trying a class. TRX is a full-body strength workout that utilizes a person’s own body weight instead of relying on machines or dumbbells. Taylor Polli, a personal trainer and TRX instructor at Crunch gym, compares the workout to a simple version of Reformer Pilates or anti-gravity yoga. “Although this is whole-body suspension training, you use your core for all 45 minutes of the class.”
While TRX classes seem to lean heavier on the male side, it’s just as female friendly—especially for the work it does on your abs. If you’ve always wondered what a class is like, here are a few things to keep in mind before giving it a shot.
“Apart from protecting our lives and our freedom, the SEALs have also managed to provide us with one of the hottest pieces of fitness equipment ever: The TRX Suspension Trainer.” TRX featured in the September 2012 edition of Muscle & Fitness.
“You won’t see this in competition, of course, but plenty of athletes made it to London with help from this new tool from TRX.” The TRX Rip Trainer featured in Men’s Health Online, Coolest New Gear from the Olympics.
The weight room is like a second home for athletes. While that training time is necessary, let’s face it – it can also get a little stale.
Let us help you mix up your routine with unique and fun (but not easy) workouts that build strength, speed and power.
Our series kicks off with TRX Suspension Training guided by Ed Williams, director of continuing education for Peak Performance in New York City.
What it is and how it helps: The TRX Suspension Trainer is a portable training tool that latches onto a door or around a post. The tool relies on your bodyweight to build balanced strength and power – as opposed to having one area of the body become overly dominant, which often leads to injuries.
The test: Sheepshead Bay (Brooklyn, N.Y.) rising senior Danito Dixon is one of the fastest sprinters in New York City. He won the Public Schools Athletic League title in the 100 meters in June.
And he’s plenty hungry to get faster. That’s why he was up for challenging his body through a TRX workout.
Watch him in action, and find out how you can perform the TRX exercises below to improve your game.
Row With Reverse Fly
Strengthens lats and upper back; improves arm drive
Stand with feet together holding TRX handles at sides
Walk feet under straps and lean back on heels with arms extended in front of chest
Pull body forward, then extend arms out to form a “T”
Bring hands together and lower to start
Keep chest up and core tight; maintain alignment during motion; squeeze shoulderblades together when forming “T”
Perform for 30 seconds
Single-Leg Split Squat
Strengthens glutes, hamstrings and quads; develops lower-body muscle symmetry; improves foot stability
Place right foot in TRX strap
Lower body over left leg with control so hip, knee and ankle form 90-degree angle
Explosively drive right leg up, pulling knee forward; simultaneously bring left arm forward and right arm back to mimic sprinting arm motion
Perform for specified reps then switch to opposite leg
Avoid leaning body forward and performing exercise on toes; keep hip, knee and ankle aligned when descending; squeeze glutes at top of movement
Perform 3 sets of 10-12 reps
Pushup With Knee Tuck
Builds lower abdominal strength
Place both feet in TRX straps and assume pushup position
Lower chest to floor; simultaneously push back up while pulling knees toward chest
Perform 3 sets of 10-12 reps
Sarah Gearhart, USA TODAY High School
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“Natalie’s bread-and-butter during a race is her start and turn, so we incorporate a lot of explosive movements in her workouts to optimize it. The TRX training system gives us a great way to achieve this.” TRX featured in Muscle & Fitness Hers, July 2012.
“Whether your dad is a flawless physical specimen or a huffer-and-puffer who really wants to be able to handle stairs again, this portable performance training tool from TRX can be used for hundreds of different exercises.”- Mystyle.com Father’s Day Gift Guide 2012
“Trainers swear by it, your coworker raves about it, and the TRX classes at your gym are always packed. Suspension Training is officially a fitness craze, and for a good reason: It’s super-effective it offers hundreds of exercise options, and because the gear is portable, you can do it anywhere.” TRX featured in SHAPE Magazine June 2012.
“You bought a TRX with good reason: It’s light weight, portable, and unlike any other equipment in the gym. If you’ve mastered the basics of suspension training, here are three difficult-to-master TRX moves that will stimulate new gains, and remind you why you bought the thing in the first place”-Click here to read more.
How do top trainers like Todd Durkin (see video above) stay in demand year after year? By keeping a close eye on the most cutting-edge equipment and training.
Now you can train your clients and athletes using the same innovative techniques as Todd by signing up for the latest TRX Professional Education Course on Rip Training. This eight-hour hands-on course is geared specifically for trainers who want to integrate Rip Training into their clients’ training, regardless of whether your focus is on general fitness, sports performance or injury prevention. Completion of the course will teach participants how to safely and effectively use the Rip Trainer.
Created by Pete Holman, a two-time US National Tae Kwon Do champion, Physical Therapist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and current TRX Director of Education for Rip Training, the Rip Trainer uses the asymmetrical loading of the resistance cord to constantly challenge one’s balance and force maximum muscle recruitment. The Rip Trainer allows users to develop explosive power and rotational movements in all three planes of motion, so it’s perfect for athletes who want to drive the golf ball further or ace a tennis serve or for clients who want to train ADLs such as picking up the kids with ease.
“Successfully integrating Rip Training into a program will allow clients to not only develop rotational power, strength and core stability but also get the intense metabolic workout they are looking for,” says Holman. “Adding the Rip Trainer to fitness programs will yield impressive results for clients, and taking the Rip Training Course will enhance the ability to train others.”
With over 400,000 fitness professionals in the US (according to IDEA Heath & Fitness Association), it’s important to differentiate yourself from the competition in order to continue attracting new clients and/or athletes. Attending the Rip Trainer Course will allow you to stay up-to-date with your education and make you a valuable commodity in the training world.