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Beauty and the Beach: Our Boot Camp for Shoring Up

Firm up. A few weeks of circuit-training classes at the new TRX Training Center in Russian Hill should do the trick. The 55-minute nonstop full-body workout promises quick results and focuses on supporting your own body weight via a suspension trainer. Drop-in class $20; five classes $90; 1650 Pacific Ave., 415-655-4797. Read full article >>

Lose pounds using your own body weight

The TRX is a suspension trainer where a person uses their body weight to workout, making things easier or more difficult depending on their fitness level. It is 12 feet of nylon-webbed straps that can be attached to a pole, tree trunk, door, or any other study weight bearing base using different anchors. The TRX as a whole weighs less than 2 pounds and can be set up in under a minute making it an incredibly mobile fitness device. Users can do over 250 different exercises on the TRX. Watch The Video >>

Functional Fitness – TRX Suspension Training

When it comes to functional fitness, nothing compares to the TRX Suspension Training System.
The TRX Suspension Trainer is the first performance training apparatus that facilitates an enormous range of body weight training movements for the entire body – training in 3-D is the ultimate in functional fitness. The TRX provides an edge over conventional training methods due to the implementation of multiple muscle groups all at once opposed to one (sometimes two) muscle groups. The TRX Suspension Trainer improves strength, core stability, flexibility, balance, biomechanics, and range of motion. The unique combination of body-weight-based training equipment and exercises is the first of its kind. It focuses on the body as a completely integrated structural system, which, until TRX, no other piece of equipment has done. Read full article >>

The Weekend Guide: What to Do This Weekend

Hang in there and SWEAT at the TRX Training Center. What: New Pac Heights state-of-the-art workout facility utilizes suspension training designed by a former Navy SEAL. Why: It’s suspension of disbelief. Read full article >>

Get Suspended While You Travel

When you’re on the road you can’t always get to a gym, but that doesn’t mean you should throw in the towel when it comes to exercising. Do what Mary J. Blige does while traveling, and bring along a TRX suspension Home Training Kit ($170). It’s a two-pound strap and handle weight-training system you can easily pack in your suitcase. Just attach it to a door or other sturdy base and you’ll strengthen and tone your muscles by lifting and lowering your own body weight. Beverly Hills trainer Gregg Miele uses it to train both Mary and the fabulously fit Jennifer Lopez is also a fan. They’re not the only lovers of this piece of equipment. When she’s not in the pool, Olympic swimmer Christine Magnuson uses TRX to strength train, since she doesn’t always have access to a weight room. To see a video of how she uses the TRX, Read full article >>

Class Act: TRX Training Center

It is the new year and I have decided to try some new things — one being new ways to workout. My most recent experiment was a TRX class. TRX is a suspension training program designed to work every large muscle group. The training center offers three different hour-long classes: Body Blast, Basic Training, and Power Stretch. I took an early morning Basic Training class and left with my upper body already aching… Read full article >>