I’ve been teaching a TRX-Kettlebell Fusion class at the YMCA for the last few weeks. I’ve always been interested in both pieces of equipment, but I’d only used TRX in a sports conditioning class I taught while I was at Harbor Athletic Club. It didn’t take me long to put the 8-week program together, and that process made it clear how versatile and dynamic these two tools are as trainers. And it also demonstrated how in the end, simplicity wins.
Exercise, fitness, and healthy eating can be very sensitive subjects. As a practitioner, it feels like I’m talking about religion or politics. People are either really into it or they’re not. There doesn’t seem to be much of a middle ground. I don’t blame people either way because there’s a lot of information out there, there’s a lot of sales people out there, and we’re all dealing with a very personal matter – our own bodies. With all this complexity it would be easy for people to get lost or just frustrated at the idea of beginning a fitness program. And it’s the simplicity of TRX especially that really shines here.
It’s not cheap, but for $200 you can have a single piece of equipment that will challenge you in life-changing ways. No, I’m not selling any TRX straps here. I’m trying to sell the idea of an attainable goal. Spend that $200 at a club and you’ll be there for just over three months – and you still have to get your tail to the club to make it work! Spend that money on weights for the house and you’ll immediately limit the exercises you can perform. But hang these straps in your basement, in your garage, or even across a doorframe in your house and you have a full-body workout waiting for you. Every time I set up my class I wish I had “discovered” these simple yellow and black straps.
If you need a workout, send me a message and I’ll get you set up. Yes, there are also knock-off versions available. There’s also workouts all over the internet. But they either charge you or don’t email you back. I’m not charging and I promise to get your workout prescribed and updated as much as necessary. Don’t think exercise needs to be complicated. These TRX straps will have you stronger and more agile within four weeks of starting. By eight weeks you’ll feel pretty powerful and you’ll be ready to add the kettlebells. First things first: find something simple and do it really well.