To Your Health: Taking it With You

A recommendation for your workout

Dear Guys,
I’m pretty good at getting to the gym when I’m at home, but as soon as I travel for work or vacation I find it too hard to exercise. Any ideas on what I can do?

Sabrina Hopkins
Old Metairie

We have a great idea for you: TRX Suspension Training by Fitness Anywhere. TRX is a really effective and safe way of working out using your own body weight, which originated in the U.S. Navy Seals. Some of the best things about it are: It weighs less than two pounds, it costs less than $200, you can set it up in seconds, you can do hundreds of exercises with it, it’s a complete training system for all fitness levels and, most importantly for you, you can take it anywhere.

I know it sounds too good to be true, but it isn’t. We use it at Simply Fit gyms all the time. You can choose from hundreds of exercises to build power, strength, flexibility, balance and mobility. Many of our clients buy them for use at home and on the road because all you have to do is hook it up to a doorframe, bar or pole and you’re good to go. It really is a great way to make working out easy, wherever you are.

There is also a lot of quality information from the company on how to use it, as well as some great videos. We have never heard of anyone letting it sit in the corner like so much other, much more expensive gym equipment that we buy.

I also recently read that research on the device from military test sites showed a 50-percent increase in job performance and more than an 80-percent decrease in injury. Swim teams are reporting seconds off their team times in races.

One of the greatest features of the TRX is that it’s also totally scalable, simply by moving your hands or feet, so it’s as good fora pro athlete as for someone
who hasn’t seen the inside of a gym for 20 years.

The National Strength and Conditioning Association has endorsed the device and its programs and it’s used by many professional athletes. There are many pieces of gym equipment we like, but if you’re looking for one thing that can give you a full-body workout, we would recommend the TRX.

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