Good Morning my Fit Friends!  I want to share my TRX experience with you.  Have you heard of it?  Do you know what it is?  If you’re familiar with it I bet you love it just like me.  If you haven’t been introduced to it, well it’s about time!  By definition, TRX is suspension training.

What is Suspension Training?
Suspension Training bodyweight exercise builds all body strength, flexibility and your core at the same time.   It’s origin is in the Navy Seals, lucky us!
I’ve always had a love for fitness.  My fitness journey began 22 years ago with Jane Fonda, oh my!  My workouts have certainly evolved throughout the years.  I think the new trends in fitness are amazing.  To keep things interesting, I’m always looking for new ways to workout.
About a year ago I had seen that my gym brought in TRX.  I didn’t quite know what it was, but the poster looked enticing.  Suspension training requires that you “suspend”, therefore you need an anchor point.  This gym had no overhead anchors to offer a class, but there was another option.  Hire a personal trainer and have private lessons.  I have to tell you, the first time I did it, yes it was awkward, but I WAS IN LOVE!!!!  It’s awkward because you’re forced to tighten your core at all times.  Most exercises require that you maintain a plank position, extra work.  The challenge is to maintain your balance while performing all of the exercises, so your body is firing at all times.  It’s the best feeling ever!  
The biggest benefit to having a trainer is having someone to push you past your boundaries.  I like a challenge.  I may not always believe that I can do what I’m asked to, but I will always try it and guess what?  Turns out I can.  I remember at the end of our first workout I did an abdominal set of crunches w/a pushup, side crunches & pikes, I’m in descent shape & I was sore for a week!  Can you say HOOKED?!?
Since then another branch of my gym was built with TRX in mind.  There I take a class every Monday night as you may have seen by my tweets, with every class I’m more drawn to it.  So one night I start checking it out online and see that there is a training class in my area a few months away.  I’ve always wanted to be a personal trainer, but life & self doubt have gotten in the way.  This was my chance, something I’m passionate about and I don’t need any formal training.  I just need to take and pass the all day course.  Yes!  Many people aren’t able to do what they’re passionate about until later in life, so I’m good with this and I’m pumped.
Fast forward 3 months and here we are at Core Fitness in Guilford.  I’m nervous and excited.  I pull up and everyone looks so fit, damn!  On the phone with Mark, he reassures me that I’m just as fit and I’ll be fine.  Inside I meet 2 trainers from Equinox in Manhattan, very nice couple.  We find through a little group Q&A that I’m probably the only one that’s not a trainer of some sort or an owner of a club.  Great!  But everyone was so nice.  The couple actually thought I was a trainer (yeah, made my day) and I could actually do all of the workouts, bonus!
The class was amazing!!!! The trainer, my new idol.  Miss Hayley Hollander, ha she’s who I want to be when I grow up.  Personable, excellent trainer, educator & motivator.  She travels the country sharing her passion for TRX through teaching.  She’s in stellar shape, another awe factor.  You know I have my pet peeves, major one; being taught by someone who is overweight.  I’m sure something I shouldn’t have said out loud, but I want to be inspired.  I want to know you take your position seriously and man she epitomizes all of my expectations!
I plan on bringing you many routines in the future.  I can’t wait to get my equipment when I get back home from Florida.  As soon as I get it, game on!  I hope I’m able to inspire and motivate you with my passion and knowledge.  As my other hero Tosca Reno would say to “my sisters in iron”, I say to my sisters in suspension, let’s push our limits and grow together!
Steph