Hi there Beautiful!
My name is Sarah and I’m the author at My (Mostly) Healthy Life. I’m so excited to be writing for Fit Approach. I’m a Sweat Pink Ambassador, I’m still fairly new but I’m loving every second of it so far. I’ve met some amazing women, read some amazing blogs and have been given some amazing workout advice and ideas! Since becoming a Sweat Pink Ambassador, I’ve had this feeling of wanting to help people make the most of their lives, and help convince people that living a healthy (and balanced) life not only feels amazing, but will make for more happy people! This world could use more happy people in it, no?
The first person who I am very proud to have helped is a co-worker of mine. Not only did I inspire her to quit smoking (AMAZING!), but we also decided to join a TRX Bootcamp together to help her get into shape! Today was the first actual “intense” workout that we had and I have to admit, going into this bootcamp today, I was a bit skeptical.
For those who don’t know what TRX is, it’s a suspension training system. It hangs from an “anchor point” on the TRX frame and has two handles on the bottom that you had hold onto to do upper body exercises, and they also double as foot straps for any exercises you would do on the ground.
I was skeptical because the first day we had bootcamp was last week Thursday. The thing I guess I wasn’t truly understanding was the fact that last Thursday was kind of like a baseline testing day, just to see what each person in the group is capable of. I didn’t work up any sort of crazy sweat and everyone else did. I know I workout more than the average person, but I really did think that the trainers would be able to adjust to my fitness level (or that of someone who’s never worked out before for example) and they didn’t.
So today I went into it with lower expectations than I guess I should have. Today – TRX kicked my butt. Not only did our coach push us hard today, we had three different times where we stopped and did a “conditioning drill” which actually means lots of jumping jacks, burpees and squats. Basically, it was what last week was missing and what caused me to sweat profusly most of the whole hour.
I’m not sure how popular TRX is currently, but I do know that it’s increasing in popularity quickly. I first remember seeing TRX on The Biggest Loser when they had lost a challenge and weren’t allowed to workout indoors, they used a TRX, strapped it to a tree and did full body workouts that way. I was impressed, but it wasn’t until the next year that I had seen them really take off.
I’ve been in the fitness industry for almost 8 years and have seen a lot of things, and TRX is something that has been around for a good chunk of time. I haven’t been training with TRX very long at all, but I can honestly say already that this is a workout that you need to try! Not only will you increase your exercise knowledge, but you may also lose a couple inches. Who doesn’t want that?
Feel free to Google TRX or visit www.trxtraining.com and check out any local facilities in your area to see if they offer TRX bootcamps. Like I said, it’s becoming very popular so a lot of gyms now offer the bootcamp option.
I am going to be one sore gal tomorrow, but bring it on. What doesn’t kill me only makes me stronger, right? :).