Suspension Training (bodyweight exercise) develops strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously. This modality uses the TRX® Suspension Trainer, a highly portable performance training tool that leverages gravity and the user’s body weight to complete hundreds of exercises. By simply adjusting your body position to add or decrease resistance, you control the intensity of your workout, making TRX® ideal for all fitness levels from professional athletes to seniors.
Rip Training (part of the TRX® system) utilizes a lever bar and resistance cord to deliver a unique mix of rotation, core stability, control, power, strength, mobility, metabolic conditioning, balance and coordination challenges through leverage-variable resistance exercise movements. Rip Training provides a simple, effective method to integrate rotational movements into training with the ability to layer on complexity to meet your goals.
What is Kettlebell Training?
Kettlebells are cast iron weights, ranging from 5 lbs to over 100 lbs, shaped like a ball with a handle for easy gripping. The kettlebell originated in Russia and was popular in the U.S. decades ago, but has hit a resurgence in the last few years with a flurry of classes, videos and books. The reason? Kettlebells offer a different kind of training using dynamic moves targeting almost every aspect of fitness – endurance, strength, balance, agility and cardio endurance. People love it because it's challenging, efficient and you only need one piece of equipment.
The idea is to hold the kettlebell in one or both hands and go through a variety of swings (e.g., the one-arm swing), presses (e.g., clean, push and press) or pulling motions (e.g., the high pull). Some movements have you changing the weight from hand to hand as the weight swings up or as you move laterally, requiring you to stabilize the body and engage the core in a whole new way. Other moves require power from the legs and hips to move the weight, giving you integrated whole body movements that are often missing with other types of training.