My clients like BOSU. BOSU is more user friendly and less intimidating for the average client. You’ll find BOSU in most health clubs, private studios and physical therapy clinics due to their popularity and versitality.
TRX takes up room and is more costly than BOSU. BOSU uses are endless…whatever you can do on your feet and hands, more than likely can be done on a BOSU.
I agree with Michael. I work with an older (but very fit population) and use both tools with them. Some of them find the TRX very intimidating, they are afraid to put all their weight into it. I do find it great for teaching them squats and lunges; it seems to help them with their alignment. They all love the BOSU, I work them up to balance work on it, and they really enjoy the variety.
Hmm, I’m torn here. Most useful for ME? TRX. Most useful for some of my clients (such as elderly, overweight, or inexperienced), BOSU. Most useful for some of my athletes and advanced clients, TRX.
So my answer would be “it depends.” Based on the client I’m training and the goals of the particular training (for example, I use the BOSU a lot even with the athletes in some balance and plyometric work) each has its utility (I know that’s not the answer you want – which was to choose ONE – but it’s the most honest answer that I can give you 🙂
I use the BOSU Pro Balance Trainer along with the BOSU Ballast Ball. But the TRX is another tool I use as well. In fact my clients that are 80 years + use the TRX as much as BOSU. I use them in conjunction with each other constantly. Both are simple, but I don’t think there is a vs., both are solid products that can be used separately or together.