The TRX Suspension Training System
While on deployment, U.S. Navy SEAL Randy Hetrick created the first version of the TRX System using a jiu jitsu belt and parachute webbing. Years later, after retiring from the Navy and receiving his MBA from Stanford University, Hetrick evolved his prototype into what we know today as the TRX Suspension Trainer. This simple, innovative fitness system quickly captured the attention of athletes, coaches and trainers.
The TRX System is a specialized form of suspension training, which develops strength, balance, flexibility, and core stability. Using just your body weight, TRX allows users to customize their workout to their level and needs by leveraging their body to use more or less gravity.
Furthermore, the flexibility of the system makes a great fitness option for users of any age or activity level. Workouts can be easily adjusted to accommodate a variety of “sore spots,” such as sensitive knees or weak ankles.
The system is particularly popular with people who practice yoga and Pilates. Likewise, it is popular in sports that benefit from endurance and a strong core. For tennis players, it can improve core stability, hip mobility and rotational strength for improved on-court performance, and has been used by tennis greats Max Mirnyi, Kevin Anderson, James Blake and Melanie Oudin.
The Club hosts biweekly fitness classes on Wednesday and Saturday mornings, from 8:00 to 8:45 AM. Led by ACE-accredited Fitness Trainer Ralph Bolton, classes are open to members and non-members of all fitness levels. The cost per attendee is $20 for members and $25 for non-members (plus tax). Classes are held on a drop-in basis, and attendees do not need to register in advance.
Access to the TRX System is included in all membership levels, and the fitness area is open year-round during regular Clubhouse business hours. Members do not need to attend classes to use the system, but can request a free demonstration at the front desk.
Please note, classes will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather (rain, lightning, snow, etc).