Fitness Programs: TRX (+ Giveaway!)
A healthy mix of both cardio and strength training is needed in a fitness routine. So, now that we’ve looked at a few cardio options like running and Indo-Row, I want to take a look at some strength-based classes. I’m sure you’ve encountered these scary looking black and yellow straps at the gym or maybe seen them on an infomercial, and if you were unfamiliar, you may have wondered what the heck these things were for and how they work. Today we’re going to dive in to the wonderful world of TRX!
TRX is an incredible workout that I try to work in once per week. It kicks my butt every time!
Keep reading – there’ll be a giveaway at the end! And, if you haven’t entered to win a brand new pair of Brooks Launch 4s, it’s not too late!
I popped on over to Snohomish Sports Institute to chat with Paul Nicoletti, owner of SSI and TRX instructor to get the lowdown on what a TRX class is all about. But first, a little bit about Paul and his incredible credentials!
Paul was born and raised in Snohomish, Washington, and has been an athlete since he was born. He was a three sport varsity athlete in high school, but his true passion was Track and Field. It was that passion that enabled Paul to compete at the Division 1 level at Washington State University. At WSU, Paul achieved the fourth highest pole vault in school history his senior year, as well as being named WSU Track and Field Team Captain for the 2004-2005 school year. While at WSU, Paul earned a BS in Kinesiology; Movement Studies as well as a K-12 Health and Fitness Teaching certificate.
Currently, Paul is the head Track and Field coach at Snohomish High School, and specializes in teaching group speed and agility classes as well as holds certifications in USATF Level 1, Indorow instructor, TRX group fitness instructor, TRX Functional training instructor.
Paul: Total Body Resistance Exercise, or TRX, is a form of exercise that utilizes your own bodyweight as the resistance in exercise. The program was born in the Navy SEALs and develops strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously. It requires the use of the TRX Suspension Trainer [those black and yellow straps], a highly portable performance training tool that leverages gravity and the user’s body weight to complete hundreds of exercises.