TRX Suspension Training
Originally used by Navy Seals (so you know it packs a powerful punch), TRX training involves a pair of durable nylon bands that — you guessed it — are suspended from wherever you can hang them. TRX'ers use their own body weight to provide resistance, control the intensity of each exercise, and gain strength. D.C. studios have been steadily adding TRX to their schedules, and these three picks really up the ante.
D.C.’s Reformation Fitness offers a double whammy of both TRX and kettlebell training (the ball-shaped weight with handles that challenges your muscles to stabilize as you swing it). If this class doesn’t leave you sore, consider yourself truly fit.
Reformation Fitness, 1302 9th Street NW, First Floor; 202-813-3647.
Rockville’s extendYoga offers small TRX/bootcamp circuit classes (12 people, max) at various times throughout the year. You can look forward to toned muscles and increased core stability from the combo of TRX training and bootcamp exercises, like sit-ups and push-ups. Everyone from fitness pros to former couch potatoes are encouraged to attend.
extendYoga, 12106 Wilkins Avenue, North Bethesda; 301-881-3330.
The highlight at Ashburn’s NuFit Studio is the TRX HIIT (that’s high-intensity internal training) class, where participants perform exercises to near-exhaustion for specific intervals, with or without rest in between. Oh yeah, and you’re doing TRX, too. Can you say difficult?
NuFit Studio, 44710 Cape Court, #210, Ashburn; 703-328-6418.
Photo: Courtesy of Reformation Fitness
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