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TRX for Wellness: May 22, 2011

It is not your grandma’s fitness regimen A popular trend in exercise training is now being used in physical rehabilitation.

Private gyms and health clubs are finding TRX suspension is a popular option with their members. Now it is also available at the Lee Rehabilitation and Wellness Center.

A mix of fitness buffs, people with health issues, people in rehab and the elderly- they got their first look at TRX which is a gravity-based, bodyweight exercise apparatus.

“It’s scary looking at first. I mean what I just did down there is scary looking, so it’s an education,” says fitness trainer Tina Johnson. “It’s getting them to come in, try it and to see that it’s not going to hurt them.”

William Rosemann was one of the first to try.

“It’s fun to encourage some of the older members to give it a try. You know I’m over forty,” he says. “That push-up move, the first time I tried it, I could do one Nows during a regular class, we can do up to twelve.”

TRX is one-size fits all. No matter your age or ability, it’s you against gravity.

Using the suspension system helps define muscles, builds core strength and increases balance. Making it well suited for rehabilitation.