I’ve been using the TRX for a few years now.
I was using it for personally before getting certified and offering it when personal training at the corporate wellness center where I am employed.
As a martial artist I use it for my core & flexibility training.
I also used it for my own physical therapy when I had frozen shoulder last year. I found it offered me far better results and a more speedier recovery then working with my PT 😉
I actually purchased a Total Gym at a tag sale the other day and still find the TRX far more challenging for certain exercises performed with it.
Suspension training helped me launch my semi-private training business 3.5 years ago. I started out with TRX, which is a good product and they have good educational programs (I have their STC and Sports Med certificates and have taken many workshops at IDEA).
A year ago, I switched to CrossCore. I started with one CrossCore as a novelty just to add it into my circuit. Clients loved it so much, I completely switched over. It’s an improvement over TRX because there is a pulley at the top instead of the fixed anchor. This allows for unilateral movement, transverse plane rotation, and it converts easily to a cable machine. The handles also clip off and you can attach accessories like gymnastics rings, grapple grips, and bars.
I’ve also used the Rip60. Of the three products – CrossCore, TRX and Rip60, it’s my least favorite. Clunky feel, no adjustable footstraps, and the pull isn’t as smooth as the pulley feel of the CrossCore.
I use TRX with all of my clients as well as my group classes, as well as BOSU, Swiss Ball etc. Love It, and love the education that is offered. Looking forward to Rip Training this Sunday, and the rehab course in June!! I use it with everyone. It is a favorite among my seniors, as well as my athletes.
Suspension training is awesome. And TRX has created a great portable system. I use them all over the place. Endless possibilities! But I use them as part of a fully encompassing program for me and my clients. Just as with any form of exercise, there are limitations. I have never found one type of exercise or piece of equipment that could do everything I need/want.