I would sequence very carefully and mix things up so that you are not doing consecutive exercises that require wrist flexion repeatedly.
TRX is great but I feel it can be restrictive so I would mix it up with other forms of exercises such as free squats and lunges, jumping jacks etc in between
I would also be very detailed in explaining set up and watch shoulders and knees.
As in any group class I think mixing up muscle tension and pace keeps your participants alert and wondering what’s coming next.
For instance: do plank without the TRX, then do Plank with feet in TRX but modify by holding plank along with doing “bicycles”
Hello Alireza Oraei,
Congratulations and good luck with your class.
To make the class attractive to clients, you could ask them to bring their own music and what body parts they are interested in spending more time on.
Talking with the participants before and after class will give you many ideas; just be sure to write them down for future reference.
Getting to know the names of everyone will help build camaraderie, too.
NAPS 2 B Fit
Christine brings some great ideas to the table for your class. I love using the TRX for many of the same reasons she’s in support of it.
To build upon her response, perhaps you could incorporate in another exercise prop once participants are familiar with using the TRX by itself. Some example props/exercises include:
-Pushups on a BOSU with your feet in the TRX’s handles.
-Single arm row with a dumbbell in one hand, and with the other hand gripping the TRX’s handles (in a single arm plank position).
-Rotational lift with a medicine ball with a single leg drop lunge (one foot is in the TRX’s handles).
Can you visualize these exercises with my descriptions?
Also, have you watched any of the TRX workout videos they have available on their site? Here’s a direct link to check them out if you’re interested:
Although the videos each cost around $10 to download, they might help you with the development of the flow/format of your class. Best of luck to you, regardless!
I have been teaching TRX for a few years now and love it. The format itself makes it attractive for clients because you can make the moves harder or easier just based on body position. Plus, it’s a core based class and your clients/class will see improvement from week to week.
Music is always a plus and does motivate the group. I mainly use it for background and not for them to feel they have to go to the beat. (Which can take away from form sometimes).
YOU will make the class attractive to clients by:
–Getting to know your participants by name and greeting them when they come in for class.
–Your attention to their form. Watch each participant carefully. Give modifications to those who cannot grasp certain exercises and keep encouraging them.
–Giving your participants a well-planned class each time. Mix it up a bit and try circuits of upper/lower body, or some with cardio bursts mixed in. Make them excited about what you have planned for them that day!
Hope some of these suggestions help you. I have found TRX to be a tried and true format that keeps participants interested in coming back.
Have fun with it and good luck!