I have been asked a few times about TRX. It is something I have been doing since the Fall and I love it. I take a TRX class twice a week at Pride MMA in OKC. After each 25 minute class I also do some mixed marital arts. Kickboxing one day and Self Defense the other. I never knew I had anger issues, but tell me to hit or kick something as hard as I can and I guess my pent up angst comes out. RBB is scared that the self defense might be used on him one day, by accident of course. He has visions of casually coming up to me, putting his arm around me and having my instinct kick in and him ending up on the ground.
But back to TRX…TRX was developed by Navy Seals – enough said right? It’s strength training that also helps develop your balance, flexibility and core stability. You use your own body weight and can increase or decrease the difficulty based on your positioning, so everyone in the class can work to their level.
I asked my friend, and coach, Jessica to model some moves so you could see what it’s all about.
(a very painful) Squat (that requires more balance than I have)
I really can’t recommend TRX enough. I love that you use your own body weight and that every exercise works your core. I know, this all sounds like a commercial. I’m not meaning it that way…or maybe I am. Who knows. I just like it and wanted to share. If this unintentional infomercial sold you on trying TRX, check out Pride Mixed Martial Arts in Oklahoma City. I clearly am a fan of the adult classes, and Bonham loves his classes and all of his coaches.
If you aren’t in OKC, well…too bad for you. No, I’m kidding. I am sure a quick Google search could locate some gyms in your area. You can also do TRX at home, but please make sure someone installs the anchors very, very securely…I don’t want anyone falling on their face. Or, as we talk about in class, of you are going to fall, please try and catch it on video so we can all see it.