TRX Suspension Training

You don’t have to be an athlete to train like a pro. People at all fitness levels can benefit from TRX Suspension Training classes offered at Fairfax County RECenters.

The workout system is made up of three adjustable nylon straps attached to a metal ring. It leverages gravity and your bodyweight to perform hundreds of exercises to develop strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously. You control the level of personal challenge because you can adjust your body position to add or decrease resistance. Read More >>

“It’s a great way to get toned, stay fit and burn calories,” said certified TRX Suspension Training instructor John Quackenbush during a class at Cub Run RECenter. “I do it two times a week to do something different from weights, and my mom, who is almost 60, does it. Really anyone can do all of the exercises and progress.”

“I decided to sign up for the class because I just wanted to challenge myself and try something new; keep it interesting,” said student Heather Coxton who makes personal fitness a priority. “When I’m done, I feel like I’ve used almost every muscle, including muscles I probably didn’t even know I had,” she said with a laugh.

TRX Suspension Training was invented in 1997 by a Navy SEAL to help his squadron exercise when deployed. Randy Hetrick’s invention weighed less than three pounds and allowed service personnel to get a great workout practically anywhere, including the tight quarters of a submarine. Today it’s regularly used by military personnel, public safety workers and private citizens, and now you can get all the benefits of TRX Suspension Training through group classes at Fairfax County Park Authority RECenters.

“I would definitely recommend it because I think anyone could do it,” Coxton said. “I think it’s a good overall workout in an hour – you get in, get out and you’re done.”

For Strength and Stability, Try TRX Suspension Training

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