Terri Dowie is our very own Assistant Director of FitLife and workout guru extraordinaire. Each quarter she gives us the low-down on a fitness trend/topic.
You’ve heard people buzzing about suspension training, but you are unsure what it is all about. Something with straps and contraptions…seems a bit scary.
Do not fear! Suspension training is anything but scary, it is a revolutionary form of bodyweight exercise using fitness equipment called a Suspension Trainer (the most popular one on the market is the TRX). Suspension Trainers allow you to perform natural movements and exercises to build strength, lose weight, and tone up.
Suspension training can be adapted for people of all abilities, from absolute beginners to elite athletes. These trainers are essentially length adjustable straps which can be temporarily fixed to an anchor point to allow you to harness your body weight against gravity and carry out exercises in a suspended state. Suspension Training is a superb form of functional training which maximizes strength development, and endurance. Combined with cardiovascular exercise and dedicated strength training a superb way to have a well-rounded routine.
- Trains the entire body and build strength
- Excellent core conditioning and abdominal workout
- Easily adapted to all fitness levels
- Builds functional strength
- Easy set up and portable
Want to learn more? Sign up for one of our FitLife classes: TRX or Total Body Circuit.
Suspension training equipment can be found in our Wellness Studio (downstairs RIMAC). Come in during our “Ask the Trainer” hours : Tuesdays and Thursdays 8–11pm. A FitLife Personal Trainer is in ‘the Studio’, ready to help you, and its FREE!