TRX has become an indispensable piece of equipment for Personal Trainers and class teachers, allowing for a huge diversity of exercises to be utilised from one piece of equipment. At KXU TRX is utilised in many classes including the TRX Urban Suspension Training, Meta-KX, HIIT & Run and is sometimes utilised in The Games. In the TRX Urban Suspension Training classes, specifically, it allows a large number of class participants to train efficiently and safely in the studio space and makes it very easy for the class instructor to correct technique faults and give demonstrations that the whole class can see and follow. Alongside the timetabled classes at KXU, TRX is also regularly used as a tool by the personal trainers taking 1-2-1 resistance sessions in the studio.
Calisthenics – A concept that bodybuilders probably shun. I say ‘probably’ because the fitness landscape looks very different now than it did 20 years ago. You can’t help but notice the numerous modalities that have come into the picture. I was one of the ‘meatheads’ that stuck to the traditional ‘bro-split’ routines that the usual gym-goer subjects themselves to – chest and triceps; back and biceps; shoulders and legs. Until 2011, when I was first introduced to the TRX at Virgin Active.
Far from the old fashion cliché yoga classes where pan pipes and dolphin noises are played alongside meditative movements (asanas); mindful exercise is now widely accessible; put simply it is movement which applies skill, focus and learning, all of which may offer a combination of powerful outcomes for your brain and body.
Tell us a little bit about yourself, your background and how you got into fitness.
ARE YOU INCLUDING ENOUGH UNILATERAL WORK IN YOUR TRAINING?